How We Stand Out

UNBC made its debut on the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2017. The only Canadian University of its size to be included in the rankings, UNBC is featured in the group ranked 801st to 1,000th. That puts UNBC in the top five per cent of post-secondary institutions in the world.

In addition, UNBC is included in Times Higher Education’s 2018 Young University Rankings.  

UNBC is the only small university in Canada to finish in the top three in its category each of the past 10 years in the Maclean’s rankings. UNBC placed first in the rankings in 2016 and 2017 and consistently scores well in categories relating to student awards, resources available at the Geoffrey R. Weller Library and the student satisfaction survey. In 2018, UNBC finished in second place in the Primarily Undergraduate category.


Canada's Green University

Adopting the trademark Canada’s Green University in 2007 has helped guide UNBC in addressing questions around sustainability on our campuses, in the communities we serve and around the world. Through teaching and research and in our campus operations and culture we are living examples of what it means to be Green.


Top 50 Canadian Research University

UNBC is one of four British Columbia universities included in the Top 50 Research Universities rankings produced annually by Research Infosource.


One of B.C.’s Top Employers

UNBC is recognized as one of British Columbia’s top employers for its many benefits and professional development programs including: offering tuition waivers for most employees, spouses and eligible dependents; topping up salaries for new parents taking a leave; and offering discounted rates for employees at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre at the Prince George campus.


One of Canada’s Greenest Employers

UNBC is the only employer in Northern British Columbia included in the Canada’s Greenest Employers list by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The University is recognized for fostering employee- and student-led opportunities to launch new sustainability projects on campus through the Green Fund; adding electric car charging stations at the Prince George campus; offering discounted parking rates for employees who car pool and hosting a campus-wide composting program.


Education Quality Assurance British Columbia

UNBC is a designated Education Quality Assurance institution by the Government of British Columbia.


Related News

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018
    Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia is ranked among the elite young universities in the world, according to a new list published by Times Higher Education. For the first time, UNBC is included on the list of the best 250 universities... more
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia has once again been named as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This marks the seventh consecutive year UNBC has garnered the honours from the editors of the Canada’s Top 100... more
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
    Prince George, B.C. – For the third consecutive year, the University of Northern British Columbia is ranked as one of the top employers in the province according to the BC’s Top Employers competition. UNBC is recognized for many benefit and professional development... more