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Here You Can

Reach New Heights With a Quality Higher Education

Choose the Perfect Certificate, Diploma, or Degree Program for You

University College of the North (UCN) is the premier place for learning. Located in Northern Manitoba, our institution seeks to bring out the potential of our students and our local community, which consists of a young and growing population that is more than 70% indigenous. UCN is positioned to contribute significantly to the social, cultural, and economic development in our region and the entire Manitoba province.

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Explore Our Course Offerings

UCN offers accredited on-campus and online classes for our degree, certificate, and diploma programs. Whether you are a high school graduate, a transferee, or an adult learner, you can find the most suitable course for you to pursue your passion or career goals.

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You can schedule an appointment for a one-on-one university visit.

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Enrolment Details

Discover the right learning opportunities for you in any of our diploma, certificate, and degree programs by talking with one of our recruiters. Then, you can apply to your desired course online.


UCN is committed to enlivening the principles and Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. UCN recognizes that truth must precede reconciliation. Therefore, UCN commits to seeking and sharing the truth of Indigenous people. This truth includes the legacy of Indian Residential Schools, the Sixties’ Scoops, the appropriation of land, the failure to respect treaties and the continuation of colonization. The journey toward reconciliation begins with truths and the work of reconciliation is the responsibility of all UCN faculties, departments, and areas.

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Land Acknowledgment

UCN acknowledges that we are on the traditional territories and homelands of many Indigenous peoples, in particular the Cree, Dene, Red River Métis, and Oji-Cree; Indigenous peoples have continuously maintained homelands in northern Manitoba since time immemorial. The First Nations in the area that UCN serves entered into treaty relationships with the Crown (within our region these include signatories to treaties 4, 5 -- and the treaty 5 adhesion, and treaty 6 – located within the treaty 5 adhesion).  The territory has also become home to other Indigenous peoples. We uphold the treaties and collaborate with all Indigenous peoples to share truth, reconciliation, and learning.

Lakota Blackbird was expected to get her hands dirty on day one.

“Actually, it was my first day and they had me tear apart a computer, like my very first day, without reading anything,” she said. “I was like, should I be doing this?”


Northern Partnerships

University College of the North is pleased to continue to assist the Collaborative Stock Monitoring Program (CSMP) in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Manitoba Government, and the Indigenous Fishers of northern Manitoba communities.
The CSMP supports Indigenous Commercial Fishers and the Province of Manitoba to collaboratively monitor Manitoba’s critical fish resources and work towards eco-certification for Manitoba’s commercial fishery. The program is administered through the Community and Industry Solutions Division of University College of the North. Devin Schepp (graduate of UCN’s Natural Resources Management Technology program) is the CSMP Field Technician working closely with the Indigenous fishers. 

Degrees, Certificates, Diplomas

The University College of the North is the northern Manitoba's place of learning. UCN offers accredited on-campus and online degrees, certificates and diplomas.

Average age of students is 30
70% of UCN students self identify as Indigenous
87% of employed respondents work in Northern MB

UCN's Response to the pandemic

The health and safety of the University College of the North campus community are top priorities.

UCN continues to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through information released by reliable, trusted sources such as the Government of Canada and Government of Manitoba. A group of key UCN personnel, including staff from medical, public safety, campus operations, student and academic affairs and other university offices are tasked to identify critical issues and respond to the impact of COVID-19.

Contact Us

For more details about educational programs and campus life at UCN, feel free to reach out to us today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

University College of the North
Phone Number: (866) 627-8500

UCN Traditional Convocation Pow-Wow
"Honoring Our Grads/Graduands"

Saturday, June 17, 2023 | The Pas Campus Gymnasium
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