Stories of Impact

  • Students are our future

    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... more

  • UNBC Synthetic Biology Club

    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... more

  • Sustainable Communities Demonstration Project, Campus, Giving, Research

    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... more

  • Mackenzie Howse

    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... more

  • Sydney Thompson
    Award, Scholarship/Bursary Growth, Student

    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... more

  •  Francesco Bartolillo

    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... more

  • Carleen Paltzat
    Award, Student

    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... more


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