Inter-universities services

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Welcome

Inter-Universities Services (IUS) is a consortium of the four Manitoba universities - Brandon University, University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and University College of the North.  IUS mandate is to deliver university credit courses to residents living north of the 53rd parallel.  We are in constant contact with partnering universities to ensure the transferability of courses that are offered through IUS.

How It Works

The Inter-Universities Services Academic Plan is created in direct response to requests from individuals and organizations. Students are both part time and full time learners and take courses for interest and professional development. Courses offered through IUS are on-site instructors who are brought into the community. We have volunteer representatives in the communities who provide local assistance with student registration, community liaison and administrative support.

Section 1:  IUS, The Universities and You

Section 2:  Home University

 
 

University College of the North offers a Kenanow Bachelor of Education. This teacher education program combines the guidance and wisdom of northern Manitoba Elders with the academic expectations and certification standards of Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning.

Who to Contact

If you require general information, or please email or call us at:

Manager
Do you have any questions regarding Inter-Universities Services program coordination or mandate please email Lavina Fecteau.

Program Coordination
Are there courses that you would like to see offered in your community?  Do you have qualifications to teach courses in your community?  If so, please email Lavina Fecteau.
Academic Advisors
To discuss any academic, career or personal issues contact our student advisors by email Candace Bignell, Joan Harper or Kim Bee (Regional Centres)
Student Records
If you have any questions about admissions and registrations or student numbers please email Sherry Bonnefoy.

IUS, The Universities and You

IUS represents the four Manitoba universities delivering university courses in communities north of latitude 53.  It is your connection with the university but is not a university itself. 
 
The IUS staff provide student support services:
‚Äʬ†academic counseling
‚Äʬ†study skills assistance
‚Äʬ†library services
‚Äʬ†general needs
 
Information About IUS and Partnering Universities
The university calendars are detailed and full of information, some relevant to you and some not.  The index will direct you to specific information. IUS is a department within UCN, please refer to calendars on IUS. 
 
 
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The Off-Campus Student
Off-campus students really are university students.  You are as much a university student as any on-campus student.
The degree requirements and course quality are genuine.  Academic requirements are the same for off-campus and on-campus students.
Off-campus instructors often teach on campus.  Instructors are always approved by the universities to teach their courses.
Access to the Instructor
Off-campus students have ready access to their instructors:
‚Äʬ†office hours
‚Äʬ†telephone contact
‚Äʬ†face to face contact while in the community
‚Äʬ†UCNLearn
Off-campus students have the opportunity to get to know their instructors.  Often instructors are in your community for many hours and, in some cases days when they are not teaching.
Ask for their help, invite them to community activities, have them into your home, talk to them on an informal level.  Most appreciate becoming involved with their students and it will be in your best interests to get to know them.

Your Home University
Your home university is the university from which you hope to graduate. Students choose their home university from:
Brandon University
University of Manitoba
University of Winnipeg
University College of the North

Choose Your Home University
Choosing your home university can be based on a number of variables:
ability to meet the entrance requirements
a degree program of choice
where you might choose to go to summer school if necessary
if you intend to complete many of your courses through independent study
You must follow the academic requirements of your home university.

Changing Your Home University
If you decide after your first 24 credit hours or four full courses that you would prefer another home university, then a transfer can take place. Your decision on a home university at the time of your first registration is not necessarily a final one.

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Student Support

You've taken a very big step by registering in a University course. Congratulations! You have just begun a wonderful journey that will open your mind to new ideas and your life to new possibilities.

The material in the Student Support section of our website is designed to assist you along the road to success.

Each section has general, basic information and is not, by any means, complete. More extensive material can be found in a library, through your instructor or student advisor.


Student Support Guides

Mixed emotions are probably running through your mind including excitement and fear of failure. So how can you both be excited and frightened? Well, you and many other students before you have felt this way. Many students have been out of school for several years before returning to formal education. Many people found schooling to be an unproductive and unsupportive environment. You may reflect upon your own experience as an unhappy one. The apprehension you feel now is a result of those negative experiences.

University is different than secondary school. You are likely to find yourself more focused on your studies than in the past even though you are busier than you ever imagined you would be. Your classmates form the "community of learning" and are more likely to be supportive of rather than critical of one another.

You know you have many capabilities and have learned much in the school of life. Trust that your ability to learn in the wider world is the training ground for you to learn again in a formal education setting.

Commitment, motivation and hard work will take you a long way down the road to successful completion of university courses.

One small sentence says it all: If it is to be, it is up to me.

You are ultimately responsible for your own education. Many people along the way will support you if you ask but you are the one that really has the control.

The material in this series, Student Support is designed to assist you along the road to success.

IUS represents the four Manitoba universities delivering university courses in communities north of latitude 53. It is your connection with the university but is not a university itself. The IUS staff provide student support services:
  • academic counseling
  • study skills assistance
  • library services
  • general needs

Information About Inter-Universities Services

The university calendars are detailed and full of information, some relevant to you and some not. The index will direct you to specific information.
IUS publishes a calendar that gives an overview of policies and procedures, admission classifications and registration procedures.
Courses offered through IUS, follow UCN administration and registration policies and procedures. However, the academic registrations of course universities are maintained. Please visit the course sponsorship website.

The Off-Campus Student

Off-campus students really are university students. You are as much a university student as any on-campus student.
The degree requirements and course quality are genuine. Academic requirements are the same for off-campus and on-campus students.
Off-campus instructors often teach on campus. Instructors are always approved by the universities to teach their courses.

Access to the Instructor

Off-campus students have ready access to their instructors:
  • office hours
  • telephone contact
  • face to face contact while in the community
  • UCNLearn
Off-campus students have the opportunity to get to know their instructors. Often instructors are in your community for many hours and, in some cases days when they are not teaching.
Ask for their help, invite them to community activities, have them into your home, talk to them on an informal level. Most appreciate becoming involved with their students and it will be in your best interests to get to know them.
Students taking a course through IUS have access to library services at,
University College of the North
  • UCN Library
  • Course sponsoring university library service (Brandon University, University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg)