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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No presence informationScott, James10/2/2018 3:35 PM Approved

​The University of Manitoba's Faculty of Rady Health Sciences celebrated the College of Nursing's 75th Anniversary at a ceremony held on September 25, 2018.

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No presence informationScott, James10/1/2018 1:43 PM Approved

University College of the North (UCN) is reorganizing its senior administration to better improve its coordination and focus on student success, and to better support northern and Indigenous community economic and social development.More Information

No presence informationScott, James9/24/2018 8:35 AM Approved

​The University College of the North (UCN) is proud to celebrate the achievement of Emile Paradis, Millwright instructor, who received the Mervin Maxwell Award to recognize his completionof Red River College's Certificate in Adult Education (CAE) program.otherinformation

No presence informationScott, James9/20/2018 1:59 PM Approved

​UCN's Department of Research and Innovation is pleased to announce a site visit and presentation by Dr. A.W. Tony Bates at The Pas Campus, on September 27, 2018.More Information

No presence informationScott, James9/18/2018 8:43 AM Approved

​UCN is announcing the creation of the "Centre for Indigenous Community Development" with the goal of helping Indigenous and northern communities develop economically, socially, and culturally.More Information

No presence informationScott, James9/11/2018 11:28 AM Approved

​Another term has started at UCN and that means a flurry of activity at the Gordon Gale Training Centre in The Pas.More Information

No presence informationScott, James9/11/2018 8:50 AM Approved

​UCN is pleased to support two students, along with their instructors, Drs. Ying Kong and Joseph Atoyebi, to present at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of British Columbia next June.More Information

No presence informationScott, James8/20/2018 10:04 AM Approved

​Manitoba Education and Training advises it has appointed five new members and re-appointed two members to the University College of the North (UCN) governing council.More Information

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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