UCN acknowledges that we are on the traditional territories and homelands of many Indigenous peoples, who have existed here since time immemorial. The First Nations in the area that UCN serves entered into treaty relationships with the Crown and the territory has also become home to other Indigenous peoples. We uphold the treaties and collaborate with all Indigenous  peoples to share truth, reconciliation and learning.
For a more comprehensive statement go to UCN Traditional Territorial Acknowledgement.




As part of the Centre for Learning, Education, and Research (CLEaR), Academic is Development is committed to strengthening teaching and supporting research across all UCN programs. The Academic Development Team is UCN’s resource for course and program development and review. Additionally, Academic Development provides leadership and guidance to ensure that Indigenous knowledges and practices are embedded in curriculum, teaching practices, and research.


The work of Academic Development supports:

•          Curriculum development 

•          Indigegogy 

•          Online and classroom teaching



Ann Barbour-Stevenson

Manager, Academic Development


Ethel Nyabeze

Quality Assurance Coordinator


Valdine Flaming

Indigenous Projects Officer/Indigenous Curriculum Specialist


Melanie Belmore

Indigenous Projects Manager/Community-based Indigenous Curriculum Specialist


Janet Sainsbury

Educational Developer


Naithan Lagace

Indigenous Curriculum Specialist




The Centre for Learning, Education and Research invites you attend

What is the TFL program? session


Join me on Wednesday, May 11 from 11:30 – 12:00 to learn about the Teaching for Learning in Applied Education program.

https://ucn-ca.zoom.us/j/93050307466         Meeting ID: 930 5030 7466



During the session, I will provide

  • an overview of the program
  • an explanation of the application and course registration processes
  • time for you to ask question


Completion of the TFL is a employment requirement for college instructors. However, everyone who is interested in learning about the program is encouraged to attend.

TFL Details doc