RRC Student Wins National Songwriting Contest

March 7, 2012

Red River College student Tori Doell is one half of a musical duo that recently won the 2011 Radio Star National Talent Search. Their composition "Still Love You" — which is already playing on some radio stations — earned Tori and her musical partner, Ross Roteliuk, top prize in the contest aimed at emerging artists performing original material.

Tori and Ross will receive a prize that includes $10,000 in cash, studio recording time, plus a spot in the Canadian Music Week festival, which is being held in Toronto later this month.

Tori is currently a Red River College student in the second year of the Medical Laboratory Science diploma program.

RRC Rebels Sweep MCAC Final Four Championships

March 5, 2012

Rebels guard Abby Silva accepts her MVP award from RRC Athletics Director Ryan Ratushniak on Friday.

It was an uphill battle until the very end, but both the men's and women's Rebels basketball teams emerged victorious over the weekend, clinching their respective top spots at the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) Final Four Championships.

The Rebels men's team entered the tournament — held Friday and Saturday at Red River College — as the #3 seed, while the women's team was ranked #2 going in.

For the Rebels men, the win represents their fourth straight MCAC basketball title. This might have been their toughest test, though, as they upset the #1-seeded (and winner of 12 straight games), Canadian Mennonite University Blazers.

The Rebels women, meanwhile, employed full-court defense and a quick offense to defeat the #4-seed Providence University College, who had knocked off the juggernaut #1 College Wesmen on Friday. Read More →

Student Entrepreneurs Pitch Ideas To Business

March 1, 2012

Students in Red River College’s Business Administration program will see if their big ideas could make it in the real world at the upcoming Entrepreneurship Practicum event.

The department will host a trade show on March 22 at RRC’s Notre Dame Campus that will showcase student-developed business ideas that will be judged by Winnipeg’s business community.

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RRC Signs New Partnership Agreements in China

February 28, 2012

Red River College returned to China this month, to further expand the scope of its international reach via partnership agreements with a number of post-secondary institutions.

Between Feb. 19th and 22nd, 2012, representatives from RRC signed partnership agreements with Shijiazhuang University of Economics (SUE) in Hebei, China; Qingdao Technical College (QTC) in Qingdao Economic and Technological Development Zone; and Zhejiang Water Conservancy and Hydropower College (ZJWCHC) in Zhejiang Province.

Representatives at SUE have already expressed interest in RRC's Applied Accounting and Business programs, while QTC has expressed interest in the College's Early Childhood Education program.

Last year, RRC signed a similar agreement with Henan Business College (HBC) in Zhengzhou, China, in which HBC students would take two years of Hotel Management courses in China, and a third year at RRC.

Click here to learn more about opportunities for international students at Red River College.

CreComm Student Releases Book on Fatal House Fire

February 24, 2012

Photo courtesy Metro Winnipeg.

A student from Red River College's Creative Communications program has written a book exploring the fatal blaze that claimed the lives of two veteran Winnipeg fire captains in 2007.

This weekend, second-year student Lindsey Enns will launch Black Fire, an exploration of the deaths of Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) captains Tom Nichols and Harold Lessard, who were killed after they became trapped on the second floor of a burning home in St. Boniface.

Enns has been working on the book since June, and completed it as part of a year-long project required for graduation. The subject is one with which she's intimately familiar: Enns' father is a fellow WFPS captain, who was originally scheduled to work the same shift as his fallen comrades. Read More →

RRC Students Score at Concrete Toboggan Race

February 24, 2012

A team of Red River College students picked up a pair of awards this month at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race in Calgary.

The annual celebration of innovation and engineering spirit draws teams of post-secondary students from all over Canada. Entrants must design and construct a five-person toboggan with a roll bar (capable of withstanding an upset at 75-km/hour), and a running surface composed entirely of concrete, while maintaining a total weight of less than 300 pounds.

All toboggans are subject to a safety inspection before being raced, and are judged on the basis of their concrete, frame, steering and brake design, as well as race-day results, team spirit, and a host of other criteria.

This year's event was held Feb. 8-11, 2012, in Calgary. The eight-member RRC squad — comprised of students from Construction Management, Municipal Engineering Technology, Business Administration, and Industrial Arts — won the Green Team Award for most sustainable design, and was also named Most Improved Team. Read More →

Students Build Classic Car To Raise Funds For Skills Training

February 21, 2012

RRC President Stephanie Forsyth (third from right), with some of the RRC students and instructors who will assemble a 1933 Modified Ford to be raffled off later this year.

There’s nothing that looks better in your garage than a classic car.

Skills Canada Manitoba has paired up with long-time partner Red River College to build a 1933 Modified Ford that will be raffled off later this year to raise money for young Manitoba students and apprentices who are pursuing training and accreditation in skilled trades and technology areas.

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RRC Students Draw Raves from Robotics Software Developer

February 8, 2012

A trio of Red River College students have received rave reviews from a local robotic software developer, for their work on a prototype website for the Manitoba-based Virtual Robot Games (VRG).

As part of their coursework for the fall term of RRC's Business Information Technology program, second-year students Cyle Hunter, Scott Bevan and Nathaniel Dolynchuk paired with Winnipeg-based Cogmation Robotics, a software developer specializing in robotic simulation.

The students developed a web application that allows VRG competitors to register their virtual players and teams, to upload autonomous game behaviours, robots and arenas, and to view their resulting scores and rankings. Read More →

Tuition Tax Receipts Available Online

February 8, 2012

T2202A Tuition and Education Credit Certificates for the 2011 tax year are available through your Web Advisor account.

These receipts will only be available online.

For information and complete instructions on how to access your T2202A Tax Receipt and Education Credit Certificate, go to

Chemical BioSciences Technology Awards

February 7, 2012

Red River College is pleased to congratulate the recipients of two awards in the Chemical and Biosciences Technology program: Susann Ohnstedt and Bryce Desender.

• Susann Ohnstedt received the Wilfred Dychuk Award, which is presented to a first-year student in the Chemical and Biosciences Technology program who demonstrates proficiency in the analytical chemistry laboratory. In the bottom left photo, Susann is shown (on right) with Isabel Bright, Chair of Life Sciences at Red River College.

• Bryce Desender received the Dr. Raymond Green Memorial Scholarship, which is presented to a second-year student in the Chemical and Biosciences Technology program as selected by committee. In the photo (bottom right), Bryce is shown with Mrs. Cynthia Johnstone, the widow of Dr. Raymond Green. Dr.Green was a former RRC employee and instructor in the program.

To learn more about RRC's Chemical Biosciences Technology program, click here.

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