COMPILED BY ERIN DEBOOY
A contest worth bookmarking
Calling all creative students — RRC’s libraries need you.
In honour of Canadian Library Month, the library is holding a contest to create a poster or bookmark for promotional use. Each entry should represent at least one of the many services the library provides, like reference help or assistance with databases.
Entries can be as simple as a drawing with pencil crayons or as advanced as a digital masterpiece, as long as all the drawings or pictures included are your own. Please visit the library for contest rules and information. The final date for submissions is Friday, Oct.30.
GenNext’s newest council chair
The United Way of Winnipeg’s GenNext Council has elected an RRC student as their next chair.
Adam Smoluk, a human resource management and management development student, has been elected after serving on the council since 2010. The GenNext program was developed in 2007 as a way to provide Winnipeg’s future leaders with the opportunity to become engaged in their community, while at the same time being able to network with like-minded individuals.
Smoluk is adding GenNext to a long list of positions. He currently works as a program manager for Film Training Manitoba, serves on the Board of Directors for Youth Employment Services, and is the vice-chair of Essential Skills Manitoba.
The Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations is in the middle of a seven-week series, Traditional Teachings, with Elder Jules Lavallee.
Since Oct.1, the teachings have covered smudging, holistic healing and the medicine wheel. There are four more workshops coming up.
Oct. 22 will introduce the teaching methods of elders, Oct. 29 will discuss establishing and maintaining contact with Elders, Nov. 5 will cover the sacred pipe and Nov. 12 will educate on the seven sources of healing. All staff and students are welcome to the sessions, which are from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Aboriginal Support Centre at the NDC campus, room F209.