Becky Cianflone - Governing Council Chair

Becky is the Executive Director of Community Futures Greenstone. She previously worked as a Business Analyst for Community Futures Triple R and Chamber Manager for the Altona and District Chamber of Commerce. Becky studied Business Administration at Red River College and her board experience includes the UCN Governing Council, the Northern Manitoba Tourism Advisory Committee, and the Flin Flon Women’s Resource Centre.



The Governing Council is the governing body of UCN, and has overall responsibility for the university college, and may determine all matters of university college policy except those specifically assigned to the Learning Council by the UCN Act.  The UCN Act, which was approved in June 2004 is the provincial legislation governing the University College of the North.

The Governing Council confirms:

  • their only employee is the President of UCN
  • the Council members undertake the responsibility to govern the UCN
  • the President is entrusted with the responsibility to manage the UCN
  • By-laws and policies will be in place to support policy governance

The Governing Council's style of governing emphasizes values, vision, empowerment of the Council, faculty, and staff; and its strategic ability to lead leaders.

The Governing Council will govern with a strategic perspective demonstrating commitment to the Seven Sacred Teachings: Truth; Wisdom; Honesty; Humility; Courage; Love; and Respect.

The Learning Council is responsible for the academic policy of the university college.  The Council of Elders promote an environment at the university college that respects and embraces Aboriginal and northern cultures and values.  Both the Learning Council and the Council of Elders have representation on the Governing Council.



Office of the UCN Tri-Council

The Office of the UCN Tri-Council is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the activities of the UCN Tri-Council: the Governing Council, and the Council’s standing and ad hoc committees; the Council of Elders; and the Learning Council. The office provides administrative and advisory services to these bodies and serves as the repository of information and data on all matters relating to the three Councils, and provides advice and guidance on jurisdiction, strategy, policy, and process.


Tanya Pidskalny
UCN Tri-Council Executive Officer
PO Box 3000
The Pas, Manitoba R9A 1M7
Phone: (204) 627-8649