COMPILED BY ERIN DEBOOY
Elder Mae Louise Campbell ‘Indspires’
RRC’s Elder in Residence Mae Louise Campbell will be the newest recipient of the Indspire Award.
Campbell is the only Manitoban of 14 Canadians to be honoured next year by Indspire. She and a Chief from Alberta will receive a Culture, Heritage and Spirituality award.
Earlier this year, Campbell was appointed to the new Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Circle, which strives to connect aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities.
Indspire is the country’s largest non-governmental funder of indigenous education. The award gala will be held on Feb. 12 in Vancouver.
Get to ‘STEP’pin
STEP Services, the Manitoba government’s official student employment placement service, will be on-campus this month.
During information sessions, students can find full-time or part-time jobs with government departments, agencies and Crown corporations. According to the group’s provincial web page, the type of jobs are varied, but the most common positions are clerical, labour, research and administrative ones.
EDC’s session is on Oct. 13 from noon to 1 p.m.
NDC’s session is in the Green Lecture Theatre on Oct. 14 from noon to 1 p.m.
Make sure you register at connect.rrc.ca/ses before Oct. 9.
Dust off your shoulder
There’s now more cash flow into dust control development.
RRC has received a $65,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. The money is to continue product development in environmental solutions for dust control.
The grant will allow RRC researchers, staff and students to collaborate with local company Cypher Environmental to continue development and testing of Dust Stop, a dust control and suppressant product.
The grant will give students the opportunity to do applied research for real-world needs and get work experiences during their studies.