University College of the North: Maclean's College Profile

University College of the North

University College of the North | The Pas, Mant. | Founded 2004


University College of the North Campus

The University College of the North (UCN) covers an enormous catchment area in remote northern Manitoba— geographically the size of France. It accommodates its widespread student population, more than 90 per cent of which is Aboriginal, with 12 regional centres in addition to its two larger campuses. Nature lovers will find themselves right at home at either of UCN’s campuses. The Pas is near Clearwater Lakes Provincial Park, home to one of the cleanest lakes in North America. Meanwhile, the Thompson campus is set in the Canadian shield and boreal forest. Thompson is also the wolf capital of Canada.

UCN offers a wide variety of degree, diploma, certificate, trades and apprenticeship, and academic upgrading programs. The Faculty of Health offers a unique Bachelor of Midwifery program, one of just seven in the country, and the only one to integrate Aboriginal teachings with western midwifery. This program is delivered in partnership with the University of Manitoba.

Owing to its significant percentage of Aboriginal students, UCN has a strong culture of diversity and inclusivity. Both of its main campuses have an Aboriginal centre with a range of support services, including counselling from local elders, as well as regular cultural events. UCN also offers a certificate in teaching Ininimowin, taught entirely in Cree.

Fall full-time enrolment Tuition (f/t degree) Tuition (f/t diploma) Tuition (f/t certificate) Students direct from high school Residence spaces
1,124 $5,205 3,375. - $7,124 $3,375. - $5,400 2.80% 162

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