Category: News


HOW RRC’S CO-OP EDUCATION PROGRAM IS HELPING GRADS GET JOBS By Aimee Souka We’re fast approaching the end of the winter term. You’ve almost done it; you’re so close now. Soon enough, you get to go out and make some money, a chance for you make a name for yourself in your industry. But, the question remains. How on earth are you supposed to do that? “Well, the college helps a lot with getting our foot into the door in whatever area we’re looking at, especially if it’s somewhere in the city.” Said Madyson Olson, 19, a second-year graphic...

Read More


BY Jennifer Pazdor The Stevenson Campus, located near the airport, is Red River College’s home for aviation and aerospace. There are about 200 students in the four programs offered at this campus including the Apprentice Maintenance Journeyperson Program, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), Introduction to Airspace Maintenance, and Aerospace Manufacturing along with 12 speciality courses. The Stevenson Campus works closely with industry professionals to educate their students. It has a hangar full of smaller planes and keep larger planes outside for students to get hands-on practice. The campus applies to get new equipment and sometimes aircrafts are donated....

Read More

Slegers Wins Students’ Association President Election

LAUREN SLEGERS WILL SERVE AS THE RED RIVER COLLEGE STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT FOR A SECOND YEAR BY SARAIN DIAMOND With all votes counted, the numbers are in. The president of the Red River College Students’ Association (RRCSA) for the 2018-2019 year will be Lauren Slegers. This will be Slegers’ second year as president of the RRCSA. Slegers, 21, said she has always been interested in student government and was involved with her student council during high school. However, starting as president of the RRCSA was a significant change. “[When I started] I realized how big the college really is,” said Slegers. “There are nine full campuses we reach. Realizing how many students we reach was a big shock.” Slegers ran on a platform of inclusivity and diversity with an emphasis on destigmatizing mental illness. One thing Slegers is most proud of from her first year is the distribution of wellness kits during Thrive Week. The kits included fun little distractions, such as bubble wrap and colouring pages with crayons. Along with these stress relievers, the kits also included pamphlets filled with information about mental health, and listed resources where students could receive mental health care support. Slegers said that she wanted people to pick the kits up for the fun stuff, but then read the information and feel comfortable and safe getting any help they or a friend may...

Read More

A Healthy Dose of Body Positivity for Students

BODY IMAGE IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS COMING BACK TO RRC CAMPUSES BY LAUREL JOHANSON Stress, debt and lack of sleep may be the most well-known student problems, but an upcoming series of workshops at Red River College look to shine a light on an issue equally damaging to students’ health: negative body image. “It’s a big issue for women,” said Pamela Rosen, a counsellor at RRC’s Exchange District Campus. “In counselling, we see it come up a lot. We see it in men too.” Rosen is one of the facilitators of the Body Image Improvement Workshops that will again be taking place at RRC’s Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses on April 10 and 12. The workshops are open to female and non-binary students struggling with feelings of dissatisfaction with their bodies and were previously held this past January. “It’s a great opportunity for participants to come together,” said Rosen. “We do a lot of work with critically analyzing where images of the thin ideal come from, and who’s profiting from these images.” The workshops were developed through an American program called the Body Project. According to its website, the Body Project is a “dissonance-based acceptance intervention designed to help high school and college-age women resist sociocultural pressure to conform to the thin ideal and reduce their pursuit of thinness.” American facilitators from the Body Project visited Winnipeg last year and...

Read More