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April 26, 2012

CONTINUING STUDIES NEWS

"Rock Star" RRC Alum Honoured by PMI Manitoba

Red River College alum Scott Hinkson has been honoured by RRC and PMI Manitoba, having received a $1,000 student achievement award at the organization's annual conference earlier this month.

Hinkson, who earned his Project Management certificate last November through RRC's School of Continuing and Distance Education, works as a project manager for the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. But he's also known in certain local circles as an acclaimed singer and songwriter.

"Every year, we ask all of the Project Management instructors to nominate a student for this award based on a combination of academics and attitude," says Kirk Johnson, RRC's Program Manager, I.T. and Professional Studies. "This year, the clear winner was more than just a good student -- he's actually an all-out rock star!"

Hinkson (shown above, at far right) now has two RRC credentials under his belt, having completed the College's Business Analyst program in 2010. Johnson says he made such an impression on his instructors, they quickly recommended he join the program's advisory board -- first as a student, and later, as a permanent member.

"(In the last year), on top of being a new father, Scott has somehow found the energy to successfully complete the PMP (Project Management Professional) exam, finish the Project Management program, and begin teaching in RRC's Business Analyst program -- all of this while holding down a fulltime Project Management job and releasing a fantastic new album," says Johnson. "I've always said if you want something done, give it to a busy person -- and Scott proves my point!"

Click here to read more about Hinkson's success, and here for more information about RRC's Project Management program.

 

Photography Instructor Launches New "Airborne" Exhibit

Rodney S. Braun, a Professional Photography instructor with RRC's School of Continuing and Distance Education, has launched a new exhibit that's partially inspired by Newton's laws of motions.

From Braun's website: "Take a 10-kg bag of flour, some willing subjects, and an out-of-the-box photographer, and you get some extraordinary images and a lot of mess -- a great study of the impact every motion has on the air around us."

The exhibit, called Airborne, runs until May 5, 2012, at Pixels 2.1 Gallery, located at 217 McDermot Ave, and open 11am- 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Just days before the exhibit opened, Braun learned he'd won two awards (Best Portrait and Best Commercial Image) from the Professional Photographers of Canada. See Braun's website for more information.

 

Register Now for Spring Term 2012!

Step into spring with help from Continuing Studies at Red River College. Update your existing skill-set or embark on an exciting new career path!.

The new Spring/Summer 2012 Course Schedule contains the latest course information -- including dates, times, course codes, fees and locations -- for all Continuing Studies Spring 2012 programs. Click here to view or download.

Printed copies of the schedule are also available at RRC's Winnipeg campuses, as well as at all Safeway and 7-Eleven locations.

To request a copy, call 204-694-1789 or email cde@rrc.mb.ca.

 

Learning Assistance Centre Offers Online Math Tutorials

RRC's Learning Assistance Centre has launched a series of online math tutorials aimed at helping students familiarize themselves with a range of concepts and skills.

The WISE Guys Math Videos are short and succinct -- each clip focuses on the methods and skills required to solve one mathematical concept. Click here to see a full list of available tutorials.

 

2012 Tax Receipts Available Online

For income tax purposes, T2202A tax receipts will be available through the RRC website at the end of February 2012 for the 2011 calendar year. T2202As are only available online and are not mailed out by the College.

If you have any questions about your T2202A, please direct them to one of the below contacts:

Full-time students

Email: register@rrc.ca

Phone: 204-632-27337 or toll-free 1-800-903-7707

In person: Student Service Centres -- D101, Notre Dame Campus or P104, Exchange District Campus

Part-time C+DE students

Email: cde@rrc.ca

Phone: 204-694-1789 or toll-free 1-866-242-7073

In person: Student Service Centres -- D101, Notre Dame Campus or P104, Exchange District Campus

Regional Students

Please contact your campus.

 

Graduate Satisfaction & Employment Survey

In January 2012, RRC's Research and Planning Department sent a Graduate Satisfaction & Employment Survey to those who'd graduated during the previous academic year. A second mail-out occurred in February; along with the questionnaire, grads received an entry form for a chance to win one of seven Best Buy gift cards (denominations of $50 to $200).

An external agency is following up by phone with those grads who have yet to respond. Information gathered will be compiled into RRC's annual Graduate Satisfaction & Employment Report, with results broken down by program and school. Click here to view past reports, or to learn more about how survey results are reported.



PROGRAM AND COURSE HIGHLIGHTS 

Fundamentals of Fundraising

Get hands-on training from the experts with this five-week series of interactive half-day workshops, designed to help organizations of all sizes learn to fundraise more effectively. The fundraising series includes all five workshops for a special rate.

The workshops include case studies and projects, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable, and provide best practices and practical ideas

that will make your future fundraising efforts clearer and more effective.

This series is offered by Red River College in conjunction with the Manitoba chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Students who participate in this series will receive an official Certificate of Completion. Click here for more information.

 

More Options For Personal and Professional Development

Red River College has hundreds of quality part-time workshops and courses available to deliver the knowledge and skills you'll need to succeed in the workplace or guide you along the path of personal development. Click below for direct links to info on upcoming courses and workshops.

 

Course Name

Start Date

Business Communication 1 May 1, 2012
Aperitif to Dessert -- Wine Enthusiasts May 5, 2012
Grievance Handling May 5, 2012
Manitoba Security Guard Training May 7, 2012
Intermediate Accounting 1 May 7, 2012
Supervisory Service Skills May 9, 2012
Basic Business Communications May 9, 2012
Recreational Boating Regulations May 12, 2012
Advanced Food & Wine — Chefs & Food Lovers May 14, 2012
Stress Management May 26, 2012

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-- Vicki Schledwitz (Applied Counselling, 2006)

 


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