Learner's Assistance Centre

What is the Learners’ Assistance Centre (LAC?)

The LAC offers free and confidential learning assistance provided to all students attending UCN. At the LAC we want our students to become better writers and critical thinkers. The goal is to help students develop their academic writing in a friendly and collaborative environment. To access services; students can walk-in, or make an appointment (preferred).
NOTE: During the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are only seeing students through appointments on zoom until further notice.

Getting assistance when you need it is a terrific way to make your studying at UCN successful. The LAC provides an accessible, supportive, student-centered environment where ideas can take shape and students can develop their writing through guidance at the LAC.

The LAC engages, encourages, and empowers all students in their learning. The following are the supports that are provided:

  • Learning styles and study strategies
  • Research
  • Exploring student success strategies (skills for reading and understanding content, note taking, time management, preparing for and writing tests/exams, memory strategies)
  • Writing skills (proofreading, sentence structures, consistent language, paper formatting, editing, grammar and spelling)
  • Preparing for oral presentation
  • Basic math
  • Peer Tutors
  • Succeeding with a disability
  • And more...

LAC guidelines
Please come prepared with a good understanding of your assignment and instructors/professors expectations:

  • Grammar and style
  • Thesis statement(s)
  • Introductory/Concluding paragraphs
  • Topic sentences
  • Citations
  • Print a hard copy of your work, plus outline of what the assignment is about
  • Do your best to finish your draft. If you are still in the process of brainstorming the essay for ideas, it is best to do so with your professor or fellow classmates
  • Meet your professor! Make certain that you fully understand the assignment and expectations.
The Pas Campus
Nicole Myers,
Accessibility Resource Officer/Learners' Assistance Centre Coordinator
The Pas Campus Students
Box 3000, The Pas, Manitoba R9A 1M7
Phone: 204-627-8541
Fax: 204-627-8666
Toll-free: 1-866-627-8500 Extension: 8541
Office Location: The Pas Campus Learners' Assistance Centre (LAC) Room 130 B
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thompson Campus
Emerald McKay,
Learmers' Assistance Centre Coordinator
Thompson Campus Students
55 UCN Drive, Thompson, Manitoba R8N 1L7
Phone: 204-677-6402
Fax: 204-677-6441
Toll-free: 1-866-677-6450 Extension: 6402
Office location: Thompson Campus Room 107A - located in the library
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tutoring Services

What is the Peer Tutor Project?
The LAC utilizes peer tutors who are fellow students or recent graduates, who provide direct assistance in the college/university courses, at no cost to students. This provides opportunities for students to receive an honorarium for their invaluable work as a Peer Tutor. The Peer Tutor project is a joint venture between UCN's Student Association Council and the UCN Learners' Assistance Centre and is available for students who pay student association fees.

Many students have expressed their gratitude for this program when they see their marks increasing. The staff at the LAC would like to acknowledge the Student Council and the tutors for their dedicated work. For more information or clarification, call or drop in and visit the staff.

Peer Tutor Project

Interested in becoming a tutor?
Students and graduates who are interested in tutoring must complete the Tutor Application Form. The application form must be signed by two related Instructors/Professors, or be accompanied by a resume and cover letter. Transcripts are also acceptable.

Payment for tutoring is issued on a monthly basis, based on submitted timesheets from tutors. All hours must be pre-authorized by the LAC staff before any payment is issued. For more information, drop by the LAC at both campuses.

Request a Tutor
Students who request tutoring must complete the Request for Tutor Application form. Students may also be referred by Counselors or by Instructors/Professors.

Remember we are here to help you succeed!!

Some Library Resources
CREDO Reference Centre
An academic reference centre for research in the Science, Trades and Liberal Arts areas with peer reviewed material.


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