James Connery


James Connery is the new Director at the LRVC. James brings twelve years of career college experience as he steps into this role. James has been with the LRVC since its inception in 2013. He brings decades of leadership and management skills to the college and previously had the role of Corporate & Community Trainer for the LRVC. Having spent 25 years in the hospitality and health sectors James is approachable and focused on assisting students to succeed.

James is dedicated to student success and working with faculty to provide a fun, unique and engaging classroom experience for every program the LRVC delivers.

His interests are sports, music and spending time with his two amazing grandsons.

Margaret Flett


I work with a great team at the Louis Riel Vocational College as a Facilitator/Administrative Assistant

My education includes:

  • High School Diploma - Winnipeg Adult Learning Institute
  • Administrative Assistant - Anokiiwin
  • Business Administration Diploma - Assiniboine Community College, Dauphin

I continue to develop my skills in the role of educator with LRVC.

One of my favorite quotes:
"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you." -B.B. King

Karla Ristock

Admissions & Student Services

I analyze applications from prospective students based on LRVC's standard admissions policies. Interviewing students to understand their objectives and background, provides clarification to student's queries and concerns. Following-up with students' inquires through direct meetings, live chat, phone calls and emails, ensures clarity for the student. I also advice students about programs offered, admission procedures, eligibility, costs involved and assisting students in completing the enrollment forms.

I enjoy assisting with recruitment activities, student interviews, information sessions and enrollment plans. While maintaining a database of student information, telephone logs and student feedback to generate student reports to provide support to Senior Management.

I strive to make the Admissions & Enrollment process as easy and painless as possible. I do enjoy meeting new people, and assisting potential students, past students, and my colleagues anyway that I can.

Jason Gonzales

Lead Instructor for the Health Care Division

Jason Gonzales is the Lead Instructor for the health care division of Louis Riel Vocational College. He teaches the full class and challenge class of health care aide program. He is also in charge of student's practicum placement in care homes and hospitals.

An Internationally Educated Nurse and certified HCA with vast and outstanding experience working in health care facilities as well as in acute care centers in the Philippines, United Kingdom and Canada.

Aside from being an Instructor, He is a member of Basketball team at Sturgeon Heights here in Winnipeg, also a big Manchester United soccer fan.

A very approachable, dedicated educator and inclined in guiding the students to achieve their goals.

Czar Genuino


Czar Genuino is an internationally educated nurse with over 10 years of experience in academic and clinical practice. He was a former nurse clinical instructor in a State University that produced globally competitive and morally upright nurses. He has taught a variety of BSN courses in the areas of medical-surgical area as well as fundamental and ethical nursing. He also has an extensive clinical working experience both as a registered nurse and as a certified health care aide in different care homes and acute care settings.

He is now teaching health care aide and preparatory nursing courses in Louis Riel Vocational College. He enthusiastically conducts theoretical and laboratory classes to produce competent and compassionate health care workers.

Krista Krentz


I am an instructor for the Indigenous Focused Early Childhood Educator program for the Louis Riel Vocational College. I have been working in the field of Early Childhood Education in a variety of capacities for more than 20 years. I am constantly learning more about children and childhood and am applying it to my teaching. I believe that children can teach us far more than we can teach them and I encourage my students to be 'forever learners' throughout their careers and lives.

I am determined to promote and push forward reconciliation and feel there is no better way than teaching ALL children and families about history, diversity and empathy.

During my spare time, I enjoy reading, music and spending time with my 2 sons and my husband.

Wyanita Chartrand


I received my early Childhood Education Level lll in 2009.

Since that time, I have filled many roles of Early Learning Child Care positions, such as an Early Childhood Educator Level ll and as Director.

I have 5 years of experience in teaching the Early Childhood Education program in various northern communities.

I started at Louis Riel Vocational College in January 2021 and am currently teaching the Indigenous Focused Early Childhood Education class in Dauphin Manitoba.

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