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 Territory Acknowledgement.


The Centre for Learning, Education and Research (CLEaR) provides staff and faculty another avenue to access the resources of the Reconciliation, Research, and Academic Innovation (RRAI) department. The RRAI areas – instructional services, libraries, research, and academic development – work to together to support staff and faculty to strengthen teaching and research across all UCN programs. As an intricate part of RRAI, reconciliation is central to all work done by CLEaR.

The work of CLEaR focuses on:

· Program and course development

· Program and course reviews

· Teaching supports (focused on technology)

· Reconciliation, indigenization, and decolonization in teaching

· Research

· Quality assurance standards (such as evaluation of courses by students)

· Embedding library service in curriculum

· Faculty and staff professional development

An Advisory Committee comprised of members from across UCN provides guidance and direction to the work of the CLEaR.

CLEaR provides training, resources, and activities to the entire UCN community which include:


•          Creating and maintaining an online repository of resources and website links;

•          Providing support, mentorship, and guidance in Indigegogy;

•          Organizing presentations and workshops on teaching and instructional technology topics;

•          Providing support for remote course delivery;

•          Coordinating a new faculty orientation (distinct from the human resources orientation);

•          Working with faculty to identify, develop, and share critical skills and best practices in research;

•          Providing leadership in projects and initiatives focused on Indigegogy, pedagogy, and research;

•          Offering mentorship between faculty members;

•          Recognizing exemplary faculty instructional practices and research endeavours; and

•          Creating a culture of collaboration among faculty to enhance instructor skills and improve the learning outcomes for students.


CLEaR Channel hosted within UCN MediaSpace to see videos of CLEaR PD presentations.


Ann Barbour-Stevenson abarbourstevenson@ucn.ca

Director of CLEaR, Manager of Academic Development

Terralyn McKee tmckee@ucn.ca

Learning Technologies Specialist

Guru Chinnasamy gchinnasamy@ucn.ca

Manager of Research

Meaghan Buchanan mbuchanan@ucn.ca


Heather Smith hsmith@ucn.ca

Librarian (Oscar Lathlin Research Library)

Monica Mun mmun@ucn.ca

Librarian (Wellington and Madeleine Spence Memorial Library)

Cheryl Sinclair csinclair@ucn.ca

Regional Libraries Administrator

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