UCN creates new departments for workforce development, research

September 10, 2014

University College of the North has reorganized its existing human resources into 2 new departments: Career and Workforce Development and Research and Innovation. Career and Workforce Development is tasked with developing responsive, integrated approaches to technical training that will meet the needs of northern Manitoba, while Research and Innovation will address instructional services, academic development, quality assurance, and research. The Research and Innovation department will work with UCN’s Research and Scholarship Committee, the UCN Research Ethics Board, and the UCN Animal Care Committee as well as with partners in business and industry, health, and social services to identify research projects that will meet the needs of the community as well as provide learning opportunities for students. Rob Penner has been named Associate VP of Career and Workforce Development, while Linda Melnick was appointed Dean of Research and Innovation. UCN News Release