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No presence informationKoshel, Monte9/20/2019 2:37 PM Approved

​(Thompson, MB) - University College of the North (UCN) assistant professor, Dr. Gilbert McInnis, received notice from Peter Lang Publishing confirming that Dr. McInnis’s book Kurt Vonnegut: Myth and Science in a Modern World has been accepted for publication. CLICK HERE for full release

  
No presence informationGraham, Kelly9/9/2019 2:26 PM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) continues to set new enrolment records. Preliminary first-week enrolment numbers for full and part-time students are the best since its establishment, President and Vice Chancellor, Doug Lauvstad, announced today.

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No presence informationNemeth, Suzie9/3/2019 3:18 PM Approved

​The University College of the North was well represented at the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in June.  Drs. Ying Kong and Joseph Atoyebi, along with UCN students Taylor Flett and Kassidy Burden, attended the conference and delivered individual presentations under the theme: "Voice, Image, Prose, and Poetry from Indigenous Students."

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No presence informationGraham, Kelly8/12/2019 9:25 AM Approved

Free 4 week Digital Media-Based Storytelling Program
September 23 - October 18, 2019
The Pas Campus​
Open to Northern Manitoba Residents Aged 18+
Residence Provided for Out of Town Students

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NSI Call for Applications​

  
No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess8/1/2019 2:14 PM Approved

​Federal investments in six projects for business growth, skills training, and economic development

August 1, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada

Ensuring every Manitoban has an equal and fair chance to succeed is an important part of western Canada’s economic prosperity. That is why the Government of Canada is investing up to $4.9 million in six projects in Manitoba to build an inclusive and empowering economy. The announcement was made today by Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess7/2/2019 8:19 AM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) is 15 years old! Established on a strong foundation provided by the former Keewatin Community College, UCN began operations on July 1, 2004, delivering both college and university programming and governed by northern peoples. UCN is unique in that it includes a mix of the expected features of a post-secondary institution such as the Learning Council, the body that governs academic matters at UCN, and a strong Council of Elders that provides advice to the Governing Council on delivering educational excellence in northern Manitoba. 

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No presence informationNemeth, Suzie6/28/2019 3:32 PM Approved

​The University College of the North celebrated the achievements of the 2019 graduating class at ceremonies held in The Pas (June 25) and Thompson (June 27).  These events combined with the many community graduation ceremonies, mark the tremendous accomplishments of UCN students.

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No presence informationNemeth, Suzie6/28/2019 3:27 PM Approved

​Ms. Krystle Paskaruk, UCN's Cooperative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator, was selected by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) to present at the Education at Work Ontario (EWO) and CEWIL Canada's Professional Development Conference & Symposium held in Ottawa on June 18-19, 2019.

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No presence informationNemeth, Suzie6/26/2019 9:12 AM Approved

​Eric LeSann, a student enrolled in a joint program between Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute and the University College of the North attains silver medal at the Manitoba Skills Competition and a gold medal at the National Skills Competition in Automotive Technology.

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No presence informationNemeth, Suzie6/14/2019 8:42 AM Approved

​On June 11, 2019, more than 50 individuals attended a one-day session where Passive House Canada and Sundial Performance representatives presented information on improving the efficiency and sustainability of housing in Canada.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess5/30/2019 2:22 PM Approved

​In keeping with University College of the North’s (UCN) new Strategic Plan, UCN is releasing details as to how the institution will support economic and social development in the north.

“As the only educational institution located in the north and led by northerners, UCN has a key role to play in helping to strengthen economic and social development in the region,” said UCN’s President and Vice-Chancellor Doug Lauvstad. “UCN has unique insights into the north, an established network of campuses and training centres, and the infrastructure to contribute to ensuring that northern Manitoba is a crucial economic driver for Manitoba.”

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess5/30/2019 2:11 PM Approved

​Donna Carriere of Pimicikamak (Cross Lake), Manitoba, has been named as the new Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Engagement at UCN. Donna was previously Vice-President, Community Based Services.

“This is very welcome news,” said UCN’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Doug Lauvstad.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess5/28/2019 9:03 AM Approved
  
No presence informationNemeth, Suzie5/27/2019 11:23 AM Approved

The University College of the North (UCN) hosted an inaugural Law Enforcement Academy Day (LEAD) on May 23, 2019 in The Pas.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess5/22/2019 10:39 AM Approved

​The Kelsey School Division board approved a motion at its May 6th meeting to transfer the Kelsey Learning Centre (KLC) to The Pas campus of University College of the North (UCN).

“This is very welcome news,” said UCN’s President and Vice-Chancellor Doug Lauvstad. “We are excited about the many possibilities that this move brings, not the least of which is providing clearer pathways for adult learning students to realize their goals of pursuing post-secondary education and training”.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess5/13/2019 8:53 AM Approved

​​In recognition of the importance of University College of the North (UCN) in supporting social and economic development in northern Manitoba, and as part of celebrating the 15th anniversary of UCN’s establishment as a university college, UCN’s Governing Council has released a new Strategic Plan that helps to ensure that UCN plays a leading role in strengthening Manitoba’s north.

https://www.ucn.ca/strategicplan

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No presence informationNemeth, Suzie5/6/2019 1:18 PM Approved

​The annual Northern Regional Envirothon event was held at the University College of the North, The Pas Campus, on April 30 and May 1, 2019.​

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No presence informationNemeth, Suzie5/6/2019 8:40 AM Approved

​Dr. Lynette Plett assumed the role of Associate Vice-President of Access at University College of the North (UCN) on May 6, 2019.

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No presence informationNemeth, Suzie5/3/2019 9:36 AM Approved

​The University College of the North (UCN) recognized their partnership with the Composites Innovation Centre through a signing ceremony held on Thursday, April 11, 2019.​  More Information

  
No presence informationNemeth, Suzie5/1/2019 2:52 PM Approved

The University College of the North (UCN) annually awards a deserving UCN staff or faculty member who has made a difference and has gone above and beyond for UCN students.

UCN’s graduating class has the opportunity to submit nominations each year and the recipient of the Wawatay Award is announced at the annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess4/30/2019 11:48 AM Approved

​The annual Young Women’s Conference and Northern Skilled Trades and Technology Showcase were held on April 24 and 25, 2019, which meant that marshmallows were once again being launched across the University College of the North (UCN) Gymnasium. Employing the use of engineering themes, Grade 8 girls and boys built trebuchets out of PVC piping and other materials.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess4/29/2019 3:41 PM Approved

​The University College of the North (UCN) hosted its annual Career Expo 2019 on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at the Gordon Beard Arena in Thompson. The Expo included interactive exhibitor booths, a try-a-trade area with hands-on opportunities (including construction of a birdhouse and a hands-on electrical activity) and a Manitoba Hydro Skills Activity. Participants also had the opportunity to connect directly with employers at several exhibits/booths and also receive pertinent information about post-secondary institutions.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess4/26/2019 8:07 AM Approved

​Two students from the University College of the North’s (UCN) Faculty of Arts, Business and Science, have been accepted to participate in the first cohort of the University of Manitoba’s President’s Student Leadership Program. Kelly Hrabarchuk (Business Administration) and Amy Jackson (History) were among a number of different applicants from across the province to be selected for the program. Candidates had to demonstrate strong leadership experience, commitment and impact.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess4/17/2019 9:10 AM Approved

​The University College of the North (UCN) held the 12th Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow in The Pas on Saturday April 6, 2019. The ceremony was held to honor UCN students graduating in 2019.

The day began with a Pipe Ceremony and also included Feast and Giveaway ceremonies -- all held to honor the graduating class and recognize their achievements.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess4/8/2019 3:26 PM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) would like to acknowledge the passing of Elder David Lathlin of Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

Elder Lathlin was integral to the development of UCN’s Kenanow Bachelor of Education Program. Elder Lathlin was most concerned by the lack of student success and high drop-out rate amongst Aboriginal students within our education system. He believed that in order to achieve a better and higher student success rate we needed to change the way teachers were trained.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess4/8/2019 9:29 AM Approved

​On April 26, Dr. Gilbert McInnis will present a TedTalk titled "The Mythical Character of Machine Language and Code" at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ (IJAS) International Conference for Academic Disciples at the Sokol Institute in Prague. In the Czech Republic, Sokol is the fourth most populous civic association, with nearly 190,000 members. I am honored to be at this institution especially since it recently celebrated over 150 years of providing education and culture to the Czech diaspora in North America.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess4/2/2019 2:41 PM Approved

​Following the March 26 release which celebrated continued growth of the University College of the North’s (UCN) enrolment numbers, UCN is reporting even more good news regarding enrolment.

At March 31, 2019, UCN’s headcount enrolment, a count of unique individuals registered in programs, increased from 2,699 students in all programs at all locations as of February 28, 2019 to an incredible 2,926. The new enrolment count is the highest enrolment at UCN since being established in 2004, and UCN anticipates that enrolment will continue to increase through to the end of the academic year in June, 2019.

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No presence informationScott, James3/26/2019 8:24 AM Approved

​With 2,699 registered students at the end of February 2019, University College of the North's (UCN) enrolment is the highest it has ever been since its founding in 2004. More Information

  
No presence informationScott, James3/22/2019 9:33 AM Approved

​Last evening (March 21, 2019) Canadian Kraft Paper Incorporated (CKPI) was awarded the prestigious 2019 Export Award from the Canadian Manufacturers and Export Association.More Information

  
No presence informationScott, James3/20/2019 2:31 PM Approved

​The University College of the North (UCN) began celebrations for 2019 National Co-op and Work Integrated Learning Week by hosting two Employer Recognition luncheons in Thompson and The Pas this week.More Information

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