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No presence informationScott, James7/31/2018 1:55 PM Approved

​Charlene Lafreniere, Director of Institutional Advancement at University College of the North (UCN), is one of five Canadians chosen by U.S. Embassy Ottawa to represent Canada in a program on Indigenous education training for remote and disadvantaged communities.More information

  
No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess7/19/2018 10:56 AM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennie Wastesicoot, a researcher in UCN’s Faculty of Arts, Business and Science, and Dr. Andrea Walsh of the University of Victoria, have received an Institute Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to support a reconciliation project whereby art created in 1960 at the MacKay Indian Residential School (MacKay IRS) in Dauphin, Manitoba will ultimately be returned to the students or to the families of the students who created that art.

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No presence informationScott, James7/13/2018 3:25 PM Approved

​The 12th annual Into The Wild program is well underway with a full house.  University College of the North (UCN) partners with Manitoba's Education and Training Department to provide this unique six-week program that is open to children who are between 8 and 13 years old.

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No presence informationScott, James7/12/2018 3:21 PM Approved

​University College of the North's Summer Institute has concluded for another year.  The title of the week long camp is "Onikaniwak - For Those Who Lead." ​ The land based program began July 6th and was located at Egg Lake, 70 kms north of The Pas.

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No presence informationScott, James7/11/2018 12:01 PM Approved

​UCN is announcing a reduction in the size of its administrative staff to meet objectives established by the Government of Manitoba.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess6/25/2018 1:17 PM Approved

​UCN’s College of Trades and Technology (CTT) has established the Northern Builders Award that recognizes a local or regional community partner who has made a significant and sustained contribution to CTT and, specifically, who ensures that the CTT is fulfilling its strategic directions and objectives.

The inaugural Northern Builders Award was presented to Mr. Russell Dobie, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute (MBCI) on Monday June 25, 2018 by President Doug Lauvstad and Associate Vice-President Rob Penner.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess6/25/2018 9:33 AM Approved

​A total of 57.7% of students at University College of the North (UCN) reported that Indigenous content was integrated into their courses, according to responses received from UCN’s online student course evaluation system for the 2017/18 Academic Year. Additionally, 49.9% of students reported that their studies in 2017/18 added new knowledge to their understanding of Aboriginal cultures, suggesting a considerable value-added effect through UCN’s coursework.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess6/25/2018 9:23 AM Approved

​In February, the University College of the North (UCN) was saddened by the passing of long-time colleague and friend, Arnold “Arnie” Paskaruk. Arnie was an instructor in the Automotive Technician program for over 20 years and influenced the educational journey of countless students during his time at UCN.

On May 10, Automotive Technician students were treated to a pizza lunch (carrying on Arnie’s annual tradition) and then shared in a special unveiling of a framed memorial displayed on the Automotive Shop wall. The memorial will act as a tribute to Arnie and will serve to remind his colleagues as well as new and returning students of his legacy. During this event, the first recipient of the Arnold Paskaruk Memorial Award was named: Taranjot Singh Saroya.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess6/19/2018 2:11 PM Approved

​UCN is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Dalcanale (Dave) as University College of the North’s new Registrar. Mr. Dalcanale has worked in colleges and universities for more than 25 years, serving in staff and managerial positions responsible for various registrarial functions. Mr. Dalcanale has worked previously with the College of New Caledonia and with Douglas College, and has most recently served as Assistant Registrar with the University of Lethbridge. In addition to this extensive experience, Mr. Dalcanale holds a Bachelor of Technology in Leadership and Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess6/12/2018 10:48 AM Approved

​University College of the North, with its two campuses and 12 regional centres, is in full graduation mode. Convocation ceremonies take place on June 12 on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess5/22/2018 2:16 PM Approved

​University College of the North will be offering a 5-day Cree Language Camp Aski Achimowin, this summer thanks to a $53,670 from the Federal Aboriginal Languages Initiative.

Doris Young, a senior administrator at UCN says the goal of the summer camp will be to offer a “fun” Cree learning experience to 20 northern students and to produce 5 Cree Language YouTube videos. Teachers will be able to use these videos as teaching tools at no cost and will be accessed through YouTube video.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess5/18/2018 11:21 AM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) and Vale Canada Limited are today announcing the signing of a Letter of Intent that establishes a framework for UCN’s new Northern Workforce Development Centre to offer corporate training opportunities for new Vale employees as well as re-certification for Vale’s existing employees.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess5/18/2018 11:15 AM Approved

​THOMPSON - Northern Manitobans will benefit from a new workforce development centre that brings together industry and workers, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced here today at University College of the North (UCN)
Thompson Campus.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess5/11/2018 9:15 AM Approved

​Sylvia McAdam, co-founder of the Idle No More movement to provide keynote address.

Winnipeg, Manitoba - MAY 11, 2018 - On May 15th, Wa Ni Ska Tan: An Alliance of Hydro-Impacted Communities will be meeting in Thompson for their annual Spring Research Gathering. Wa Ni Ska Tan is a cross-regional research alliance focusing on the implications of Hydro development for environments and Indigenous communities in Manitoba and Canada. UCN has generously donated meeting space for this event. Sessions and workshops will be held at the UCN Thompson campus from May 15 – 17 as well as the local Friendship Centre in Thompson.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess4/16/2018 8:56 AM Approved

​On Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the UCN Mamawechetotan Centre 11th Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow, Cindy Hiebert-Dixon was presented with a certificate and star blanket. Cindy was nominated and selected as the Wawatay Award recipient this year. Students nominate a person who has helped them on their academic journey, this person has made a difference and has went above and beyond for their students. Cindy teaches in the Business Department of University College of the North’s (UCN) Faculty of Arts, Business and Science (FABS).

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess4/16/2018 8:54 AM Approved

​An associate professor of English at University College of the North (UCN), Dr. Sue Matheson has been elected Vice-President of Awards by the Popular Culture Association (PCA), an academic organization devoted to the study of popular culture that was founded in 1971 by Ray and Pat Browne. Affiliated with a number of regional and international organizations dedicated to popular culture study, the PCA also supports two prestigious, peer-reviewed journals, The Journal of Popular Culture and The Journal of American Culture.

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No presence informationScott, James4/11/2018 2:50 PM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) was the site of a two-day conference focusing on truth and reconciliation. The 2nd annual event took place at UCN's Thompson Campus as well as the wellness centre located in the Thompson Regional Community Centre.

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No presence informationScott, James4/11/2018 2:47 PM Approved

​April 7, 2018 marked the 11th year for University College of the North (UCN) to host the Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow.

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No presence informationScott, James4/11/2018 2:41 PM Approved

​David Yerex Williamson, Dean of Education at University College of the North (UCN), has had a poem – “A Frost Crusted Poplar” – accepted for inclusion in the forthcoming anthology Heartwood, edited by Leslie Strutt and Anne Burke. The anthology is being published by the League of Canadian Poets in Toronto later in 2018 and an official launch of the publication is expected to take place in June in Toronto at the League’s Annual General Meeting.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess4/9/2018 1:38 PM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) is pleased to announce that Dr. Gilbert McInnis will have his article, “The Posthuman Vision of Philip K. Dick” will be published in the Spring 2018 edition of the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS).

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess3/23/2018 8:12 AM Approved

​Associate professor of English at UCN, Dr. Sue Matheson has begun editing a volume of collected essays about women in Hollywood Westerns for Edinburgh University Press, Scotland’s premier scholarly publisher.

“Edinburgh University Press ensures the highest academic standards,” Matheson said, “It's an honour to be working with EUP and a great opportunity to showcase UCN's commitment to advanced learning, knowledge, and research.”

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess3/23/2018 8:09 AM Approved

​On the heels of a successful Employer Recognition Luncheon held at University College of the North (UCN) Thompson Campus on Monday, March 19, UCN hosted a second Employer Recognition Luncheon at its campus in The Pas, MB. The event saw 156 delegates attend the luncheon, in celebration of the many local employers who have provided UCN students with work-integrated learning opportunities as part of their programs at UCN The Pas Campus. There were 41 employers nominated from the following sectors: Education & Child Care, Health Care & Social Services, Natural Resources & Environment, Food & Beverage Industry and Trades Industry.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess3/21/2018 3:45 PM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) hosted its first annual Employer Recognition Luncheon at its Thompson campus, on Monday, March 19, 2018.  Over 70 participants attended the luncheon, with 20 local employers recognized for their contributions to the Early Childhood Education Program, Facilities Technician Program, Kenanow Bachelor of Education Program, Bachelor of Nursing Program and Office Assistant Program.

Employers honoured included the School District of Mystery Lake, Northern Health Region, Calm Air International and Manitoba Family Services and Labour.  Daycare sector honourees were well represented, namely KAO Daycare, T2 Daycare, Teekinakan Day Care, Thompson Children’s World Daycare, Early Learning Child Care Centre, Kiddies Northern Preschool, Riverside Daycare, Light of the North Daycare, Mini Muks Day Care, Churchill Children’s Centre, Gillam Preschool, and Mandees Day Care.  Building and construction sector employers nominated and recognized included Burntwood Custom Builders, Paul’s Plumbing, Get It Done Construction, and Leo’s Home Decorating.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess3/19/2018 10:38 AM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) has received the report of the Manitoba Colleges Review and has accepted its findings and recommendations. “UCN is committed to working with the Government of Manitoba and other colleges to address the Review’s recommendations. UCN will make changes to strengthen our responsiveness to communities and to industry and will make the changes necessary to ensure that we continue to provide the highest quality education to northerners,” said Tom Goodman, Chair of UCN’s Governing Council. “We will be taking immediate steps to begin to implement these recommendations,” Goodman continued.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess3/19/2018 9:42 AM Approved

​Newcomers to Thompson, Manitoba have been hitting roadblocks when it comes to learning the English language. University College of the North (UCN) has partners up with Red River College (RRC) to make sure that is no longer a problem.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess3/16/2018 3:54 PM Approved

​UCN is proud to host the second annual Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action gathering to be held on March 21 & 22, 2018, at the UCN Thompson Campus and the Thompson Regional Community Centre. The theme for this year’s gathering is the “Road to Wellness”. The chosen theme for this year’s gathering is very appropriate as it fits right into UCN’s joint partnership work with the University of Victoria to repatriate art work back to former students of the Mackay Indian Residential School.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess3/9/2018 4:03 PM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) is pleased to announce the creation of Joint Primary Care Paramedic (JPCP) Certificate program to be offered in September 2018 in The Pas, Manitoba, in partnership with the Criti Care EMS Academy.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess3/9/2018 11:55 AM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) has unveiled the completion of a $2 million science lab renovation at their campus in The Pas today, thanks in part to investments by the governments of Canada and Manitoba.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess3/5/2018 3:07 PM Approved

​On February 28th, 2018, the University College of the North (UCN), in partnership with Kelsey School Division and Skills Canada, held the 2018 Northern Manitoba Skills Challenge in The Pas, Manitoba. The event was a tremendous success. The day involved 32 competitors from The Pas, Thompson, Swan River, Leaf Rapids, Flin Flon and Gillam. The 2018 event involved challenges in cooking, welding, carpentry, heavy equipment service, outdoor power and recreation equipment, public speaking, information technology software solutions for business, hairstyling and job search.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess2/23/2018 10:47 AM Approved

​On February 28th, 2018 the University College of the North (UCN) in partnership with Kelsey School Division and Skills Canada, will be hosting the 2018 Northern Manitoba Skills Challenge in The Pas, MB. This event will see a number of high school students from across Northern Manitoba competing in a variety of different technical vocational areas. These areas include cooking, welding, carpentry, heavy equipment service, outdoor power and recreation equipment (at UCN), public speaking, and information technology software solutions for business (at Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute), as well as hairstyling and job search (at Mary Duncan School).

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