Student Wellbeing Survey Results Ch 1

Student Wellbeing Survey Results Ch 2




Video recordings of the 6th Annual UCN Truth and Reconciliation Gathering Honouring the Children are now available for anyone to view - Recordings from previous Gathering are also available on the site.

The website is open to the public, so please share the link.





CLEaR NEW FACULTY ORIENATION – August 23 AND 24, 2022 and

RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE TRAINING – September 2, 2022 (9:00 – 12:00)

Welcome to UCN!

The Centre for Learning, Education, and Research (CLEaR) welcomes you to UCN and looks forward to supporting your teaching and research pursuits. CLEaR has designed the New Faculty Orientation to introduce you to your role as a faculty member at UCN. The sessions will present basic information about teaching at UCN and will highlight supports available to you and to your students.

The CLEaR New Faculty orientation will be delivered in-person on August 23 and August 24. Faculty are invited to participate on either the Thompson (tentatively room 136K) or The Pas (tentatively room 170) campus. The rooms in Thompson and The Pas will be linked via Zoom.  Faculty who are not based on either The Pas or Thompson campuses can join the orientation through Zoom.

Meeting ID: 929 0295 7876              Passcode: UCN2022

The Respectful Workplace training, which is being offered in conjunction with UCN’s Human Resources department, on Friday, September 2 from 9:00 – 12:00 will be delivered only through Zoom. All new faculty are expected to attend this training.

Please confirm your attendance at the orientation and the Respectful Workplace Training by sending an email to In the email, please indicate at which campus you will attend the in-person sessions.

In addition to the New Faculty Orientation, CLEaR is offering other professional development sessions from August 24 – September 2.  A schedule of those sessions will be sent separately.

Again, welcome to UCN. Please know that the CLEaR team is available to support you in your teaching and research pursuits.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you have.

Ann Barbour-Stevenson  , Manager of Academic Development / Director of CLEaR                        204.734.2130 or 204.281.7170


Tuesday, August 23

All sessions offered in-person

9:00 – 10:00

Welcome to UCN

Members of the Academic team will provide an overview and brief history of UCN.  A member of the Council of Elders (COE) will highlight the role of the COE at UCN.


10:00 – 10:30

Teaching at UCN – Basic Information

Facilitated by Academic Development


The Academic Development team will share basic information related to teaching and learning at UCN. The facilitators will walk through the course outline template and provide a process of transforming outcomes into a deliverable course


10:45 – 11:45

Instructional Services:  Who Are We and What do We Do?

Facilitated by Terralyn Mckee, Learning Technologies Specialist


Instructional Services is your online, distributed, and technology-mediated support team.  Meet with us and learn about the course delivery methods at UCN, orientation and training on our teaching and learning platforms, assistance with UCNLearn course access, organization and tools features. In this session we will provide a quick overview of who we are, what we do, and how we can assist you.


Specialist Team – course design, development, delivery for online and distributed teaching and learning

Technology Support Team – classroom connections, support, and technology troubleshooting


11:45 – 1:00

Lunch (provided)

President and Vice-Chancellor Doug Lauvstad will provide greetings. Members of the senior academic administrative team will also join the new faculty for lunch.


1:00 – 2:00

Library Services Overview

Facilitated by Monica Munn, Librarian Wellington and Madeline Spence Library, Thompson Campus and Cheryl Sinclair, Regional Libraries Administrator 


Highlighting library resources to support your teaching and research activities, this session will be an introduction to UCN Library Services for students and faculty and will include a library webpage/database tour as well as information literacy initiatives available.  


2:00 – 3:00

Classroom Technology Tour and Orientation

Facilitated by Sarah Warner, Learning Technologies Supervisor


The majority of classes at UCN are ‘distributed’ classes – meaning they are synchronous (same time) to multiple remote site locations (distance).  This means you will be using educational technologies often to connect to your students.


Join the LTF team in the classroom to learn about the tools and technology that you will be using to connect to and teach students at remote sites. There will be a hands-on demonstration of the tools and processes you will be using.



Wednesday, August 24

All sessions offered in-person

9:00 -10:00

Student Supports

Facilitated by Jackie Fitzpatrick, Dean of Students


This session will provide an overview of student support services and how these services can be accessed and used by UCN students.


10:00 – 11:00

UCN Learn Basics: Setting Up My Course

Facilitated by Terralyn McKee


UCNLearn is the course management system used at UCN to host your digital course information, post course lectures, readings, and links, to collect and grade assignments, host topic discussions, and post student grades.


This session will provide the basic information to get you started with accessing, uploading and organizing your course information in UCNLearn.


11:00 – 12:00

Faculty Panel

Facilitated by Dr. Anderson Assuah (Aboriginal & Northern Studies), Jerry Boyes (Electrical),  and Michelle Petricone (Early Childhood Education)


Anderson, Jerry, Peter and Michelle will share their insights about teaching at UCN and offer suggestions to help new faculty adjust to UCN.



Lunch (provided)

The faculty panel and members of the Learning Technologies Facilitators and Instructional Services team will join the new faculty for lunch.


1:00 – 2:00

Learning Council

Facilitated by Dr. Ying Kong and Dr. Greg Stott, Co-chairs of the Learning Council


Ying and Greg will introduce UCN Tri-Cameral governance system and focus on the role and responsibilities of the Learning Council and its sub-committees.


2:00 – 2:30

UCN Research Office

Facilitated by Dr. Guru Chinnasamy, Manager of Research


The UCN Research Office supports pre-award research grant facilitation, post-award research management and administration, research compliance, strategic research planning, research-related training, and UCN Seed Grant Program.  In this session, we will discuss about the services offered by the UCN Research Office.


2:30 – 3:00

Academic Policies at UCN

Facilitated by Janet Sainsbury, Educational Developer and Ann Barbour-Stevenson, Manager of Academic Development


How long must faculty keep student assignments? When must final grades be submitted? Learn about UCN’s academic policies and how they apply to your teaching.  



Friday, September 2

9:00 – 12:00

Respectful Workplace Training

Facilitated by Paul Carrick, MSW, RSW, Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute


Offered via Zoom

Meeting ID: 929 0295 7876              Passcode: UCN2022