The beginning of a new academic year is one of the most exciting times on campus, full of new energy, full of new possibilities.
Last week, UNBC welcomed 1,135 new students from around the world as they embarked on their journey of earning their degrees and transforming their lives at one of Canada’s best small universities.
New students at the University of Northern British Columbia have said good bye to their parents and families. Boxes have been unpacked as they moved into student housing.
They’ve belted out the #ThisIsUNBC chant. Several times. They’ve made new friends and cheered on the Timberwolves. Watch the chant on the Ceremonial Stairs below.
For the Class of 2022, it’s a time of transition as they are introduced to UNBC’s social, cultural and academic life and become connected to the University community.
We will get to know them over the next few years as we highlight their successes and achievements as undergraduate students and leaders. Here’s a quick breakdown of the Class of 2022 by the numbers to help you get started.
How they got here
Between September 2017 and August 2018, UNBC’s student recruitment staff visited 348 different high schools and colleges in six different countries. They also attended 38 university recruitment fairs.
They gave 331 presentations and we received our second-largest number of applications in 15 years.
Where they are from
Our new students come from six different Canadian provinces: B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.
In addition to Canada, 27 other nations are represented.
Students coming out of high school graduated from 157 high schools, while students coming to UNBC after studying at a different post-secondary institution come from 123 different colleges or universities.
About 25 per cent of the students in the class are the only ones to come to UNBC from their high schools this year.
What else you should know
Most common male name: Matthew
Most common female name: Emma/Emily
Most common birth month: September
Least common birth month: November