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April 28
Highway Takes Gold at Manitoba Skills Competition

​On April 13, 2017, two UCN trades students, Joel Highway and Riley Manych, attended the Manitoba Skills Competition in Winnipeg. Riley, competing in the Welding Competition, narrowly missed the bronze medal as he placed fourth. Joel, competing in the Electrical Installations Competition, was the gold medalist. As such, Joel will now represent Manitoba as he advances to the National Skills Competition to be held in Winnipeg on May 31 to June 3, 2017. This competition, hosted at the RBC Convention Centre in downtown Winnipeg (http://skillscompetencescanada.com/en/skills-canada-national-competition/scnc-winnipeg-2017/), will involve more than 40 events with over 500 competitors.

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April 21
UCN Plays Role In Land Reclamation And Restoration

​During the week of Feb. 20 to 24, 2017, Rob Penner, Associate Vice-President of the College of Trades and Technology and Executive Director of the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy, was invited to facilitate a curriculum development project at Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC. Funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the project entailed working with a group of restoration and land reclamation practitioners to develop a community-based hands-on program entitled Healing the Land: Community Based Training in Land Reclamation. Targeting sites degraded by industrial activity, initial delivery of the program will focus on the landscape impacted by oil and gas development in the Peace River Country of BC, and will initially involve two First Nations, West Moberly and Saulteau, in the Peace Country.

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April 10
Massive Open On-Line Course Renewed at UCN

​University College of the North (UCN) is pleased to announce the renewal of its Massive Open On-Line Course (MOOC) for a second year. The first of its kind course was launched last year with great success. The program delves into the world of Hollywood Westerns and is instructed by an expert in that field, UCN’s Arts Professor, Dr. Sue Matheson.

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