Stories of Impact

  • 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
  • Students had the opportunity to test out the trails in the winter
    Experiential Learning, Impact of Giving, Student
    August 23, 2017
    Mountain bike trails are more than just a hangout for adrenalin junkies, as a group of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management students learned this year, they can also have measurably positive economic and social impacts. In partnership with the Burns Lake... more
  • Angel Ransom
    August 23, 2017
    Angel Ransom has built a successful business around helping First Nations communities plan for the future, yet her own career plan was not so straightforward. Ransom, 31, grew up in Fort St. James and throughout high school had always planned to become a nurse. She... more
  • K.A. Colorado
    June 28, 2017
    K.A. Colorado has found a home for his masterpieces.The internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor donated some of his climate-inspired artwork to the University of Northern British Columbia’s Northern Leadership Campaign where he knows it will strengthen research and... more
  • Kathryn Louro and Ramona Rose
    May 24, 2017
    Much like building a railroad, piece by piece, Kathryn Louro has chronicled railway transportation’s historical and cultural ties to the Northern British Columbia we are familiar with today. “In many ways, railways were the backbone of northern communities,”... more
  • Emily Holmes
    Athletics, Scholarship/Bursary Growth
    May 24, 2017
    The Matt Pearce Award is more than just a scholarship for University of Northern British Columbia women’s basketball player Emily Holmes. It’s an inspiration. “It is so special to be one of the first to receive this award because I knew Matt personally, my family... more
  • Natalie Alteen, Krystal Devauld, Cathy MacKay and Peter Stevenson
    Experiential Learning, Research
    May 24, 2017
    Sustainability is serious business and University of Northern British Columbia students are helping local entrepreneurs find ways to be environmental leaders, and save money while doing it. Environmental Planning student Danielle Patterson was one of the first UNBC... more


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