Alumni Stories

  • 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
  • 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
  • Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec
    Impact of Giving
    January 24, 2017
    Growing up around the Fort St. James area (part of Dakelh territory), Nathan Teegee, from Takla Lake Nation, and Todd Alec, from Nak’azdli, knew early on they wanted to be doctors. When they both moved to Prince George to attend Prince George Senior Secondary School,... more
  • Paula Wylie
    October 19, 2016
    Paula Wylie is continually learning, even after earning undergraduate and graduate degrees and having a successful career helping others. "School doesn't stop at the highest level of university," she told the audience, adding she's taken several more specialized... more
  • UNBC graduate Christine Creyke was the featured guest in April 2016 as part of UNBC’s Aboriginal Alumni Speaker Series
    Campus
    September 6, 2016
    UNBC graduate Christine Creyke was the featured guest in April 2016 as part of UNBC’s Aboriginal Alumni Speaker Series. Aboriginal students at three public post-secondary institutions in the North will benefit from new and continuing programs and services that will... more
  • July 5, 2016
    The Bathurst caribou herd, with calving ground approximately 500 km north of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, has experienced a dramatic decline in distribution and abundance over the past 20 years. That population has decreased from more than 350,000 animals in... more
  • May 26, 2016
    Prince George, BC – The University of Northern British Columbia will grant more than 700 credentials during the 2016 Convocation season beginning on Friday in Prince George. Among the highlights of this year’s Convocation will be the Chancellor’s installation... more
  • May 17, 2016
    Prince George, BC – UNBC alumni Gina Layte Liston and Sarah Foot will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards, while Tim Swanky earns an honorary designation at the 2016 Alumni Awards Reception on May 26. Sarah Foot will receive the Community Service Award, whereas... more
  • Impact of Giving
    January 15, 2016
    Prince George, BC – The University of Northern British Columbia will launch its inaugural Aboriginal Alumni Speaker Series next week as a way to celebrate aboriginal achievements while facilitating opportunities for relationship building and knowledge sharing between... more
  • May 22, 2014
    Prince George – Alumni who are outstanding assets to their alma mater, their professions, and their communities, as well as an individual who has made significant contributions to the University’s success, will be recognized by the Alumni Association of UNBC this month... more