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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

  
No presence informationScott, James3/4/2019 8:52 AM Approved

​On February 27, 2019, the University College of the North (UCN), in partnership with Kelsey School Division, Opaskwayak Education Authority and Skills Canada, held the 2019 Northern Manitoba Skills Challenge in The Pas, Manitoba. The event was a tremendous success.  The day involved over 40 competitors from The Pas, Thompson, Swan River, Leaf Rapids, Cormorant Lake and Gillam.More Information

  
No presence informationGraham, Kelly2/28/2019 3:36 PM Approved

The 2018 T2202A forms are now available for students to download.

Important: If you do not remember your student ID #, please contact the Associate Registrar at 204-627-8520, or toll free at 1-866-627-8500 (ext. 8520).

You can download yours here: UCN SOAR

  
No presence informationScott, James1/23/2019 11:19 AM Approved

​Associate professor of English at University College of the North (UCN), Dr. Sue Matheson will be the keynote speaker at the 6th annual Ray Browne Conference at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), February 15-16, 2019.More Information

  
No presence informationScott, James1/16/2019 3:59 PM Approved

Planning for the 2019 Northern Manitoba Skills Challenge is underway and the event promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The organizing team, co-chaired by Suzie Nemeth, University College of the North (UCN) and Kathi-McConnell-Hore, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute (MBCI), includes representation from a number of different schools. The 2019 event will include competitions in Carpentry, Cooking, Electrical, Esthetics, Graphic Design Technology, Hairstyling, Heavy Equipment Service, Information Technology Software Solutions for Business (Office Suite), Job Search, Outdoor Power/Recreation Equipment, Public Speaking, Web Design and Development and Welding. The competitions will be held at UCN, MBCI, Mary Duncan School and starting this year, Oscar Lathlin Collegiate.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess1/15/2019 3:13 PM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) is proud to introduce a new opportunity for prospective students by providing them with the experience of ‘a day in the life’ of a UCN student.

Participation in the program will give students the opportunity to meet and shadow current UCN students as they attend their classes/labs to obtain a glimpse into their program of interest.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess12/17/2018 1:33 PM Approved

​The University College of the North (UCN) celebrated the grand opening of the Swan Valley Workforce Development Centre at a ceremony held on December 17, 2018. Following in the footsteps of the very successful Northern Workforce Development Centre in Thompson, the Swan Valley Workforce Development Centre will be a mechanism through which UCN will meet the specific training opportunities of industry to meet labour market needs.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess12/10/2018 9:18 AM Approved

​Linking educational experiences to employment is not always easy. Some students at the University College of the North (UCN) embarking upon post-secondary studies might have a sense of their career path; however, many may not.

Utilizing best practices, UCN’s Cooperative Education Coordinator, Krystle Paskaruk, provides opportunities to UCN students for creating meaningful pathways between education and employment. And, recently, Krystle was recognized for this work with a certificate of appreciation from RBC Careers Services at an appreciation night in Toronto on November 28.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess12/6/2018 8:28 AM Approved

​Enrolment at University College of the North (UCN) as of November 30th, 2018, has increased by 41.8% compared to the same time in 2017. Headcount enrolment, a count of unique individuals registered in programs, grew by a total of 641 students, increasing from 1,534 students in all programs at all locations on November 30th, 2017 to 2,175 students in all programs at all locations on November 30th, 2018.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess11/21/2018 9:06 AM Approved

On November 6 and 8, University College of the North (UCN) hosted Industry Engagement Nights. These events provided an opportunity for industry partners, UCN students, staff and faculty to network. Students connected with employers and industry representatives from a wide range of sectors across the province and learned about potential career and job opportunities. These events also provided a tremendous opportunity for UCN staff and faculty to engage with industry partners and showcase some of the great work occurring in UCN’s faculty and program areas. 

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No presence informationScott, James10/23/2018 1:16 PM Approved

​On Wednesday, November 7th, Linkages will host their Look North Dinner.  We are excited to present our keynote speaker, Murad Al-Katib, CEO & President of AGT Foods.More Information

  
No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess10/22/2018 11:26 AM Approved

​Coming Home-Survival and Resiliency Through Art, MacKay Indian Residential School Child Memories, is a collaborative project between faculty members at the University College of the North (UCN) and University of Victoria (UVic). The “Coming Home” project was centered around 58 paintings that were created by survivors of the Mackay Indian Residential School (formerly located in Dauphin, Manitoba). The teacher and professional artist who helped students create the artwork and collected artwork from his students between 1958 and 1971, passed away in 2008 and his family gifted his collection of over 700 paintings to the UVic.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess10/19/2018 10:37 AM Approved

​An associate professor of English at UCN, Dr. Sue Matheson will be embarking on a speaking tour next month—in Canada, the United States, and Brazil.  “I’ve been invited to give a lecture at St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba. The next day, I am travelling to Madison, Wisconsin, to deliver a paper at the Film & History conference,” Matheson said, “When that conference ends, I go on to Brazil.  I’ve been asked to lecture at the Universidade Federal de Goiás and deliver a key note address for the VIII Simpósio Lendo, Vendo e Ouvindo o Passado: Recepção, Tradição e Canibalização de Classicos at the Universidade Federal de Viçosa outside Rio de Janiero.”

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess10/19/2018 9:02 AM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) Natural Resources Management Technology Instructor, Will Trowell, was recently inducted into the Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame as Player -- Student of the Game. Will's lacrosse career began as a box player at the Kelvin Community Centre and he went on to represent Manitoba at the Junior nationals. In 1985, he forayed into the field lacrosse and played goal for the provincial Senior team.

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No presence informationScott, James10/5/2018 10:21 AM Approved

​Preliminary figures for the end of September 2018 show that at its main campuses and its post-secondary access centres, University College of the North's (UCN) overall enrolment has increased by 13.9% in base budget, contract training and continuing education programming when compared to the same time last year.

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