FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS BULOF-DP Business Administration-Logistics and Supply Chain Mgmt

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Overview

  • Two-year diploma
  • Laptop required (view Computer/Laptop Requirements)
  • Offered at the following campuses:
    • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg (not offered at Exchange District Campus)
    • Portage Campus, Portage la Prairie (offerings of majors for second year may be limited) 
    • Winkler Campus, Winkler (offerings of majors for second year may be limited) 
    • Steinbach Campus, Steinbach (offerings of majors for second year may be limited)
Description

Are you good at problem solving? Are details important to you? Logistics and supply chain managers coordinate the flow of materials to help business produce and distribute products efficiently. As the global economy has expanded, logistics and supply chain management has become increasingly important. 

You will learn aspects of business operations including procurement, logistics and transportation, supplier relations, and inventory management. With this knowledge, you can contribute to the operational efficiency of a company. With Manitoba geographically central, job opportunities are diverse, and plentiful.

This major was and designed to provide pathways to industry, with several courses offered in conjunction with Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT).

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.
The college requires transcripts verifying your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institute you have attended.

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Regular Admission Requirements
  • Apply to the Business Administration program. You will choose a major while attending the common first term of the program, provided a term GPA of 1.0 is achieved.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$2,382.001
Year 2
$5,839.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$2,400.00
Year 2
$1,700.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$7,695.002
Year 2
$16,828.00
1Fees for Term 2 only - See main page for Term 1 fees.
2Fees for Term 2 only - See main page for Term 1 fees.

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Polytech Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
Term 2Credit Hours
ECON-1011Economics
6
Year 2
Term 3Credit Hours
Electives
Term 4Credit Hours
ADMN-2053Business Law
3
Electives
3
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1071Accounting FundamentalsRPL
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In this course, the student will be introduced to fundamental accounting principles, concepts and techniques. This course will focus on double-entry bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements focusing on sole proprietorship. Period end processes, such as adjusting accounts and the closing process are also discussed. The result is a complete presentation of the accounting cycle for service and merchandise businesses. Throughout the course, interpreting financial statements from a non-accounting manager perspective will be included.


ACCT-1079Tax Fundamentals
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In this course, the student will develop a basic understanding of the structure and concepts of the Canadian income tax system and its administration for individuals and corporations. The student will learn how income and tax are calculated for individuals, corporations, and will be introduced to planning principles for tax strategies. The student will apply their knowledge by performing calculations to solve practical problems and case analyses. This course provides the student with a practical knowledge base in accounting and the financial services.

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ACCT-2014Management Information Systems
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Management Information Systems (MIS) examines people, processes and technology in an organizational context. MIS deals with how organizations and individuals use systems, how systems can benefit organizations, and how to manage this widespread technology. This course will provide the student with an introduction to the role of information systems in business, information technology, hardware, software, data resource management, telecommunications and networks, and the Internet. The student will also learn about the new information technology infrastructure, systems development, systems security and control, and higher-level information systems. Through discussion and practice, the student will discover how systems thinking is used as an approach to problem-solving and how people and technologies work within the context of larger systems.

ACCT-3072Accounting Applications
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This course will build upon accounting principles, concepts, and processes introduced in Accounting Fundamentals and Financial Accounting. In this applied course, you will enter transactions, prepare journal entries and adjustments, and prepare financial statements for a variety of accounting transactions using accounting software. You will also learn basic automated accounting setup. Knowledge gained in this course is transferable to all computerized accounting solutions.

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ADMN-1010Introduction to Canadian BusinessRPL
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This course is designed to introduce the student to the complexities of the Canadian business environment. Exposure to business frameworks, accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resource management and operations management will be provided. Special emphasis is placed on small business; the driver of the economy and creator of most new jobs. The course will include case studies, applications, and analyses of Canadian businesses.

ADMN-1012Research Methods
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This course introduces the student to the importance of designing, gathering, and analyzing research in order to make better business decisions. It is their first step in learning how to perform a detailed data analysis. Through classroom lecture and discussions, the student will explore the research process by focusing on monitoring key performance indicators, problem definition, hypothesis formulation, and variable types and data sources. By the end of this course, the student will be able to analyze data, interpret their findings, and present the results of their research.

ADMN-1017Introduction to International Business
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This course will provide the student with an introduction to the economic, political, and cultural factors that influence the international marketplace. Through discussion and practice, the student will learn how to apply international business theory as it relates to current trends and practices in international business. The student will also develop a global perspective on business and acquire the intercultural awareness skills required to work in an increasingly global and diverse workplace.

ADMN-1020Introduction to Supply Chain Management
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Supply Chain Management connects the integrated flows that get products to market through the combined efforts of various functions and organizations that make up the links in a Supply Chain. This course focuses on sourcing, production, demand management, order management, inventory management, transportation, and distribution. The course will also explore how Information technology enables collaboration and coordination throughout the Supply Chain from supplier to the final customer. Students will be introduced to industry specific terminology, the function of logistics, managing supply chain risk, and the move to “green” or sustainable Supply Chains.

ADMN-2014Basic Business Analytics
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This course focuses on data, statistical analysis, and reporting to help investigate and analyze business performance, provide insights, and drive recommendations to improve performance. Students will learn to use insights from data utilizing Excel.  Applications include summarizing data, inference, hypothesis testing, and single variable linear regression and correlation. 

Prerequisites:
Take ADMN-1012, and take COMP-1255 or COMP-1975
ADMN-2022Transportation and Logistics Fundamentals
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In this course, students will focus on the vital role that transportation plays in the global supply chain. Students will learn about the importance of transportation to the economy, trade and the socio-economic development of a region. The characteristics of each transportation mode will be analyzed, and the costs of each mode will be evaluated. The key logistics activity areas of inventory management and warehousing will also be examined.  

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ADMN-2047General Studies
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This course provides a course credit within the Business Administration program to recognize course work completed at Red River College or another post-secondary institution. The course taken must be at a level equivalent to courses offered in the second year of Business Administration and must examine relevant business-related subject material not currently included as a component of the Business Administration program. A student is not eligible to receive both a Students' Association credit and a Business Administration General Studies credit.

ADMN-2048Global Entrepreneurship
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This course will engage the student in an immersive experience with faculty, students and representatives from an international institute or organization in one of Canada’s trading partner nations. The course includes academic study, where the student will learn a global approach to business, innovation and entrepreneurship. The student will extend their learning through field study, visiting enterprises to learn about their operations, challenges and innovative approaches, while examining similarities and differences in environments. The student will broaden their world view by engaging with a diverse team to develop an entrepreneurial solution for a real life situation.

ADMN-2049Applied Research in Social Innovation
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This intensive course will provide the student the opportunity to collaborate with a team of students, faculty and community representatives to explore innovative and transformative solutions to complex social and/or environmental issues. The student will conduct research to gain perspective of the issues, engage in community fieldwork, and develop a proposal to promote systems change.

ADMN-2050Applied Projects
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Applied Projects prepares the student to engage as a consultant in client based projects requiring cross-functional teamwork while meeting client requirements and providing client deliverables agreed to in the project charter. The student will be assigned to project teams. Each project team will be given a business case developed by the client that will require each project team to develop and present their research and their proposed solution to the client at the end of the term. The student will learn to evaluate, analyze, plan, research, model, design, document, develop and manage a solution based project and how to organize and present project results. The course also provides practice to further develop interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills through teamwork and collaboration with project stakeholders. All team members will enhance their critical thinking, problem solving, research, independence, and life-long learning skills.

Prerequisites:
Take ACCT-1071, or take both ACCT-1971 and ACCT-2043.
Take COMP-1255 or COMP-1975. Take MRKT-1017 or MRKT-1002. Take HUMR-1064 or HUMR-1015.
Take COMM-2174, or take both COMM-1000 and COMM-2000.
ADMN-2050Applied Projects
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Applied Projects prepares the student to engage as a consultant in client based projects requiring cross-functional teamwork while meeting client requirements and providing client deliverables agreed to in the project charter. The student will be assigned to project teams. Each project team will be given a business case developed by the client that will require each project team to develop and present their research and their proposed solution to the client at the end of the term. The student will learn to evaluate, analyze, plan, research, model, design, document, develop and manage a solution based project and how to organize and present project results. The course also provides practice to further develop interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills through teamwork and collaboration with project stakeholders. All team members will enhance their critical thinking, problem solving, research, independence, and life-long learning skills.

Prerequisites:
Take ACCT-1071, or take both ACCT-1971 and ACCT-2043.
Take COMP-1255 or COMP-1975. Take MRKT-1017 or MRKT-1002. Take HUMR-1064 or HUMR-1015.
Take COMM-2174, or take both COMM-1000 and COMM-2000.
ADMN-2051Sustainable Business
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This experiential, project-based course explores how individuals and organizations can make a positive impact on the world. The student will learn innovative strategies and processes used by market-based, government, and non-profit organizations to address complex economic, social and environmental problems. Working individually or in collaboration in groups, the student will use these methods to develop a new venture with a positive social or environmental impact.

ADMN-2052Business Strategy
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In the final semester, this program capstone will integrate and apply the knowledge gained by students throughout the program to assess the strategy of a business. Determining the ramifications of the strategy and how it impacts the business both short and long term is critical to business success. Through group case studies and simulations, students will focus on how an effective strategy provides a clear roadmap, consisting of guiding principles that define and prioritize actions organizations should take to achieve desired goals given the external environment, internal resources, and the needs of multiple stakeholders.   

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This course should be taken in your final academic term.
ADMN-2053Business Law
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In this course the student will develop an understanding of the legal rights and responsibilities attached to a wide range of activities necessary to conduct business and commerce. The goal of this course is to teach the legal aspects and consequences of various business endeavours and to introduce the following areas of law: contract, tort, property, and case analysis using legal writing.

ADMN-2054Small Business Plans
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A practical opportunity for the student to realistically develop a detailed program or plan for a small business of their own. Students will increase their understanding of what it takes to succeed in an entrepreneurial career and create a comprehensive business plan for their new venture concept. The venture can be a completely new business idea, the development of a franchise, the purchase of an existing business, the succession of a family business or expansion of an existing business. The final business plan is developed, designed, written and printed entirely by the participant.

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ADMN-2056Entrepreneurship
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This course focuses on innovation and entrepreneurial skills vital for success as a startup business or within larger organizations. The student will learn innovation, ideation, and business modeling strategies as well as obtain opportunities to explore and connect with Manitoba’s entrepreneurial community. New venture proposals will be tested through validation techniques, building of a minimal viable product and a feasibility report. The student will also learn and practice effective pitching techniques.

ADMN-2057Topics in Global Business
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This course will acquaint students with significant domestic and global issues facing Canadian organizations. Using historic and current events, this course examines the ethical, social, technological, and sustainability challenges confronting the world and how these affect organizations. Students will answer the questions: “What does it mean to be a responsible business in a constant state of flux?”, and “How does a responsible business adapt?”

ADMN-2058Organizational Behaviour
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This course serves as an introduction to the field of organizational behaviour with a specific focus on how individuals work together within organizational systems to achieve common goals. The student will study the impact individuals and groups have on the organization through a wide breadth of theories and applications. Topics include dealing with different personalities, diversity, innovation, adaptability, Emotional Intelligence (EI), group dynamics, perception and decision-making, conflict, and ethics. The student will study and develop an awareness of how these topics can create an effective work environment and cultivate positive organizational citizenship.

ADMN-3022Supply Chain Integration
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In this course, the student will explore the importance of integration to effective logistics operations within successful and sustainable organizations. The student will learn how to create and manage efficient logistics systems and decision-making environments, integrating all activities involved in the cost-effective and uninterrupted movement of materials and information from their source to the point-of-consumption.


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ADMN-3023Supply Chain Strategy
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A supply chain requires collaboration with all the partners and functional areas to plan and deliver the flow from origin source until it delivers to the end customer, and sometimes back again. This course is the capstone of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management major. The student will integrate and further develop knowledge and skills attained through other specialization courses by using case-based analysis. The student will apply best practices to create an end-to-end supply chain management strategy in a real-life case scenario.

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COMM-1173Communication StrategiesRPL
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

COMM-2055Client Relationships
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This course further develops the student's communication skills as they apply to the world of business. The student will learn to select appropriate modes of communication and practice with applying different types of strategies in managing client relationships and building networks. The significance of teamwork in business through participation in group work will be examined. The student will also practice and develop client interview skills applicable in all areas of business to support internal and external customer service, problem solving, needs assessment and sales. Technologies will be explored including the application of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The student will also submit a series of documents used in business communication. 

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COMM-2174Communication for Business
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Do you trust your own judgement? Can you make decisions confidently, give feedback constructively, and handle disagreements professionally? Your ability to successfully work in the business sector requires strong communicative competence.

In this Communication for Business course, the student will continue to develop their communicative competence by collaborating with their peers to manage and present information in oral and written form, demonstrate active listening, and practice negotiation/persuasion strategies in a business context (marketing, sales, and customer service).

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COMM-3064Human Resources Communications
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Human Resources (HR) communication impacts employee engagement, productivity, and organizational success. This course will build on the skills taught in earlier communication courses by focusing on the purpose, audience, context, and tone in HR-specific contexts. Students will apply communication techniques to HR activities including recruiting and orientation, preparing HR documents and policies, and explaining complex HR concepts. Students will tailor messages for diverse audiences and communicate strategically across a variety of formats and multiple communication channels. The course will require students to practice active listening, coaching, and delivering difficult messages.  

Prerequisites:
Take COMM-2174, or both COMM-1000 and COMM-2000.
Take HUMR-1064 or HUMR-1015
COMM-3117Integrated Marketing Communications
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Integrated Marketing Communications links all forms of communications and messaging in a marketing campaign to ensure clarity, consistency, and maximum impact. In this course the student will evaluate the strategic roles of a variety of communications, identify target customers, communicate brand awareness and create communications. The student will also work in teams to collaboratively develop an integrated marketing campaign. The student will also explore the customer journey, storytelling, and writing communications for messages for target audiences. Learning experiences will incorporate lecture, discussion, group project, presentations, and case study methodology.

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COMP-1255Business ApplicationsRPL
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This course is offered in a blended format featuring online content with in class workshops on current topics in computing. This is a hands-on course where the student will develop skills in the use of Windows, Word, and PowerPoint, advanced skills in Excel and exposure to relational databases. A final project integrates these applications.

ECON-1011EconomicsRPL
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This course introduces the student to the principles of economic theory through discussion and application of the economic concepts that will help the student improve their problem-solving and decision making skills. Course content will focus on supply and demand, elasticity, market structures, monetary systems, economic growth, and international trade. Alternative economic systems and economic reconciliation will also be discussed.

FNCE-1011Fundamentals of Insurance
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Starting with the history of insurance, this course will guide the student through the common definitions, functions, and major classes of insurance. General knowledge of all major areas of insurance is provided, including personal and commercial insurance, legal liability insurance, automobile insurance (e.g., MPI), and accident and sickness insurance. The student will also learn about insurance contracts and will examine various insurance licensing regulations and laws.

FNCE-1021Financial Services Selling 1
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In this course, students will develop the business communication and client relationships skills required for success in financial services sales. Through classroom discussions and simulated activities, students will hone their questioning and listening, verbal and non-verbal, and collaboration skills. Students will also be introduced to different careers in sales related to the financial services sector. This course is the first of two sales courses required for the Financial Services major. 

FNCE-2015Life License Qualification
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The Life License Qualification Program prepares the student for a career in the life insurance and accident and sickness insurance areas of the financial services industry. This course uses the materials from he Investment Funds Institute of Canada Harmonized Life License Qualification Program, which covers segregated funds and annuities, accident and sickness insurance, term and permanent life insurance, and the role and responsibilities of an agent. Case studies and discussions will be used for to apply knowledge. After the course, the student can seek to become a certified Life Insurance agent by writing industry exams.


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FNCE-2016Commercial Insurance
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In this introductory course, the student will identify, define, and explain the essentials of commercial property insurance. Critical concepts will be identified to underwrite commercial insurance, as well as describe specialized insurance products important to business owners such as crime and business interruption insurance. At the end of the course, the student will write industry recognized exams. Completion of the Fundamentals of Insurance and Commercial Insurance courses will provide a solid base for employment and eventual licensing in the property and casualty insurance industry.

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FNCE-2021Financial Services Selling 2
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This course is the second of the two required sales courses for the Financial Services major. Through discussion and practice, the student will develop the ability to perform successfully in an introductory sales role in the financial services sector. This course integrates communications skills with a structured sales process that begins with uncovering a client's needs and ends with closing the sale.

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FNCE-2022Professional Selling
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This course will introduce interpersonal and business-to-business selling approaches as well as application of tactical and strategic selling skills essential for achieving career success. The course focuses on the establishment and maintenance of profitable long-term customer relationships. The student will identify target market opportunities, engage with prospective customers and demonstrate sales techniques using role plays. The student will also learn to design a sales pipeline customer relationship management (CRM), populate it with prospects, and create interactions with customers.

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HUMR-1064Human Resource ManagementRPL
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This course introduces the student to the comprehensive responsibilities of Human Resource Management in today’s evolving and diverse business environment. The student will learn how Human Resource Managers apply best practices, provide value, manage the global marketplace, and oversee talent in the workplace. Specific emphasis will be placed on the topics of recruitment, job analysis, legal compliance, human capital, training, performance management, and building and maintaining stakeholder relationships.

HUMR-2016Contemporary Topics in HR Management
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This course offers a dynamic approach to learning where the student is encouraged to discuss and evaluate current events in Human Resource Management that impact the formulation and administration of policy. Applying theoretical concepts and personal experience, the student will participate in a variety of learning activities including discussion sessions, lectures from industry, case studies, role-plays and simulations. Topics include disability management, accommodation, return to work, wellness, workforce diversity, HR systems, change management, policy development and implementation, and privacy issues.

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HUMR-2065Recruitment and Selection
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This course will provide a conceptual understanding of the staffing function in the human resources management department. The student will learn recruitment sourcing, selecting, hiring, and on-boarding techniques to address organizational needs. The student will also learn the benefits of workplace diversity, inclusion and equity and how to apply these principles to recruitment and selection processes. Social media and network platforms will be used to develop proactive recruitment and acquisition techniques. The student will participate in mock recruitment and interviews to learn best practices and follow workplace policies for selection and hiring. The student will also learn to evaluate existing staffing programs for efficiency and legal compliance.

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HUMR-2066Training and Development
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This course will examine the connection between learning and development and the strategic goals of an organization. The student will learn to review job analyses to determine the need for training and development, plan internal and external methods of delivery, and determine ways to measure the effectiveness of programs. The student will identify conditions for effective training, and design and deliver training initiatives using best practices. The student will explore a variety of training methods to meet the needs of diverse audiences and types of work, and how to provide accommodations to meet the needs of learners. This course will utilize technologies that support, track and report the progress of employee training and development.

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HUMR-2067Compensation and Benefits
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As part of an organization’s overall strategic human resources framework, a competitive compensation strategy is vital to attracting and retaining employees with the necessary skills and abilities while aligning employee and organizational goals. This course provides the student with a framework for the creation and evaluation of effective compensation systems that support organizational strategies through effective decision analysis, job evaluation, job analysis, salary surveys, labour market data analysis and internal/external equity alignment. Topics also include legal compliance, motivational theories, pension plans, recognition and reward programs, performance management, termination, and emerging trends/issues in compensation and benefits.

Prerequisites:
Take HUMR-1064 or or HUMR-1015
HUMR-2068HR Management Research and Planning
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In this capstone course the student will apply the competencies gained in prior courses taken in the Human Resource Management stream. Working in a team, the student will demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the collaborative development of a strategic plan. The student will apply skills related to strategic planning including forecasting workforce supply and demand, implementation of HR information management systems and analytics, and other current trends in HRM. This course culminates in a presentation of their team's strategic plan.

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HUMR-2069Labour Relations
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This course explores contemporary labour relations in Canada. The student will explore the interactions between employers and employees with specific emphasis and a deeper focus on management-union relationships. Major topics include the Canadian labour market, the history of unions, labour legislation, the negotiation process, collective agreements and collective bargaining processes, dispute resolution methods, and contract administration. The student will learn to develop their communication, collaboration and negotiation skills through mock negotiation and bargaining processes.

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MATH-1078Business Mathematics
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This foundational course demonstrates the importance of mathematics in today’s business environment. Through a modular design, the student will explore the terminology, characteristics, and calculations of business measures as they relate to general business skills, accounting, human resource management, logistics, marketing, and financial services

MATH-3014Statistical Analysis
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In this course, the student will apply advanced statistical and decision-making techniques to a wide variety of business scenarios. The student will be taught how to build predictive models using correlation and regression techniques while assessing the validity of these models. Methods for predicting future sales will be explored in this course, along with the application of logical decision-making and decision optimization. The topic of quality control is introduced through discussion on Total Quality Management (TQM) practices.

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MGMT-1094Introduction to Total Quality Management
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This course covers the Total Quality Management (TQM) approach and its underlining principles: quality as a competitive driver with its positive impact upon the customer, the parent organization and the employees. The course covers how TQM interfaces with ISO9000, Six Sigma and the seven primary management tools. Leadership, strategic planning, organizational culture, human resources, and business execution are also covered in this course.

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MGMT-2023Procurement and Supply Management
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This course explores procurement and supply management and how they impact an organization by aligning procurement acquisitions with supply chain objectives and improving an organization's competitive advantage. Students will discover the importance of supply management as strategic and tactical functions in organizations, differentiate between service and product procurement, centralized and decentralized procurement, and general versus public sector procurement. Through analyzing data, students will utilize tools for the procurement process, “make or buy decisions”, effective price and cost analysis, supplier selection, and relationship management. 

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MGMT-2024Operations and Process Management
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Operations and Process Management is the design, operation and improvement of systems that create and deliver products and services. In this course, students will use decision based modeling and LEAN principles to manage and improve supply chain processes. Students will gain an understanding of resource management and operations scheduling. Spreadsheet modelling will be used to solve operations management and supply chain problems.  

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MGMT-2025Small Business Management
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This course will serve as a strategic and operational view of how entrepreneurs undertake managing their business. It will introduce the concepts of self-employment, small business start-up, and an initial business plan. The goal of this course is to give the student an understanding of all considerations involved in entering independent business and the steps involved in starting a new venture. The student will have the opportunity to develop their skills in problem solving and decision-making in an applied practical environment.

MGMT-2026Management and Leadership
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This course introduces students to the concepts of management in today’s ever changing business environment. The student will examine the multi-faceted role of managers and leaders within organizations. The course covers leadership, motivation, adaptability, innovation, empowerment, control, and planning for operating in an ever changing economic and political climate. The student will develop skills in management, in light of sustainability and ethical and diversity issues, within a competitive climate.

MRKT-1017Marketing Foundations
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This course focuses on the high level role that marketing plays in strategic planning and organizational management. This course takes a student-centred approach to the current customer-focused marketing landscape in today’s digital and global world. The student will gain an in depth understanding of the marketing mix and the impact these elements have on the marketing process. The student will apply the broad framework of market segmentation using the concepts of segmentation, targeting and positioning (STP). The student will segment a market by organizing the market into groups, use targeting to send a message to potential segments, and use positioning to identify how customers view a product or service.

MRKT-1045Digital Marketing 1
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Digital marketing has redefined how customers interact with businesses. This course provides an introduction to the foundations of the marketing of goods and services through the use of digital marketing. The student will apply key digital marketing strategies and practices using online platforms, social media platforms, email marketing, analytics dashboards. The student will learn to write copy for web and social media, implement Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and manage website and content. The student will also explore Design Thinking and User Experience (UX) to better understand the consumers' needs and create innovative solutions.

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MRKT-2010Marketing Research
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Marketing research is integral to the development and ongoing assessment of a marketing strategy. Students will collaborate in planning, analyzing, evaluating, and presenting marketing research to make better business decisions. Using analytics dashboards, questionnaire design workshops, and statistical software, students will demonstrate the practical application of research toward marketing problems and opportunities. 

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MRKT-2016International Marketing
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Global commerce has changed dramatically in just one generation due to disruptors such as the Internet, smart phone technology, integrated communications and social media. International Marketing explores the impact of these phenomenon by examining both domestic and global marketing environments. With emphasis on the mechanics and methodologies of marketing to an international consumer base, the course also explores the influence of geography, culture, geopolitics and infrastructure on the world’s financial leaders. As well, this course also explores issues such as tariffs, currencies, import duties and trading blocks, and their impact on Canada and from a world perspective.


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MRKT-2018Event Marketing and Management
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Event planning, management, and promotion as well as experiential marketing are some of the skills the student will acquire in this contemporary course. The primary focus of this course is on the strategic design and implementation of practical event marketing methodologies for sports, arts and entertainment, cultural events and festivals, along with strategic direction specific to non-profits. These concepts are applicable to sponsorship, corporate partnerships, promotions and paid media functions. The student will gain insights and practical knowledge about the integrated world of marketing in relationship to events, along with a foundational understanding and the applied skills employers value.


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MRKT-2019Service Marketing
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The service and not-for-profit sectors represents over 70% of Canada’s economy and the likelihood of one working within these sectors is very high. The student will explore how marketing decisions apply to the design, delivery and management of the target market’s service experience. The course will emphasize the importance of managing customer relationships and building loyalty using the customer management tools. Through discussion, case analysis and research, the student will develop the skills to successfully market and manage services.

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MRKT-2045Digital Marketing 2
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Digital marketing has redefined how businesses interact with customers. Building on Digital Marketing 1, this course introduces and then allows you to explore various social media platforms then strategically select and implement off-site social media campaigns on a variety of platforms. You will develop a digital marketing campaign. Using a simulation you will implement, monitor and adjust paid advertising campaigns, online analytics portals, social media platforms, and pay-per-click samples to gain a deeper understanding of digital marketing in an applied setting.

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MRKT-3019Marketing Strategy
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Marketing Strategies is the application of marketing principles and research. Strategic marketing aims to reach prospective consumers and turn them into customers of the products or services the business provides. In this Capstone course, the student will develop analytical and decision-making skills using case studies to make sound and informed planning and marketing recommendations. The student will also work collaboratively in teams to develop a marketing plan, implement a digital marketing campaign and create engagements with prospective customers using a customer relationship management system.

Prerequisites:
Take MRKT-2010 or MRKT-3011, Take MRKT-1045 or MRKT-3018, and take COMM-3117 or MRKT-3015.
PROJ-1009Project Management
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Project management is required by every business and industry to deliver products and services to the marketplace. In this course, the student will learn how to manage multiple projects on time and on budget. This course is the first step in preparing the student to initiate, plan, execute and control a project from start to finish. Through lectures and hands-on exercises, the student will develop a  strong foundation in project management that applies to organizations of all types and sizes.

SABA-3001Student Association
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This an optional credit that may be claimed by a student elected to one of the following positions within the Students' Association: President, Vice President Academic, Vice President Internal, or Vice President External Affairs. The student must complete the entire term of office (May 1st to April 30th of any given year) to obtain the Students' Association credit. A student is not eligible to receive both a Students' Association credit and a Business Administration General Studies credit. For more information on the positions within the Students' Association and how to run for election, please refer to their website https://rrcsa.ca/

SAFE-2020Workplace Health and Safety
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This course focuses on the role of legislation and government initiatives in protecting the safety and health of workers. The student will learn the rights and responsibilities of employees, employers and supervisors in complying with safety and health legislation. The student will also explore the ways that Human Resources departments support health, safety and wellness committees and other initiatives in the workplace by writing policies, designing safety training, and assisting with discipline. The student will also learn how to motivate employees to work safely, create an emergency plan, and conduct a job hazard analysis for health and safety risk management. This course will also cover respectful workplace conduct and legislation and workplace harassment and violence prevention.

Prerequisites:

CO-OP/Practicum Information

Co-op is no longer offered in the Business Administration program. If you have any questions, please connect with Red River College Polytechnic’s Work-Integrated Learning department at WIL@rrc.ca.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Beginning Fall 2022, the Business Administration program will require students to bring a laptop.

Business Administration requires a Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 11 device. 

MacOS is not compatible with business software used in this program; please see footnote at the bottom of this page.*

Devices must be ready to use on the first day of classes (or orientation) and students should be familiar with the basic operation of their machine. Electronic resources, software and applications will be introduced in the first few days of the term and will be in use during classes almost immediately.

Students do not have to buy from a specific vendor or manufacturer; they are free to find the best device that meets or exceeds the minimum specifications for their program.

Minimum hardware requirements:

Hardware

Minimum Requirement

Processor

Intel® Core™ i5 Processor or AMD equivalent

RAM (memory)

8 GB RAM

Webcam

Integrated or external

Headphones

USB, with integrated microphone

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.11ac / n

Ports

One USB 2+, HDMI


Additional Considerations:
  • Students are responsible for their own device maintenance and repairs (operating system and hardware)
  • RRC Polytech will provide on-campus network connectivity, and will provide support for software licensed by the College.
  • Microsoft Office 365 is provided at no additional charge for students
  • Laptops with 4-6 hours battery life between charges are ideal for on-campus learning
  • Ensure you have a reliable internet connection while off-campus; RRC Polytech recommends a minimum speed of 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
*If you intend to use a Mac, you must configure your Mac to run Microsoft Windows. What does this mean for you? This means that your instructors will be teaching in a Microsoft Windows environment, and you will require Microsoft Windows to participate in classroom activities and to complete graded assignments.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Academic Advising Service
Our academic advising service can provide information about our full-time programs, explain program admission requirements, and help you select the right program to meet your career and academic goals. We can also connect you with helpful people, resources, and supports.

Awards and Scholarships

A complete list of awards, bursaries, and scholarships can be found at catalogue.rrc.ca/AvailableAwards

Entrance Awards

Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Awards
Specific Application

Awards are available to persons of Indigenous ancestry who are Canadian citizens and Manitoba residents who are presently enrolled or planning to enroll in a Manitoba public post-secondary institution in any program. You must maintain full-time status (60% or more course load) and be in need of financial assistance. Awards for college students are valued at a minimum of $2000.00 and students are eligible to reapply each year of their studies. Recipients may be considered for summer and part-time employment with one of the Business Council’s member companies. Applications are available from the Business Council's website at (www.businesscouncil.mb.ca).  Please submit applications as soon as possible even if you are not yet registered for classes.  Award application deadline is May31st.

Please contact us with any questions:  bcmawards@businesscouncil.mb.ca  or (204) 942-3637.

CUPE Local 998 - Manitoba Hydro Joint Bursary
This bursary, established to commemorate the local's 40th anniversary as a chartered union, is intended to promote and support higher education for members and their families.  A bursary valued at $600 is available annually to a full-time student at Red River College Polytechnic.  A letter confirming CUPE 998 affiliation, including member name and employee number, must accompany the application.  Selection will be based on financial need.  Application deadline is July 31.  For further details, please contact CUPE Local 998 at 204-415-5114.   Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Dave Orton Award
Established by his family and friends in memory of Dave Orton, a 1979 Red River College graduate of Electrical Engineering Technology.  Two $1500 awards are available to students enrolled in regular full-time programs at Red River College Polytechnic.  Applicants will have graduated from Murdoch MacKay Collegiate or Transcona Collegiate; preference will be given to graduates of Transcona Collegiate.  The successful recipients will have displayed the same qualities and standards exhibited by Dave Orton; family-oriented, community-minded and involved in sports.  Those interested in being considered should submit an application form accompanied by a one-page essay describing how you display the qualities noted above.  At least one letter of reference should also be submitted.  Deadline for applications is December 1.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Entrance Award
A $4000 entrance award is available annually to full-time domestic student entering a diploma program at Red River College Polytechnic. Eligible applicants will have graduated from high school not more than 18 months prior to the beginning of the RRC Polytech program with an average of at least 75% in their graduating year. Selection will be based primarily on financial need, but consideration may also be given to commitment in community or other extracurricular activities. The recipient may also be eligible to have their award renewed for an additional year of full-time studies in the same program, if he/she continues to demonstrate financial need, has maintained full-time enrolment, and achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in the previous year. Deadline for applications is July 31st. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
Fausto Yadao Award
Established by Mr. Fausto Yadao, a former Dean of Student Affairs at Red River College, to encourage and assist young adults from the Filipino community to access educational opportunities at Red River College Polytechnic. Two awards valued at $500 each are available annually to applicants from the Filipino community who are accepted into full-time diploma, certificate or degree programs. Selection will be based on an essay submission not to exceed 1000 words describing their career plans and objectives as well as their involvement in community service. Application deadline date is August 31st.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.
Manitoba Schools Science Symposium (MSSS) Entrance Scholarships
Automatic Selection
A $1500 tuition scholarship is available to a participant of the Manitoba Schools' Science Symposium planning to attend a regular full-time program at Red River College. Selection will be made by the Symposium Committee.
Partners in Education Scholarships
Automatic Selection
Red River College has entered into agreements with some Manitoba High Schools/School Divisions to provide Partners in Education Scholarships for their graduating students who are continuing their education in a full-time program at the College. The scholarships are valued at a maximum of $1000. For more information, contact your high school.
Red River College Polytechnic Entrance Scholarships
Automatic Selection
Entrance Scholarships valued at $1000 each, processed as payments to recipients' program fees, are available for applicants to regular full-time programs at RRC Polytech who graduated from a Manitoba high school within the past five years. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and residents of Manitoba. Entrance scholarships are not available to those who have had previous full-time post-secondary enrolments. Selection will be based on high school average, calculated on four 40S courses.  Highest grade attained in an English and Mathematics course, as well as two additional 40S academic courses (highest grade) from the following list: Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Economics; French; Geography; Global Issues; History; Law or Physics. Recipients will be determined automatically, based on final Grade 12 grades recorded on applicants' records.  Selection will occur after the deadline for submission of final Grade 12 transcripts, at the start of the fall and winter terms. These scholarships are funded by the RRC Polytech Scholarship and Bursary Endowment (including funding from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative - MSBI).  Additional scholarships, awarded to those students entering these specific programs are funded by the School of Business and Applied Arts Student Scholarship Endowment. 
RRC Polytech Employees' Dependent Award
Specific Application

An award valued at a minimum of $400 is available annually to a student who is currently enrolled in a full time certificate or diploma program at Red River College, and is a dependent (defined as: an employee's or their spouse’s unmarried and financially dependent natural, adopted or step child or any other unmarried financially dependent child for whom you or your spouse has been appointed guardian and who is less than 25 years of age; or your spouse or common-law partner who is not engaged in full time employment and dependent on you for financial support) of an RRC employee (member of the MGEU bargaining unit).  To be considered, students should submit an application form, accompanied by a one-page letter describing why they chose Red River College, and specifically their program, for their post-secondary education, as well as their career goals. The application form is available at  https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/awards/ (scroll to the bottom of this webpage for “supplemental forms”).  Completed applications should be submitted by email to financialaid@rrc.ca by the deadline date of September 30.

RRC Polytech Students' Association Entrance Scholarship for Rural Students

A $1000 scholarship shall be awarded annually to a student who is a resident of Canada, coming from a small rural community, who has enrolled full-time in the first year of any Red River College Polytechnic program.  Selection will be based upon high academic standing as indicated by the high school transcript which must be included.  Applicants must also provide a short statement discussing why they chose RRC Polytech and how they plan to be successful in transitioning into college life.  If a tie for GPA occurs, the contents of the statement will be considered to select the successful recipient.  The application deadline is August 15th.   Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

St. James Collegiate (SJCI) 50th Anniversary Alumni Reunion Legacy Award
Automatic Selection
Two awards consisting of a tuition credit (amount to be determined annually) are available annually to students graduating from SJCI and entering a regular full-time program at Red River College. Criteria for both awards will include school involvement and spirit demonstrated through participation in student groups, volunteer activities, student government, athletics, music or the arts. One award will be presented to a student who has demonstrated particular aptitude in one or both humanities and social science courses in high school. The other award will be presented to a student who has demonstrated particular aptitude in mathematics, science and technology courses in high school. The awards will be presented annually in June at SJCI Convocation with the recipients’ tuition account at Red River College being credited in September.
UFCW Local 832 Annual Scholarship Award
Specific Application
Scholarships are available for those who are UFCW members employed by companies that contribute to the Education and Training Trust Fund. Students enrolling in both full-time and part-time studies are eligible. Application deadline is June 1. For further information, contact the UFCW Training Centre.
Youth in Care Tuition Bursaries
Specific Application

Removing the financial barriers to education, RRC Polytech has a minimum of nine one-year tuition bursaries (maximum $6500 each) available (three of which will be for Trades programs) to Youth in Care. Youth must meet College entrance requirements, be enrolled as full-time students and be in financial need.  Information and an application form is available from the Futures Forward website:  Paying for Post-Secondary School | Futures Forward .

General Awards

Assistive Technology Award
Specific Application

One award, valued at $1000, is available annually for a student with a disability, registered with Student Accessibility Services or Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, who would benefit from assistive technology.  Students must be eligible to continue in their program and demonstrate efforts in academic progress.  They must also be ineligible for government assistive technology grants (e.g., Canada Student Grant), and not be sponsored by a government or community agency.  To apply, students should write a brief letter, jointly with their Student Accessibility Services Accessibility Specialist or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Manager (when applicable), requesting the specific equipment/technology the student would like to obtain, and stating how that equipment will be beneficial.  The letter should be submitted to the Student Accessibility Services Assistive Technologist.  Deadline for applications is December 5th. 

Bob and Jessie Ritch Bursary
This bursary was created by Bob Ritch, in memory of his late wife. A $1000 bursary is available annually to assist a full-time student enrolled in a regular full-time program at Red River College Polytechnic.  Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need.  Application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form.
Brenda J. and Roger L. Kennedy Award

An award, valued at $2500 is available to a full-time first-year Red River College Polytechnic student enrolled in a program of two or more years in duration. The recipient will have their award renewed for the additional years required for their same program, if the criteria continue to be met each year.  This award will support a student who lives in Manitoba and has confidence in pursuing post-secondary education with the intention of contributing to Manitoba’s economy after graduation.   A qualified candidate will:

 

•            Be a Canadian citizen, and Manitoba high school graduate

 

•            Have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA or 65% or C+ average

 

•            Have demonstrated financial need

 

•            Maintain full-time studies

 

To be considered, an application should be submitted, accompanied by a birth certificate or citizenship card and a Manitoba high school transcript. This award will be available for the 2023/24 academic year.  Application deadline is January 15, 2024.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Awards
Specific Application

Awards are available to persons of Indigenous ancestry who are Canadian citizens and Manitoba residents who are presently enrolled or planning to enroll in a Manitoba public post-secondary institution in any program. You must maintain full-time status (60% or more course load) and be in need of financial assistance. Awards for college students are valued at a minimum of $2000.00 and students are eligible to reapply each year of their studies. Recipients may be considered for summer and part-time employment with one of the Business Council’s member companies. Applications are available from the Business Council's website at (www.businesscouncil.mb.ca).  Please submit applications as soon as possible even if you are not yet registered for classes.  Award application deadline is May31st.

Please contact us with any questions:  bcmawards@businesscouncil.mb.ca  or (204) 942-3637.

Cindy Petrowski and Phillip Marsh Helping Hands Bursary
This bursary was created by Cindy Petrowski and Phillip Marsh to support a First Nations or Metis student in their academic aspirations and help with the financial burden. One bursary valued at a minimum $875 is available to a full-time student attending any program at Red River College Polytechnic. Application deadline is January 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
CUPE Local 998 - Manitoba Hydro Joint Bursary
This bursary, established to commemorate the local's 40th anniversary as a chartered union, is intended to promote and support higher education for members and their families.  A bursary valued at $600 is available annually to a full-time student at Red River College Polytechnic.  A letter confirming CUPE 998 affiliation, including member name and employee number, must accompany the application.  Selection will be based on financial need.  Application deadline is July 31.  For further details, please contact CUPE Local 998 at 204-415-5114.   Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Dave Orton Award
Established by his family and friends in memory of Dave Orton, a 1979 Red River College graduate of Electrical Engineering Technology.  Two $1500 awards are available to students enrolled in regular full-time programs at Red River College Polytechnic.  Applicants will have graduated from Murdoch MacKay Collegiate or Transcona Collegiate; preference will be given to graduates of Transcona Collegiate.  The successful recipients will have displayed the same qualities and standards exhibited by Dave Orton; family-oriented, community-minded and involved in sports.  Those interested in being considered should submit an application form accompanied by a one-page essay describing how you display the qualities noted above.  At least one letter of reference should also be submitted.  Deadline for applications is December 1.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
David and Barbara Schroeder Award
This award was established by Sophia Schroeder, to distinguish her parents, David and Barbara, who made Canada their home, worked hard to raise a family and emphasized the importance of education. A $1000 award is available to full-time domestic students at Red River College Polytechnic who have dependent children and are facing financial barriers to achieve their educational dreams.  Eligible applicants will have been born outside of Canada and since made Canada their permanent home. Applicants must have completed at least one academic term and achieved a minimum 2.50 GPA to be considered for the award. Those interested in being considered should complete a general application, including financial information, and attach a document that indicates the country of origin. The application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.  
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) Award
Specific Application
Two awards, valued at $500 each are available annually to assist students who are registered with DHHS and are experiencing a financial hardship or a complex situation that may place them at academic risk. Students must be eligible to continue in their program and demonstrate efforts in academic progress.  To apply, students must contact the DHHS manager and include an essay or summary describing the situation and/or need for financial support. Deadline for applications is October 15th for fall term and February 15th for winter term.
Emergency Loans and Bursaries
Specific Application
Assistance is available for full-time students experiencing temporary financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing their studies. Inquiries should be directed to the Student Service Centre. Funds available for this purpose are may also be provided from the following sources made available through The Winnipeg Foundation: A.J.S. (John) Taunton Fund and Ida Mary Trotter Fund, available to Indigenous students; Myrta & Bruce Moorhead Memorial Fund, Katherine Bender Bursary and Press Radio Fund, available to any student.
Enterprising Women Award
An award of $2500 is available annually to a female student enrolled full-time in a diploma or degree program at RRC Polytech. Applicants should have completed at least one year of their program and be entering their final year of the program. Selection will be based on financial need and satisfactory academic progress. Some consideration may also be given to community service.  The application should be accompanied by a one-page letter talking about yourself, your career goals and plans for the future. Please include any community service you have done, if applicable. Deadline for applications is July 31.   Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
Gallivan Student Health and Wellness Award for International Students
Automatic Selection
This $1000 bursary has been established by Gallivan Student Health & Wellness to support international students who need financial support during their studies at RRC.  Gallivan was established in 1996, the only true Buying Group of student benefits in Canada. The company is innovation-focused and community-minded. In the most unsettling times, Gallivan has partnered with RRC to help international students study away from home and become an integral part of the Canadian educational system. Bursary recipients will be selected from applications received for other existing bursaries, available to students in all full-time programs.
Hannah (Nancy) Boon Bursary
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, bursaries of $500 will be awarded to Indigenous students enrolled in regular full-time programs at Red River College Polytechnic. Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Applicants for this bursary may also be considered for the Indigenous Student Bursary from RRC Polytech.  Application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
Lieutenant Governor’s Medals
Specific Application
A maximum of four silver Lieutenant Governor’s Medals will be awarded annually to full-time students graduating from Red River College Polytechnic who, in the opinion of the selection committee, combine, to the greatest extent: a) academic and technical achievement, b) involvement in College and/or community activities, c) good character. One medal will be awarded at the Fall Convocation, and three medals will be awarded at the Spring Convocation. Students who meet the minimum academic requirement will be sent an information package outlining the required documentation for selection consideration, prior to the Fall and Spring Convocation ceremonies each year.
Louis Riel Bursary
Through funding provided by the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and matched by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI), bursaries, valued a minimum of $1000, are available to eligible Metis students attending a certificate, diploma or degree program (excluding Apprenticeship and upgrading programs) at Red River College Polytechnic, who are maintaining satisfactory academic progress in their program.  There are two applications that must be submitted:  1. the Louis Riel Bursary online application is available from Louis Riel Institute; 2. the General RRC Polytech Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships (link above) should be completed and submitted online. Only applicants who have submitted both applications by the application date will be eligible for consideration. Selection will be based on financial need (those receiving other funding, including MMF funding are still eligible to apply).  Applications will be accepted from August 1st to September 15th each year.  Applicants must be attending their program at the time of the application deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.

Mary Guilbault Metis Award
Specific Application
This award is available to Red River Metis students across Manitoba who excel in academics and show a strong connection to their Metis community.  Post-secondary students who have been a resident of Manitoba for the last 12 months may qualify for the Mary Guilbault Metis Award, administered by the Louis Riel Institute.  For further information and to apply, visit Louis Riel Institute (smapply.io).  Application deadline is October 1st.
Owen Desnoyers Memorial Award
This award was established by family and friends in memory of Owen Desnoyers, who was the Executive Director of the RRC Students' Association for a number of years.  A minimum two awards valued at $1000 each will be available annually to students enrolled in the final year of a diploma, certificate or degree program at Red River College Polytechnic.  Eligible applicants will have attained a minimum GPA of 3.00; have been involved in the College community and contributed to student life at the College.  To be considered, students should submit an application form, accompanied by a one-page essay describing how they meet the criteria for this bursary as indicated.  Fall term application deadline is December 1st, and winter term application deadline is March 1st. Students are welcome to apply for each deadline but must submit a new (updated) application and essay. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional requested documents ready to upload.
Red River College Polytechnic Heritage Group Award
A minimum of three awards valued at a minimum of $500 each are available annually to domestic students who are enrolled in a regular RRC Polytech day program leading to a certificate, diploma or joint college/university degree. To be eligible, applicants must have completed one term. Criteria include satisfactory academic progress and demonstrated financial need. A one-page letter must accompany the application.  The letter should briefly outline your financial circumstances and, should indicate how this award will make a difference.  Application deadline date is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.
Richard (Asher) Webb Social Justice Activist Memorial Award

This is an $1000 award given annually to a student who demonstrates exceptional effort and/or the ability to lead, organize and engage students or members of the community in embodying the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism and social justice.

The successful recipient will be a community activist, advocate or leader who has worked for systemic changes at various levels and with various social identities in mind. Their advocacy may involve (but is not limited to): human rights, LGBTT* issues, anti-racism, anti-poverty, public health, non-violence, community-building and student engagement, or encouraging others on issues of social justice that impact the lives of students and the broader community.

Applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee, based on the following criteria:
• Making a significant contribution to equity, inclusion and social justice through community engagement, either in specific positions of responsibility or while involved in organizing activities. (Requirements: Student statement and at least one reference letter)
• Engaging and inspiring other students or members of the community to advocate on social justice issues that impact the lives of students or the general community.
• Financial need may also be considered. Applicants may choose to complete the financial section of the application, and/or include information.
All full-time and part-time Red River College students are welcome to apply. The general application form must be accompanied by a student statement and required letter(s) of reference in order to be considered. The deadline for applications is March 1st.  Completed application forms should be submitted by email to financialaid@rrc.ca .

RRC Bridging Bursaries
Forty bursaries valued at $1000 each are available annually to full-time students who are continuing into the subsequent year of a multi-year, regular full-time program at RRC Polytech, who have successfully completed the previous year.  Selection criteria will include academic progress and financial need.  Recipients of this bursary will not be eligible to also receive an RRC Polytech Single-parent Student and/or Parent Student bursary or an RRC Polytech Mature Student Bursary, for the same academic year, therefore only one application (for one of these bursaries) should be submitted.  Deadline for applications is October 15th for fall and spring start programs and February 15th for winter start programs (applications for the February deadline will only be accepted from students who were not attending classes as a full-time student in the fall term, or whose classes for the current academic year did not commence until after the October 15th deadline, regardless of when they initially commenced their studies). Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
RRC Polytech Employees' Dependent Award
Specific Application

An award valued at a minimum of $400 is available annually to a student who is currently enrolled in a full time certificate or diploma program at Red River College, and is a dependent (defined as: an employee's or their spouse’s unmarried and financially dependent natural, adopted or step child or any other unmarried financially dependent child for whom you or your spouse has been appointed guardian and who is less than 25 years of age; or your spouse or common-law partner who is not engaged in full time employment and dependent on you for financial support) of an RRC employee (member of the MGEU bargaining unit).  To be considered, students should submit an application form, accompanied by a one-page letter describing why they chose Red River College, and specifically their program, for their post-secondary education, as well as their career goals. The application form is available at  https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/awards/ (scroll to the bottom of this webpage for “supplemental forms”).  Completed applications should be submitted by email to financialaid@rrc.ca by the deadline date of September 30.

RRC Polytech Mature Student Bursaries
Forty bursaries valued at $1000 each are available to full-time students who are enrolled in a regular full-time certificate, diploma or degree programs at RRC Polytech.  These bursaries are intended for students who have not been a regular full-time high school student for a period of five or more years prior to enrolling in their current program.  The selection will be based on financial need.  Recipients of this bursary will not be eligible to also receive an RRC Polytech Single-parent Student and/or Parent Student bursary or an RRC Polytech Bridging Bursary, for the same academic year, therefore only one application (for one of these bursaries) should be submitted.  Deadline for applications is October 15th for fall and spring start programs and February 15th for winter start programs (applications for the February deadline will only be accepted from students who were not attending classes as a full-time student in the fall term, or whose classes for the current academic year did not commence until after the October 15th deadline, regardless of when they initially commenced their studies). Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
RRC Polytech Single-parent Student and/or Parent Student Bursaries
Forty bursaries valued at $1000 each are available to full-time students who are enrolled in a regular full-time certificate, diploma or degree programs at RRC Polytech. The selection will be based on financial need.  Recipients of this bursary will not be eligible to also receive an RRC Polytech Mature Student Bursary or an RRC Polytech Bridging Bursary, for the same academic year, therefore only one application (for one of these bursaries) should be submitted.   Deadline for applications is October 15th for fall and spring start programs and February 15th for winter start programs (applications for the February deadline will only be accepted from students who were not attending classes as a full-time student in the fall term, or whose classes for the current academic year did not commence until after the October 15th deadline, regardless of when they initially commenced their studies). Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
RRC Polytech Students' Association Accessibility Student Bursary
A bursary of $1,000 shall be awarded to a full-time Red River College Polytechnic student with a documented disability who is able to demonstrate financial need.  As part of the application, the student must provide confirmation of a disability by obtaining a letter from either: a) their Accessibility Specialist/Manager (if registered with RRC Polytech's Student Accessibility Services or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services) or b) their family doctor.  Note:  the confirmation letter does not have to include details of your disability, including a diagnosis.  The application deadline is October 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
RRC Polytech Students' Association Chad Hildebrand Memorial Award
Chad, a BA student, was a member of the Student Advisory Board (SAB) during the 1998-99 school year. He died in March of 2000 as a result of a hockey accident. The 1999-2000 SAB agreed to dedicate the Students’ Association Scholarship fund’s first award in Chad’s memory.  One $1,000 award shall be presented to a Red River College Polytechnic student, who is a current Student Association Board member, exhibits leadership qualities and is actively involved in the college and/or community. Applicants must submit a one-page statement describing their involvement in the college and/ or community.  The application deadline is February 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

RRC Polytech Students' Association Community Involvement Recognition Award

One award of $1000 will be awarded annually to a Red River College Polytechnic student who can demonstrate exceptional involvement in their community and/or college. A letter of reference verifying the applicant's involvement must accompany the application.  The application deadline is October 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

RRC Polytech Students' Association Go Green Machine Award
One scholarship of $1,000 shall be awarded annually to a student enrolled full-time in any Red River College Polytechnic program, who shows their environmental/sustainable green thumb to the committee.  The application deadline is October 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

RRC Polytech Students' Association Indigenous Student Award
One scholarship of $1000 shall be awarded annually to an Indigenous student enrolled full-time in any RRC Polytech program, who can demonstrate satisfactory academic progress and financial need, and is actively involved in the college and/or community.  Applicants must be self-identified as Indigenous in their Red River College Polytechnic student record.  Applicants must submit along with their application form, a one-page outline with a specific focus on their college/community involvement.  The application deadline is October 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
RRC Polytech Students' Association International Student Scholarship

Four scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to international students, attending a post-secondary Red River College Polytechnic program on a full-time basis. The scholarships will be presented to the students who attain the highest GPA after their first term; applicants must have achieved a minimum 4.25 GPA after first term.  A first term grade report should accompany the application, as well as a one-page statement outlining your experience thus far in Canada and at Red River College Polytechnic.  In the event of a tie for GPA achieved after first term, the contents of the one-page statement will be considered to select the successful recipients. The application deadline is January 15th (students must apply while enrolled in their first year, with the exception of those students who have not yet completed their first term by January 15th). Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

RRC Polytech Students' Association Regional Campus Scholarship
A $1000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time Red River College Polytechnic student attending a regional campus (Portage, Steinbach, Winker, Interlake and Peguis-Fisher River). The scholarship will be presented to the student who attains the highest GPA after the first term. Applicants must have completed their first term to be considered.  A first-term grade report should accompany the application. The application deadline is February 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
RRC Polytech Students' Association Single Parent Bursary
Two bursaries of $1000 each shall be awarded annually to two full-time Red River College Polytechnic students who are single parents with demonstrated financial need.   The application deadline is October 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
Sibyl McKay Inkster Bursary
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, two bursaries of $450 will be awarded to female Metis students enrolled in regular full-time programs at RRC Polytech. Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Applicants for this bursary may also be considered for the Indigenous Student Bursary from Red River College.  Deadline for applications is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
Student Accessibility Services Award
Specific Application

One award, valued at $1500 is available annually to assist a student with a disability or disabilities (documented physical, mental health, learning disabilities, chronic medical conditions as well as a vision and hearing loss). Students who are experiencing significant financial need, and are maintaining satisfactory academic progress, may be eligible to receive this award.  Students may apply by speaking with an Accessibility Specialist in Student Accessibility Services or the Manager, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. The application must include a letter of support from the Manager/Accessibility Specialist the student is working with and an essay or summary from the student describing their situation/need.  Submit the application to the Manager, Student Accessibility Services.  Deadline for applications is December 5th.

Student Counselling Services Crisis Bursaries
Specific Application

Bursaries are available annually to assist students, who are clients of Student Counselling Services. Students who are experiencing financial hardship may be eligible to receive a bursary.  Criteria:
•The student is eligible to continue in program
•The student has significant financial need that without assistance, may place them at risk for withdrawing from their program
•The student demonstrates efforts at academic progress
Maximum bursary is $500. Students may apply one time per year for a crisis bursary.  No deadline date. Bursaries are available until limited funds expire. Inquiries should be directed to a manager or counsellor in Student Counselling Services.

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship was created in honour of the children who attended residential schools and those who never made it home. Southern Chiefs’ Organization recognizes that all First Nation people, families, and communities have been impacted by the residential schools. The $2000 scholarship is intended to support Survivors and their descendants, as well as descendants of the families of the children who died.  The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit to a status citizen of one of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization member First Nations (Berens River, Birdtail Sioux, Black River, Bloodvein, Brokenhead, Buffalo, Canupawakpa, Dakota, Dakota Tipi, Dauphin River, Ebb and Flow, Gambler, Hollow Water, Keeseekoowenin, Kinonjeoshtegon, Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin, Little Grand Rapids, Little Saskatchewan, Long Plain, O-Ch-Chak-Koo-Sipi, Pauingassi, Point Pegui, Pinaymootang, Plains Pine Creek, Poplar River, Rolling River, Roseau River, Sagkeeng, Sandy Bay, Skownan, Swan Lake, Tootinaowaziibeeng, or Waywayseecappo), who is a full- or part-time continuing student at the Red River College Polytechnic, who has successfully completed at least 12 credit hours, and who has made contributions to their school community or their community at large.  Applicants must submit a letter describing their school or community involvement.  The contact information of the chosen recipient shall be disclosed to the donor each year. Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc. observes an annual commemoration of all successful applicants. By submitting an application for the scholarship, the recipient of the Scholarship consents to be contacted through electronic mail or telephone for a brief interview with a member of Southern Chiefs’ Organization.  In the unlikely event of a mitigating circumstance, such as a protection order or equivalent, anonymity will be granted to the recipient of the Scholarship.  Application deadline is February 26, 2024.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Verna and Stanley Mckay, Sr. Educational Bursary for First Nations Students
One $1000 bursary is available annually to a full-time, first-year RRC Polytech Indigenous student who has been denied Band funding for their post-secondary studies at the College.  Those interested in being considered should submit a completed application, accompanied by a letter from their Band stating that they have been denied funding, as well as a short statement (paragraph) outlining their involvement in the Indigenous community.  Selection will be based on financial need and community involvement.  Application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

Indigenous Student Awards

Business Council of Manitoba Indigenous Education Awards
Specific Application

Awards are available to persons of Indigenous ancestry who are Canadian citizens and Manitoba residents who are presently enrolled or planning to enroll in a Manitoba public post-secondary institution in any program. You must maintain full-time status (60% or more course load) and be in need of financial assistance. Awards for college students are valued at a minimum of $2000.00 and students are eligible to reapply each year of their studies. Recipients may be considered for summer and part-time employment with one of the Business Council’s member companies. Applications are available from the Business Council's website at (www.businesscouncil.mb.ca).  Please submit applications as soon as possible even if you are not yet registered for classes.  Award application deadline is May31st.

Please contact us with any questions:  bcmawards@businesscouncil.mb.ca  or (204) 942-3637.

Cindy Petrowski and Phillip Marsh Helping Hands Bursary
This bursary was created by Cindy Petrowski and Phillip Marsh to support a First Nations or Metis student in their academic aspirations and help with the financial burden. One bursary valued at a minimum $875 is available to a full-time student attending any program at Red River College Polytechnic. Application deadline is January 15th. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
Hannah (Nancy) Boon Bursary
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, bursaries of $500 will be awarded to Indigenous students enrolled in regular full-time programs at Red River College Polytechnic. Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Applicants for this bursary may also be considered for the Indigenous Student Bursary from RRC Polytech.  Application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
Indspire Post-Secondary Education Bursary Award
Specific Application

Numerous awards with various values are available for Indigenous students pursuing full-time study in an eligible program with minimum two year duration. Applications deadlines are June 1, November 1 and February 1.  Further information is available at www.indspire.ca.  Applications are only accepted on-line and students will need to create a login.

Louis Riel Bursary
Through funding provided by the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and matched by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI), bursaries, valued a minimum of $1000, are available to eligible Metis students attending a certificate, diploma or degree program (excluding Apprenticeship and upgrading programs) at Red River College Polytechnic, who are maintaining satisfactory academic progress in their program.  There are two applications that must be submitted:  1. the Louis Riel Bursary online application is available from Louis Riel Institute; 2. the General RRC Polytech Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships (link above) should be completed and submitted online. Only applicants who have submitted both applications by the application date will be eligible for consideration. Selection will be based on financial need (those receiving other funding, including MMF funding are still eligible to apply).  Applications will be accepted from August 1st to September 15th each year.  Applicants must be attending their program at the time of the application deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.

Mary Guilbault Metis Award
Specific Application
This award is available to Red River Metis students across Manitoba who excel in academics and show a strong connection to their Metis community.  Post-secondary students who have been a resident of Manitoba for the last 12 months may qualify for the Mary Guilbault Metis Award, administered by the Louis Riel Institute.  For further information and to apply, visit Louis Riel Institute (smapply.io).  Application deadline is October 1st.
RRC Polytech Students' Association Indigenous Student Award
One scholarship of $1000 shall be awarded annually to an Indigenous student enrolled full-time in any RRC Polytech program, who can demonstrate satisfactory academic progress and financial need, and is actively involved in the college and/or community.  Applicants must be self-identified as Indigenous in their Red River College Polytechnic student record.  Applicants must submit along with their application form, a one-page outline with a specific focus on their college/community involvement.  The application deadline is October 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 
Sibyl McKay Inkster Bursary
Through The Winnipeg Foundation, two bursaries of $450 will be awarded to female Metis students enrolled in regular full-time programs at RRC Polytech. Selection will be based on satisfactory academic progress and financial need. Applicants for this bursary may also be considered for the Indigenous Student Bursary from Red River College.  Deadline for applications is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.
Staffmax Scholarship for Business Administration
Automatic Selection
Two $1000 scholarships for the Business Administration program have been established by Staffmax, a leading provider of High-Quality Temporary Staffing, Permanent Recruiting, Executive Search, and HR Services. Staffmax is headquartered in Winnipeg and has offices across Canada, USA, Australia & Europe. Staffmax is known for providing ready, reliable & experienced employees across all roles and disciplines. Using advanced recruitment technologies, artificial intelligence, and a team of dedicated specialized recruiters, Staffmax is able to find hidden talent quickly to fill roles on their client’s timeline. Staffmax is involved in helping future professionals to become a part of the talented workforce. The scholarships will be presented to full-time Indigenous students who have completed the first year of the program and will continue into the second year.  Award funds will be paid to program fees for the upcoming year.   In the case of students who are funded for their program by a third-party sponsor, funds will be released to the recipient to assist with other costs, after the fall term has commenced.   The successful candidates will be selected by the faculty based on academic achievement.
The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship was created in honour of the children who attended residential schools and those who never made it home. Southern Chiefs’ Organization recognizes that all First Nation people, families, and communities have been impacted by the residential schools. The $2000 scholarship is intended to support Survivors and their descendants, as well as descendants of the families of the children who died.  The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit to a status citizen of one of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization member First Nations (Berens River, Birdtail Sioux, Black River, Bloodvein, Brokenhead, Buffalo, Canupawakpa, Dakota, Dakota Tipi, Dauphin River, Ebb and Flow, Gambler, Hollow Water, Keeseekoowenin, Kinonjeoshtegon, Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin, Little Grand Rapids, Little Saskatchewan, Long Plain, O-Ch-Chak-Koo-Sipi, Pauingassi, Point Pegui, Pinaymootang, Plains Pine Creek, Poplar River, Rolling River, Roseau River, Sagkeeng, Sandy Bay, Skownan, Swan Lake, Tootinaowaziibeeng, or Waywayseecappo), who is a full- or part-time continuing student at the Red River College Polytechnic, who has successfully completed at least 12 credit hours, and who has made contributions to their school community or their community at large.  Applicants must submit a letter describing their school or community involvement.  The contact information of the chosen recipient shall be disclosed to the donor each year. Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc. observes an annual commemoration of all successful applicants. By submitting an application for the scholarship, the recipient of the Scholarship consents to be contacted through electronic mail or telephone for a brief interview with a member of Southern Chiefs’ Organization.  In the unlikely event of a mitigating circumstance, such as a protection order or equivalent, anonymity will be granted to the recipient of the Scholarship.  Application deadline is February 26, 2024.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Verna and Stanley Mckay, Sr. Educational Bursary for First Nations Students
One $1000 bursary is available annually to a full-time, first-year RRC Polytech Indigenous student who has been denied Band funding for their post-secondary studies at the College.  Those interested in being considered should submit a completed application, accompanied by a letter from their Band stating that they have been denied funding, as well as a short statement (paragraph) outlining their involvement in the Indigenous community.  Selection will be based on financial need and community involvement.  Application deadline is January 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

Business

Staffmax Scholarship for Business Administration
Automatic Selection
Two $1000 scholarships for the Business Administration program have been established by Staffmax, a leading provider of High-Quality Temporary Staffing, Permanent Recruiting, Executive Search, and HR Services. Staffmax is headquartered in Winnipeg and has offices across Canada, USA, Australia & Europe. Staffmax is known for providing ready, reliable & experienced employees across all roles and disciplines. Using advanced recruitment technologies, artificial intelligence, and a team of dedicated specialized recruiters, Staffmax is able to find hidden talent quickly to fill roles on their client’s timeline. Staffmax is involved in helping future professionals to become a part of the talented workforce. The scholarships will be presented to full-time Indigenous students who have completed the first year of the program and will continue into the second year.  Award funds will be paid to program fees for the upcoming year.   In the case of students who are funded for their program by a third-party sponsor, funds will be released to the recipient to assist with other costs, after the fall term has commenced.   The successful candidates will be selected by the faculty based on academic achievement.
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