Stories of Impact

  • Research, Sustainable Communities Demonstration Project
    May 23, 2017
    When students living in the University of Northern British Columbia residences turn up the heat in the winter or open the hot water faucet, they may not realize they are taking part in a project designed to demonstrate the feasibility of local energy in... more
  • Students conduct research at the Aleza Lake Research Forest
    Research, Research Forests
    May 23, 2017
    Samantha Gonzalez brags to her friends that she gets paid to hike around every day. There’s work involved too, which includes silviculture surveys on young seedlings or 100-year-old trees and block layouts for industry. It’s all in a day’s work amongst the... more
  • Environmental Planning students working on a project.
    Aboriginal, Campaign, Experiential Learning
    May 16, 2017
    In one semester, Rebecca Delorey gained valuable experience working with a client, as part of a team, on a real-life project. It’s exactly what the fourth-year Environmental Planning (ENPL) student was searching for when she enrolled in ENPL 415 – Ecological Design... more
  • Bianca Michell and Kiel Giddens
    Scholarship/Bursary Growth
    May 16, 2017
    “I want to be a role model for First Nations communities.” It’s a powerful statement, but not one Bianca Michell shies away from. Michell, from Fort St. James and the Tl’azt’en First Nation, first graduated from UNBC with her Bachelor of Arts in First Nations... more
  • Marjorie and Tim Nevison hold a photo of the late Alan Nevison
    Research, Research Forests, Scholarship/Bursary Growth
    May 16, 2017
    Alan Nevison never went to university himself, but during his nearly five decades as an early builder and longtime vice president with Prince George-based Industrial Forestry Service Limited (IFS), he came to appreciate the value of a post-secondary education.... more
  • Lisa Creelman and her family in Mackenzie
    Northern Medical Programs Trust, Rural Health Care
    May 16, 2017
    Prior to starting a Master’s degree in the UNBC Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program, Lisa Creelman was a stranger to small towns in Northern B.C. and was living in the rapidly urbanizing Fraser Valley. Fast forward several years, she now lives in Mackenzie and... more
  • A $75,000 pledge from Integris Credit Union will help UNBC support its student athletes in their academic and sporting endeavours. The funding, to be allocated over the next three years, will provide a recruiting and retention incentive for athletics staff looking to bring... more


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