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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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Behind the Wise Guys, RRC’s Viral Tutors

RED RIVER COLLEGE YOUTUBE CHANNEL REACHES A GLOBAL AUDIENCE BY SYDNEY SMALL   5 million views, 210 countries, 366 videos and 25,460 subscribers: a Red River College YouTube channel has gone global. They’re known as the Wise Guys.   “There’s been massive growth recently,” said Lauren Phillips, manager of the Academic Success Centre, as she looked at the channel’s analytics. “It really has a global reach.” The Wise Guys Tutors YouTube channel, now titled Red River College – Tutoring, was funded by an innovation grant at the Notre Dame Campus in 2008. It began with a partnership between the...

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Stress-Fighting Workshops Empty as Exams Loom

Brain Bites workshops go unattended while students stress over exams BY RICK CLEMENT   Lynne Martin held a Brain Bites workshop on Thursday, April 18 to help students build tools for managing exam stress. No one showed up.   “That’s been the pattern,” said Martin.   Martin is a tutor and works out of the Academic Success Centre at Red River College. She helps students develop learning strategies and combat stress.   The following Monday, McKenzie Choy sat in the Learning Commons with two other students doing a final cram session. He appeared tense. Choy said he was aware...

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RRC Turns Out for Manitoba Comic Con

STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS ATTEND POP CULTURE CONVENTION BY MCKENZIE SAUDER Comic book and pop culture fans visited the RBC Convention Centre for the annual Manitoba Comic Con on April 14 and 15 for a small taste of what October’s Central Canada Comic Con (C4) has to offer. Many fans were attracted to this year’s special guest: Game of Thrones star Richard Brake, who plays the chilling Night King. But many came to appreciate and purchase the wide range of artwork for sale. Among other artists, Red River College instructor Christopher Chuckry attended to sell prints of his art. “This...

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