Category: News

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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Tuition fee tax rebates cancelled for Manitoba graduates

Manitoban students are feeling the pinch as tax rebate cuts leave graduating students empty pocketed BY Hannah Owczar   The Manitoba Tuition Fee Income Tax Rebate and Advance provided students, who were completing or had completed a post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate, a tax refund of up to 60 per cent on paid tuition fees. The rebate, established in 2007, was implemented to incentivize students to stay in Manitoba after graduation.   However, last year’s provincial budget announced the rebate would be phased out by the 2018 tax season.   Zachary Thompson, who is graduating from Red River College...

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RRC Plants Students in a Learning Environment

Students can leaf their stress behind by Kathryn Sequeira     Plants cover the Exchange District Campus Red River College, but students either haven’t noticed or don’t question it. These green friends can be nice to look at, but studies that show that they can actually benefit students in a school setting.   “I can’t say I’ve ever stopped to actually think about them,” said Ashlyn Erickson, RRC Digital Media Design student. “You don’t realize if it makes you feel better, but it does.”   Student’s memory can increase by 20 per cent by being in the presence of...

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Panhandling in Your School

Despite the mayor’s recommendations, student security in the Exchange sees no shift anytime soon.   By Katherine Ivey   Students at Red River College will not be able to relax anytime soon when it comes to panhandlers around the school.   Mayor Brian Bowman said he wants to crack down on aggressive panhandlers at a news conference in late March. However, Red River College and the rest of downtown may not see this any time soon.   Some students feel stressed out walking to school at the Exchange District Campus.   Emily Langley, a first-year Business Administration student, walks...

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Showcase to Sonoma: SpaRRCky Speeds to California Raceway

Red River College students showcase their design at ARI Day weeks before they compete in Shell Ec0-marathon by Maddy Reico Ari Robinson and his team of Mechanical Engineering Technology students at Red River College have been meeting every Wednesday for over two years to design and build a battery electric car – SpaRRCky.   They haven’t had all the practice time they’d like, and have resorted to driving it through the hallways of the college and around the campus gym.   This week they are headed to California to race it.   The Shell Eco-marathon at the Sonoma Raceway...

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