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 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




4 Seasons of Reconciliation
A Shared Learning Opportunity for all UCN Staff & Faculty
4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a unique self-directed 3-hour online course that promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians through transformative learning about truth and reconciliation.
This workplace course provides the basic foundation on the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). This course assists the education sector in meeting the 94-Calls to Action from the TRC with their own employees and sub-contractors.
In collaboration with the First Nations University of Canada, 4 Seasons of Reconciliation provides a comprehensive online learning course with captivating multi-media components, including award-winning reconciliation documentaries. Each short module can be completed at the learner’s pace and provides a mix of learning tools such as slideshows, videos, films, and quizzes. A certificate of completion and a bonus video library for ongoing learning is provided at the end of the course.
All UCN staff have access to the course in UCNLearn, accessible using their usual UCN login information.
Course completion information will be updated automatically toward a Certificate of Completion from First Nations University of Canada via Learner Group Reports.



Student Feedback on Learning Experience (SFLE)

Increasing Student Response Rates & Accessing your Qualtrics Dashboard

Did you know that research conducted by the University of British Columbia found that the most effective way to increase response rates is to use in-class time for surveys such as the SFLE and to allow students to use their devices1?

In-Class Completion

Academic Development can help facilitate the in-class completion of the SFLE. This includes arranging for an LTF to bring laptops to face-to-face classes in Thompson and The Pas and joining distance classes to walk students through the process. Contact Sarah Warner (swarner@ucn.ca) with your questions or to arrange support.


To help increase student response rates, each time a student completes a SFLE survey their name will be entered in draw. The draw prizes are three Lenovo tablets and ten $25 Visa gift cards.

Student Survey Dashboard

The SFLE-Upcoming Student Surveys Dashboard provides each instructor with an overview of all the upcoming end-of-course surveys for their courses. With this information, you can stay on top of the survey schedule and, if you wish, remind your students when the surveys become available, thus increasing response rates.

You can access the SFLE-Upcoming Student Surveys Dashboard by logging into Qualtrics using your UCN credentials and password. The link to log in and instructions on how to use the dashboard are contained in the attached document - SFLE-Upcoming Surveys Dashboard Instructions.

FYI – students are emailed when they SFLE surveys are available to them.  The link to the SFLE survey is included in the email and it is also available in UCNLearn.

Survey Results

Please take time to review the feedback gathered in term 20. The link to Qualtrics along with instructions on how to log on and access your dashboard can be found in this document Logging in to QualtricsYou will use your UCN credential and password to log into the Qualtrics site.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the SFLE or need assistance accessing your dashboard, please don't hesitate to reach out Ethel Nyabeze (swarner@ucn.ca).

The 4 Seasons of Reconciliation course is available to all staff and faculty in UCNLearn. The course is takes approximately three hours to complete and is comprised of ten modules related to truth and reconciliation.

Terralyn McKee

Manager, Academic Development


Sarah Warner

Quality Assurance Coordinator


Janet Sainsbury

Educational Developer


Melanie Belmore

Learning Innovation Specialist


Krystle Paskaruk

Instructional Specialist


Tara Lagace

Learning Technology Supervisor


LTF Contact list