Divided, Coming Together: University College of the North

Mokhtar Bouba and Teresa Healy
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Research Theme / Community
Community Infrastructure & Economic Development


The University College of the North’s new campus in Thompson offers updated facilities for Aboriginal and northern students seeking post-secondary education closer to home. The campus is especially important to Aboriginal women from the region, to be able to pursue learning while working and/or caring for family. Yet, the proposal for the new campus caused a lot of controversy – dividing the community. In this video, workshop participants explain what prompted these divisions, and how the campus ended up bringing people together.