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A photo of three people enjoying food and beverage selections at Palate 2022. They are smiling and talking.Save the Date: Palate is October 19

Your reviews are in – Palate: A Taste of Local is a can’t-miss event! We can’t wait to welcome you back to campus for the 2023 event on October 19.  

This elegant evening is a joyful celebration of local food and beverages, Red Deer Polytechnic alumni and the powerful impact we have as a community. You’ll enjoy sweet and savoury items from new and favourite vendors, expanded beverage selections and some exciting new ideas we can’t share just yet! 

Want to be among the first to know? Make sure your contact information is up to date so that you receive an email when tickets go on sale and the opportunity to win exclusive prizes. 

Kings and Queens Hockey go for gold!

A photo of Queens Hockey players celebrating after scoring on NAIT in Game 2 of the tournament.Will you help us fill the stands with a sea of green? This weekend, the Kings and Queens Hockey teams won both of their games against the NAIT Ooks, which means they both have a chance to win the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC) Championship title at 7 PM on Friday night!  

The Kings play in Red Deer at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre Arena. Tickets are available here. The Queens play in Edmonton at the NAIT Arena, where tickets are available at the door. You can also watch both games live on ACACTV. The Queens will be looking for their second consecutive championship with the Kings hoping to win gold for the first time since the 1993/1993 season. 

This could be the first time in RDP Athletics history that both Hockey teams wear the gold medal at the same time! Come on out to cheer the Kings and Queens in Red Deer or Edmonton, enjoy some great hockey and wear green to show your support.

Meet us in Montreal!

We’re headed to Montreal at the end of April, and we want to connect with you. Update your contact information now to ensure you receive the invitation, which will be sent to all Montreal-area alumni next week. If you’ll be in Montreal in April and you don’t receive an invitation, alumni [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (subject: Montreal%20event%20-%20April%2021) (connect with us) and we’ll add your RSVP. 

A photo of members of the People and Culture team at Red Deer Polytechnic.Employment Opportunities

RDP alumni have got what it takes! Join our dynamic team in one of these exciting roles and help us grow opportunities for students and the community. Visit our employment site to learn more about these and many other full and part-time opportunities. 

A photo of Mahima Ohri smilingAlumni Stories

Mahima's RDP Journey | Meet Mahima

Mahima moved to Red Deer from India to complete her post-secondary education at RDP and fell in love with our community. As International Student Navigator, she now helps other international students with the challenges and opportunities they encounter studying abroad. “My job is to make them prepared before arrival, and then we have amazing student services that are here to support them,” she says. Learn more about Mahima and her team in the International Division in this video story

Are you thinking about joining the Red Deer Polytechnic team? Learn more about what it’s like to work here at the Education and Career Expo on Thursday, April 27 on Main Campus.  

A photo of one of the featured student researchers, Ashley, taken in front of a rocky bay.2nd Annual Research Showcase | Meet the Researchers

Did you join us for the 2nd Annual Research Showcase in March? This event features presentations from students, faculty and staff from across Red Deer Polytechnic who are engaged in innovative and dynamic research that has real-world applications and community impact. Read about six of our featured researchers who are doing work in social sciences, creative arts, biology, manufacturing and more! 

What's happening on campus

New programs announced for Fall 2023 Term

A photo of two students working in the Instrumentation Lab.Red Deer Polytechnic continues to grow its breadth of industry-relevant education opportunities with the approval of a number of new or revitalized programs. Learners can apply to RDP now to begin the new programs starting in September 2023.  

The breadth of new programs demonstrates Red Deer Polytechnic’s continued movement to develop more ways for students to design their learning pathways while continuing to ensure those pathways connect students to employment after graduation.   

New and revitalized programs for Fall 2023 Term include the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies, Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma, Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology Diploma, Bachelor of Business Administration and Early Childhood Education Leadership Development Certificate. Other recently launched programs which opened for enrolment during the current academic year, in Winter and Spring Terms, include the Business Certificate and Diploma, Early Learning and Child Care Diploma Workplace Advancement Specialization, and other programs previously announced in September.

Read more

SmartMTX Smart Manufacturing Technology Exhibition

A photo of CIM-TAC technicians giving a tour.Westerner Park | Parkland Pavilion with tours of CIM-TAC 
April 4-5 | Register free  

Red Deer Polytechnic is proud to be a partner in SmartMTX, western Canada's newest platform to explore ideas and opportunities that fuel smart manufacturing growth and innovation. SmartMTX takes place on April 4 and 5 in the Parkland Pavilion at Westerner Park. It’s free to attend, but registration is required. 

To compete in a crowded global market, Canadian manufacturers need to innovate. SmartMTX will help organizations learn about Smart Manufacturing technologies and assess how they apply to operations. At this event, attendees will: 

  • Attend Tech Talks and listen in on expert discussion panels to learn how Smart Manufacturing solutions are changing manufacturing and how adopting these solutions will create advantages for your business. 
  • Connect with Smart Manufacturing technology, software, and service providers to identify the right solution for your business to increase productivity, reduce costs, enhance quality, and better serve your customers. 
  • Connect with government agencies, research institutes, and industry associations vested in the growth and advancement of manufacturing in Western Canada to identify supports and services to help your business innovate and grow.

Red Deer Polytechnic's Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing - Technology Access Centre (CIM-TAC) will host an Open House on April 5 in conjunction with SmartMTX. From 11 am - 2 pm you are invited to tour the facility, see our advanced equipment in action, and ask questions of CIM-TAC’s expert staff. A free shuttle bus will transport conference attendees between the Westerner and the RDP campus. 

Your Summer Adventures Await!

This summer, don’t wait for the fun to find you, come find it with Summer Adventures at Red Deer Polytechnic! Whether you want to explore the world around you in our science and technology camps, build your skills in our sports camps, create delicious new meals in our cooking camps, or immerse yourself in one of our art and craft-based camps, RDP has a Summer Adventure for everyone!  

A photo of three young filmmakers working on a project outdoors on RDP's Main Campus.New for 2023 

This year, for the first time, we are hosting Esports day camps for anyone interested in competitive gaming. How exciting! This camp will be hosted at our Downtown campus. 

Overnight Teen Camps 

For the teen who wants to get away and find adventure, we are hosting a variety of overnight camps where the campers stay in Red Deer Polytechnic’s student housing, make friendships with people with the same interests, and learn about some really fun and interesting topics including: 

  • 3D Animation 
  • Game Design 
  • Film 
  • SummerScapes (Art) 
  • MusiCamp 
  • Artstrek (Theatre) 

Early bird pricing is in effect for select Summer Adventures camps, up until May 1, 2023. Learn more at 

Did you know? Adopt A Camper is a community funded scholarship for young campers to attend summer camps at RDP. Donate now to give a camper a summer adventure.  

Series Summer Arts School

A photo of an artist welding.We have Summer Adventures for adults, as well, with the return of our Series Summer Arts School. Unleash your inner artist in workshops for artists of every skill level, from professionals, to beginners. Classes are held in our world-class art studios, and are hosted by professional artists. On the last day of each course, students will have the opportunity to participate in a public art showcase! So, clean up your brushes, light your blow torch and crack open your personal tool box and jump into Series. 

Learn more at 

Paralegal Post-Diploma Certificate Program Welcomes New Instructor

A black and white photo of Angie KeibelRed Deer Polytechnic is excited to have Angie Keibel of Keibel Legal Services involved in the curriculum development for our upcoming Paralegal Post-Diploma Certificate program, designed for graduates of the Legal Assistant Diploma program.  Angie will also be one of the instructors who will be teaching in this new program.  Angie has a background in Municipal Government and Post-Secondary Education Administration in addition to her legal experience. She currently splits her time between her downtown Red Deer office, and Sundre, Alberta where she works with Kurt Skorodenski Law.  

Outside of the courtroom and classroom, Angie spends her time with her family – her husband Kevin, their two teenagers, and the family’s two rescue dogs, pit-bull-crosses Aspen and Willow. 

Inside the virtual classroom, Angie is excited to be one of the instructors for the new Paralegal Post-Diploma Certificate program – a part-time, online opportunity for those already working in the legal industry as Legal Assistants. This program is the only paralegal program endorsed by the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals (AAPP).  

The one-year certificate includes eight theory-based courses and one consolidated practicum course. Collectively, this program will prepare graduates to focus on contract law, professional ethics, legal research, legal drafting, torts, rules of evidence, and legal interviewing. Graduates of this program will be fully prepared take on an expanded role in the legal industry as a Paralegal. Both RDP and the AAPP have worked tirelessly to ensure the high-quality content of the program.  

Registration is now open for the Paralegal Post-Diploma Certificate program. Classes begin in September 2023, with another intake to follow in January 2024.  

Long Live:

A photo of the poster for the event, which features a student artwork.The Red Deer Polytechnic Visual Arts Year End Student Exhibition
March 25 – April 22, 2023 
Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery

Opening Reception  
March 30, 2023 | 6-8 PM 

All are welcome to attend the opening reception of Long Live:, the annual year-end exhibition of works by student in our Visual Art program. The exhibition consists of first- and second-year student work in media representational of what is taught in the program at Red Deer Polytechnic. Access to the reception and exhibition is free. 

This year has been a renewal for the Visual Art program as the campus fully reopened with students from all programs back in person for classes. The title, Long Live, is a call and a toast to this return (while also a nod to the RDP sports teams Queens and Kings). Long Live Art! Long Live Ceramics! Long Live Painting! Long Live Drawing! Check out RDP Arts and Culture on Instagram to watch the exhibit come together. 

Agora Student Conference

A photo of four students descending the staircase on the east side exterior of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.Saturday, March 25 | 9 AM – 5PM 
Conference program 

The Agora Undergraduate Conference showcases student work from Humanities, Social Sciences, and Social Work classes, bringing together students from across campus. We are stoked to unite RDP’s community in celebration of student ideas, innovations, and art. Join us as we learn from each other in ways sure to enlighten and inspire! 

The 2023 Conference features presentations of student work facilitated by instructors and classmates and closes with a reception and art exhibition in the Red Deer Bottling Forum. See the Conference Program for detailed information about the presentations, including times and locations. 

Red Deer Polytechnic Annual Student Science Conference 

A photo of a student in lab coat moving fluid into a test tube with a pipette. The RDP Annual Student Science Conference features a keynote speaker and also showcases projects and research done by students in Science programs. All are welcome to attend; registration is not required. 

Friday, March 31, 2023 
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Student Poster Presentations | Red Deer Bottling Forum, RDP main campus
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm | Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cameron Goater presenting "Fascination with Manipulation: A Zoologist’s March with the Zombie Ants" | Margaret Parsons Theatre

Saturday, April 1, 2023 
9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Student Oral Presentations | Room 2901 A&B, RDP main campus 

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Career Expo 2023 

A photo of a student wearing headphones and smiling large. Red Deer Polytechnic is thrilled to present our first annual Education and Career Expo, which features Career Expo 2023 and our Spring Open House.   

Red Deer Polytechnic Education and Career Expo  
Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 9 am to 8 pm  
Red Deer Polytechnic main campus  

Red Deer Polytechnic welcomes future students, current students and community members to our Education and Career Expo, an educational and immersive experience where they can connect with exhibitors, employers and teachers.   

RDP’s Education and Career Expo will be tailored for different ages and audiences throughout the day. At each session, attendees will learn about RDP’s programs at the Spring Open House, and they can connect with exhibitors and employers from across central Alberta at RDP’s Career Expo 2023.   

First Session | 9 am to 3 pm 
Who is it for? Grade 8 to 11 students 

Second Session | 5 to 8 pm 
Who is it for? Everyone, including community members looking to enter the workforce or those seeking a career change. 

Making a difference

Be a Part of the Legacy. Support Student-Athlete Scholarships.

A photo of the Queens Indoor Track team posing with their trophy and banner after the first ACAC Gold medal win in the program's history.It has been a phenomenal post-season for your Kings and Queens! Both of our Hockey teams are competing for ACAC Gold this weekend.

Over the past few weeks, the Queens Curling and Basketball teams competed at the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) National Championship in Ontario. Queens Basketball finished in fourth and the women’s curling club finished just outside the playoff picture after the round robin concluded.  

The Queens Curling Club finished with a 4-3 record with all three out of the four wins being blowouts. The women's basketball team finished with a 2-2 record with both losses coming against the Dawson College Blues. Congratulations on a great season to both the Queens Curling and Basketball teams!  

The Queens Indoor Track Team struck gold for the first time in program history with Jenica Swartz leading the way with three individual gold medals! The Queens would also win gold in both relays at the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC) Provincial Championship. The Kings team finished just off the podium in fourth place with their best finishes coming from Ethan Duret who placed in the top five multiples times. Congratulations to the Queens on their first championship title in program history! 

You can be a part of the proud Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics legacy. Your generous donation provides essential support in the form of scholarships for our Kings and Queens teams, allowing our student-athletes to pursue their goals and realize their potential in competition and in the classroom. You can allocate your gift to support scholarships for your favourite team or contribute to the general RDP Athletics Scholarship Fund, which ensures that students have the financial support they need to be able to focus on their studies, sports and community service.  

Gifts totalling to $25 or more annually are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Learn more.

Adopt a Camper

A collage of photos of young campers engaged in a variety of learning activities.Red Deer Polytechnic’s Summer Adventures give young learners the opportunity to build new skills and make lasting friendships during week-long camps across campus. Day and Overnight Camps in science, technology, cooking, sports, music, theatre and fine arts are a memorable part of summer vacation for many children and teens in our community.  

Adopt a Camper is a community funded scholarship fund that provides financial assistance to youth who may not otherwise be able to attend a camp. Gifts of all sizes are pooled to provide full and partial scholarships. You can help a young learner grow and develop their talents, build friendships and have a summer adventure to remember! Give to Adopt a Camper or alumni [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (subject: Adopt%20a%20Camper) (contact us) to learn more about how to access the scholarship. 


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