UCN Launches Apprenticeship Program in Thompson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2024 (Thompson, MB) – To help increase skilled trades in Manitoba, the University College of the North (UCN) is proud to introduce the Level 1 Common Core Heavy Duty/Truck and Transport/Agricultural Technician program. This comprehensive training is available to level 1 apprentices of these critical trades for the first time…

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UCN Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2024 (The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North celebrates 20 years in operation on July 1, 2024. As part of the celebration, three UCN professors, Dr. Keith Hyde, Dr. Greg Stott, and Dr. Hendrik Warnar-Brown are writing a book about UCN’s history and its significance in northern Manitoba.…

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UCN Unveils “Pâkosêthimowin” Sculptures to Inspire Hope and Dreams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2024 (The Pas/Thompson, MB) – Today, at our campuses in The Pas and Thompson, the University College of the North (UCN) introduces “Pâkosêthimowin” as the name for our newest sculptures. Pâkosêthimowin is Cree and translates to English as “Hopes/Dreams.” “These works serve as visual representations of our guidance for the…

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UCN Partners with Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology on Use of Technology in Teaching Indigenous Language and Culture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2024 (The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North (UCN) signed an agreement with Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, to use Georgian’s immersive and interactive teaching tools. The tools use virtual, mixed, and augmented reality to teach Indigenous languages, culture, treaties, Indigenous ways of being, and the Truth and…

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UCN Named Top 25 Places to Work in Manitoba

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2024 (The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North is recognized as a top employer in Manitoba. Manitoba’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. “We are incredibly honoured to be recognized as one of the top employers in Manitoba,” said…

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UCN Receives Grant for Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2024 (The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North (UCN) is thrilled to announce it has been selected as one of the seven Indigenous-led and community-driven programs to receive a grant from the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF). The grant is part of an Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative. It aims…

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UCN Celebrates the Expansion of the UCN Early Childhood Education Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2024 (The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North (UCN) is pleased to announce the expansion of the UCN Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs across Northern Manitoba in partnership with the Canada-Manitoba Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CW-ELCC) Agreement. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the UCN ECE The Pas…

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UCN Announces Partnership to Promote Manitoba’s Mining Industry Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2024 (The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North (UCN) has secured a strategic partnership with NORCAT, a top-tier non-profit organization specializing in training and development services. Our collaboration is designed to strengthen mining exploration and projects in Manitoba, particularly in northern and Indigenous communities. “Cultivating opportunities in northern…

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UCN Strengthens Institutional Leadership on Reconciliation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2024 (The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North (UCN) is pleased to announce Dr. Ramona Neckoway as UCN’s new Vice-President, Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation. Dr. Neckoway currently serves as the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation. Dr. Neckoway will continue to lead this portfolio in…

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