Events at UCN

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The Pas, Kikiwak Inn
March 8 & 9, 2023

The Truth and Reconciliation Gathering Conference is an annual event hosted by the University College of the North (UCN). Since the initial release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report in 2015, the Canadian government, educational institutions, community organizations, and Canadians have a responsibility to repair the harm caused by residential schools.

Our hope is that participants will:

• Gain an understanding of multifaceted approaches to building and maintaining community relationships and their responsibility in maintaining these relationships

• Consider ways individuals and organizations can support various healing practices and a community and local levels

• Gain awareness and celebrate successful initiatives and practices enacted in various Indigenous communities

• Develop an awareness of the interconnectedness of the past, present, and future

For information about the conference please email:

Speaker Biography

Keynote: March 8, 2023, Chief Heidi Cook, Misipawistik Cree Nation

Keynote: March 9, 2023, Ovide Mecredi, Misipawistik Cree Nation

Truth and Reconciliation Gathering. Many people in an auditorium are listening to a speaker.

Graduation / Convocation

Graduating? APPLY NOW!  Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2023

2023 Graduates must complete the Graduation Application Form to attend the convocation ceremony.

  • Be sure to fill out all the required information.
  • Provide the necessary payment of $52.50 (GST included) by contacting the Bookstore at The Pas/Thompson campus. 
  • The application deadline is April 6, 2023
  • Late applications will be considered if submitted before May 12, 2023, when accompanied by a Late Fee payment of $105.00 (GST included). Possible space constraints may result in a denied late application. 

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. 

UCN graduates
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