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Why knowledge matters : rescuing our children from failed educational theories

Friday, 17 February, 2017

@TitleIn Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences.

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Monday, February 20, 2017


[foh] adjective

False, fake, ersatz. Of personal behaviour: feigned, affected, disingenuous. Of a material: synthetic, artificial, made in imitation (often as a cheaper substitute).


Her faux leather jacket provides little insulation from the cold winter weather.  

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Submitted by: John Mark

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Did Warren Buffett Really Ask You To Forward His Email? 5 Ways To Know.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Fake news isn’t a new thing and it isn’t an internet thing. Many of us had our first experience with fake news when we were told about Santa Claus. Empowering students to understand how to tell fact from fiction is a necessary and useful skill to ensure they are on the path to make educated and informed decisions during and on their way to adulthood. This article presents five ways to distinguish what is true from what is false.

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Louis Riel Day

Friday, February 10, 2017

​​Please be advised that the Red River College Libraries will be closed on Louis Riel Day, Monday 20 February 2017​.​

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Louis Riel Day – February 20th

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

riels defense.jpgLouis Riel, born in the Red River Settlement in 1844, became a leader of the Metis people in their resistance against the Canadian government in the Canadian Northwest. Today, he is perhaps the most controversial figure in Canadian historiography. Since this Monday is Louis Riel Day in Manitoba, we’d like to take a moment to encapsulate some of the important resources available to our patrons regarding one of Manitoba’s most controversial historical figures. >> Read more​

Viola Desmond: A Story of Courage

Monday, February 13, 2017

bhm_poster-2017-200x300.png​​In February 2008, Senator Donald Oliver, the first Black man appointed to the Senate, introduced the Motion to Recognize Contributions of Black Canadians and February as Black History Month. It received unanimous approval and was adopted on March 4, 2008. Since then, February is an official time to celebrate Black Canadians – their experiences, stories, achievements and contributions.​ >> Read more

CBC News in Review: January 2017 Edition

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

​"News in Review" is Canada's premier current-event series for the classroom. It's the only resource that gives the opportunity to delve into today's most important events as they unfold. Here is a round-up of the latest edition of CBC News in Review: "Europe’s Discontent: The Backlash of Populism", "Revealing Selfies: The Consequences of Sexting", "Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist?" and "Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News". >> Read more​

NFB presents… Award-winning Animation

Monday, January 23, 2017

ryan-video.JPGThe Nationa​l Film Board of Canada (NFB) - Canada’s public film producer and distributor - has achieved global recognition for delivering innovative and highly creative media productions. Much of the NFB’s output is serious in na​ture, however a lighter side is revealed in their fantastically creative, highly entertaining animated shorts. >> Read more

Prime Cuts: Books About Meat

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Meat-Everything-You-Need-To-Know-Cover-256x300.jpgLast week, Jill Wilson wrote about a renewed interest in butchers and locally-sourced meats in a Free Press article entitled "Riving an Art". In addition to talking to butchers from the newly opened Bouchée Boucher and established businesses like Denny’s Meats, the college’s Culinary Arts gets mentioned for expanding their repertoire by using whole animals in meat cutting courses, plus a brand-new second year course. >> Read more



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