UCN Appoints Helga Bryant as Next Dean of Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2022 The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North (UCN) has appointed Ms. Helga Bryant, RN, BScN, MScA, as UCN’s next Dean of Health. Her appointment begins in May 2023. Helga holds a M.Sc. in Administration (Health Care) from Central Michigan University and has been a Registered Nurse since…

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UCN Collaborates on Fish Stock Monitoring Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 9, 2022 (The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North (UCN) will continue to administer the Collaborative Stock Monitoring Program (CSMP) in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba, and Indigenous fishers in northern communities. CSMP is a unique training initiative and data collection partnership to achieve sustainable…

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Near-Net-Zero Greenhouse Operating on UCN Campus

(The Pas, MB) – University College of the North (UCN) is operating a low (near‐net‐zero) energygreenhouse on The Pas campus. The construction of the greenhouse began in 2020 in partnership with the Composites InnovationsCentre (recently rebranded as CIC Engineering) with the primary purpose of strengthening foodsovereignty, community health, and student learning opportunities within northern communities.…

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Article 6 – Women in the Seven Sacred Teachings

Jasyn’s Voice in the Teaching of Respect: My spirit name is Standing Buffalo Man. The image of buffalo is incredibly powerful for me; I wish to have Moose or Caribou as symbols of respect in the North: moose and caribou give every part of their being to sustain the human way of living, not because…

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Article 5 – Animals and Landscapes in The North

​ The Last Light is not a traditional painting with aboriginal teachings or legend except for the northern lights being the ancestors. It is one of the series of images and daydreams that Jasyn has. He often makes up his own stories to suit his themes in a surreal approach. The lantern represents the European…

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Article 4 – Feature Artist: Jasyn Lucas

Jasyn Lucas: A Proud Member of the UCN Communities in Thompson As a member of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, Jasyn Lucas has chosen to spend most of his time in Thompson, where he finds himself most at home with his art, his social life and his education. Born in 1979 in Flin Flon, Manitoba,…

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Article 2 – The Rattle: An Interview

By: Colette McKay True Verbatim Transcript Colette: Tansi. My name is Colette McKay and my spirit (traditional) name is kìcikìsokowi mikisiwì iskwèw, which translates as Heavenly Eagle Woman. I am a student at the University College of the North in the Bachelor of Arts, 3-year program. This interview is for my class ANS.2150 – Legends…

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Words from the Editors

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic, which took the world by surprise last winter, negatively impacted the release of the 6th issue of our journal, Muses from the North (MFTN), the second in the series of two special issues that were sponsored by UCN Seed Grant dedicated to Indigenous student writers. The University College of the North…

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