University College of the North
Established: 2004 (The University College of the North was created with the passage of the University of the North Act by the Manitoba government, and it is the successor of the Keewatin Community College.)
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The University College of the North provides over 65 academic and vocational oriented degree, diploma, and certificate programs. Notable among the College’s offerings are the Bachelor of Arts in Aboriginal and Northern Studies, which focuses on the study of First Nations and northern peoples and environments, and the Bachelor of Nursing, offered in collaboration with the University of Manitoba, which is a community-based program that not only educates students in effective nursing but also in the unique health care needs of northern communities. Additionally, the College offers basic education, apprenticeship training, which combines traditional classroom instruction with hands-on work experience, and customized educational services for individuals and employers.
Through its main campuses in The Pas and Thompson and 6 regional facilities in Churchill, Cross Lake, Easterville, Flin Flon, Split Lake, and Swan River, the University College of the North services the unique educational needs of northern Manitoba.