Events at UCN

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Harriet Henderson Mario Party Night

Students, staff, friends, family and the community are invited to the Harriet Henderson Mario Party night.

The event is Thursday, 25 May, with the first round starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Mamawechetotan Centre at The Pas UCN Campus.

Each round will consist of 4 players with 20 turns on one of the GameCube Mario party titles.

Even if you are not a gamer, we still encourage you to come and hang out and have a fantastic time. Food will be provided.

Hope to see you there, and game on.

Ki Kikiikidiwininaand Maamawi' opiwin:
E mamawiya aski | Gathering on the Land
Manitoba Aboriginal Language Strategy Languages Symposium

May 31 - June 1, 2023
University College of the North Thompson Campus & Thompson Regional Community Centre
The purpose of MALS is to promote, revitalize, and retain the Aboriginal Languages in Manitoba based on ancestral knowledges of our Grandparents. Understanding the connectedness of generations and the importance of Indigenous languages teach us who we are as a people. Language ensures a strong connection from the past to the present in a positive way. Our land is where our language is learned and we as Indigenous people need to learn beyond the walls of a classroom.
Keynote speakers and workshop sessions for this symposium will focus on promoting, revitalizing, and maintaining Indigenous languages throughout Manitoba, and other provinces. Individual sessions may include, but are not limited to:
  • Indigenous writing systems
  • Teaching language in the digital age
  • Language apps
  • Teacher apprenticeships & Indigenous language immersion programming
  • Local initiatives and best practices
  • Sharing research and policy related to Indigenous languages
  • Grandparents and our languages
  • Teaching Indigenous languages
  • Community based Indigenous language programs
  • Language and the land
  • Language program models
  • Language resources
  • Stories, songs, and teachings
Memberships and representatives consists of Grandparents from each of the Manitoba Languages groups, and representatives of leaders from the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis (FNIM) education organizations, provincial school divisions and post-secondary institutes.
Registration and workshop abstract forms, along with additional information can be found at: or
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UCN Traditional Convocation Pow-Wow "Honoring Our Grads/Graduands"

Saturday, June 17, 2023
The Pas Campus Gymnasium
436 7th Street East, The Pas, MB


Karl P. Laubmann, 204.677.6364 or
Nelson (Pearly) Leaske, 204.672.4025 or

This is an Alcohol and Drug Free Event
Security and First Aid Kit will be on site

Graduation / Convocation

UCN will be hosting in-person 2023 Convocation Ceremonies in The Pas and Thompson locations. We are excited to celebrate our graduate’s achievements.

When and Where:

The Pas Campus

  • June 27, 2023 / Time:  1:00 pm
  • Location: Roy H Johnston Arena

Thompson Campus

  • June 28, 2023 / Time:  1:00 pm
  • Location: CA Arena (Thompson Regional Community Center)           

Graduates should check their official UCN email accounts often for more details. 

Watch last year's convocation ceremonies.
The Pas 2022 ceremony.
Thompson 2022 ceremony.

UCN graduates
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Quilt Exhibit: Thinking Back Through Our Mothers

University College of the North, The Pas campus
Exhibit Dates:  May 12, 2023 – June 9, 2023, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Fabric artist Lynette Sarah Plett presents quilts and quilted wall hangings that help make visible the women of her Mennonite family and culture and shine light on their everyday knowledges.

Linkages Conference

Linkages - Oct. 20 & 21, 2022

Linkages: Northern Manitoba and the World focuses on initiating creative, critical thinking and collaborative conversations about northern economic development and the future. Today, we face an economy challenged by geopolitical disruption, a global pandemic and international turmoil. How does this impact Northern Manitoba? What is required of our governments, workforce, and communities to emerge?   

This conference will foster conversations to create new paradigms, new goals and opportunities for northern people.  


  • Assess the current northern economic situation
  • Describe the effects geopolitics has on Northern Manitoba
  • Understand the importance of reconciliation for the economy
  • Identify strategies for growth and regional prosperity

Watch the Linkages presentations here.

Looking to host your Event at UCN?

For any requests for Event or Room bookings at The Pas or Thompson Campus, please fill out one of the following forms or contact:

The Pas Booking Package

Thompson Booking Package