The UCN will host their Linkages conference next week on November 7th, and 8th.
The goal is to help foster economic development in the north.
This year’s keynote speaker will be the honourable Jody Willson-Raybould.
Raybould is a former Vancouver MP, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and a bestselling author.
She was also Canada’s first-ever Independent female MP.
Raybould will be hosting a presentation during the keynote dinner during the Linkages conference.
President and Vice-Chancellor Doug Lauvstead for UCN talks about the event:
"An opportunity for people around the north and the South from all over Manitoba to get together and talk about northern issues. So we have people who come to us.
"They are representing government from industry from many of the municipalities around the North, First Nations, Metis communities just basically to talk about northern issues and northern economic development."
Registration for this year’s event wraps up tomorrow; go to UCNlinkages.ca.