By Dale Watts
It is an unfortunate fact of life that occasionally a RRC staff member will pass away while still an employee at the college. Considering, as of November 2017, RRC has 1,370 full-time and 541 part-time employees whose average age is about 50 years, perhaps it should be less surprising to us when one of our colleagues passes. Over 1900 employees represent the size of a small town.
The shocking and sad loss of a current employee has happened in Civil Engineering Technology four times over the decades. The four individuals were Edward Smendziuk, Robert Kwok, Gary Giesbrecht and Vivek Sharma. Accordingly, the Department decided it would create a memorial wall to commemorate the service of these individuals to their students, peers, department and the college. Continue reading