RDC Update

Ward: Twelve months of transformation, RDC unveils new name

March 15, 2019 - 1:32pm

Remember to breathe! We in central Alberta should heed this slogan for Travel Alberta. The pace of change over the past 12 months has been breathtaking. Consider all that has happened: the 2019 Canada Winter Games, the opening of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, the new iconic Residence clad in solar panels, RDC’s Alternative Energy Initiative, which enabled the installation of almost 4,200 solar panels on our main campus, the Highway 2 project, news about the hospital and the court house, just to name a few.

Ward: RDC is Ready for the Games

February 7, 2019 - 11:49am

In just eight days, the 2019 Canada Winter Games will begin, and the feeling of anticipation and excitement is becoming palpable across our community and at Red Deer College.

It’s been four-and-a-half years since Red Deer first learned we would get the Games – years that now seem to have gone by in an instant – but years that were filled with planning and preparation. After so much work by so many people, this community is ready. And Red Deer College is ready.

Ward: RDC’s journey through 2018

January 7, 2019 - 4:35pm

Of all the important days we celebrated throughout the past year, March 1, 2018, was the single-most historic day for Red Deer College. With 600 people packing our Arts Centre and many more watching through livestream, Premier Rachel Notley shared the long-awaited news that Red Deer College will become a recognized university.

Ralston: Help shape RDC’s future name and brand

December 3, 2018 - 1:38pm

At Red Deer College, things are in full swing as we undertake extensive behind-the-scenes work to transition to a university. But while this is happening, we are also looking to reach out and connect with community members from across central Alberta.

Your feedback is a very important part of our journey to become a university. Our communities helped us before, when we were asking for the Government’s approval to achieve university status, and now we would love to get your help again as we look to envision the new name and new brand for our university.

RDC’s Quest to Net Zero

November 2, 2018 - 4:34pm

Everyone knows that in academic circles a zero is typically a bad thing.

However, this last year Red Deer College has continued to build on its legacy of sustainable projects, and we are now beginning to challenge ourselves further to explore how we could potentially become a ‘net zero’ institution.

This essentially means that all the energy RDC’s main campus needs to power our buildings and infrastructure would be produced on campus from sustainable sources.

State-of-the-art facilities enhance learning, living and athletic experiences at RDC

August 14, 2018 - 3:24pm

As we continue to transition to University status, we have been busy preparing our facilities for the anticipated growth of programs and services to serve our ever-expanding number of students. Dr. Paulette Hanna, in her guest article last month, outlined the new programs we are offering this year. The new Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation and Visual Effects, along with new programs in Justice Studies, Health Care, Education and Business ensure opportunities for innovation, entrepreneurship and great careers in central Alberta. 

VP Hanna touts new programs coming to RDC

July 11, 2018 - 9:52am

In March 2018, Red Deer College achieved one of its greatest milestones when Alberta’s Premier, Rachel Notley, announced approval for us to begin our university journey. In the coming months, we are eager to work with Government to identify how this journey will take shape, including growing our current mix of more than 100 programs to continue to serve the needs of our learners and our communities.


By: Red Deer College

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