Imagine travelling to Guatemala and working with local Indigenous communities or building a robot in your class? How about taking on the role of a political leader and engaging in a class simulation about the impacts of climate change? Imagine being part of a class that helps build a traditional Dakelh style pit house, or a class that works with the community to build a local greenhouse?

All of these opportunities and more are available to you at UNBC. Across the university there are classes specifically designed for you to apply your knowledge and reflect on your learning through experiences inside and outside the classroom.

Through experiential learning you will engage in practices that connect you to the world, hone your skills in real life settings, and see your learning in action.


Upcoming Field Schools


Discover Experiential Learning at UNBC

  • Students Nicole Hoffman and Jacey Wolfe paddle a birch bark canoe
    Wednesday, July 5, 2017
    University of Northern British Columbia student Jacey Wolfe felt a sense of pride as she watched a birch bark canoe glide through the water on Ferguson Lake. Built by Wolfe and her classmates as part of an experiential learning field school, the canoe floated... more
  • Environmental Planning 415
    Impact of Giving
    Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    In four short months, Rebecca DeLorey gained valuable experience working with a client, as part of a team, on a real-life project. It’s exactly what she was searching for when she enrolled in Environmental Planning 415 – Ecological Design. DeLorey and her... more
  • Impact of Giving
    Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    As a fifth-year computer science and geographics information systems (GIS) student, Matt McLean spends a lot of time looking at pictures of the outdoors. As a student taking the elective Outdoor Recreation Tourism Management 100 – Introduction to... more