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Red River College Lands $10M from Ottawa for Smart Factory, Expanded Aerospace Centre

Red River College Lands $10M from Ottawa for Smart Factory, Expanded Aerospace Centre

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Red River College has received $10 million from Ottawa for a new Smart Factory and expanded Centre for Aerospace Technology and Training. (NUMBER TEN ARCHITECTURAL GROUP)

WINNIPEG — An infusion of federal funding will see a new Smart Factory and expanded Centre for Aerospace Technology and Training (CATT) at Red River College.

The $10 million investment by Western Economic Diversification Canada will be spread out over five years.

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Red River College Repurposes Broken Jets Hockey Sticks for Youth

Red River College Repurposes Broken Jets Hockey Sticks for Youth

Andrew Copp
Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Copp (9) battles Vancouver Canucks’ Henrik Sedin (33) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Hockey sticks that were broken during last season’s Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose games have been brought back to life thanks to Red River College.

Students in RRC’s Aerospace Manufacturing Program repaired the sticks using composite materials after receiving a donation of the broken hardware from True North Sports + Entertainment.

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Red River College Plans $95.4M Innovation Centre

Red River College Plans $95.4M Innovation Centre

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An artist’s rendering of the future Innovation Centre at Red River College’s downtown campus. (RRC.CA)

WINNIPEG — A new Innovation Centre in the works for Red River College’s Exchange District campus is expected to draw an additional 1,200 students to the area.

The $95.4 million project was announced Thursday, meant to attract tech-savvy minds to work on commercialization projects for start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Three Winnipeg Employers Named ‘Canada’s Greenest’

Three Winnipeg Employers Named ‘Canada’s Greenest’

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WINNIPEG — Three local employers are doing their part to incorporate a sustainable workplace and do what’s best for the environment.

As part of the 2017 Canada’s Greenest Employers competition, Assiniboine Credit Union, Manitoba Hydro and Red River College are the three Winnipeg winners out of 100 throughout Canada.

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New Grants for Low-Income Manitoba Students

New Grants for Low-Income Manitoba Students

Ian Wishart
Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart speaks at a United Way Winnipeg event on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (@UNITEDWAYWPG / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — New education grants introduced Friday will help low-income post-secondary students further their studies without restricting them by their finances.

The province is investing $10.5 million into the Manitoba Bursary for 2017-18, benefiting approximately 5,800 students.

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Immigrants Trained in Drywalling, Masonry in New Red River College Program

Immigrants Trained in Drywalling, Masonry in New Red River College Program

By Sarah Klein

Pathway Program to Construction Skills
Students in the Pathway Program to Construction Skills at Red River College. (RRC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Refugees and newcomers to Canada are receiving hands-on training in the construction sector thanks to a new program being offered at Red River College.

The Pathway Program to Construction Skills focuses on developing essential language skills, safety training and basic construction skills training in the areas of drywalling, masonry and flat-top roofing.

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Louis Riel Bursary Reaches $1.2 Million

Louis Riel Bursary Reaches $1.2 Million

Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

WINNIPEG — A joint bursary for Metis students at Red River College has reached $1.2 million.

The Louis Riel Bursary is funded by the Manitoba Metis Federation and Manitoba government, which have each contributed $600,000 to the fund since 2014.

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Red River College’s MotiveLab Expansion Secures $4.5M

Red River College’s MotiveLab Expansion Secures $4.5M

By Sarah Klein

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The province and federal government are both coming to the table with a combined $4.5 million for Red River College.

The investment will support the second phase of the new MotiveLab, allowing year-round utilization of a climatic chamber with extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to +50°C to enable light and heavy vehicle-related research.

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Red River College’s Downtown Campus Closed on Tuesday

Red River College’s Downtown Campus Closed on Tuesday

Red River CollegeWINNIPEG — Students and staff who use Red River College’s Roblin Centre (formerly the Princess Street Campus) will get an extra long Thanksgiving weekend.

The campus will be closed on Tuesday, October 11 so the city can carry out work on the water main adjacent to the campus. Water will be turned off during that time and all classes will be cancelled. The campus will also be closed to the public.

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RRC Receives $5.9M in Research Grants

RRC Receives $5.9M in Research Grants

By Sarah Klein

Red River CollegeWINNIPEG — Red River College is beginning the new school year with $5.9 million in research grants from the federal government.

Ottawa is providing the college with $3.6 million for advanced and sustainable vehicle technology research and $2.3 million for culinary innovation.

“These new funds will be transformational for our research programs in the areas of vehicle technology and culinary innovation,” said Paul Vogt, president and CEO of Red River College.

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