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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

Red River College

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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Red River College Holding Open House

Red River College Holding Open House

Red River CollegeRed River College is opening its doors to the community today and Wednesday.

The annual open house is an opportunity for the public to explore some of the 200 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship options.

Those who attend can speak with current students and instructors about their programs, tour classrooms, labs and other facilities — including the new Paterson GlobalFoods Institute.

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RRC’s Aviation Program Lands $1M Donation

RRC’s Aviation Program Lands $1M Donation

By Sarah Klein

Red River CollegeA $1 million donation to Red River College’s Stevenson Aviation Campus will allow students to train on state-of-the-art equipment.

The keys to a British Aerospace Model Jetstream 31, along with associated equipment, manuals and training aids, were handed over to the college on Thursday by the Swanberg family of Grande Prairie and Fort St. John, in memory of Sylvan and Dorothy Swanberg.

“There is an increasing demand in the aviation industry for highly skilled graduates and with Manitoba being home to the third largest aerospace sector in Canada, this working aircraft will enhance training opportunities,” said Paul Vogt, president and CEO, Red River College.

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Paul Vogt Named New Red River College CEO

Paul Vogt Named New Red River College CEO

Paul Vogt
Paul Vogt is the new president and CEO of Red River College. (UMANITOBA.CA)

Red River College has named Paul Vogt as its new president and CEO.

The former provincial civil servant joins the college after serving as an executive in residence at the University of Manitoba.

“While Paul’s extensive background is well-suited for institutional leadership, his relationships within the community are key to driving strategic planning initiatives with various stakeholders who contribute to the mission of the College,” said Lloyd Schreyer, chair of RRC’s Board of Governors.

Vogt has taught at the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and Canadian Mennonite University over the past 25 years, lecturing on a wide variety of subjects, such as public administration and governance, Canadian politics, political theory, feminist theory and economics.

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