As mentioned in the minutes, Rose Marie Hess read this piece at the October HG meeting. It was suggested that we could sponsor or get the ball rolling for an event such as this for students in the college who are on a very limited budget. Lots of discussion took place and it was decided it was a complex undertaking. It was suggested that Food Services and the Student Association be involved. Rose was asked to talk to John Reimers about it in November and we will see where it goes from there.
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.
by Guy Dugas
She wasn’t the first. That “dog” and “crazed, crying lowlife”, former Trump political aide Omarosa Manigault Newman was only the latest. Trump has variously tweeted that, among others, Arianna Huff, Mac Miller, Laura Goldman, David Axelrod, and David Axelrod were all dogs. Kristen Stewart cheated like a dog, Brent Bozell begged like a dog, Mitt Romney choked like a dog, Rev. Jeremiah Wright was dumped like a dog, and on and on and on… Continue reading
Would you like to get to know someone new who is from another culture and country?
Are you proud of where you used to work?
If your answer is yes to both questions then please consider volunteering as a RRC ambassador to be a welcoming face when our new international students arrive in Winnipeg. Since RRC piloted the program for international students in August 2013, its Airport Pickup Service has welcomed many international students at YWG. Continue reading
Regular Heritage Group meeting attendees have likely noticed the fresh new face of Laura Sinclair, Red River College’s Development Coordinator. Working at the College for over a year now, she has thoroughly enjoyed helping out with our meetings. Elena has been a great mentor, and Laura is very excited to work more closely with the group as she formally replaces Elena as our College liaison. Continue reading