Recommended Minimum Technology Requirements
Using computer systems, software, and internet connections that do not meet these
minimum requirements could impact your ability to participate in and complete
Computer running Windows 8 or Windows 10.
CPU: 2GHz processor
Memory: 4GB Ram
Hard Disk: 256 GB
Web browsers:Use Chrome, Edge or Firefox.
Headphones, microphone, and a camera.
You can check to see if your computer is compatible with UCNLearn at this site:
Recommended: Wired or Wireless connectivity. A wired network connection
is preferred. Internet bandwidth should have a minimum of 5 Mbps of download and 2 Mbps
of upload capacity.
You can test your internet connectivity here: https://www.speedtest.net
Recommended Computer Specs for AutoCAD or MasterCam:
CPU: 2.5GHz processor or better
Memory: 16GB Ram
Hard Disk: 512 GB or more
Graphics Card: 4GB Ram
DirectX 11 compatible
Welcome new and returning students!
We are excited you've chosen to study at University College of the North (UCN) and look forward to supporting you in your academic endeavors. In order to ensure you get off to a successful start, we have designed an online orientation that all students are required to complete before classes begin.
The orientation provides students with a complete overview of UCN life, from technology requirements, obtaining textbooks and student ID, registering for courses, to student opportunities and more. Students will learn about the resources and services available to them, meet others and participate in fun challenges to win prizes.
The online orientation can be accessed by visiting http://ucncatalog.brightspace.com/ (for best results use Google Chrome) and selecting The Pas or Thompson Campus Student Orientation. Students will be required to "Register" to create an account or "Log In" if an account has already been created. Note: When completing the registration form, please make sure to use your legal first and last name in the name fields.
After you have completed this first step in your post-secondary journey, you can be sure that you are on the right path to success.
On behalf of the entire Orientation and Student Services Team, WELCOME to University College of the North and we wish you all the best in the 2020/2021 academic year!
The Pas Campus students can contact: Michelle Ballantyne (204) 627-8517
Thompson Campus students can contact: Emerald McKay (204) 677-6402 or Nick Pajic (204) 677-6365
Some may be wondering why UCN is staying open during the current crisis. First and foremost, it is our job to train and educate students, conduct research and ensure our students and graduates have the knowledge and skills they need to help build a better society. This is important work. UCN has a proud tradition of delivering education and training opportunities to northern and Indigenous students. While we manage this world-wide emergency, along with everyone, we must remember that UCN’s business is educating students, and we remain dedicated to this business and our students. We are still open because we still have work to do. Keeping the facility open avoids more difficult decisions that may impact staff and students. Nevertheless, we are well aware that things are changing day by day.
The Pas Campus
Students in residence will have 24-hour access to the campus.
UCN Thompson Campus
(updated: October 8, 3:38 p.m.)
Oscar Lathlin Research Library Hours (The Pas campus):
Wellington & Madeleine Spence Memorial Library Hours (Thompson campus):
UCN students have access to our free counselling services.
UCN is keeping the most up to date information on the LATEST UPDATES page on the website. We have also compiled links to credible COVID-19 resources at this link: COVID-19 Resources.
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