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Refugee Students Get Hands-On Construction Training

Refugee Students Get Hands-On Construction Training

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WINNIPEG — Nineteen newcomer refugee students from Red River College picked up tools on Wednesday to help Habitat for Humanity put the finishing touches on a new home for a Winnipeg family.

The students are part of RRC’s Language Training Centre’s Pathway Program to Construction Skills. The students come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Sudan.

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Some Parents Object to Winnipeg School Banning Costumes on Halloween

Some Parents Object to Winnipeg School Banning Costumes on Halloween

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – A new Winnipeg school’s decision to stop students from wearing their costumes to class on Halloween has upset some parents, who argue it’s not fair to deny their kids the fun.

Ecole Sage Creek School principal Marc Poirier says since this is the Kindergarten to Grade 8 school’s first year, staff debated what the costume policy would be.

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Winnipeg School Named Greenest in Canada

Winnipeg School Named Greenest in Canada

By Sarah Klein

Amber Trails School
Amber Trails Community School (WOLFROM ENGINEERING)

Winnipeg’s Amber Trails Community School has been named the greenest in the country by the Canada Green Building Council.

The 78,000-square-foot school is one of the most recent additions to the Seven Oaks School Division.

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Thompson Teen Threatens School on Social Media: RCMP

Thompson Teen Threatens School on Social Media: RCMP

RCMP Logo VehicleA 15-year-old Thompson boy was arrested Saturday for allegedly making serious threats towards RD Parker Collegiate over social media.

Manitoba RCMP were made aware of the threats at around 5:40 p.m. and identified the suspect later in the evening. He was arrested for uttering threats and released on a promise to appear.

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RRC Students Entering Battery-Electric Vehicle into International Race

RRC Students Entering Battery-Electric Vehicle into International Race

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SpaRRCky, Red River College’s battery-electric vehicle. (RRC.CA)
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A team member works on Red River College’s battery-electric vehicle. (RRC.CA)

Mechanical engineering students at Red River College are off to the races in a battery-electric vehicle they designed and constructed.

The students are revving up for the 2018 Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge Americas in Sonoma, California this April, where they will race “SpaRRCky” against more than 1,000 student-made cars from other high schools, colleges, and universities.

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Points of Reference: Jackman-Atkinson

Points of Reference: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Steve Kirby
Steve Kirby (UMANITOBA.CA)

“Damned if you do, damned if you don’t” seems to be the take away from a Manitoba story that recently broke. The story sheds some light on the pitfalls of reference checks, from all sides of the employment relationship.

This week, CBC Manitoba reported on a story coming out of the University of Manitoba. This summer, Steve Kirby, a jazz musician and professor at the university’s music school retired. However, his retirement came after a six-month leave, which followed a complaint of sexual harassment filed by multiple students in February. CBC received a copy of the University’s report, which was dated June 12, 2017 and concluded that the allegations had merit and that Kirby’s conduct with one female student, in particular, constituted “sexual harassment.” It also concluded that his behaviour would have created a work or learning environment that was “intimidating, humiliating or offensive” for female students. Kirby denied the charges.

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Dr. Jane Goodall Receives Honorary Degree from University of Winnipeg

Dr. Jane Goodall Receives Honorary Degree from University of Winnipeg

Dr. Jane Goodall
Dr. Annette Trimbee, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, Dr. Jane Goodall and Dr. Carol Colorado, chair of the board of directors of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada. (UWINNIPEG / HANDOUT)

Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall received an honorary doctor of laws degree Friday from the University of Winnipeg.

Holding her favourite stuffed chimpanzee during the ceremony, Goodall was acknowledged for her lifetime of work dedicated to conservation.

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RRC’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute Celebrates Five Years, Receives LEED Status

RRC’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute Celebrates Five Years, Receives LEED Status

Paterson GlobalFoods Institute
Red River College’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute in the Exchange District. (JANESRESTAURANT.CA)

WINNIPEG — A downtown skyscraper, known for housing some of the province’s most talented culinary students, marked its five-year anniversary on Friday.

Red River College’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute in the Exchange District celebrated the occasion with a pretzel bake-off featuring Mayor Brian Bowman and the college’s president and CEO, Paul Vogt. Under the watchful eye of Suzanne Gessler, owner of The Pennyloaf Bakery and an alumnus of the program, the two traded their suits for aprons and baker’s hats.

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Amber Trails Community School to See Eight New Classrooms

Amber Trails Community School to See Eight New Classrooms

Amber Trails Community School
An artist’s rendering of the future planned classroom expansion to Amber Trails Community School. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Eight new classrooms are on the way to Amber Trails Community School.

Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced the addition Tuesday to help the growing demand for educational space within the Seven Oaks School Division.

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