Archived Video Recording Collection Digitization

Led by Northern BC Archives

This project served to convert many of the over 530 audio-visual recordings related to the early development of UNBC from analog to a digital preservation format. Most of these recordings are of "Spotlight on UNBC", a half hour show hosted by Rob van Adrichem, that ran for years on community cable channels in the North.

The videos are available for viewing on the Northern BC Archives YouTube channel and below.

Spotlight on UNBC #1 - Febru​ary 1993

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from February 1993. Features segments on the construction of the Prince George campus, a talk with the first UNBC students, milestones of 1992, and highlights from a First Nations forum held in Terrace. Includes footage of the temporary campus at the French-Canadian Club of Prince George, an interview with UNBC President Geoffrey R. Weller, an interview with Dean Cooper (VP Administration), a clip from an Interim Governing Council meeting, an introduction to some UNBC publications, an interview with Audrey McKay (member of the IGC), and a clip of Stuart McLean giving a talk for the UNBC President's Lecture Series.

Spotlight on UNBC #3 - April 1993

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from April 1993. Features segments on the construction of UNBC library and book acquisition for the library, a Prince Rupert workshop attended by UNBC staff to research fishery issues in the region, a staff profile feature, the central application system for UNBC applicants, the UNBC Social Work program, the development of the UNBC Prince George campus including contract bids for construction, Regional Coordinators and academic candidates, the Fulbright Scholarship program, and agreements for international students. Includes interviews with Pat Appavoo (University Librarian), Joanne Matthews (UNBC Information Services Librarian), Bill Morrison (Dean of Research and Graduate Studies), Bruno Raeber (UNBC receptionist), Tony Higgins (Chief Executive, UCAS), Mike Hamer (Director of Development), Larry Woods (International Studies candidate), McMorris Tate (International Studies candidate), Victor Konrad (Canada-US Fulbright program), Douglas Nord (Director of International Studies), Gordon Ternowetsky (UNBC Social Work), and David Fish (Dean of Health and Human Sciences).

Spo​tlight on UNBC #5 - June 1993

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from June 1993. Features include Prince George campus design changes (to ensure campus would be completed on time), public information sessions for the UNBC academic year, Darrell Bailie in the Boston Marathon, the Northern Lights convocation ceremony in Dawson Creek, a telecommunications conference in Dawson Creek partially sponsored by UNBC, an Arts Walk which focused on the UNBC regalia (the Ceremonial Chairs and Talking Stick created by Ron Sebastian), the UNBC motto and coat of arms, a Timothy Findley lecture as part of the UNBC public lecture series, academic candidates, tours of UNBC, and the history of the creation of UNBC. Also includes interviews with Paul Zanette (Interior designer), Ken Coates (UNBC VP Academic), Darrell Bailie (UNBC Systems Librarian), Iona Campagnolo (UNBC Chancellor), Jim Kassen (President of Northern Lights College), Timothy Findley (author), Darwyn Coxson (UNBC biology), Kathy Lewis (UNBC Forestry), and Murray Sadler (Chair of the Interim Governing Council).

Spo​tlight on UNBC #6 - July 1993

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from July 1993. Features include the First Nations studies program and its development in the regions, an interview with Murray Sadler regarding UNBC's creation, the construction of the Prince George campus including waterproofing and enclosing buildings, a tour of the regions, disbanding the Interim Governing Council and forming the UNBC Senate and Board of Governors, the Public Lecture Series, the University of Tasmania touring the UNBC campus and regions, a visit by the Minister of Advanced Education, the North to the Future campaign, and how to apply at UNBC. Also includes interviews with Margaret Anderson (Director of First Nations studies), Russell Alec (Education Supervisor, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council), Murray Sadler (Chair of the Interim Governing Council), Dean Cooper (UNBC VP Administration), Anne Martin (Chair of the Interim Governing Council Transition Committee), Bob Cleary (University of Tasmania), Brian McKenzie (University of Tasmania), Geoffrey Weller (UNBC President), Vic Bowman (PG Rotary Club), Tom Steadman, Art Robin (Royal Bank of Canada), and Nicole Lyotier (UNBC Liaison Officer).

Spotlight on UNBC #7 - Septembe​r 1993

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from September 1993. Features include an interview with students regarding why they attend UNBC; development of the co-op education program; UNBC's new faculty in the International Studies, Nursing and History departments; plans for convocation 1994; the UNBC academic calendar; the promotion of UNBC in southern media; public bus tours of UNBC; and a tour of the regions with Iona Campagnolo and other UNBC officials. Includes interviews with Fred Gilbert (Dean of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies), Dan Lousier (BC Forest Service), Larry Woods (International Studies), Dana Edge (Nursing), Robin Fisher (History), Carmen Pickering (UNBC Tour Guide), Ken Coates (UNBC VP Academic), Eileen Heir (Yirka Dene Language Institute), Iona Campagnolo (UNBC Chancellor), Ron Sebastian (First Nations artist), and Herb Russell (Executive Director, Gitanyow). Also includes interviews with UNBC students and graduates Kelly Breen, Jackie Watson, Brad and Beverly Freathy, Kathy Vagt, and Terri Stewart (Coast Mountain College student advisor).

Spotl​ight on UNBC #8 - October 1993

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from October 1993. Features include an announcement that the Prince George campus will be opening on time and construction deadlines have been met, the cataloguing process for the UNBC library, recruitment of faculty, housing developments, student retention, hiring of academic faculty, preparations for the grand opening of the campus, the UNBC School of Nursing regional operations, the UNBC scholarship and bursary fund, the North to the Future campaign, Regional Coordinators and their importance, and the UNBC adrenaline club. Includes interviews with Geoffrey Weller (UNBC President), Ken Coates (VP Academic), Pat Appavoo (University Librarian), Dennis Macknak (Regional Operations and University College Relations), John Backhouse (Mayor of Prince George), Jan Thompson (President of the Cariboo Real Estate Board), Mary Louise McAllister (Political Science), Lee Keener (Math and Computer Science), Annie Booth (Environmental Studies), Karen Borsato (CNC Registration Manager, Quesnel campus), Mike Chiu (Telecommunications Supervisor), Tracey Niesh (Secretary for Regional Operations), Rob Corbett (Director of Human Resources), Joanne Fort (Northwest Community College), Leslie Hardy, Paul Ramsey (PG North MLA), Ellen Facey (South-Central Regional Coordinator), and Brian Cole (UNBC student).

Spotl​ight on UNBC #10 - December 1993

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from December 1993. Features include UNBC opinions regarding NAFTA, the UNBC student newspaper "Over the Edge", applying and registering at UNBC, applications from faculty, UNBC regional presence for students, international agreements for exchange students, the First Nations forum, a booklet of the history of UNBC, a tour of the UNBC campus, and the Christmas edition of Spotlight on UNBC with Rob Van Adrichem as Santa. Includes interviews with Douglas Nord (Dean of Management and Administration), Jack August (Fulbright Scholar), Troy Hanschen (Admissions and Registration), Nick Petryszak (Northeast Regional Coordinator), Prof. Klintborg (University of Vaxjo), Iona Campagnolo (UNBC Chancellor), Ngapare Hopa (University of Waikato, New Zealand), Myron Gordon (Editor of Over the Edge), and Cory Stewart (Winner of contest to name Over the Edge).

Sp​otlight on UNBC #11 - January 1994

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from January 1994. Features include the implementation of the UNBC Board of Governors and Senate, the contribution by Canfor to the North to the Future campaign, the acquisition by the UNBC library of microfiche, hiring of faculty, permission to build residences granted, publications of UNBC academics, looking back at achievements from 1993, CBC news spotlight, the "least worst" best of UNBC, and low lights of 1993 and bloopers from Spotlight on UNBC. Includes interviews with Dan Miller (Minister of Skills, Training and Labour), Han Wagner (Kitimat Interim Governing Council representative), Dale Kerr (Interim Governing Council member from Tatlayoko Lake), Horst Sanders (Prince George Interim Governing Council member), Peter Bentley (Canfor CEO), and Geoffrey Weller (UNBC President).

Spotlight on UNBC #12 - Febru​ary 1994

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from February 1994. Features include the construction of the UNBC Prince George campus, a spotlight on heart month, the appointment of the Northwest Regional Coordinator, UNBC updates on CKPG TV, and a spotlight on natural resource management and environmental studies. Includes interviews with Peter Heaton (Project Manager), Dean Cooper (former VP Administration), Ken Prkachin (UNBC program chair of Psychology), Maureen Salton (BC Heart and Stroke Foundation), Dana Edge (UNBC Nursing), Margaret Anderson (Northwest Regional Coordinator), Bob Harkins, Fred Gilbert (Dean of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies), Darwyn Coxson (UNBC Biology), Doug Baker (Environmental Studies), Annie Booth (Environmental Studies), Ellen Petticrew (UNBC Geography), Dave Robinson (Outdoor Recreation and Tourism), Winifred Kessler (UNBC Forestry), and Jackie Watson (UNBC student).

S​potlight on UNBC #13 - March 1994

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from March 1994. Features include how to apply at UNBC, the development of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Research and Graduate Studies; the construction of the administration building at the Prince George campus; regional advisory committees; the North to the Future campaign and fundraising for scholarships; the Prince Rupert media spot on UNBC on CFTK television; student residences and off-campus housing; building relationships with international universities; a meeting of the UNBC Board of Governors; honouring donors including Northwood, Canfor, and Doug Little; and a worksite accident in which three workers were injured. Includes interviews with Bill Morrison (Dean of Research and Graduate Studies), Geoffrey Weller (UNBC President), Kathy Mears (Co-chair of the Community Legacy Campaigns), Randall Brazzoni (UNBC Housing Manager), Leonid Polishchuk (Novosibirsk University, Russia), C.T. Hazelwood (CEO of Northwood Pulp and Timber), Peter Bentley (CEO of Canfor), Frank Janas (UNBC Site Safety Officer), and Christina Hunter (UNBC's first graduate student).

Spotligh​t on UNBC #14 - April 1994

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from April 1994. Features include workplace injuries of UNBC construction works and the importance of worksite safety; a spotlight on the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences; the construction of the UNBC library; the development of the library collection and acquisition of historical publications on microfiche; the arrival of an advance team in preparation for Queen Elizabeth's visit; a South Africa forum entitled "So Far, So Near, So Far" regarding free elections; student recruitment and information sessions; technology at UNBC at the Dynacom system; and the construction of the student residence buildings. Includes interviews with Frank Janas (UNBC Site Safety Officer); David Fish (Dean of Health and Human Sciences); Bryan Hartman (Program Chair of Education); Barbara Herringer (Social Work); Ken Prkachin (Program Chair of Psychology); Leslie Hardy (Program Chair of Nursing); Ivan Jorgensen (Affordable Housing Committee); Lois Boone (Chair, Royal Visit Committee); Iona Campagnolo (UNBC Chancellor); Dave Abbott (Journalist); Meryl Martin (UNBC student); Nicole Lyotier (UNBC Liaison Officer); Michael Chin (UNBC Telecommunications Supervisor); Rick Christianens (BC Tel); Randall Brazzoni (UNBC Housing); and Peter Bloodoff (City of Prince George).

Spotlig​ht on UNBC #17 - July 1994

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from July 1994. Features include interviews with students about why they attend UNBC, course offerings and programs at UNBC, the hiring of faculty and their qualifications, a tour of campus, anticipation of the Royal Visit to UNBC and the planning involved, regional information sessions and regional recruitment for UNBC, exchange students from Sweden, the issue of off-campus housing, the development of a souvenir magazine for the Queen's visit and the opening of UNBC, and events with First Nations to build connections with UNBC. Includes interviews with Bryan Hartman (Program Chair of Education); John Aisenstat (UNBC Special Events Coordinator); Gloria Benazic (UNBC Ceremonies Officer); Doug Baker (UNBC Faculty); Jon Swainger (UNBC History); John Glarner (Vaxjo University, Sweden); Randall Brazzoni (UNBC Housing Manager); Roy Nagel (Editor, Prince George Citizen); Alison McDonald (UNBC Director of First Nations programs); Bill Pozer (Stanford University); and UNBC students Rabia Chung, Jennifer Smith, Israel Prabhudass, and Ilona Schauffer.

Sp​otlight on UNBC #22 - January 1995

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from January 1995. Features include UNBC's use of fibre optic internet with Dynacom and the advantages of the technology; the fourth Circumpolar Universities Co-operation Conference hosted by UNBC; the expansion of the UNBC residences to two buildings; the announcement of a contest for UNBC's new mascot; the UNBC Fencing Club; and the completion of the UNBC Conference Centre construction. Includes interviews with Lyle Watkins (BC Tel Advanced Communications); Tim Beekman (Dynacom Communications, President); Alex Hawley (UNBC Biology); Glenda Prkachin (UNBC Psychology); Dennis Macknak (UNBC Regional Operations); Willard Strachan (Orion); Sheena Trimble (UNBC INTS); Geoffrey Weller (UNBC President); Doug Nord (Dean, Faculty of Management and Administration); Stephen Owen (CORE Commissioner); Keith Blatner (Washington State University); Joy Kogawa (Author); Mary-Ellen Kelm (UNBC History); Joe deLaronde (UNBC 'Free Blades'); Jerry Scape (Rymar Services); Dave Smith (Canem Systems); Denise Doherty (Foundation Building West); Joe Klaus (Kerschbaumer Coatings); Diane Smith (UNBC Quesnel); and Dawn Roger (UNBC Quesnel).

Spotlig​ht on UNBC #23 - February 1995

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from February 1995. Features include a Technology Management degree developed at the Kitimat and Prince Rupert regional campuses; a Maritime Research Institute in development in Prince Rupert; the completion of the UNBC Conference Centre; an interview with Jim O'Meara regarding a fitness centre; the construction of a new residence building announced; Mary-Ellen Kelm granted $70,000 from the National Health Research program to research aboriginal health policies; the Faculty of Natural Resources given $100,000 grant to study social values for forests using the Macgregor Model Forest; nominations for UNBC Chancellor; the UNBC Student Association election; sports at UNBC and a partnership between Otway and UNBC for cross-country skiing; and a review of some of Spotlight on UNBC's top stories. Includes interviews with Bob Vanstone (UNBC Kitimat Liaison Committee); Fred Gilbert (Dean, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies); Doug Baker (UNBC Environmental Studies); Bill Morrison (Dean, Research and Graduate Studies); Jim O'Meara (UNBC Fitness Centre); Jacquie Sobchishim (UNBC Conference Centre); Randall Brazzoni (UNBC Housing Manager); H.E. Ramon Hnatyshyn (Governor General); Dennis Macknak (Director, UNBC Regional Operations); Geoffrey Weller (UNBC President); Mary-Ellen Kelm (UNBC History); Alex Hawley (Natural Resources and Environmental Management Studies); David Robinson (NREM); Chris Lear (School District 57); George Harris (Prince George Art Gallery); Erin Kinghorn (UNBC Student Association); Dave Wood (Cross-country Ski Coach); and UNBC students Jenny Biem, Eric Wikjord, Niki Manhard, and Eric de Nys.

Spot​light on UNBC #24 - March 1995

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from March 1995. Features include using the BC Archives photograph collections online using the internet for research projects; a survey of UNBC students; a contest for the UNBC mascot; the construction of the second UNBC residence building; the naming of the UNBC Conference Centre as the Canfor Theatre; UNBC hosting the Women's Forum; high school students and UNBC; visits from UNBC Liaison Officers to high schools and colleges; and a UNBC promotional video. Includes interviews with Robin Blencoe (Government Services Minister); Robin Fisher (Dean, Arts and Sciences); Peter Bentley (Canfor Chairman and CEO); Vasso Vahlas (Women's Activist); Tom Steadman (UNBC Founder); Mike Willms (High School Counsellor); Pat Sarsfield (Awards and Financial Aid Coordinator); Martin Cocking (UNBC Associate Registrar); Ken Coates (VP Academic); Jon Swainger (UNBC History); Iona Campagnolo (UNBC Chancellor); Judy Wahn (UNBC Commerce); Todd Whitcombe (UNBC Chemistry); Joanne Matthews (UNBC Librarian); and UNBC students Tony Lort, Fay Niemi, Sean Maurice, Brad Courtoureille, Ray Reilly, Marcy Anderson, Joe de la Ronde, Kirsten Hartley, Kierin Mackenzie, and Jackie Watson.

Spot​light on UNBC #25 - April 1995

This recording is an episode of Spotlight on UNBC from April 1995. Features consists of international students at UNBC; a grant of $20,000 for a Social Work program to study Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders; public information sessions hosted by UNBC for student recruitment; and a mid-semester festival at UNBC for school spirit. Announcements in the show were made about UNBC hosting the Circumpolar University Co-op Conference; the 1995 Honourary Degree recipients; the reinstallment of Iona Campagnolo as UNBC Chancellor; and that UNBC received a gold medal in media relations from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Includes interviews with John Glarner (Vaxjo University); Glen Schmidt (UNBC Social Work); Kjell Lundmark (University of Umea); Bridget Moran; Margaret Ormsby; Bertram McKay; Iona Campagnolo (UNBC Chancellor); Robin Fisher (Dean of Arts and Science); Troy Hanschen (UNBC Liaison Officer); Nicole Lyotier (UNBC Liaison Officer); and UNBC students Robert Karanja, Petri Kangaskokko, Kiwako Okuma, Jeanette Turpin, and Ray Zukanovic.