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2 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018 Red River College will celebrate a milestone year in 2019 by marking the 15-year anniversary of Research Partnerships & Innovation. What is amazing about this milestone is how quickly RRC grew from a newcomer to research into one of the leading research colleges in the country. Just recently, RRC was once again recognized as one of Canada's top 10 research colleges. "Other than the establishment of the research enterprise at the college, I believe our first major accomplishment was the work we did with Manitoba Hydro to help them develop their downtown office, Manitoba Hydro Place," said Ray Hoemsen, executive director of Research Partnerships & Innovation. "We were involved with the prototyping and testing of the building envelope, which is the skin of the building. We have an almost 15-year partnership with Manitoba Hydro, which was recognized by NSERC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. We received an NSERC synergy award for innovation because of our partnership with Manitoba Hydro." This project led to a major research program in sustainable infrastructure, which in turn led to the development of a Building Envelope Technology Access Centre. As well, the college was a driving force in the development of a battery-powered "Research activity enables us to get some research infrastructure like facilities and equipment that can also be for teaching purposes. As a result, that benefits students who are taught using the latest and most current technology in education." RED RIVER COLLEGE RRC CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS & INNOVATION By Jennifer McFee for the Free Press — Ray Hoemsen

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