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University of Northern British Columbia

About

History

In 2015, UNBC celebrated its 25th anniversary. It was in June 1990 that the members of the BC legislative assembly passed the UNBC Act, officially creating UNBC. The dream of having a northern university goes back much further, to the 1960s, when then-MLA Ray Williston set aside the land on which UNBC's Prince George campus is currently situated as a university reserve. 

Education

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, and the environment. As one of BC’s research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to all of our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

Research

The Office of Research exists to promote and enhance the success of research by faculty, students, and partners of UNBC. Our mission is to grow capacity and opportunities for research and creative activities at UNBC by engaging our people and partners, leading to the discovery of new knowledge that has transformative academic, economic or social benefit for the region, province, nation, and beyond.

Career

The UNBC Student Career Centre is pleased to provide services for students, our alumni and employers in our community. 

Some of our services include offering workshops to assist students in preparing for employment, arranging employer recruiting and information sessions for students, participating in annual career fairs hosted on campus, posting career opportunities for Alumni, posting part-time and full-time jobs for students and organizing co-operative education work term placements. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
801
2019
801 -200
2018
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

Counselling Services strive to support students’ academic and personal success by providing assistance through counselling, helping students connect with others, and aiding students in accessing resources and information.

Counselling is the process of facilitating human change by focusing on the development of your personal objectives.

Housing services

UNBC’s campus housing is more than just a place to live for the school year — it is a convenient, safe and supportive community. Home to 540 students, our buildings, Neyoh and Keyoh (Dakelh for “for the home” and “for the community”), offer fully-furnished apartment-style living located less than a five-minute walk from the heart of campus.

Library services

The Geoffrey R. Weller Library’s mission is to be a centre of intellectual life for the University of Northern British Columbia. The Library welcomes all UNBC’s communities to access information, exchange diverse opinions, work collaboratively, conduct research, learn, teach, and pursue intellectual growth.

Medical services

Health Services works with students to manage health concerns, obtain information on relevant health and lifestyle topics, engage in health promotion, and manage healthy lifestyle changes during their university experience.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Northern British Columbia is unique in its northern and regional mandate. It is a university "in and for the north" and it is committed to serve the needs of northern people and significantly amongst northern people, First Nations people.

Regional Programs is the prime agent within UNBC to fulfill the northern, regional and First Nations community mandates. Regional Programs will forge partnerships with other units of the University and with external partners to achieve those mandates.

Sports facilities

Located on the scenic University of Northern British Columbia campus, the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre welcomes you! Sign up for a fitness membership, rent space for your team or book a birthday party. 

Student clubs

UNBC has more than 60 academic, cultural, social, and service clubs. Students can be part of a tradition or start a new legacy - it's a great way to get involved.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The process of applying and finding the right school for my graduate study was stressful but exprenebly worth it in the end. A graduate program requires a lot of time and dedication and I have an array of facilities available to be making my graduate experience a wholesome one.

Uni + city are great, on campus food services poor
Luke Lapp rated 4 out of 5 stars

I absolutely loved being at UNBC because of its size and architecture. The university is of modern construction with a great sports facility on Campus. In winter one can travers the entire University without stepping foot outdoors between classes. The student population seems stagnant and therefore class sizes stay small. Though attracting Canadians mainly from Central and...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was a memorable experience

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