From RDC Athletics
This past week three Red Deer College teams competed at nationals and they earned a pair of medals. The RDC Queens Volleyball team won Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) bronze in Quebec. The Red Deer College Queens Curling team defeated the Concordia University Thunder for national bronze in Manitoba. The Volleyball Kings had a couple of close matches in the New Brunswick tournament and placed fifth nationally.
The Red Deer College Kings Hockey team’s playoff games have been cancelled until further notice.
Here is a summary of what happened this past week:
Queens Volleyball | March 12-14 | CCAA Championship | Cégep Garneau
The RDC Queens defeated the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Champion Fanshawe Falcons in four sets, earning CCAA bronze (25-14, 25-17, 18-25 and 25-21). Libero Kaylee Domoney had 17 digs and an assist, and was named the Queens Player-of-the-Game.
Red Deer’s Emma Holmes was selected a CCAA Second-Team Tournament All-Star. Middle Alexandria Greenshields received the honour of a First-Team Tournament All-Star.
Queens Head Coach Talbot Walton views the CCAA bronze as a stepping stone to where he wants to lead the Queens.
“From where we started the season to where we finished it now, the level of play is extremely high and I couldn’t be happier for the group as a whole,” he said. “To see them play the style of volleyball that I had envisioned in my mind and just getting us one step closer to winning a national championship.”
Leading up to the bronze victory, the Falcons edged the Queens in five sets (26-28, 25-23, 25-22, 15-25 and 11-15).
The RDC Queens picked up a five set win over the Lynx d’Édourd-Montpetit in the bronze quarter-final (24-26, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18 and 15-9). The Lynx were the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Wildcard team.
In the bronze medal semi-finals, RDC faced Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) rival Briercrest College. The Queens dropped the Clippers in five sets (24-26, 25-23, 21-25, 25-14 and 15-12).
The Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners defeated Élans de Garneau in the gold medal match. It was the Mariners third consecutive national championship.
The results can be viewed online.
The bronze medal match recap is available on: rdcathletics.ca.
Kings Volleyball | March 12-14 | CCAA Championship | St. Thomas University
In the bronze semi-final, the Red Deer College Kings were shaded in five sets by the Lethbridge College Kodiaks (23-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-18 and 13-15). Setter Tom Wass was named the Kings Player-of-the-Game, accumulating 50 assists. The RDC Kings finished fifth in the CCAA.
Carter Hills and Pat Toze were named CCAA Second-Team Tournament All-Stars.
The RDC Kings were edged in five sets by the Capilano Blues in the semi-final (22-25, 25-14, 25-23, 14-25 and 13-15). The Blues, who are Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) Champions, eventually won CCAA gold, sweeping their two other opponents. Ontario’s Humber Hawks captured silver.
The results can be found online.
Queens Curling | March 11-15 | CCAA/Curling Canada College Curling Championships | Portage la Prairie, MB
The Red Deer College Queens earned a 7-5 decision over the Concordia University Thunder in the national bronze medal game.
Earlier in the day, the Douglas Royals picked up a 7-4 win over the Queens in Sunday’s semi-final.
During round-robin play, the RDC Queens finished with a 4-3 record, downing the Douglas Royals 9-8, the Fanshawe Falcons 11-5, the U of A Augustana Vikings 7-2 and NAIT Ooks 8-7. The Queens fell to the Concordia University Thunder 8-5, Humber Hawks 9-4 and Sault Cougars 10-4.
The Queens were well represented by Jaycee Bourke (lead), Carmyn Penner (lead/spare), Erica Watts (second), Emily Plett (third) and Hollie Vincent (skip), along with Head Coach Brad Hamilton and Queens Coach Eldon Raab.
The Douglas Royals defeated the Humber Hawks 10-1 in the gold medal game.
The bronze medal recap is on: rdcathletics.ca.
The national curling scores can be viewed online.
For more information on RDC Athletics, the student-athletes and teams, please visit: rdcathletics.ca
RDC Athletics photos are available on Flickr.
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About RDC Athletics: Red Deer College has an impressive athletics tradition. RDC Athletic teams and individual student-athletes have won 25 National Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association
(CCAA) titles, 170 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) team and individual titles. Our student-athletes and coaches have received countless individual honours both for academic and
sporting achievement. This year, the College has more than 180 student-athletes competing in seven sports on 15 teams.
RDC’s Donald School of Business leaving downtown to return to main campus
From RDC Communications
RDC announces changes to its downtown campus as it looks to the future
New opportunities will support students and businesses
As RDC plans for the future and grows learning opportunities for all students, the Donald School of Business will move from its current downtown location in the Millennium Centre back to RDC’s main campus. This move will take place in January 2021.
In 2011, Red Deer College’s downtown campus in the Millennium Centre first opened. RDC has achieved great success there, with faculty creating unique learning experiences for our students and valuable connections with our local business community. These same successes will continue to thrive as we move the Donald School of Business back to main campus. RDC’s Donald School of Business is expecting almost 900 students to attend classes in the School’s nine programs during the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year.
“The reputation we’ve grown, and the core principles we’ve created within the Donald School of Business are embedded in our everyday fabric as a post-secondary institution. As we consider our future as Red Deer University, we are excited to provide all our students with increasing opportunities to engage with our local business community and prepare for successful careers. We anticipate this will be one of the areas that we’ll continue to grow in creating a signature RDU student experience,” says Dr. Peter Nunoda, RDC President.
The relationships that the College has built through its downtown campus with business leaders and organizations, and the entrepreneurial spirit at the core of RDC’s Donald School of Business, will open doors to new experiences for all RDC students. The College’s main campus is uniquely situated in our city and region to serve its students, and to allow the ability to grow connections with members of the business community, wherever they are housed, whether it be downtown, industrial parks, or in surrounding communities.
Through practicum and work integrated learning opportunities, guest speakers, seminars and workshops, and other mentorship opportunities, these are meaningful learning experiences that will grow on RDC’s main campus for all students. Synergy between students, instructors and the business community will continue to grow in unique teaching and learning spaces such as RDC’s Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing and Alternative Energy Lab, achieving practical solutions to real-world problems that will positively impact our communities.
Red Deer College’s connection with, and support of, the heart of this city will remain strong. At our downtown campus, the College will leverage and grow the strong relationships we’ve already built as we continue our commitment to meet the needs of our diverse group of learners with an equally diverse range of programs and services.
Examples of serving these varied opportunities include providing customized corporate and executive training solutions and seminars, guest speakers, professional development opportunities, and more, for adult learners and businesses through RDC’s School of Continuing Education. Many of these individuals also provide meaningful mentorship and real-world experiences for students in the College’s other programs.
As another opportunity, RDC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, offered through the School of Continuing Education, will now be centrally located close to organizations such as Central Alberta Refugee Effort (CARE) and Catholic Social Services, to better meet the needs of ESL learners as they access learning and essential community resources.
Housing these types of lifelong learning opportunities at a downtown campus is something that is often seen within the post-secondary sector, and so the College believes this will fit well as the institution continues to serve all central Albertans.
Students in all RDC programs will always be welcome at the downtown campus, using this space for seminars, mentorship engagement and other possibilities yet to be imagined, continuing to create robust connections between students and with community members.
“Through the shifts we are making in where our programming is housed now, we are building for an exciting future as a polytechnic university. We will continue to instill an entrepreneurial spirit within all of our students, create meaningful connections with our business community, and innovate to serve our region with practical solutions in a variety of sectors that contribute to the economic well-being of our region,” says Dr. Nunoda.
RDC to close Donald School of Business and main campus to public until further notice due to COVID-19
From Red Deer College Communications
Campuses & Facilities Update
The following changes are being implemented in the coming days and weeks:
Donald School of Business
- RDC’s downtown campus, home of the Donald School of Business will be open tomorrow and Thursday to allow faculty and staff to remove any personal items and materials they need to work from home.
- Effective Monday April 13, RDC’s Donald School of Business will temporarily close, until further notice. No public access will be accommodated, and all instructors and staff will be working from home and responding virtually to student or other inquiries.
• Effective Monday, April 13, there will be no public access permitted on RDC’s main campus. Any students, employees, visitors or guests must attend RDC’s main campus for business purposes and need to have pre-approved appointments to pick-up or receive goods or services to be on main campus.
• Effective Monday, April 20, all student access to RDC’s main campus will stop, with the exception of students who are coming to clean out their lockers and/or access the Students’ Association (SA) Food Bank as noted below:
o Students will be required to clean out their lockers by Thursday, April 30 and return locks to the SA. If students are unable to physically come to campus to complete this task, please email the Students’ Association to establish alternative arrangements. Please note the SA is currently open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
o Students who require access to the SA Food Bank can fill out and submit this Food Bank Application.
o Students who do not have access to a computer or laptop to complete course work can email their name, program, and contact information to [email protected] The Library has some laptops that can be signed out on a first-come, first-served basis. Library staff will contact students to determine how best to meet their needs, whether they need a laptop for an hour, a day, or a week. We will be flexible with loan times, while striving to ensure equitable access to technology for all students. Learners may also contact RDC’s Library through online chat or phone for other inquiries.
• Effective April 1, 2020, RDC has decided to suspend employee parking fees for all parking on RDC’s main or downtown campuses, until further notice.
o For employees whose fees for reserved stalls are paid by payroll deductions, they will first notice that no parking fees will be deducted from their payroll/direct deposit on the April 24, 2020 pay date (for the April 1–15, 2020 pay period).
o For employees who pay fees online for scramble parking lots, they will not be required to pay for parking on RDC’s campuses in April, and until further notice.
- Parking enforcement and fees have been suspended temporarily on RDC’s main campus, until further notice, for all students and employees.
- The College continues to urge employees to work remotely if their work does not require them to be present at the College. For those who must work at RDC’s main campus, please continue to park in Lots C or Public West and check-in and check-out at the Welcome Centre upon arrival and departure.News about RDC’s response to COVID-19 is available at: rdc.ab.ca/coronavirus.
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