Events at UCN


UCN Partners with Manitoba Arts Network, Bringing Art on Campus

UCN is excited to announce its partnership with the Manitoba Arts Network (MAN). The partnership will showcase a series of travelling art exhibitions at the Thompson and The Pas Campuses. As a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting Manitoba's diverse arts and cultural scene, MAN will collaborate with UCN over the next two years to bring a variety of art installations to UCN campuses. 

The public is invited to visit campus and view the exhibitions that will be available throughout 2023 - 2026. 

UCN Presents the Buzz Brass in The Pas and Thompson!

The musical group “Buzz Brass” will be in The Pas and Thompson in April 2024 to provide community performances, and engage with local high schools. Stay tuned for more details. Contact if you have any questions. 

April 23 - Thompson 

  • Morning performance for local children and youth, sign up with to attend a narrated performance with musical excerpts, by the Buzz Brass! 
  • The evening performance @ 7pm in the RD Parker Theatre for the general public to attend! This performance is FREE to attend made possible by University College of the North. 

April 25 - The Pas

  • Morning performance for local children and youth, sign up with to attend a narrated performance with musical excerpts, by the Buzz Brass! 
  • The evening performance @ 8pm in the Gymnasium at UCN Campus. This performance is open to the general public and is FREE to attend, made possible by the University College of the North. 
Buzz Brass

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Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2024

2024 Graduates must complete the Graduation Application Form to attend the convocation ceremony in Thompson or The Pas.
**Please email completed form to (Thompson) or (The Pas)

The form can be found by clicking here.

  • Be sure to fill out all the required information.
  • Provide the necessary payment of $52.50 (GST included) by contacting the Bookstore at The Pas/Thompson campus.
  • The application deadline is April 5, 2024.
  • Late applications will be considered if submitted before May 10, 2024, when accompanied by a Late Fee payment of $105.00 (GST included).


University College of the North will be hosting 2024 Convocation Ceremonies in The Pas and Thompson locations

When and Where:

The Pas Campus
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Roy H Johnston Arena

Thompson Campus
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: CA Nesbitt Arena (Thompson Regional Community Center)


Graduates should check their official UCN email accounts often for more details.

2024 Young Peoples - Elders Gathering | oskâyak kihtiyatisak mâmawapiwin

The Young Peoples - Elders Gathering | oskâyak kihtiyatisak mâmawapiwin, is an extension of the Truth and Reconciliation Conference that UCN has hosted for the last 7 years. Join us on March 21 & 22, 2024 as we transition into this new style of conference, bringing together young people and elders to share their experiences and work towards healing as a community.

Since the initial release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report in 2015, the Canadian government, educational institutions, community organizations and Canadians have been responsible for repairing the harms caused by residential schools.

The Young Peoples - Elders Gathering | oskâyak kihtiyatisak mâmawapiwin theme is "Stoking the Embers: Connecting Generations" is about creating a space to learn and share information and participate in the healing work that often takes place around a fire; a symbol that brings everyone together.

This event will be happening in person at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244, located on Elizabeth Drive in Thompson, MB, Canada. If you have any questions, please contact 

Register here! 

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Northern Arts Workshop

UCN in partnership with Creative Manitoba, Food and Beverage Manitoba, and CEDF Look North are hosting the 2nd Annual Northern Arts Workshop. This year, we are bringing in a new component around Food Makers in the North. This Workshop involves hands-on discussion and planning to develop a northern creative economy that is inclusive of all mediums. For more information on the program, hotel room blocks, speakers, and to register, visit the Northern Arts & Food Workshop website. 

Thank you to those who joined us for the Workshop at the University College of the North.  We look forward to hosting you in May 2025 in Thompson! 

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UCN Linkages is a reoccurring economic development conference that brings together industry leaders, economic development organizations, academia, and more, to Northern Manitoba.  Linkages is focused on initiating creative, critical thinking and collaborative conversations about northern economic development and the future. UCN hosts two conferences annually; one in The Pas, and one in Thompson.

The conference focuses on innovation, people and partnerships, language and culture, and diving deep into the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for each. We're passionate about showcasing the incredible strengths of Northern Manitoba and exploring how this region can genuinely thrive.  Through these dialogues, we foster meaningful connections, valuable relationships, and exciting prospects for a robust and sustainable community.

You can view presentations and keynotes from the 2023 The Pas Linkages Conference including Jody Wilson-Raybould, PDAC, MMF Future Economic Outlook, and more click here.

Thank you to all who attended Linkages in The Pas and Thompson. See you next time at The Pas Linkages in October 2024! 

Looking to Host Your Event at UCN?

alumni eventFor any requests for Event or Room bookings at The Pas or Thompson Campus, please fill out the following form or contact:

Online Event Request Form.