Learner's Assistance Centre

What is the Learners’ Assistance Center (LAC?)

The LAC offers free and confidential learning assistance provided to all students attending UCN. At the LAC, we want our students to become better critical thinkers in academic writing. The goal of the LAC is to help students to develop their academic writing in a friendly, encouraging and collaborative environment. To acquire supports from the Learners’ Assistance Center, students can make an appointment by emailing (The Pas Campus) redwards@ucn.ca or Toll-free: 1-866-627-8500 Extension: 8541 or (Thompson Campus) emmckay@ucn.ca or Toll-free: 1-866-677-6450 Extension: 6402.

Acquiring support when you need it is a great way to help you succeed in your academic journey. The LAC provides an accessible, supportive, positive and safe working environment where students feel significant. The LAC staff are with you every step of the way and our goal is to lead you towards student success.

The LAC empowers, engages, and encourage all students in their learning in a relaxed and stress-free environment. We provide the following support and host various workshop throughout the academic year on the following topics:

  • Orientation of the Learners’ Assistance Center.
  • Pathways towards Student Success.
  • Time Management.
  • Academic Writing.
  • How to conduct effective Academic Research.
  • Academic Integrity.
  • Plagiarism and Prevention awareness.
  • Learning Strategies.
  • Preparing for oral presentations.
  • Writing skills (proofreading, sentence structure, grammar, structure of academic paper using APA, MLA & Chicago style, spelling, developing a Thesis Statement, Introduction, body and concluding paragraphs, topic sentences, in text citations, reference or work cited formatting.)
  • Peer Tutoring.
  • Succeeding with a disability.
  • Exam Preparation & Strategies.
  • Mindfulness for the body and soul.
  • Other supports upon request.
The Pas Campus
Roland Edwards,
Learners' Assistance Centre Coordinator
The Pas Campus Students, Student Life
Box 3000, The Pas, Manitoba R9A 1M7
Phone: 204-627-8541
Fax: 204-627-8666
Toll-free: 1-866-627-8500 Extension: 8541
Office Location: The Pas Campus Learners' Assistance Centre (LAC) Room 130 B
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thompson Campus
Emerald McKay,
Learmers' Assistance Centre Coordinator
Thompson Campus Students, Student Life
55 UCN Drive, Thompson, Manitoba R8N 1L7
Phone: 204-677-6402
Fax: 204-677-6441
Toll-free: 1-866-677-6450 Extension: 6402
Office location: Thompson Campus Room 107A - located in the library
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Peer Tutoring Program

What is the Peer Tutor Project?
The LAC utilizes peer tutors who are fellow students or recent graduates, who provide direct assistance in the college/university courses, at no cost to students. This provides opportunities for students to receive an honorarium for their invaluable work as a Peer Tutor. The Peer Tutor project is a joint venture between UCN's Student Association Council and the UCN Learners' Assistance Centre and is available for students who pay student association fees.

Many students have expressed their gratitude for this program when they see their marks increasing. The staff at the LAC would like to acknowledge the Student Council and the tutors for their dedicated work. For more information or clarification, call or drop in and visit the staff.

Peer Tutor Project

Interested in becoming a tutor?
Students and graduates who are interested in tutoring must complete the Tutor Application Form. The application form must be signed by two related Instructors/Professors, or be accompanied by a resume and cover letter. Transcripts are also acceptable.

Payment for tutoring is issued on a monthly basis, based on submitted timesheets from tutors. All hours must be pre-authorized by the LAC staff before any payment is issued. For more information, drop by the LAC at both campuses.

Request a Tutor
Students who request tutoring must complete the Request for Tutor Application form. Students may also be referred by Counselors or by Instructors/Professors.

Remember we are here to help you succeed!!

Some Library Resources
CREDO Reference Centre
An academic reference centre for research in the Science, Trades and Liberal Arts areas with peer reviewed material. LAC staff will be pleased to assist in helping with Academic Research. 


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