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University College of the North Info

University College of the North, formally established on July 1, 2004, is Manitoba�s newest post-secondary education institution offering Trades, Adult Education, Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs. The University College of the North is an institution devoted to community and northern development and reflects the Aboriginal reality and cultural diversity of northern Manitoba.

The University College of the North will:

* Provide an integrated college and university approach to offer northern Manitoba greater access to the breadth of post-secondary education

* Provide post-secondary education and training fundamental to the social and economic development of northern Manitoba in a culturally sensitive and collaborative manner

* Provide the learner with community centered education and training characterized by a culture of openness, inclusiveness and tolerance and respectful of Aboriginal and northern values


The administrative headquarters of UCN is located in The Pas, Manitoba, with a second campus in Thompson. In addition, UCN Regional Centres are located in Chemawawin Cree Nation (Easterville), Churchill, Flin Flon, Mathias Colomb First Nation (Pukatawagan), Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (Nelson House), Norway House Cree Nation, Pimicikamak Cree Nation (Cross Lake), St. Theresa Point First Nation, Swan River, and Tataskweyak Cree Nation (Split Lake). We also offer courses and programs in other communities throughout northern Manitoba. UCN's geographical intake area is almost 80% of the total area of Manitoba.

Programs & Courses

The University College of the North offers degree, diploma and certificate level Programs & Courses covering a wide area of interests. Many of our programs have full accreditation and are unique to Manitoba. UCN is also in the midst of a Distant Education initiative, which will bring our programs and courses into an estimated 24 northern communities.

Staff & Students

Approximately 230 staff members work to ensure the quality of education for a student body numbering nearly 3500 annually.

University College of the North is a publicly funded organization
Enrollment: 3000
No. of Schools: 12
No. of jobs currently in ECN: 1

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