Stories of Impact

  • Students are our future
    November 28, 2017
    Student life can be challenging enough balancing course work, part-time jobs and extracurricular activities. With tight budgets, an unexpected financial expense can add more anxiety to an already stressful situation. A new donor-funded program aims to reduce that... more
  • UNBC Synthetic Biology Club
    November 8, 2017
    Since January, a team of student super sleuths from the University of Northern British Columbia have spent hundreds of hours in the lab attempting to find solutions to combat the MRSA bacteria strain. The strain is known to health professionals as a superbug... more
  • Sustainable Communities Demonstration Project, Campus, Giving, Research
    October 23, 2017
    The worldwide transition to a low-carbon economy requires innovative local solutions to pressing global challenges. In the North, one such challenge is to find ways to heat buildings efficiently, sustainably and cost-effectively.  At the University of Northern... more
  • Mackenzie Howse
    September 21, 2017
    Mackenzie Howse was on her lunch break from work on the afternoon of July 7, when she received the message so many people in British Columbia’s interior were dreading – wildfires were getting dangerously close to her home in 150 Mile House and it was time to leave... more
  • Sydney Thompson
    Award, Scholarship/Bursary Growth, Student
    August 28, 2017
    When Reuben and Janet Horwitz obtained their university degrees, they were the exception. The couple, who graduated in 1923 and 1939 respectively, went to university at a time when only about one in 10 people completed a four-year degree program. That decision to... more
  •  Francesco Bartolillo
    August 24, 2017
    University of Northern British Columbia men’s soccer player Francesco Bartolillo is determined to make a difference on the pitch, in the classroom and in the community. The fourth-year striker and business major tied for the team lead in goals and assists this past... more
  • Carleen Paltzat
    Award, Student
    August 24, 2017
    Carleen Paltzat loves the outdoors and is committed to finding a career where she can have a positive impact on the environment. Paltzat, a third-year environmental science student from Alberta, chose to attend the University of Northern British Columbia because... more


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