University College of the North

UCN Thompson Campus is 84,400 square feet over four stories and includes 15 distance-learning classrooms, three computer labs, a 60-seat lecture theatre, and a 12-bed nursing lab with clinical simulation capabilities.

Wescan was selected by PCL, Smith Carter Architects (SCA), UCN, and MIT on this design assist project to construct both the mechanical and electrical for this new university in Thompson, Manitoba.


Through a collaborative team approach we were able to provide UCN with the systems and services required with a cost savings of over 10%.  This facility is a state-of-the-art, LEED accredited building with highly efficient HVAC systems and devices. We completed ground up electrical installations for the new campus (including the classrooms, common areas, library, office space and daycare), as well as tie-ins to an existing community centre.


  • Ventilation System with VFDs, Reheat Coils and MUAs
  • Medical Gas System
  • Sanitary & Storm Sewer System
  • Building Automation System
  • Fire Protection System
  • Boilers

• Lighting
• Building Control Systems
• Distribution
• Emergency Power Ups and Genset
• Fire Alarm System
• Communication System
• CCTV System
• Security System

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Project Details

Owner: Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation
Type of Service: Mechanical and Electrical
Sector: Institutional
Completed: July 2014
Duration: October 2011 to July 2014
Value: $18,900,000
Delivery Method

Design Assist


Brian McKinney (M)
Rob Wilson (E)

Project Manager

Bob Modjeski (M)
Rob Turkula (E)


Smith Carter Architects


PCL Constructors Canada

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