Aboriginal Student Welcome

On behalf of the University of Northern British Columbia, I acknowledge the Aboriginal communities on whose territories UNBC serves. It is truly an honour to share knowledge, teach, learn, conduct research, and live in Northern British Columbia.

At the core of UNBC’s values is our motto, ‘En Cha Hunà, a phrase inspired by Dakelh Elders meaning “that person also lives.” The motto, interpreted as respecting all forms of life, inspires us to be a community and reminds us of our commitment to the success of Aboriginal students and to furthering Aboriginal initiatives.

As a culturally respectful and responsive University, UNBC is committed to working with and learning from the Aboriginal peoples of this region and beyond, while providing the appropriate supports and services to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal learners.

UNBC is an extraordinary place filled with tremendous academic opportunities. The Aboriginal Student Handbook is filled with information meant to show you how attending UNBC can shape your future.

Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni all make meaningful contributions to society and the communities we serve. We are inspired by the next generation of leaders and look forward to learning with you.

Join us at UNBC – our community will make you feel welcome the moment you set foot on campus, and help you become the leader I know you are.

Dr. Daniel Weeks,
President and Vice-Chancellor