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March 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

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*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

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



Feb 15 to Mar 1 Reading break. No credit classes

As a result of RDC partnering to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games, an extended Winter Term Reading Break has been approved for the 2018/2019 academic year. The Reading Break applies to all credit courses and is scheduled  from February 15 through to March 1, 2019. During this period exceptions will apply for practicums, clinical or courses with a work experience. Apprenticeship programs and Continuing Education classes do not follow the Academic Schedule and will continue as scheduled by Apprenticeship and Industry Training and the School of Continuing Education.

Mar 3 Canada Winter Games conclude
Mar 4 Credit classes resume
Mar 5 RDC's University Journey: The Next Step

As RDC continues its journey to become a comprehensive regional teaching university, we invite you to join the Government of Alberta, Red Deer College’s Board of Governors and President & CEO, Joel Ward, in a special announcement about RDC’s new name.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Program begins 11:30 a.m.
Mainstage | Red Deer College Arts Centre

This announcement is open to all students, staff and faculty, as well as interested community members.

Learn more about our university journey. 

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 6 to Mar 9 CCAA Men's Volleyball Championships

Red Deer College is proud to host the 2019 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Volleyball National Championship.

March 6 - 9, 2019 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

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Mar 7 Philosopher's Cafe
Thursday, March 7 | 7:00pm | RDC Library
The Philosopher’s Café discusses "Emotion comes from motion: how is emotion embodied?" Hosted by Elena Antoniadis, PhD, Psychology Instructor. Open to RDC students, staff, and faculty, as well as the general public, this event is free and light refreshments are available.
The Philosopher's Café promotes open, meaningful dialogue on the discussion topic, enabling participants to share their own ideas and to broaden their perspective by considering the views of others. No philosophical training or expertise is required. 
Mar 8 Midterm feedback for Winter term 2019
Mar 9 Breakthrough your Business

Pitch your business idea to a panel of business leaders for your chance to win up to $6,000! 

Register now for the Breakthrough your Business competition and get a head start on launching your idea. 

Mar 13 Overcoming Test Anxiety Workshop

Many students experience nervousness or apprehension before, during, or after an exam. Participants will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety, as well as learn strategies to better cope with the emotional distress and physical tension that accompanies it.

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

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Mar 13 Red Deer College Career/Job Fair

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Main Campus | Cenovus Energy Learning Common (Room 2909) 

Join us as we bring employers, students, community members, those seeking employment or career change together to explore employment and career opportunities.

Free bus passes from downtown Sorenson Station to RDC are available at DSB 3rd floor Security as well as at our main campus Security Desk.

Learn More or contact: employmentservices [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Career%20Fair) (Career Services) | 403.343.4064

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.


Mar 16 Mental Health First Aid Training for Students

Learn skills to help those around you who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 

MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This 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.

Cost is $40.00 | March 16 & 23, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Room 167, Gary W. Harris Canada Game Centre (on RDC's Main Campus) - Sign up!

Mar 18 Mindfulness Monday: Yoga Class

March 18, 2019 @ 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Room 2004

We invite you to join an intro class to yoga! Yoga is commonly practiced in a focused, yet relaxed manner. There is emphasis on focused attention, reduced extraneous external stimulation, controlled breathing, and relaxation; thus, it has much in common with stress reduction practices eliciting the relaxation response. – Sign up!



Mar 18 Continuing Student Registration opens for 2019-2020
Mar 21 Harm Reduction Lunch & Learn

12:00 – 1:00 PM | Room 1214

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.)

Mar 21 Stand Up for Mental Health

"Come see mental health from a totally different perspective!"

Keynote title: I'm OK But YOU Need Professional Help: Creating Recovery One Laugh at a Time!
Keynote speaker: David Granirer, Stand-up Comic and Counsellor

Doors open at 5:30 pm
Event begins at 6:00 pm

Arts Centre Mainstage
Main Campus | Red Deer College 

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Mar 21 Philosopher's Cafe
Philosopher’s Café
7:00pm | RDC Library
Topic: "Wilde Ideas: liberal ideology and Universal Basic Income."
Host: Dr. John Kennair, RDC Political Science instructor.
Free admission & refreshments. All welcome.
Mar 21 Stand Up For Mental Health!

I'm OK But YOU Need Professional Help: Creating Recovery One Laugh At A Time!

5:30 PM - Doors open | 6:00 PM - Event begins

Arts Centre Mainstage | Red Deer College

David Granirer, RPC, MPCC, M.S.M is a counsellor, stand-up comic, mental health keynote speaker, and author of The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead to Happiness and Success. He founded Stand Up For Mental Health (SMH), a program that teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental illness or mental health issues as a way of building confidence and fighting public stigma.

Attend David’s funny mental health keynote presentation at Red Deer College, where he uses comedy and humor to bust stigma and help his audiences to see people with mental health conditions from a totally different perspective – strong, courageous, funny, and likeable.

You will leave the show feeling hopeful, happy, and inspired to begin the conversation with the important people in your lives.

Get your free ticket here!

Mar 22 Final Exam schedule posted for Winter term 2019
Mar 23 Women & Addictions Workshop

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM | Room 2601 | Free 

Through a mixture of learning formats, including lecture, as well as small and large group discussion, participants will:

•examine their own attitudes about women who may drink or use drugs during pregnancy

• understand the social influences behind why women drink and use drugs

•review how alcohol and other drugs can affect the health of a pregnant women and her fetus

•understand barriers to effective helping

•learn about the key stages in the model of change

•become familiar with several different substance use screening tools

•discuss the benefits of harm reduction when abstinence is not a realistic goal for a woman

• gain knowledge of addiction services and community resources that support women and how to access them


*Students, staff, and faculty welcome. 

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


Mar 26 What it means to be an LGBTQ+ Ally

Red Deer College is pleased to host a public conversation that will feature the voices and stories of individuals who identify as allies for the LGBTQ+ community.

“What it means to be an LGBTQ+ Ally”
Tuesday, March 26
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Margaret Parsons Theatre | RDC’s Main Campus

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Mar 26 The Inquiring Mind for Students

4:30 - 8:00 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.

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Mar 27 Knowing When People are in Need & Dealing with Crisis Situations Workshop

Sometimes, individuals will tell you they are struggling with something, and sometimes, individuals in distress may not be willing or able to openly discuss the challenges they are facing. The ability to recognize verbal and non-verbal signs makes for more effective helpers. However, helping others does not mean healing others. Participants will learn to identify various crisis situations and become familiar with the resources available on campus and in the community.

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

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Mar 29 30 in the Bank

On March 29, help us raise $30,000 for RDC student-athlete scholarships. Text 30INTHEBANK to 45678 to donate $5, $10 or $20 and share the hashtag #30INTHEBANK on social media.

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Mar 30 Last day to apply for Summer Term, International Applicants
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