Alumni Stories

  • June 26, 2019
    Prince George, B.C. – Two outstanding University of Northern British Columbia alumni -- a senior executive at a major biotechnology company in Canada who maintains close ties with the University, along with a social worker who is a volunteer champion for cancer... more
  • Jaime Juister
    June 25, 2019
    If there are two words that best describe Jaime Juister, then perhaps they are lifelong learner. After completing the Social Services Worker diploma at Northern Lights College, Juister wanted more. Two years ago, she enrolled at University of Northern British... more
  • Sophia Traber and Dr. Sylvia Barton
    June 18, 2019
    When Sophia Traber was searching for a university to attend, she didn’t have to look too far. The University of Northern British Columbia South-Central campus in Quesnel checked all of her boxes.  Close to home. Check. Fantastic people. Check. Great... more
  • June 14, 2019
    Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia is celebrating the appointment of a new Canada Research Chair (CRC). Dr. Tristan Pearce has been appointed as an Associate Professor and CRC of Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Change in the... more
  • June 5, 2019
    As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, “there’s no place like home.” And it’s certainly true for three graduates from the University of Northern British Columbia Northwest campus in Terrace. For some, they moved from elsewhere to find their home in Terrace while earning their... more
  • June 4, 2019
    Lydia Stephens launched her educational journey on a bright, summer day in August, 1994. The University of Northern British Columbia was officially being opened in Prince George and included special guest, her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Stephens remembers that day well, having... more
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    May 21, 2019
    Dreams play an important role in Aboriginal culture. They provide meaningful connections to a person’s past, present, future, and traditions.  When Leona Prince was gifted a dream from her friend and colleague Shelien Hadfield, it was something she took quite... more
  • February 19, 2019
    The days were filled listening and talking with Zambian local experts from diverse stakeholder groups that included community service provision professionals and volunteers. The stories she gathered were inspiring and heart-breaking. For two weeks in May under the... more
  • June 29, 2018
    Prince George, B.C. – Two outstanding University of Northern British Columbia alumni, a health-care provider who has worked with marginalized populations around the world, along with a long-time champion for women’s health and education received 2018 UNBC... more
  • Spencer Greening
    June 21, 2018
    Spencer Greening is one of 15 graduate students from across Canada who has received a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards in Canada in the Social Sciences and Humanities field.  Greening is an Indigenous... more
  • Vanessa Sido and Kate Palfrey
    May 31, 2018
    Vanessa Sido and Kate Palfrey come from different generations and grew up half a world apart, yet both credit the nursing program at the University of Northern British Columbia’s South-Central campus in Quesnel with inspiring them to become leaders. Sido is from... more
  • Jennifer Coosemans
    May 30, 2018
    Jennifer Coosemans, Marleigh Owen and Jennifer Lewis are all passionate about their chosen and future careers. And while their university degrees they received recently may be different, they all cherished the community connections they built and the hands-on... more
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    May 29, 2018
    Sammy Azak has some advice for those who may be on the fence when it comes to earning a university degree. Go for it. “For the students who are coming up, don’t listen to what anyone says about the education here or anywhere else,” he said. “Just go for it and... more
  • Kelsey Holzworth
    May 14, 2018
    As a fourth-year nursing student, Kelsey Holzworth honed her leadership and research skills during a community practicum placement that focused on research policy in Vancouver in October 2016. A new practicum placement for the University of Northern British... more
  • Corbin and Spencer Greening
    January 26, 2018
    Brothers Corbin and Spencer Greening share a unique connection between education and community. Growing up together in Burns Lake, Corbin was the first to attend at UNBC and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and First Nations Studies. Spencer... more
  • June 22, 2017
    Prince George, BC – Four outstanding University of Northern British Columbia graduates received 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards, and three community members are the latest honorary members of the Alumni Association of UNBC.  Western New England University... more