RDC Update

Ward answers "Questions people ask about RDC"

November 30, 2017 - 2:35pm

In my role at Red Deer College, I have the opportunity to connect with people from across central Alberta. Whether this is at events hosted by RDC or at other activities in the community, I always enjoy speaking with students, alumni, parents, partners and interested citizens. A great many people are connected with RDC, and what I’ve found through my conversations is that they truly care about what’s happening here.

Update on the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

July 10, 2017 - 4:14pm

The buzz surrounding the construction of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre/Centre des Jeux du Canada Gary W. Harris is building. It has become a conversation topic for folks travelling up and down the QE2. Last week the sign went up on the west side of the building, so for many the mystery has been solved. But for those who want more details, here is a quick primer on the building; why it is important to RDC’s future and how it will support the Canada Winter Games in 2019.

Ward: RDC reaches beyond Central Alberta

March 16, 2017 - 2:00pm

RDC faculty are diverse, experienced, and their contributions extend beyond the classroom. I am constantly amazed at the work they do in our communities, our province, our country and around the world.

To illustrate the great work that our faculty are doing each and every day, I’d like to share a recent pilot project completed by two of our Social Work professors, Dr. Baiju Vareed and Carmen Plante.

Polytechnic University status for RDC would strengthen region, President Ward says

January 16, 2017 - 10:52am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 9:58am

Too many of our kids are leaving our region to complete their education in Calgary or Edmonton.

The sad truth is that most do not return. Our communities are impoverished by a brain drain that inevitably impairs our region’s economic, cultural and social growth. In my eight years in Red Deer, I have heard stories from parents and students who wished for a choice to stay and finish at RDC.

RDC President celebrates big changes and bright future

December 16, 2016 - 1:03pm

Big changes and a bright future for RDC

RDC is intrinsically tied to the communities of central Alberta; it’s your College, and as President and CEO, I’m pleased to share some of our important initiatives.

First, your College is undergoing significant growth and development. You will have noticed the construction of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre/Centre des Jeux du Canada Gary W. Harris facing QEII. This $88 million project celebrating health, wellness and sport will open in the fall of 2018.

By: Joel Ward

Joel Ward is the President and CEO of Red Deer College