Cutting-Edge Health Care

Dr. Nadine Caron, an affiliate UNBC faculty member with the Northern Medical Program, is leading a special project to launch the first biobank of its kind in B.C. - the Northern Biobank Initiative Phase 2.

Legal drinking age study

A new study led by Northern Medical Program researcher Dr. Russ Callaghan shows that alcohol-impaired driving crimes spike immediately after the minimum legal drinking age is reached.

Spotlight on Health Programs

High school students had the opportunity to learn more about health programs on the Prince George campus through several mini-lectures and hands-on demonstrations.

Oncology Specialist Returns to the North

Northern Medical Program graduate Dr. Sarah Roberts has returned to Northern BC, joining the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North as its newest medical oncologist.

Mushroom research receives boost

UNBC researchers Dr. Chow Lee and Dr. Sarah Gray have received a federal grant of nearly $400,000 to further their study of local mushrooms as a potential cancer and diabetes prevention or treatment.

An Evening of Inspiration

Kim Phuc, the Vietnam War’s Girl in the Picture, held the audience spellbound with her poignant presentation at the 12th Annual Dr. Bob Ewert Memorial Lecture and Dinner, supporting health care students.

Training Physicians in the North, for the North

The Northern Medical Program (NMP) is part of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Along with the Island Medical Program and the Southern Medical Program, this distributed medical program was the first of its kind in North America and has proven to be a highly successful model of distributed education.

Through UBC's Admissions Office, 32 students are welcomed into the NMP every year, beginning their first semester in Vancouver at UBC in September, and then arriving at UNBC's Prince George campus in January for the remainder of their medical education.