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‘Dialogue works best when we actually chat’: Trudeau takes tough questions, hecklers

Winnipeg town hall with PM touches on education, immigration, environment Written by Keila DePape and photographed by Cody Zaporzan Inside the packed town hall at the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre, Trudeau answered about 25 questions, promising to follow up with several of them. A woman waving an LGBTQ* flag implored Trudeau to “put his rainbow socks on again” and stop the deportation of Nigerians who face persecution in their home country. “I promise you, the Minister of Immigration will take a look at that specific case,” he said. That response, like many others, was met with...

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Crushing the career fair

How to prepare and make an impression at the EDC Career Fair By: Marley Peters The Red River College Exchange District Campus Career Fair starts tomorrow. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the atrium and cafeteria students can drop by businesses’ booths. If the mere mention of a career fair has you thinking of endless business cards and unwanted reusable tote bags, you’ve been doing career fairs wrong. “I know that for myself, when I first went to the career fair, I had no idea what I wanted to do at the end of my program,” said Lauren Slegers, the president of the Red River College Students’ Association. “I went to a variety of different booths and asked them, based on my program and interests, where I might fit into their company.” Think of the following before hitting the booths:   Take the time to research Take the time to prepare for a career fair by researching the companies and organizations that will be there. Preparation is a great way to determine your goals and streamline your time without getting overwhelmed. The number one way to tackle that anxious interview feeling is to prepare. “The biggest mistake that students make is not being prepared,” Slegers said.     Bring a resume Don’t be afraid to bring a resume. Extra points if you tailor it to each company or organization...

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Breaking a sweat in the coldest months

Tips and resources for RRC students wanting to pursue physical activity this winter By: Jenn Walker   Staying active while juggling school-work can be challenging, especially in the winter. Students may find themselves making excuses about how cold it is, and how they simply don’t have the time to exercise. Finding the motivation to exercise can be much more challenging when the temperature outside is -40 C with wind-chill. Red River College (RRC) has fitness facilities at both the Exchange District and Notre Dame campus’, which are accessible to students for free.   Cole Skinner, the Athletics and Recreation...

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EDC attracts film industry to Manitoba

Red River College’s Exchange District Campus a popular choice in Manitoba’s bustling film industry BY ALYSSA ETSELL — BEAT REPORTER   The Manitoba film industry is booming, and Red River College’s Exchange District Campus’ vintage façade is playing a part in its success. The classic aesthetic of the RRC Exchange District Campus’ Princess Street Building makes it a desirable film set for production companies worldwide. “The Exchange District is a really attractive area for films all over the world,” said Ginny Collins, communications and marketing director at Manitoba Film and Music. “The turn-of-the-century buildings serves to double as Chicago.”...

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Protein Packed, Community Driven

Exchange District BIZ hosts Peanut Butter Drive By Aislinn Hicks   A community effort made up of participating businesses brought in 692 pounds (314 kilos) of Peanut Butter to the Exchange District BIZ and was donated to the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg (AHWC).   “They’re always short on peanut butter at homeless shelters in Winnipeg,” said Karen Kornelsen, manager of marketing, communications and events at the Exchange District BIZ. “And it’s just really great because it’s packed full of protein so it can give someone a lot of nutrients.”   The drive ran from Nov. 27...

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