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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 sight of a two-day conference focusing on truth and reconciliation.

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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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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess2/12/2018 9:43 AM Approved

​On behalf of the University College of the North I wish to offer sincere condolences to the family of Colten Boushie. We stand with our indigenous community and offer our support during this difficult time.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess2/7/2018 9:27 AM Approved

​An associate professor of English at UCN, Dr. Sue Matheson will be giving an invited lecture about the work of film director John Ford at Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis on March 31st.  Part of The Reel West exhibit, Matheson’s talk will explore how Ford’s Westerns shape our understanding of the world via the influence of the Hudson River School and artists like Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess2/2/2018 8:16 AM Approved

​The unthinkable occured in Swan River, Manitoba last weekend. The community was running out of water and the Town had no answers as to why. An emergency was declared and Town crews worked around the clock to determine why the “well” was going dry. In the meantime residents were asked to conserve water and work together as a community to find other ways to gather water.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess12/19/2017 3:43 PM Approved

​We are very pleased to announce to the entire UCN community that the first issue of the students’ online journal Muses from the North (MFTN) has been published. The journal is part of a UCN seed-funded project which studies the impact of publication on the general successes of our students. The journal can be accessed through the following link: https://www.ucn.ca/musesfromthenorth
 
We hope that members of the UCN community join in encouraging our students by savouring the exotic and scintillating offerings in the journal. Our students have told their stories and displayed their works of art like true northerners. UCN is now in the class of universities with a platform for students to showcase their literary talents.
 
Thanks to everyone for all the support that we received towards making this dream a reality. We have included a detailed list of acknowledgments in the Words-from-the-Editors section of the MFTN webpage.
 
Best wishes for the season.
 
Dr. Joseph Atoyebi & Dr. Ying Kong

  
No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess12/11/2017 3:48 PM Approved

​This December the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north is celebrating its tenth anniversary at UCN. MLA-indexed and peer-reviewed, the quint is a scholarly journal that features scholarly articles and creative works by writers from Manitoba, Canada, and abroad. An important meeting point for Northern Manitoba and the world, the quint is available online and archived in Library and Archives Canada (Ottawa, Ontario).

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess11/21/2017 11:50 AM Approved

​University College of the North is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice® from the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC). This credential recognizes that UCN follows ethical and humane principles in all teaching or research activities that involve the use of live animals.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess11/10/2017 9:22 AM Approved

​Networking between employers and students at University College of the North (UCN) took on an entirely new look on November 8, 2017. UCN hosted an Industry Engagement Night on its campus in The Pas, Manitoba last evening. More than 160 people registered and it was clear all were ready to begin a dialogue.

The social networking event, in conjunction with November being Career and Workforce Development month, allowed the entire UCN community to connect with employers and industry.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess11/9/2017 9:13 AM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) is pleased to announce the reappointment of another of it’s employees to a National Board. Ms. Terralyn McKee, a Learning Technologies Specialist at UCN, has been reappointed to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Canada (CNIE). Just last week UCN announced the reappointment of Ms. Krystle Robinson as the Manitoba/Nunavut representative to the Canadian Association of Cooperative Education.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess11/3/2017 1:37 PM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) is proud to announce that at the Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction ceremony in Winnipeg on Thursday November 2nd 2017, UCN’s own Mike Williamson was awarded the Apprenticeship Instructor of the Year. Mike, an Industrial Mechanic instructor at UCN for the past 10 years, was nominated by Lyle Laybolt, one of Mike’s students.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess11/2/2017 9:36 AM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) is pleased to announce that Krystle Robinson, Cooperative Education Coordinator in the Research & Innovation Department, has been re-appointed as the Manitoba/Nunavut Representative to the National Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Cooperative Education (CAFCE) for the 2017-2018 year. Having served as the region’s liaison with CAFCE via its Board of Directors since 2016, Ms. Robinson will continue to provide feedback to the region on CAFCE’s initiatives, to report on regional activities and issues to CAFCE, as well to gather and share information from each of the Co-operative Programs in the region.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess10/23/2017 9:05 AM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) is pleased to announce that 100% of the UCN Nursing students in The Pas who wrote the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) this past quarter have successfully passed the exam on their first attempt. The NCLEX exam is written upon the completion of a nursing education program and is the Canadian and American standard for entrance into the Nursing profession as a Registered Nurse.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess9/25/2017 9:25 AM Approved

​University College of the North (UCN) is pleased to announce that Nick Kosmenko, a graduate of UCN’s Natural Resource Management Technology (NRMT) program, is a recipient of Canada’s Vanier Scholarship.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess9/22/2017 11:49 AM Approved

​On July 14, 2017, 9 students from 3 northern communities graduated from the Prospector Training program at the University College of the North’s (UCN) Northern Manitoba Mining Academy (NMMA) in Flin Flon.

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No presence informationKEEWATINCC\rnabess9/22/2017 11:45 AM Approved

​What can I expect with the FABS Online Writing Support at UCN?

Our goal is to help you become a better thinker and writer. Tutoring helps you understand how to strengthen your writing now and in the future.

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