25th Anniversary Signature Event
Representatives from the University of Northern British Columbia’s past, present, and future gathered at the Prince George campus September 2nd to kick off a 10-month celebration that will culminate with UNBC’s 25th anniversary on June 22, 2015.
11 a.m.: Government Announcement
Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk announced the expansion of UNBC's award-winning energy system and its evolution as a model for northern community sustainability.
Noon: Orientation BBQ
New students joined faculty, staff and government officials as part of their orientation to UNBC. The Canada Winter Games and its mascot Nanguz was also there.
1 p.m.: 25th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebrations - Everyone Welcome
The general public was invited to the Ceremonial Loop to recognize the contributions of so many to UNBC. This marked the start of a project, led by the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute, to plant trees around Northern BC in honour of each of the 16,000 northerners who joined the public campaign for UNBC more than 25 years ago.
Attendees enjoyed entertainment, participated in a selection of campus tours, and received their own seedling to take home or plant on the campus grounds.
The UNBC Prince George campus is designed to represent the northern environment. This tour showcased the breathtakingly beautiful buildings on campus, and introduced participants to the connection between the campus and its surrounding environment.
People who went on the Bioenergy Tour learned more about this award-winning system and UNBC's commitment to being a leader in renewable energy thought and practice.
UNBC is known as Canada's Green University because of its teaching, research and energy projects, and focus on sustainability. This tour explored some of the many initiatives on campus.
Dr. Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences Centre Tour
This tour looked at the home of the Northern Medical Program. The building is a showcase of state-of-the-art technology in the delivery of medical education.
Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre Tour
The NSC is home of the UNBC Timberwolves and a high-performance sport facility that is the largest of its kind in British Columbia.
Pit House Tour
The UNBC Pit House was built during the summer of 2014 in collaboration with the Lheidli T'enneh. It was created by students as part of an experiential UNBC course and is located on the Greenway Trail.