• Leaders in Education

    Faculty members Heather Smith and Lisa Dickson have been named to the 3M National Teaching Fellowship Council Executive, a body that enhances advocates for teaching and learning excellence in Canadian post-secondary institutions.

  • UNBC Professor Challenging Literary Notions

    A UNBC professor is challenging the prevailing tradition that literature should be classified according to national and cultural categories.

  • Telling Your Story, Digitally

    Grant Potter will teach ds106 this summer, an open online course teaching people to use online tools to develop their digital storytelling. It's offered for credit for the first time at UNBC as part of an existing English class.

Department of English

Visiting Writers/Speakers

The Department of English has hosted readings or talks by writers and visiting speakers who enhance the literary and cultural experience for the UNBC community and for the general community.

Some of writers over the years have included  Jeannette Armstrong, Denise Chong, Lorna Crozier, Maggie de Vries, Robert Kroetsch, Kathy Page, Eden Robinson, Aritha van Herk, Rudy Wiebe and visiting scholars like Dr. Jonathan Hart (Alberta) and Prof. Dr. Klaus Martens (Saarland University).

For further information on some of the past writers please click here.


UNBC offers a Master of Arts in English:

MA English Poster

Application requirements are available at the Office ​of the Registrar.


The Bachelor of Arts Program

Department of English 2013/2014 Handbook

A degree in English is the cornerstone for many interesting careers and prepares students to be effective communicators, shrewd thinkers, and excellent writers.

Our department is innovative with an emphasis on literary, creative and media studies.  We offer courses from around the globs as well as creative writing.  Key areas include Canadian, American, British and First Nations literatures, Media Studies (film and television) and Creative Writing.

We also offer a Major and a Minor in English as well as Joint Majors in English/History, English/Political Science, English/Women’s Studies, and English/Environmental Studies.

The Department of English is committed to artistic and cultural expression not only through undergraduate courses in literary studies, creative writing and media studies, but also through graduate level offerings that are part of the Master of Arts degree in Literature, Culture and Place. Come join us!