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Norway House

Irvin Swanson
Regional Centre Coordinator
204-359-6296
iswanson@ucn.ca
 
 
The Norway House Regional Centre is located in the northern reserve of Norway House Cree Nation at the north east end of Lake Winnipeg, at the mouth of the Nelson River; 460 air kilometers north of Winnipeg, and 196 kilometers south of Thompson, MB.  The population base of the community is approximately 7500 including non-reserve residents.
The regional centre exceeds 100 students registered in various programs including Adult Education, college certificate and diploma programs, and university degrees
 
Introduction
On March 11, 2004 Norway House Cree Nation and Keewatin Community College (now UCN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to prepare a strategy to establish a regional centre in Norway House
On July 1, 2004, the two parties realized their vision with the opening of the Regional Centre. The UCN Regional centre shares space with the NHCN Education Division in the 56000 square-foot Norway House Cree Nation Education Centre. 
 
Mandate
The University College of the North Regional Centre is committed to providing adult education and training services to meet the needs of individuals, industry, business, agencies and community organizations throughout northern Manitoba.
 
Regional Centre Amenities
  • 12 classrooms
  • 2 computer labs
  • 3 video conference rooms
  • UCN/HSCN Public Library
  • Cafeteria/Kitchen
  • Power Mechanic Shop
  • Carpentry Shop
  • Gymnasium
  • Office Space

In addition to the Regional Centre located beside the main building is the UCN Trades Training Building – 5000 sq ft building for trades training. Some programs to date include electrical, plumbing, auto technician, heavy duty mechanic, small motor repair and carpentry.

Support Services

UCN:
  • RC Coordinator
  • On site Instructors
  • Academic Advisors & Counselors
  • Computer Access
  • Program Monitors
  • Library Access for students
NHCN Education:
  • NH education Centre (providing space for Regional centre)
  • Funding for students
  • Post Secondary Counselors
  • Administration Staff -  Provides various students as well as training and job support services
  • Custodial
  • Security and Maintenance
  • Adult Ed & Mature Student Program
  • Creating partnerships with other organizations both locally and external 



 

  • The Pas Campus Box 3000, 436 - 7th Street East, The Pas, MB R9A 1M7 Telephone: (204) 627-8500 / Toll Free: (866) 627-8500
  • Thompson Campus 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 1L7 Telephone: (204) 677-6450 / Toll Free: (866) 677-6450
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