• UNBC Welcomes new Writer-in-Residence

    UNBC has welcomed a Writer-in-Residence, Maggie de Vries, to its English program. The position is the first residency cosponsored by Canada Council and UNBC's office of research.

  • UNBC Professor Challenging Literary Notions

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

  • UNBC English Professor wins National Teaching Award

    UNBC English professor Lisa Dickson was named to one of ten 3M National Teaching Fellowships by 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Department of English


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!