University College of the North opens new campus

June 4, 2014

The University College of the North officially opened its new campus in Thompson, Manitoba on Friday. The $82-million, 84,400-square-foot facility provides space for 15 distance-learning classrooms, computer labs, a 60-seat lecture hall, math and science labs, a nursing simulation lab, a library, an Aboriginal student centre, and a child-care facility. The new campus will allow UCN to increase its number of students by almost 175. “By giving people access to high quality training and postsecondary education this new state-of-the-art campus means more opportunities for our young people to build their life right here in the North,” said Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger. UCN has also joined a partnership between the province, Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, Red River College, Workplace Education Manitoba, and industry that will provide trades training and work experience to Aboriginal residents of northern MB. The province will provide $3.3 million in funding and Manitoba Hydro will provide $2.9 million for the initiative. MB News Release (1) | MB News Release (2)