Red Deer College
Hard at work
The 2015-2016 Students' Association of Red Deer College executive team — Maryanne McGrath, President; Luke Neilson, Vice President Operations and Brady Podloski, Vice President Student Life — are working hard to ensure RDC students have a amazing experience while they are attending the college.
Right now, they are working on exciting and engaging events for WoW (Week of Welcome) as well as for the entire year. In addition, each executive member represents students on a number of committees to ensure the student voice continues to be heard.
Congratulations to Bailey Daines, 2014-2015 SA President, on receiving the Red Deer College Foundation Outstanding Student Award.
Congratulations to Cassidy Crawford on receiving the Governor General’s Academic Medal. Crawford achieved a 4.0 GPA in the Theatre and Entertainment Production program.
RDC Trades students bring home medals
Congratulations to RDC Trades and Technology students Dustin Sejdl (Cabinet Making), Calum Harbidge (Welding) and Dennis Borren (Carpentry). The trio brought home two Gold and a Silver from the 21st Skills Canada National Competition.
Sejdl and Harbidge won gold while Borren received a silver medal. Over 500 young Canadians competed in over 40 disciplines across six industry sectors during the two-day competition, which took place in Saskatoon at the end of May.
Cuts to French & Spanish courses at RDC
The Students’ Association of Red Deer College is concerned about the termination of Spanish and French Language courses at RDC. While the recent provincial budget has led to cuts in post-secondary, it should not undermine the cultural agenda of our college and community.
The following statistics attest to the need for language instruction in Red Deer:
Canada is a bilingual nation. Over 10% of our cities' citizens do not speak English, but rather French or other languages. By not offering second language instruction at RDC, we are not representing the inclusive spirit of our country and community.
Red Deer is hosting the 2019 Canada Winter Games; therefore, language diversity and communication are essential. From coast to coast to coast, athletes from extremely diverse backgrounds will be participating in the games. In our city. At our institution. According to the Winter Games website, the games are meant to promote “unifying Canada”, “arts and culture”, and “official languages”. The Students’ Association asks how our city can promote “official languages”, “culture”, or “unity” when its only post-secondary institution does not promote lingual diversity.
Red Deer College is aspiring to become a degree granting institution. Is this possible without offering secondary language courses?
These cuts affect central Alberta, the members of our city, and the current and potential students of Red Deer College. If there is no linguistic diversity, how can the voice of our students be heard? The Students’ Association hopes to collaborate with decision-makers to secure the communicative, diverse future of our city. Let's work together to make Red Deer an inclusive and culturally diverse community by reinstating the French and Spanish courses at RDC by the fall of 2015.
Poll: French & Spanish reinstatement
Representation, Services, FUN!
The Students’ Association of Red Deer College plays an important role in your life at RDC. The SA advocates for and represents students, provides a myriad of important (and fun!) services and is one of the largest employers of students on campus!
If you have a question, concern, need some more information or want to become more active with your SA, stop by the SA office, call 403-342-3200 or send us an email!
Our mission: The Students’ Association of Red Deer College will enrich and enhance the quality of student life at Red Deer College by providing affordable and quality services, effective political representation and exciting opportunities for its members.