Student Achievements


Arctica Cunningham

In 2018, Environmental Studies and Political Science Major, Arctica Cunningham, was named one of Prince George’s 40 under 40 and was the Valedictorian for the College of Arts Social and Health Sciences.


Karista Olson, Jenn Baddeley and Lluvia Pineda-Lopez

In 2017, Environmental Studies major, Karista Olson, organized a group of students, including Environmental Studies majors Jenn Baddeley and Lluvia Pineda-Lopez, to serve as delegates to the United Nations Peacebuilders Conference, which then led to the group attending the Canadian International Model United Nations in Ottawa in 2018.

Becky Dochstader

In 2017, Environmental Studies Major, Becky Dochstader (2015), designed the BC Strong sticker to commemorate the 2017 BC fire season and BC’s community response. These stickers are used widely on social media and seen on cars across the province.

Chantel Kozachenko

In 2017, Environmental Studies Major, Chantel Kozachenko (2017), completed the second full waste audit of UNBC’s Food Services.


Northern Undergraduate Student Society

In 2016, three-quarters of the Northern Undergraduate Student Society Board of Directors was composed of Environmental Studies Majors.

Angela Kehler and Melanie Anderson

In 2015-2016, Environmental Studies Majors, Angela Kehler (2016) and Melanie Anderson (2016), completed a year of living completely locally while blogging their experiences.


Cameron Bell

Environmental Studies Major, Cameron Bell, received a 3M Fellowship in 2013 and was the 2014 Valedictorian for the College of Science and Management Convocation.  While at UNBC he started the drive for the NUGSS Dome Greenhouse which produces vegetables for the campus.


Bruce Muir

In 2012, Environmental Studies Major, Bruce Muir (2000; MA Environmental Studies and Natural Resources 2011), was awarded UNBC’s Alumni of the Year – Professional Service Award for his work in assisting an Indigenous Nation to take a lawsuit to the Supreme Court of Canada.