PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS CONMP-NA Construction Management

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Overview

  • Several courses are available by distance and classroom delivery on a part-time basis.
  • Transfer credit opportunities: full-time Construction Management
Description
Focus on the technical and management skills needed in heavy, industrial and commercial, and residential construction. Learn about codes, laws, and regulations while respecting sustainable environmental practices. Some courses may need to be combined to receive credit.

These courses are ideal for those working in the skilled trades, engineering, or engineering technologies, who are looking to develop their managerial knowledge.

Bachelor of Technology - Construction Management degree cannot be completed through part-time studies.

Admission Requirements

A strong background in mathematics, science and communications courses is recommended. Construction industry work experience is also recommended.

Regular Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 Courses
    • Grade 12 English
    • Grade 12 Math

Program Outline

Earn credits towards a degree in Construction Management while studying part-time.   

Year 1

  • Algebra and Trigonometry 1 - D
  • AutoCAD 1 - D plus Drafting Fundamentals - C
  • Building Materials - C or Commercial Construction - C
  • Statics and Strength of Materials 1 - D
  • Statics and Strength of Materials 2 - D
  • Statistics - C/D
  • Surveying 1 - D
  • Surveying 2 - D
  • Technical Communication 1 -
  • WHMIS - D

Year 2

  • Business Communications 1 - C/D
  • Construction Project Management: Basic Principles - C or Project Management Fundamentals - C/D
  • Professional Ethics - D
  • Building Code Analysis - C

Year 3

  • Construction Law & Documents - C
  • Human Behavior Organizations - D
  • Project Management Planning & Estimating plus Project Management Risk
  • Principles of Supervision and Leadership 1- C or Management Principles 1 - C/D 
Year 3 - Elective
  • Labour Relations - C/D
  • BIM Fundamentals - D
  • Revit 2 - D

Year 4

  • Engineering Economics - D
  • Managerial Communications - C or Project Management Communications - C/D
  • Human Resource Management - D
Year 4 - Elective
  • Labour Relations - C/D
  • Construction Jobsite Management - C

 
Legend: 

  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery 
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
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.
CADD-1004BIM Fundamentals
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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of applying Building Information Modeling (BIM) concepts and practices to the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) design processes. Students will learn the fundamental tools, commands and workflows of creating a BIM using Autodesk Revit.

In this course, students will create comprehensive 3D architectural building information models to generate concept drawings and construction documents including plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules and 3D views of architectural projects.

Prerequisites:
CADD-2001Revit 2
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This course is designed to build upon the basic functions of Revit learned in Revit 1 and provide you with an understanding of the more advanced functions of Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Upon successful completion this course, you will be able to produce accurate and complete construction drawings of a simple renovation project. You will understand the concepts of phases and phase filters, demolition drawings, construction drawings, and how to build a family. Both AutoCAD and Revit are required for this course. You will be provided with access to both AutoCAD and Revit software for installation on your own computer. Instruction will be given through written and video instruction in order to produce graded assignments. Although the suggested time for this course is 10 weeks, you will work at your own pace to achieve completion within four months of registration.

Prerequisites:
CIVL-1011Algebra & Trigonometry 1
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This math course covers fundamental principles, definitions of mathematical terms and basic graphing techniques.  Students will learn to simplify expressions and solve equations involving trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations, factoring and fractions.

CIVL-1013Statics and Strength of Materials 1
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Statics is the study of forces that act on a structure at rest. This course consists of the basic principles that allow the determination of forces carried by structural bodies and frames. Some of the learning outcomes topics are: (force characteristics, moment force, Resultant Force, equilibrium, Free Body Diagrams and Truss Analysis). This course is delivered via in class lectures and the LEARN management system (database).

CIVL-1014Surveying 1
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This course will introduce the fundamentals of survey measurement and equipment use, profile plotting, grade calculations and topographic surveying. This course includes a practical field component consisting of basic measurement exercises using surveyor's levels and digital Total Stations.

CIVL-1020Professional Ethics
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The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of ethics and decision making in the workplace. Practical functions are introduced including: understanding the foundation of ethics; personal morality and lifestyle; social ethics; professional expectations in the workplace; construction contracts; the role of government; common myths; architectural issues & construction defects; engineering & construction defects; construction defects & litigation; care, custody & control; specialized & investigative services; expert witness; and CTTAM Code of Ethics & Guidelines. Employee/employer centric exercises, case studies and practical assignments will provide an identifiable linkage between more abstract theory and real world practice and assist successful students to master ethical decision making. Techniques learned will also be applied to other courses and on-the-job experiences. Wherever practicable case studies and reading references will be based on the construction industry and related fields.

CIVL-2025Statics and Strength of Materials 2
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Strength and materials is the study of construction materials (steel, concrete & wood) that make up a structure when forces are applied. This course provides an appreciation of the physical characteristics of structural materials (steel, concrete & wood) which is necessary to determine load capacities of structural members. Some of the learning outcomes topics are : (stress-strain curves, stress consideration, centroids, moment of inertia & bending stress). This course is delivered via in class lectures and the LEARN management system (database).

Prerequisites:
CIVL-2026Surveying 2
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This course continues from Surveying 1. Students will be introduced to basic roadway design and earthwork concepts, the fundamentals of angles and survey traverses, traverse adjustments, coordinate calculations, missing courses closures, and systems of surveys in Manitoba and Western Canada.

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CIVL-3026Engineering Economics
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This course provides an introduction to engineering decision making. It deals primarily with cash flows associated with engineering projects and related mathematical tools for manipulating monetary values over time. The course also presents less quantifiable considerations related to business policy, social responsibility, and ethics. Key studies include basic elements of engineering decision making, financial depreciation of assets, economic methods for comparing costs and benefits that occur at different times, cash flow analysis using principal formulas and compound interest factors, methods of evaluating and comparing projects, and methods of making choices about possible replacement of assets.
 

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CMDP-3005Construction Law and Documents
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The focus of this course is to allow students to explore Canadian law as it relates to construction agreements and documentation including area of morals, ethics in civil law, common law and statute law. Students will be introduced to the different types of law, laws giving authority, law to torts and law of enforcement including relevant Manitoba Acts and regulations. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand construction law, standard form of contracts and agreement, specifications, and other documents used in the design and construction of building projects. Necessary construction insurance coverage and construction bonding will be covered in detail. Forms of alternative dispute resolution are examined in detail and litigation as a last resort will also be reviewed. Using the CCDC documents as a guide, students will also examine agreement provisions, definitions, general conditions, supplementary conditions, hierarchy of documents, liquidated damages and penalties, warranties and guarantees. Construction management contracts and custom contracts will be discussed also.

CMEL-4011Construction Jobsite Management
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This course will use practical examples and industry standard techniques to examine all facets of managing construction jobsites from a contractor's point of view, including the specific duties handled by the superintendent and the interactions with the project manager and other members of the construction team.  The lifecycle of a project will be studied - from the configurations of a project team to project closeout.  A dedicated focus on the activities of jobsite personnel includes helpful techniques and procedures for effectively managing a project jobsite from start to finish.

COMM-1000Business Communication 1RPL
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This course will guide students through the techniques and processes involved in writing, speaking, and listening effectively for business. Students will be taught skills for networking, meetings, and working in teams. Students will apply a direct approach to create professional emails and letters. Students will learn strategies for competent information report writing. Students will be taught how to create and deliver a memorable oral presentation. The proper use of business writing rules, grammar, and etiquette will be emphasized throughout the course.

COMM-1018Project Management CommunicationsRPL
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Hone your communication skills for use in the project management environment. Develop and expand your written and verbal skills, learn how to make an effective presentation, and how to take part in negotiations. Other topics include listening techniques, interviewing skills and the importance of recognizing cultural and gender differences.

Prerequisites:
COMM-1190Managerial Communications
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This course is designed to improve student abilities to communicate effectively with others from a managerial perspective.  It reviews essential oral, written, nonverbal, interpersonal, and intercultural communication skills and helps students to apply them at a managerial level in a dynamic workplace.  The course focuses on writing techniques, informal reports, technical proposals and various aspects of organizational communication.

COMM-1243Technical Communication 1
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Learn the principles of technical communication. Develop your skills to research, design and organize documents. Practice your skills using plain language techniques to produce clear, effective writing. Ideal for anyone who writes for business, government or industry.

CONS-1001Building Code Analysis
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Become familiar with the National Building Code and its requirements and applications to today's buildings. Cover topics such as building safety and accessibility, with a particular focus on fire safety, safety within floor areas, exits, vertical transportation, service facilities, health requirements, and barrier free design.

CONS-1003Construction Project Mgmt: Basic Prncpls
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Learn to use Microsoft Project 2002 software for scheduling and tracking a project. The course will cover concepts such as Gantt Charts and network diagrams, task dependencies, resource allocations and critical path scheduling. Students will also learn how the knowledge and procedures outlined in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) relate specifically to design and construction projects.

CONS-1009Building Materials
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Learn, through practical demonstrations, how to explain the function and performance of a variety of building materials. Explore both residential and commercial construction. Examine the following materials: wood, concrete, masonry materials, insulation and moisture barriers, structural steel, window materials and exterior finishes. Study the following methods: steel and wood framing and finishing, concrete forming, masonry, structural steel erection and connection, site preparation, curtain wall construction, basic electrical and plumbing, insulation and moisture barrier application.

DRAF-1000Drafting Fundamentals
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Practice in the use of architectural and engineering imperial and metric scales, basic lettering forms, linework techniques, material symbols, architectural conventions and techniques, orthographic and pictorial drawing. Study light wood frame construction and the production of working drawings for a small residential garage.

Prerequisites:
DRAF-1007Commercial Construction
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Explore common building practices and materials related to a small industrial building. Produce architectural working drawings of a desing controlled single story, masonry-bearing and steel frame structure from written, sketched and oral data. Apply drafting techniques that meet acceptable standards.

Prerequisites:
HUMR-1002Labour Relations
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Acquire a thorough knowledge of the principles of a collective agreement. Topics include the employer-employee relationship; establishment of bargaining rights; negotiations; content of a collective agreement; union security; management rights; complaints; grievances; and arbitration.

HUMR-1015Human Resource Management
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This is a course covering the major responsibilities of a modern Human Resource Manager. The emphasis is on activities such as recruitment, appraisal, legal compliance, training, orientation, compensation and job analysis.

HUMR-1019Human Behaviour in OrganizationsRPL
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Address psychological principles and sociological concepts of human behaviour in formal and informal organized groups. Learn the main aspects of individual and group behaviour in purposeful group settings. Explore topics including group relationships, types of groups, task orientation, group structure, communication, leadership, group performance, psychological climate, human needs in organizations, status, and social roles.

MATH-1020Statistics
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This course is an introduction to economic and business statistics. Topics include charts and graphs, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, probability rules, probability and sampling distributions, and estimation.

MGMT-1019Project Management Fundamentals
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Develop a basic introductory understanding of the generally accepted knowledge areas and practices of project management, including terminology. Learn how to apply basic processes, tools and techniques. Develop a basic project plan in a team environment. This course combines theoretical knowledge with practical laboratory skills using project management software that can be applied immediately on the job.

MGMT-1080Human Resource Management (40 hrs)RPL
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Discover the importance of Human Resources Management (HRM) to individuals, organizations, and society. Learn more about this integrated, goal orientated set of management functions, which are carried out in the context of multiple environments (competitive, social, legal and organizational).

Students who complete HUMR-1015 in lieu of MGMT-1080 will need to submit a Transfer of Credit Request Form to be eligible for graduation from the Human Resource Management Certificate Program.

MGMT-1161Management Principles 1RPL
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Acquire the knowledge necessary to identify management functions and set out major principles, problems and objectives. Know the meaning of decision-making and learn how to stress the use of creative thinking in management. Discuss the fundamentals of organization and departmentalization, and learn the value of motivating people in management positions through communications, leadership and supervision. Study the methods used to control budgets, costs, quality, production and sales.

MGMT-1167Principles of Supervision & Leadership 1
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Study the field of supervision and foremanship in organizations and the methods of dividing activities into departments and relationships within them. Examine the use of committees and terms such as authority, responsibility, accountability and delegation. Terms and case studies will be discussed through group discussions.

PROJ-1002Project Management Plan and EstimateRPL
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You will develop a working competency in planning projects, scope management, resource management, cost and duration estimating, activity sequencing, and scheduling. Learn to apply the generally recognized tools and techniques in planning, estimating and scheduling projects and focus those projects on an organization's business.

Prerequisites:
PROJ-1030Project Management FundamentalsRPL
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Study the fundamental aspects and principles of project management including life cycle, integration, planning, organization and communication. Learn about work breakdown structures, diagramming, cost management and resource allocation. Examine today’s issues affecting project management including risk management, quality, conflict, and team building.

PROJ-1196Project Management Risk
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In this course you will develop working level competencies to manage risks that may negatively or positively affect your project. Develop skills in identifying risks, qualifying and quantifying risks, risk response planning and risk response control. The course will examine both the psychological and mathematical elements of risk.

Prerequisites:
SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

Students enrolling in Part-Time and Online Education courses may be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus Store locations or online at bookstore.rrc.ca. Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.

Note: Courses requiring a textbook will show "TR" in the Delivery field.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2024 Summer Term - Distance Education
CADD-1004 BIM Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Nov 30, 24C. Urbanski256146$1,229
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
256146
Cost
$1,229
COMM-1000 Business Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Dec 31, 24M. Kitz254619$675
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
M. Kitz
Section
254619
Cost
$675
HUMR-1019 Human Behaviour in Organizationsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Oct 31, 24TBA256239$519
Aug 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24TBA256242$519
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
256239
Cost
$519
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
256242
Cost
$519
HUMR-1015 Human Resource Managementmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Dec 31, 24TBA256243$675
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
256243
Cost
$675
HUMR-1002 Labour Relationsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 30, 24TBA256245$549
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24TBA256246$549
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
256245
Cost
$549
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
256246
Cost
$549
MGMT-1161 Management Principles 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 30, 24D. Christle254631$539
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
D. Christle
Section
254631
Cost
$539
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 30, 24S. Hinkson256210$669
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24S. Hinkson256211$669
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Hinkson
Section
256210
Cost
$669
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Hinkson
Section
256211
Cost
$669
CADD-2001 Revit 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Oct 31, 24C. Urbanski256150$649
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
256150
Cost
$649
CIVL-1013 Statics and Strength of Materials 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Oct 08, 24N. Khan256152$699
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Oct 08, 24
Delivery
Instructor
N. Khan
Section
256152
Cost
$699
CIVL-2025 Statics and Strength of Materials 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 27, 24N. Khan256153$699
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 27, 24
Delivery
Instructor
N. Khan
Section
256153
Cost
$699
MATH-1020 Statisticsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24F. Islam254634$735
Aug 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24J. Dennis259948$735
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
F. Islam
Section
254634
Cost
$735
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
J. Dennis
Section
259948
Cost
$735
COMM-1243 Technical Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 16, 24S. Solomon256154$575
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 18, 24S. Solomon256155$575
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 16, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Solomon
Section
256154
Cost
$575
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 18, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Solomon
Section
256155
Cost
$575

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at a minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high-speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to  https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/  for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recent Changes

  • Effective November 14, 2023: CIAC -1002 Technical Drawing Fundamentals will be replacing the following: CADD-1003 AutoCAD 1 and CADD-2003 AutoCAD 2

  • CIAC -1002 Technical Drawing Fundamentals will run for the first time on February 1, 2024 (D2024WI) as an online delivery.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

You may apply these courses towards credit for the four-year (44-month) Construction Management degree program.

All course(s) listed on the Program Outline with the same course name and code are equivalent.

Please refer to the Construction Management Degree Transfer Credit PDF for each year/term.



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.

Awards and Scholarships

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

Entrance Awards

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.

General Awards

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.

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 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. 

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 $1500 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.

Indigenous Student Awards

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.

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 $1500 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.

Continuing Education

Gervin Alexander Dobbin Memorial Award
A $1000 award has been established to honour the memory of former Red River College Evening Program Supervisor, Gervin Alexander Dobbin. The award is available annually and is presented during the fall term to a part-time evening/Saturday program student who is a single parent with a financial need and who is currently registered in a Continuing Education program at RRC Polytech.  Application deadline is October 1st.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
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