The University College of the North
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Tuition: $3,600.00  Students: 2,700
436 Seventh Street
The Pas, MB      R9A 1M7

The University College of the North

The University College of the North (UCN) was established in 2004 by the University of the North Act in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. It is the successor of Keewatin Community College. It is a post-secondary institution situated in northern Manitoba, Canada, and its mission is to “ensure northern communities and its people of the opportunities, knowledge and skills that contribute to an economically, environmentally, and culturally healthy society inclusive and respectful of diverse Northern and Aboriginal values and beliefs.” Its core values revolve around Justice, Respect, Generosity, Excellence and Education, Honesty and ... ... continued below

About The University College of the North

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Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The College has two campuses: The Paz and Thompson. There are also regional centres and campuses in Split Lake, Easterville, Lac Brochet, Flin Flon, Grand Rapids (Mistapawistik), Oxford House (Bunibonibee), Pukatawagan (Mathias Colomb), St. Theresa Point (Island Lake), Cross Lake, Churchill, Gillam (Bird/Fox Lake), Nelson House (Nisichawayasihk ), Swan River, and Norway House (Kinasao Sipi). Recently, UCN welcomed the opening of the New UCN Faculty of Health Swan River facility. This site is home to students who want to get a diploma in Practical Nursing. It also delivers the Health Care Aide Certificate Program, which offers state-of-the-art equipment. There are over 200 qualified faculty, staff, and Elder services that support around 3,500 students. Its programs and services are delivered through a network of regional centres in 10 northern communities. The school has two libraries: The Pas Library and the Thompson Library. Students who want to live inside the campus can choose to stay at the Pas Residence and Thompson Residence.

Student Services and Student Life

Paz Campus offers Food Services, Library, Parking, Residence, Workout & Gymnasium Facilities, After Hours Access, Bookstore, Counseling Services, Daycare, and Education Services Centre. Thompson Campus has After Hours Access, Bookstore, Counseling Services, Daycare, Food Services, Library, Parking, and Residence Services.

The Student Association Council at the Pas and Thompson Campus is the representative, advocate, and events coordinator of the students.

Academic Programs

The University offers the following programs:

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Nursing, Kanácí Otinawáwasowin (Aboriginal Midwifery) Baccalaureate, Bachelor of Science in Health Program;

Aboriginal Self-Government Administration, Administrative Assistant, Apprenticeship Training, Automotive Technician, Basic Electrical, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering Operations, Chemical Engineering Technology, Civil/CAD Technology, Commercial Cooking, Commercial Cooking Aide, Community Economic Development, Computer Programmer/Analyst, Computer Systems Technology, Computerized Business Applications, Computerized Business Skills, Dental Assisting, e-Business Application Developer, Early Childhood Education, Eco-Adventure Tourism, Educational Assistant, Electrical/Electronic Technology, Facilities Technician, General Studies, Health Care Aide, Health Transition Certificate Program, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Industrial Welding, Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement Correctional Officer Training, Natural Resources Management Technology, Preventative Dentistry Scaling Assistant, and Restorative Justice and Conflict Resolution.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

UCN introduces its awards and bursaries to students by giving them the Awards Booklet. The booklet covers a broad range of local, provincial, and national scholarships, and it is a great help for full time UCN students who want to obtain and know more about the available financial assistance that they can avail of while they are studying at UCN.

The Pas Information

The Pas is a town in Manitoba, Canada, located in the Norman Region, some 630 kilometres northwest of the provincial capital, Winnipeg, near the border of Saskatchewan. Pas, Manitoba has approximately 6000 people.. There is an additional population base of 15,000 people who reside in the service area of The Pas - RM of Kelsey, Cormorant, Moose Lake, Clearwater Lake, Rocky Lake, and the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

The Pas community is one of the oldest and most striking settlements in northern Manitoba. Boasting one of the three true blue lakes in existance, outdoor adventure abounds set to the raw natural beauty that attracts visitors from around the world.

The main components of The Pas region's highly diversified economy are agriculture, forestry, commercial fishing, transportation, tourism, and services. The large variety of successful industry means that a downturn in one is usually compensated by an upturn in another. The result is a community almost immune to the boom and bust cycles that so frequently characterize communities of the north.

In each of its four distinct seasons, The Pas offers unique recreational activities and a variety of cultural attractions such as the Trapper's Festival, Agricultural Fair, and Opasquia Indian days.


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