Media Advisory

CAMPUS ADVISORY: Interlake,Peguis-Fisher River, Winkler Campuses Closed Today. Classes Cancelled at Portage la Prairie, Campus Remains Open

December 7, 2016

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Interlake, Peguis – Fisher River, Winkler, Closed Today.

Portage la Prairie Regional Campus remains Open but Classes Cancelled.

For immediate release: December 7, 2016 (UPDATED AT 9:20AM)

Due to ongoing inclement weather and poor road conditions, Red River College has today closed the following campuses – Interlake, Peguis-Fisher River, Winkler. Classes are cancelled at the Portage la Prairie Regional Campus and the campus will be open for the rest of the day. All other campuses remain open with regular scheduled classes.

Red River College will continue to monitor the weather and remain in contact with staff and students through updates on the college website, social media channels and media outlets. It is anticipated that normal operations will resume on Thursday, December 8.

 

CAMPUS ADVISORY: Evening Classes Cancelled at RRC’s Regional Campuses

December 6, 2016
Evening Classes Cancelled at Steinbach and Portage la Prairie Regional Campuses

Winkler, Interlake, and Peguis-Fisher River Campuses remain closed

For Immediate Release: December 6, 2016

WINNIPEG, MB – Due to inclement weather conditions, Red River College has today cancelled evening classes at the following campuses – Steinbach and Portage la Prairie. The Winkler, Interlake, and Peguis-Fisher River Campuses will remain closed tonight.

Evening classes will continue as scheduled tonight at Red River College’s Notre Dame, and Exchange District Campuses.

Red River College will continue to monitor the weather and remain in contact with staff and students through updates on the college website, social media channels and media outlets. It is anticipated that normal operations will resume on Wednesday, December 7.

CAMPUS ADVISORY: Interlake, Peguis-Fisher River, and Winkler Campuses Closed Today – UPDATED

December 6, 2016

mailchimp-news-release-graphic-campus-advisoryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2016, updated at 7:30AM

WINNIPEG, MB Due to inclement weather conditions, Red River College has today closed the following campuses – Interlake, Peguis-Fisher River, and Winkler. All other campuses currently remain open with regular scheduled classes.

Red River College will continue to monitor the weather and remain in contact with staff and students through updates on the college website, social media channels and media outlets. It is anticipated that normal operations will resume on Wednesday, December 7.

Skills/Compétences Canada Kicks Off 12th National Skilled Trades and Technology Week in Winnipeg, Manitoba

October 31, 2016

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO, October 27, 2016 – Skills/Compétences Canada is officially launching National Skilled Trades and Technology Week on November 2, at Red River College, Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba

What:                      Launch of National Skilled Trades and Technology Week

This event generates awareness about the opportunities in skilled trade and technology sectors for students, educators and industry. Attendees, including students from local schools, will participate in interactive Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities hosted by educators and industry experts.

Who:    

  • The Honourabe Ian Wishart, Minister of Education and Training
  • Sherry Holmes from HGTV’s Holmes Makes it Right
  • John Oates, President of Skills/Compétences Canada
  • Paul Vogt, President and CEO of Red River College
  • Nina Widmer, SCC alumni, SCNC 2014 Brick Masonry silver medalist
  • Geoff Frodsham, CEO of Princess Auto

When:                     Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  • 7:45 – 9:00 am: VIP networking breakfast sponsored by Princess Auto
  • 9:05 – 9:45 am: Official program with keynote speakers
  • 9:45 – 11:30 am: Students (Group 1) will participate in interactive Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities
  • 11:30 – 1:30 pm: Red River College Pep Rally, where approximately 200 college students will have the opportunity to visit the Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities
  • 1:30 – 1:45 pm: Welcome from Skills/Compétences Canada
  • 1:45 – 3:00 pm: Students (Group 2) will participate in interactive Try-A-Trade® and Technology activities

Where: 

Red River College, Notre Dame Campus, 2055 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Red River College hosts Open House 2016 on February 16 and 17

February 12, 2016

With over 200 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship options, deciding which Red River College program to pursue can be a major achievement in itself.

To help future students make that important choice, the College will open its doors to the community on February 16 and 17 during Open House 2016.

The event will showcase RRC’s wide range of career-related training options and the hands-on approach to learning that has helped our students achieve a 94% employment rate after graduation.

Attendees can speak directly to current students and instructors about their programs, and get a sense of what life at RRC is like by touring our classrooms, labs and other facilities — including the new Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, home of the College’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, as well as its first student residence. Admissions experts will also be on hand to answer questions about the application process, and to assist with the completion of application forms and give advice about career exploration.

For more information, visit www.rrc.ca/openhouse.

Details

Red River College Open House 2016
Tue., Feb. 16: 11am-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 17: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Ave.), Exchange District Campus (160 Princess St. and 504 Main St.), Stevenson Campus (2280 Saskatchewan Ave.)

Media Opportunities

  • Speak with high school students about their post-secondary education plans
  • Speak with RRC staff and instructors about emerging career opportunities
  • Speak with RRC staff and students about the differences between college and university

 

 

Indigenous Education Blueprint Signing Ceremony

December 16, 2015

Indigenous Education Blueprint InviteManitoba’s education sector to sign historic document

Taking action on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations

On Friday Red River College will join every post-secondary institute in Manitoba, as well as the Manitoba School Boards Association, to sign the Indigenous Education Blueprint, a transformational framework to advance Indigenous education and reconciliation.

This unprecedented partnership between Manitoba’s public school boards and the post-secondary education sector will transform Manitoba into a leading global centre of excellence for Indigenous education, research, languages, and cultures.

What: Signing the Manitoba Indigenous Education Blueprint

When: Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge, 114 Sidney Smith Street, University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus

AGENDA

Emcees: Deborah Young, Executive Lead Indigenous Achievement, U of M and Wab Kinew, Associate Vice-President Indigenous Affairs, U of W
Elder Harry Bone
Honour Song – Justina McKay
Minister of Education and Advanced Learning, Hon. James Allum
David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor, U of M — Welcoming remarks on behalf of COPUM
Paul Vogt, President and CEO, Red River College
Ken Cameron, President, Manitoba School Boards Association
Student remarks
Signing ceremony with all Blueprint partners
Photo opportunity
Event closing
Feast to follow

Red River College to Announce Significant Donation to Propel Student Training at Stevenson Aviation Campus

October 21, 2015

For Immediate Release: October 21, 2015

WINNIPEG, MB – Media are invited to attend the unveiling of the newest addition to Red River College’s Stevenson Aviation Campus.

WHO: 

  • Paul Vogt, President & CEO, Red River College
  • Christine Crowe, Interim Vice-President, Academic & Research, Red River College
  • Ann & Konner Sawyer, Swanberg Air
  • Justin Hatch, student, Red River College’s, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Student,

WHEN:

TOMORROW, Thursday, October 22, 2015, 11:00am to 12:00pm

WHERE:          Red River College’s Stevenson Aviation Campus,                                                                     2280 Saskatchewan Avenue, Winnipeg

Manitoba is home to the third largest aerospace sector in Canada – and Red River College’s Stevenson Campus is an active partner, training our workforce to participate in all aspects of the aviation and aerospace sector. Our grads are found throughout industry – overhauling aircraft engines, maintaining aircraft, building components, or in management positions such as Directors of Maintenance and Quality Assurance.

Since the 1930s, Red River College  has become one of Manitoba’s largest institutes of applied learning; with nine campuses located throughout Manitoba the College has positioned itself as a leader and a compelling first choice for post-secondary education and a critical source of knowledge, training, research and innovation. RRC has more than 30,000 enrolments annually and more than 200 + full-and part-time programs.

Through award-winning instruction and training on state-of-the-art equipment, RRC prepares its students to become leaders in their fields, while collaborating with industry to conduct research and ensure curricula remain up-to-date.

 

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Red River College to Make Presentation to the Winnipeg Police Service Endowment Fund

October 19, 2015
The Results are In!
The First Annual Jerk Chicken Cook-off was a resounding success!

For immediate release: October 19, 2015

WINNIPEG, MB – Media are invited to attend a photo opportunity that will celebrate the success of the first annual, Chef vs. Chief Jerk Chicken Cook-off, that was held on September 9th, that pitted Red River College’s Chef Tim Appleton against Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis, in a culinary battle to raise awareness and money for the Red River College Youth in Care Bursary and the Winnipeg Police Service Endowment Fund.

This first annual event attracted more than 500 people to Winnipeg’s Exchange District and helped raise $3600.00 in support of both worthwhile initiatives. Chief Clunis won the day after being awarded the Judges Choice Award and the Peoples Choice Award!

Red River College President & CEO, Paul Vogt will make the ceremonial cheque presentation today to Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis and RRC Culinary Arts Instructor, Chef Tim Appleton.

WHO:

  • President & CEO of Red River College, Paul Vogt,
  • Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis,
  • Culinary Arts Instructor, Chef Tim Appleton, and
  • Students from Red River College’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

WHERE: Jane’s, Red River College’s Urban Upscale Restaurant located on the first floor of the PatersonGlobalFoods Institute at 504 Main Street.

WHEN: Monday, October 19, 2015 from 11:00am to 11:30am.

About the Winnipeg Police Service’s Endowment Fund

The WPS Endowment Fund was created in 2014 under Chief Clunis’s leadership. Established through the Winnipeg Foundation, it will provide a means to subsidize recognized community projects that support the WPS’s vision of creating a culture of safety. For more information, click here: http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/endowment_fund/#about

About Red River College’s Youth in Care Tuition Bursary
RRC’s Youth in Care Tuition Bursary allows youth in Manitoba who grew up in the child welfare system to attend Red River College tuition-free. The Child and Welfare Services Authorities select suitable students for bursaries. Eligible donations to the fund are matched through the Province’s Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI). For more information, click here: rrc.ca/youthincare

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Note to Editors: President Vogt, Chief Clunis, Chef Appleton, and the students will be available for interviews following the ceremonial cheque presentation.

Creative Communications – Independent Professional Project (IPP) Expo

March 12, 2015

For Immediate Release: March 12, 2015

WINNIPEG, MB – Tonight, from 5:30pm to 10:00pm, Creative Communication students will fill the Roblin Centre Atrium (160 Princess Street), to show off their documentaries, read from their books, and talk about their newly founded non-profits as part of the IPP expo: the first event to feature IPPs in an interactive and creative manner. The IPPe is free and open to the public.

The event, created and run by Creative Communications student Brina Gervais, gives the public a chance to meet the up-and-comers in the communications industry, including many students who’ve already gained city-wide attention for their incredible and community-enriching year-long projects. Now, they will be available for meet-and-greets and open conversations as they show off their projects once more.

The IPPe will feature:

 

·      38 IPPs

·      A new presenter every 15 minutes

·      16 tables in the Atrium throughout the night

·      A live broadcast booth from Red River Radio’s morning show hosts

·      Interactive booths

More information on this year IPPs can be found by visiting www.theIPPexpo.com or by contacting the event coordinator, Brina Gervais at (204)390-8414.

Red River College hosts Open House 2015 on February 18 and 19

February 18, 2015

With over 200 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship options, deciding which Red River College program to pursue can be a major achievement in itself.

To help future students make that important choice, the College will open its doors to the community on February 18 and 19 during Open House 2015.

The event will showcase RRC’s wide range of career-related training options and the hands-on approach to learning that has helped our students achieve a 96% employment rate after graduation.

Attendees can speak directly to current students and instructors about their programs, and get a sense of what life at RRC is like by touring our classrooms, labs and other facilities — including the new Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, home of the College’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, as well as its first student residence. Admissions experts will also be on hand to answer questions about the application process, and to assist with the completion of application forms and give advice about career exploration.

For more information, visit www.rrc.ca/openhouse.

Details

Red River College Open House 2015
Tue., Feb. 18: 12-3 p.m., 5-8 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 19: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Ave.), Exchange District Campus (160 Princess St. and 504 Main St.), Stevenson Campus (2280 Saskatchewan Ave.)

Media Opportunities

  • Speak with high school students about their post-secondary education plans
  • Speak with RRC staff and instructors about emerging career opportunities
  • Speak with RRC staff and students about the differences between college and university

 

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