News Releases

UCN Information Technology Project Trains Indigenous Women for Technology Careers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2022 (The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North’s (UCN) information technology (IT) project received additional funding from Future Skills Centre to continue operation through the 2022‐2023 academic year. Future Skills Centre is investing $1.09 million to expand and modify this project following an earlier investment of $996,300. The…

UCN announces new program to help applicants prepare for Diploma in Practical Nursing.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2022 (Flin Flon/Swan River/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North (UCN) is excited to announce a new program to help applicants get ready for the Diploma in Practical Nursing (DPN) program.The program was created in response to Manitoba government’s multi-year investment of up to $4.3 million for additional nurse…

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…

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.…

University College of the North Library Completes ‘Elder’s Traditional Knowledge’ Archive

(Thompson, MB) – The University College of the North (UCN) Wellington & Madeleine Spence Memorial Library at the Thompson campus completed a 16‐week long digitization project to create an online archive titled Elder’s Traditional Knowledge. The project in partnership with the Keewatin Tribal Council was made possible through the Libraries and Archives Canada’s funding Listen,…

University College of the North Announces New Governing Council Board Chair

(The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North (UCN) today announced Becky Cianflone, previously a member of the Governing Council since 2018, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board. Effective immediately, Cianflone succeeds Cam Mateika, who recently retired after serving as Chair for the past 3 years. “I’m excited to continue…

UCN Keeps Vaccine and Masking Requirements in Place Until End of Current Term.

(The Pas/Thompson, MB) – University College of the North will continue vaccine and masking requirements for students, employees and visitors until the end of the Winter Term on Friday, April 22, 2022. UCN moved many courses online in response to the pandemic. The decision to keep current vaccine and mask requirements in place will avoid…

UCN Diploma in Practical Nursing Program One of the First to Receive National Accreditation

(Flin Flon/Swan River, MB) – Practical Nurse – Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing(CASN) Accreditation Bureau (PN‐CAB) granted the University College of the North (UCN)Diploma in Practical Nursing program accreditation. “CASN accreditation for our Practical Nursing program is fantastic news for UCN and the north,”said Vicki Zeran, UCN Dean of Health. “Although CASN has been…

UCN Partners with Riipen to Make Work-Integrated Learning More Accessible for Manitoba Students

(The Pas/Thompson, MB) ‐ University College of the North (UCN) has partnered with Riipen, the world’slargest online work‐integrated learning (WIL) marketplace. This partnership will bring accessible WILexperiences into the curriculum for Manitoba students. UCN was selected as one of 30 post‐secondaryinstitutions to receive funding from RBC Future Launch. “Riipen has enhanced accessibility by creating opportunities…