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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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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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Businesses ‘Grow-A-Row’ of Vegetables for Winnipeg Harvest

Businesses ‘Grow-A-Row’ of Vegetables for Winnipeg Harvest

Winnipeg HarvestLocal businesses have harvested a garden at Winnipeg’s airport to ensure clients of Winnipeg Harvest don’t go hungry.

The annual Grow-A-Row program at James Richardson International Airport grew fresh veggies on behalf of the food bank with the support of the Winnipeg Airports Authority, Red River College and Pegasus Publishing.

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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

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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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Red River College Students Among First Returning to School Monday

Red River College Students Among First Returning to School Monday

Red River College’s Exchange District campus. FILE PHOTO

As August draws to a close, Red River College (RRC) students are among the first heading back to school in Manitoba.

Thousands of students returned to RRC campuses across the province Monday. The college couldn’t confirm enrolment numbers before its first day. Last year, it welcomed more than 22,000 students.

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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

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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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