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First-Timers Take First Place

Red River College representatives win financial planning competition   BY Skye Thorleifson   Business Administration students Shelby Joss, Virginia Giesbrecht, Vitor Machado e Melo, and Shannon Krahn attended the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning Case Challenge in Calgary, Alberta, on March 10, 2018. It was the first time Red River College had been represented.   It was also the first time a RRC team won first place in the challenge.   “I don’t think any of us were expecting to come in first,” said Giesbrecht, 24.   The competition, held at Bow Valley College, saw students take a two-hour session to...

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A local MasterChef

Winnipeg resident competes on fifth season of MasterChef Canada BY Kaelen Bell The kitchen was in chaos, but Jonathan Rahim sat transfixed as his mother rushed about preparing roti for his incoming family.   “I was in trouble one day, and she pulled me into the kitchen and I was sitting at the table just watching her. There was so much happening,” says Rahim, who recently wrapped up filming season five of MasterChef Canada in Toronto. “I started cooking ‘cause I saw my mom do it.”   Rahim, who moved to Winnipeg from Trinidad when he was a toddler,...

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Ubisoft Enters the Game

Ubisoft’s Winnipeg arrival creates jobs for RRC 3D Computer Graphics and BIT students BY Luke Rempel   Some Red River College students and grads could be working at a world-renowned video-game company in Winnipeg this fall.   Ubisoft announced on Friday, April 6, it will be opening a studio in Winnipeg that will create 100 jobs over the next five years — many of which could go to RRC grads from the Business Information Technology and 3D Computer Graphics programs.   “Oh my god. It’s very exciting,” said Ryan Seradilla, a 3D Computer Graphics student graduating this year. “A...

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A New Seed Planted

Winnipeg Conservatory closes its doors as Diversity Gardens’ construction is underway BY Claire Renic   An iconic Winnipeg landmark is now history.   On Monday, April 2, the Assiniboine Park Conservatory shut its doors to make way for Canada’s Diversity Gardens, the replacement project designed to explore the relationships that exist between people and plant life.   Hundreds of people saw the Conservatory one last time during its final weekend in operation. The space was home to a rotating display filled with hundreds of different types of plants.   “I’m really sad to see it go,” said Avi Posen,...

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River City Jedi

A pairing of combat and martial arts bring people together By William Ludwick   When Dave Alberto learned that he could get his hands on LED lightsabers capable of withstanding authentic strikes, he and his friends went from swinging sticks in King George Park, to forming River City Jedi, an LED lightsaber combat group that combines Star Wars combat and martial arts. “I love to teach,” said Alberto, a Network Analyst at Shaw and founding member of River City Jedi. “I love to see that moment the light bulb goes off in someone’s eye’s.” Members position themselves in the...

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