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Prince George campus facilities

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Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre

The Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre is located at UNBC’s campus in Prince George. 

At 145,150 square feet, this high-performance sport facility is the largest of its kind in British Columbia and home to the province’s longest indoor track. It is also home to UNBC's basketball teams, members of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association.

Northern Sport Centre

Did you know?

  • The NSC features a 280m elevated track that encircles the gymnasium and indoor fields.
  • The NSC is owned by the City of Prince George and UNBC. 

Charles J. McCaffray Hall

Charles J. McCaffray Hall houses UNBC's administrative departments as well as many faculty offices.

The central atrium is an excellent example of the impressive architecture and use of wood on the campus and is often used for dinners and events.

Did you know?

  • The atrium of Charles J. McCaffray Hall is lined with banners designed by world-renowned Haida artist Bill Reid.
  • The parallel beams that are so prominent in the atrium were developed by researchers at UBC and MacMillan Bloedel. 
  • When the concrete floors of the Administration Building atrium were being poured, the glass ceiling had not yet been installed, and fallen leaf impressions can be found in the concrete. Try and find them! (HINT: the impressions are near the Senate Chamber doors!)

Conference Centre

The Conference Centre includes the Canfor Lecture Theatre, which seats 350, and a number of associated rooms and facilities for conferences, performances, and teaching purposes. The Conference Centre is also the home of the Northern University Student Centre. 

Conference and Events Services

Did you know?

The Conference Centre now provides entrance to the headquarters of the Northern Undergraduate Student Centre. 

Northern University Student Centre

The Northern University Student Centre, or NUSC, was completed in November 2008 and is the social hub of UNBC. It houses the administration offices for NUGSS, CFUR campus radio, Over the Edge student media, the Prince George Public Interest Research Group (PGPIRG), space for student clubs and lounge areas, a cafe, and the Thirsty Moose Pub that includes adjoining space for concerts and events. 

Did you know?

The Thirsty Moose Pub serves up palette-pleasing pints and tasty tidbits to satisfy the hungriest student.

Northern Undergraduate Student Society (NUGSS)

Agora Courtyard

The Courtyard, which marks the centre of the campus, is a popular area for outdoor events and social activities. 

 There are three axes laid in the centre of the Agora. These symbolize Entrance (ceremonial entrance to the north through to the heart of UNBC, our library), Growth (runs parallel to the Cranbrook Hill escarpment, which is the axis where UNBC growth has occurred), and Community (runs from UNBC residences through to the view of the city of Prince George).

Dining Hall

Full of floor-to-ceiling windows, the cafeteria provides seating for hundreds and provides views of the courtyard, city of Prince George and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Tall wood beams, stone, and open architecture are featured in the sitting area. Hot food is prepared to order; the salad bar and sandwich station offer quick, fresh, healthy meals; vegetarian alternatives are always available; and pre-made sandwiches and desserts are ready for the busy student, professor, or staff member, wanting a meal on the go.

Did you know?

The two-storey cafeteria is located at one end of the Agora, the building which connects most of the university's core structures.  

Food Services

Canfor Winter Garden

The Winter Garden is a popular gathering area for students, who are often seen playing games, enjoying snacks and drinks at Stackers Deli and Tim Horton's, or relaxing on the oversized stairs.

UNBC's Winter Garden is a hub of activity and a central gathering place on campus.

Did you know?

The Winter Garden has been the social heart of the campus and is the site of many student & Community events.

TELUS Student Street

TELUS Student Street is the place to go for most student services.

Here you will find the Academic Advising Centre, Office of the Registrar, International Exchange and Student Programs, and the Student Success Centres: Counselling, Learning Skills, Health and Wellness, Awards, Financial Aid, and Student Employment.

Did you know?

The roof of Student Street is often thought to be reminiscent of the interior of a canoe.

First Nations Centre

The First Nations Centre (FNC) is honoured to provide holistic support services to students, staff and faculty at UNBC.

The First Nations Centre is a culturally safe, accessible space where leadership, academic growth, relationships, and personal supports are fostered.

The Centre offers a wide variety of services, activities, and programs that help to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous students, create awareness and understanding of Indigenous perspectives and worldviews, and celebrate Indigenous culture. The FNC team is here to welcome everyone who visits or accesses the First Nations Centre

First Nations Centre

Geoffrey R. Weller Library

The attractive four-storey Library features an impressive wood and light-filled atrium.

The Library offers state-of-the-art researching technology and is home to the Northern British Columbia Archives, which is devoted to the preservation of Northern British Columbia's history.

UNBC Library

Did you know?

The Library's atrium is a highly sought-after place to study. 

Robert Frederick Gallery

The Robert Frederick Gallery (formerly the Rotunda Gallery) is open to the public and is free to visit. Overseen by the UNBC Arts Council, the gallery offers professionally curated exhibits throughout the year. The gallery supports the development of emerging visual artists by increasing access and awareness to visual arts within the university, community, and region.

The Robert Frederick Gallery is located in the atrium of the Research Laboratory building (accessed from Student Street) and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

UNBC Arts Council

Teaching Laboratory

The 60,000 square foot Teaching Laboratory houses spacious teaching labs used by many of the University's science programs, such as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, and Physics.

Architecturally, the four-storey building is characterized by its sunlit glass staircase, affording impressive views of the campus, the City of Prince George, and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. 

Did you know?

The Teaching Laboratory has one of the best views of campus and the surrounding countryside.  

Research Laboratory

The Research Laboratory contains a wide variety of research labs, including a greenhouse, a social science multimedia research lab, an electron microscope, a DNA sequencing lab, and labs that support research on forest biology,  superconductors, and aquatic science.

Some academic and graduate student offices are also located in the Research Laboratory. 

Did you know?

The Robert Frederick Gallery is the defining architectural characteristic of UNBC's Research Laboratory.

Bentley Centre

The Bentley Centre is an extension of TELUS Student Street that connects the original campus buildings with the Teaching Laboratory, the Teaching and Learning Centre, and the Dr. Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences Centre. 

Did you know?

  • The Bentley Centre also provides space for meetings, faculty/student interaction and displays of scientific research and innovation. 
  • Construction of the Bentley Centre was enabled by a $1.2 million dollar donation by Peter Bentley.

Teaching and Learning Centre

At about 92,000 square feet, the Teaching and Learning Centre is one of the largest buildings on the campus.

Its atrium faces south, providing a spectacular view of the campus, the City of Prince George, and the mountains beyond. It houses classrooms, teaching labs, academic offices, research space, and student areas for a large number of UNBC programs and connects to the rest of the campus through the Teaching Laboratory. 

Did you know?

The distance between the Atrium floor to the top of the butterfly roof is nearly 21 metres - the tallest on campus. The five-storey columns in the Atrium are unique. They normally span just three storeys. 

Dr. Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences Centre

The Dr. Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences Centre is the home of the Northern Medical Program. It utilizes state-of-the-art technology in the delivery of medical education.

The building contains labs, classrooms, small seminar rooms, high-tech lecture theatres and a student common area.

Northern Medical Program

Did you know?

The atrium features a wood ceiling and furniture that is stained blue by the mountain pine beetle.

Student Residences

Located 5 minutes away from the heart of campus, UNBC's two residence buildings are home to more than 500 enthusiastic, full-time students, Neyoh and Keyoh (Dakelh for “for the home” and “for the community”), offer fully-furnished, modern, apartment-style living.

Each student has a private bedroom (includes a bed and desk), and suites are equipped with a full kitchen, large furnished living room and a shared bathroom.

Housing and Residence Life

Child Care Centre

The Child Care Centre is located beside the Residence buildings.

There are three areas within the Centre: two for pre-school children (3 - 5), and one for toddlers (18 months - 3 years).

Child Care Centre

PGPIRG Compost Garden

Where does the compost collected in the many compost bins located around campus and in the student residences go? Right into UNBC’s Compost Garden. Organized by the Prince George Public Interest Research Group (PGPIRG), this beautiful organic garden is right next to the UNBC residences and involves UNBC food services and ground maintenance, and is available to students living in residence and the rest of the University community. The composting program reduces the university’s waste disposal costs and diverts large quantities of organic matter from entering the regional landfill. It provides an educational facility open to both the university and the broader Prince George community.

Prince George Public Interest Research Group

Bioenergy Plant

The UNBC bioenergy plant takes wood waste that is already being produced at a local sawmill and converts it to enough energy to heat the University and reduce fossil fuel consumption by 85%. The new facility joins a wood pellet system on campus, which opened in 2009.

Bioenergy Plant

I.K. Barber Enhanced Forestry Laboratory

The I. K. Barber Enhanced Forestry Lab (EFL) consists of four greenhouse compartments and a header house, which contains a clean lab, a soil lab, a large instructional lab as well as a soil mixing/soil sterilizing / potting area.

The Enhanced Forestry Lab is also heated by renewable wood pellets as part of UNBC's Bioenergy Project. 

Enhanced Forestry Lab

Did you know?

All the EFL environmental controls are monitored by a central in-house computer system.

Power Plant

UNBC's power plant provides heating and cooling to the core campus buildings. Its central location is key to realizing goals for increased energy efficiency on campus. 

Although the power plant uses natural gas for heating the campus, most of this is offset by the University's Biomass Gasification System that has reduced UNBC's use of non-renewable energy by 85 percent.

Did you know?

Efficient boilers provide heat to the core campus buildings.  

Campus Trails

UNBC opens up onto more than 40 kilometres of trails taking you right out into the natural beauty of northern BC. This includes the recently completed UNBC Connector Trail that opened in 2011 and connects the University with the Cranbrook Hill Greenway and Forests for the World trails. While hiking the routes, be on the lookout for an assortment of local wildlife as well as the many members of the Prince George community who travel the trails by bike, by foot, and by horseback.

Centennial Gazebo

At the end of UNBC’s David Douglas Botanical Garden and overlooking the “bowl area” of the City of Prince George, stands the Centennial Gazebo. Constructed by the Rotary Club of Prince George in celebration of their 100th anniversary, the Centennial Gazebo is a destination point for hikers winding their way through the many kilometres of trails at UNBC as well as a quiet place for students to sit in the shade, take in the view, and read a book. 

The Centennial Gazebo provides a stunning view of Prince George and the mountains beyond.

David Douglas Botanical Gardens

The David Douglas Botanical Garden at UNBC is one of the finest botanical gardens in northern BC. Maintained by the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society, the Garden is an aesthetically pleasing assortment of plants and flowers native to northern BC, a bubbling brook leading to a serine pond, and artfully arranged selections of local river rocks. UNBC faculty, staff, and students can often be found recharging their batteries near the creek, which is straddled by the I.K. Barber Bridge at the centre of the Gardens. 

Northwest Campus

BC’s northwest is home to two UNBC campuses: Prince Rupert and Terrace along with course offerings in communities including Houston, Smithers, the Hazeltons, Stewart, Kitimat, Nass Valley, and Haida Gwaii. Current programming in Terrace includes Education, First Nations Studies, Integrated Sciences, and Social Work. Face-to-face and teleconference courses are offered each semester.

Northwest Campus

Peace River-Liard campus

Fort St John, located in northeastern B.C., services 60,000 people in the communities of Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Hudson's Hope, Fort Nelson and all points in between. Current programming includes Social Work and University transfer courses.

Peace River-Liard campus

South-Central campus

The South-Central campus serves an area from 100-Mile House to Valemount to Burns Lake. Located in Quesnel, UNBC shares a stunning campus with the College of New Caledonia.

Current programming includes First Nations Studies, Nursing, Social Work, and a General Arts degree.

South-Central campus

John Prince Research Forest

At 16,683 hectares, the John Prince Research Forest (JPRF) is the largest research forest in North America and is more than 35 times the size of Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C.. The JPRF is also unique in North America as it is the only research forest that is jointly managed by a university and a First Nations community.

Situated 50 kilometres north of Fort St. James, the JPRF lies between Chuzghun Bun (Tezzeron Lake) and Binche Bun (Pinchi Lake) in traditional Tl’azt’en and Nak’azdli First Nations territory. It provides interdisciplinary opportunities for local Indigenous researchers and UNBC researchers. Local and international students are also provided with experiential learning and employment opportunities in natural resources.

John Prince Research Forest

Dr. Max Blouw Quesnel River Research Centre

UNBC's Quesnel River Research Centre is ideally situated for both land and aquatic based research and university education. Located near Likely, BC, the QRRC provides a setting for collaboration involving researchers from UNBC, community groups and organizations, First Nations, provincial, national, and international universities, government agencies, other research centres, and industry. The QRRC also offers year-round field study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as workshop and seminar facilities.

Quesnel River Research Centre

Aleza Lake Research Forest

The Aleza Lake Research Forest is a 9000-hectare outdoor research facility and working forest 60 kilometres east of Prince George. The Research Forest provides research and education facilities and opportunities to UNBC and other groups for ecosystem and resource management studies. The research and education programs emphasize harvest systems, biological diversity, climate change, and environmental monitoring. The Forest also provides a location for field research and education, and facilitates the development, implementation, and evaluation of research and education programs.