We sadly note the passing of longtime Teacher Education instructor, Donald Samuel Rencz, on October 11th, 2018. Don moved to Winnipeg in 1978, and taught at RRC for 37 years before retiring in 2015.
HERITAGE GROUP MEETING
DATE: Thursday, September 20, 2018
TIME: 10 a.m.
PLACE: Boardroom A137
ATTENDANCE: Leslie Walsh, Chair, Mary Hayes, Secretary, Don Carlson, Bob Vinet, Arnold Kolaski, Glenn Baldwin, John Reimers, Rose Marie Hess, Lorie Siebrand, Sherry Ripak, Gail Shimonek, Dorothy Derksen, Karen Wall, Elizabeth Omeniuk, Rose-Marie Floch, Dale Watts, Ron Blicq, Bob Barr, Patricia Daly, Karen Thorlakson, Gord Mackie, Louis Rodkin, Cynthia, Zelenewich, Mary McIntosh, Deanna Muller, Elena Grinshteyn, Laura Sinclair. Continue reading
Heritage Group meeting of September 20, 2018.
by Leslie Walsh
Shahina Siddiqui co-founded the Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA). She served as volunteer executive director for ISSA USA and ISSA Canada from 1999 to 2003, and continues to serve as president and volunteer executive director of ISSA Canada. Shahina is a freelance writer, author, spiritual counselor, speaker and educator.
We sadly note the sudden passing on September 9th of Lloyd Raymond Gerald Simonson, who taught in the Drafting/CAD Technology Department for many years.
In August 2017, the Washington Post shared the touching story of Ayan Abdi, one of the relatively few lucky students to be accepted that year to the Student Refugee Program (SRP) by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). One year earlier, Ayan had been one of 5,000 hopefuls to take its two-hour qualifying exam in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp, the largest in the world. Sixteen of those students would be offered not just a college education, but a new life, with the Canadian government providing them with citizenship and a chance to sponsor their families. Now, in 2018, not only is RRC a proud SRP participant, we are honoured to be able to welcome Ayan to our campus.