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April 2019

Sep 11 to Apr 16 Communitea at Main Campus

One conversation can make all the difference. Communitea provides opportunities for these conversations to happen.

Every Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Red Deer College Main Campus | Room 1205

Learn more

*This event does not run during the Canada Winter Games (February 8 to March 11).

 

Sep 13 to Apr 11 Communitea at Downtown Campus

One conversation can make all the difference. Communitea provides opportunities for these conversations to happen.

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Downtown Campus | Donald School of Business | Room 303

Learn more

*This event does not run during the Canada Winter Games (February 8 to March 11).

 

 

Mar 5 to Apr 16 Anxiety To Calm

Tuesdays @ 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Room 2208

weeks; 2 hour group sessions (beginning March 5, 2019)

This Primary Care Network program is primarily based on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). CBT has repeatedly shown to have a strong effect in treatment across anxiety disorders and that effects are sustained after treatment. Family physicians can refer those diagnosed with anxiety disorder or identified as experiencing anxiety symptoms. This program is designed for people 18 years and older who identify as experiencing anxiety symptoms.

Individuals can self-refer here OR obtain a referral from a counsellor.

 

Mar 14 to Apr 4 Happiness Basics

Thursdays @ 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Room 2208

4 weeks; 2 hour group sessions (beginning March 14, 2019)

Adults 18 years or older who want to be happier, whether they are depressed, languishing or flourishing. Individuals do not need a diagnosis to take this program. Weekly homework provides individuals with the opportunity to practice the skills and take control of their personal state of happiness.

This is not therapy or counseling. There is no expectation for individuals to share and talk about their past.

Individuals can self-refer here OR obtain a referral from a counsellor.

 

Apr 1 The Inquiring Mind for Students

3:30 - 7:00 PM

Main Campus | Room TBA

TIM is an education-based program offered through the Mental Health Commission of Canada. It is designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational setting. The workshop covers three main component: stigma reduction, resiliency skills, and the Mental Health Continuum Model. The Mental Health Continuum Model reconceptulaizes how one thinks and talks about mental health by categorizing signs and indicators of good to poor mental health. TIM also teaches strategies for creating a supportive campus and how to support others who may be experiencing poor mental health.

*Participants who complete The Inquiring Mind and Mental Health First Aid training are eligible to receive a notation on your official transcript. To be approved as a co-curricular activity, 20 hours of training must be completed. The Inquiring Mind training is 4 hours, while Mental Health First Aid training is 16 hours. In order to complete the time requirements to qualify for transcript co-curricular notations, you must also complete both training programs.

Sign up!

 

Apr 1 First day to apply for Winter term 2020
Apr 3 Alberta Exponential Manufacturing Summit

The Alberta Exponential Manufacturing Summit is proud to bring together a host of well-respected thought leaders and speakers, focused on innovation, from a variety of sectors. 

Wednesday, April 3
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cenovus Energy Learning Common | RDC’s Main Campus (visit rdc.ab.ca/maps for directions)

Join us for this one-day event and learn how tools such as digitization, block chain, manufacturing 4.0, the internet of things (IoT) and big data analytics are being used in Alberta companies. The day will include guest speakers and showcase manufacturing companies that are currently using these tools to increase profitability. Discussions will also provide participants with insight into how to effectively collaborate between businesses, non-profit organizations, researchers and governments to promote innovation and to tap into Alberta-centric competitive advantages.

This event is being organized by Red Deer College, ATB Financial, Mitacs and The Gridline Project. 

Learn more and register to attend.

Apr 5 The Final Take Off

7:00 pm | Welikoklad Event Centre 

Presented by RE/MAX, join the School of Creative Arts students of Music, Film, Visual Art, Animation and Theatre as they show you the world through song and story. Pack your bags for an all-expenses paid tour of the Creative Arts!

Free Event 

Apr 6 Campus Connections Training

The Campus Connections Training program is brought to you by the Community Helpers Program and Alberta Health Services. This certificate program is delivered free of charge and is open to all students, alumni, faculty, and staff. This training is best suited to individuals who find themselves in a leadership role or who may want to learn the skills to better support their community and themselves.

Trainees will leave the program with the ability to:

  • Help to decrease stigma and labelling of mental health issues
  • Recognize non-verbal indicators of someone in need
  • Use The Helping Skill and other active listening strategies
  • Continue to strengthen communication and collaboration skills
  • Have helpful conversations with someone who may be thinking about suicide
  • Handle crisis situations effectively and ethically
  • Recognize their own limits and boundaries in helping
  • Provide awareness of College and community resources

9:00 am - 4:30 pm | Room TBD | Lunch Provided Register here!

Apr 8 New Student Registration opens for 2019-2020
Apr 8 to Apr 18 Egg-Knowledgement Event

The Employee Wellness Working Group presents the Egg-Knoledgement event! 

From April 8 - 18 you can pick up an egg, write a positive message, and then deliver it to the staff or faculty of your choice.

Eggs are available at the following rooms on main campus: 1102, 901, 2204 and 1509 (while supplies last). Please return the egg shells to any of the locations listed above. 

Apr 10 Stress Management & Balance Workshop

Stress is a natural response to feeling overwhelmed by the demands in our lives. Sometimes, it can feel like too much to handle, and individuals may feel helpless when they experience high levels of stress. Participants will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress, as well as explore and practice healthy coping techniques to reduce stress and improve quality of life. They will also learn about balance and the value of investing time in oneself. 

5:00 - 6:30 pm | Room 2302 | RDC's Main Campus

Sign up! 

 

 

Apr 10 Harm Reduction Lunch & Learn

12:00 – 1:00 PM | DSB, Room 306A | with special guests Turning Point

Bring your lunch and learn more about Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention in an interactive workshop! Students, staff & faculty are all welcome. Harm Reduction is the prevention of harm and reduction of substance use. This can help reduce the adverse health, economic and social consequences of legal and illegal substance use.

krystal [dot] waldo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (Register here.)

Apr 12 Mental Health First Aid Training (Day 1 of 2)

Learn skills to help those around you who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This two day course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.

The Employee Wellness Working Group is proud to offer this training session for FREE. Space is limited. 

Employees who wish to attend this event during normal hours of work must obtain supervisor approval. Please ensure you can attend both days (Friday, April 12 and Friday, April 26) before registering. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program. 

To register, email wellness [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Mental%20Health%20First%20Aid%20Training, body: Please%20sign%20me%20up%20for%20the%20two%20day%20MHFA%20Training%20taking%20place%20on%20April%2012%20and%2026.%20%0AFirst%20Name%3A%20%0ALast%20Name%3A%20%0ARDC%20Email%3A%20%0ARDC%20Phone%3A%20) with your full name, RDC email address and RDC phone number. Please note individuals must register themselves - you cannot register someone on their behalf.

Apr 15 De-Stress for Success!

Monday, April 15 | 10 am – 2 pm | Forum

Make time to create balance in your life.

  • Connect with your peers!
  • Design your own pencil case or book bag!
  • Indulge in tea and treats!
  • Learn tips on stress relief and time-management!

 

 

Apr 17 Last day to withdraw from Winter term 2019 and Full year 2018-2019 courses and receive a WD
Apr 17 Last day of classes for Winter term 2019 and Full year 2018-2019 courses
Apr 18 CICan Indigenous Education Protocol Signing & Tea Dance

Join RDC's Board of Governors and President & CEO, Joel Ward, as we sign the CICan Indigenous Education Protocol and celebrate the accomplishments of Indigenous students at RDC. 

The event will begin with a short program, followed by the signing of the Protocol. A Tea Dance will begin at noon, and this celebration will honour the achievements and success of Indigenous students and graduates. 

Everyone welcome: 

Thursday, April 18, 2019
RDC Arts Centre Foyer | Main Campus
Protocol Signing | 11:30 am
Tea Dance | 12:00 pm

RDC is a proud member of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

Apr 18 Symphonic Winds Music Concert

7:00 pm | Mainstage, Arts Centre

Join Red Deer College’s Symphonic Winds as we perform our final concert of the season! Come and explore with us as we present an eclectic collection of songs and dances from various regions of the world. Ranging from Cajun folk songs to the ancient dances of the Mediterranean, there will be something for every member of the community.

Free Event

 

Apr 19 Good Friday 2019. College closed.
Apr 22 First day of Final Exams for Winter term 2019
Apr 24 Take Your Blandscape to a Landscape!

The RDC Employee Wellness Working Group presents “Take Your Blandscape to a Landscape – Creating your Outdoor Living Room”. Myles Peake, a professional landscaper, will show you all the DIY ways to make your outdoor living area the talk of the neighbourhood. As the owner of a boutique landscape company for over 10 years, he will guide you through new trends and ways to maximize your yard through the Fung-Shui of outdoor living.

Should you wish to attend this event during your normal hours of work it is up to each employee to gain supervisor approval.  

To register, please click the time frame you wish to attend, complete the email template and send. Please note individuals must register themselves – you cannot register someone on their behalf.

wellness [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Blandscape%20to%20Landscape, body: Please%20sign%20me%20up%20to%20attend%20the%20Blandscape%20to%20Landscape%20employee%20wellness%20session%20taking%20place%20from%2012%3A00pm-1%3A00pm%20on%20April%2024.%0A%0AFirst%20Name%3A%0ALast%20Name%3A%0AEmail%20Address%3A%0APhone%20Number%3A%20) (Session #1: Wednesday, April 24, 12:00pm-1:00pm)
wellness [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Blandscape%20to%20Landscape, body: Please%20sign%20me%20up%20to%20attend%20the%20Blandscape%20to%20Landscape%20employee%20wellness%20session%20taking%20place%20from%201%3A00pm-2%3A00pm%20on%20April%2024.%0A%0AFirst%20Name%3A%0ALast%20Name%3A%0AEmail%20Address%3A%0APhone%20Number%3A%20) (Session #2: Wednesday, April 24, 1:00pm-2:00pm)

Apr 26 Mental Health First Aid Training (Day 2 of 2)

Learn skills to help those around you who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This two day course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.

The Employee Wellness Working Group is proud to offer this training session for FREE. Space is limited. 

Employees who wish to attend this event during normal hours of work must obtain supervisor approval. Please ensure you can attend both days (Friday, April 12 and Friday, April 26) before registering. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program. 

To register, email wellness [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Mental%20Health%20First%20Aid%20Training, body: Please%20sign%20me%20up%20for%20the%20two%20day%20MHFA%20Training%20taking%20place%20on%20April%2012%20and%2026.%20%0AFirst%20Name%3A%20%0ALast%20Name%3A%20%0ARDC%20Email%3A%20%0ARDC%20Phone%3A%20)  with your full name, RDC email address and RDC phone number. Please note individuals must register themselves - you cannot register someone on their behalf.

Apr 27 Last day of Final Exams for Winter term 2019
Apr 30 Deferred Exams written for Winter term 2019
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