Message from the President

I am pleased to greet you on behalf of the University of Northern British Columbia.

UNBC is a leader and a place of excellence. It is home to an environment that fosters creativity, scholarship, teamwork, innovation, and leadership. While we operate in a small and personal environment, our academic and professional programming is comprehensive. UNBC is consistently lauded by notable publications such as Maclean’s (currently ranked as the #1 small university in Canada) and the Globe and Mail (voted best in Canada by students for environmental commitment). We are one of just six research-intensive universities in British Columbia, with our faculty and students undertaking groundbreaking research across a broad scope of fields.

Our graduates, now numbering more than 11,000 strong, are generally more satisfied and have higher employment rates than graduates of other BC Universities. Beyond this, however, they are helping UNBC live up to our mission of being in the North for the North; UNBC now produces more graduates annually for the North than all other BC universities combined. Our graduates are not only earning a degree or a certificate; they are becoming the leaders who will bring stability and prosperity to northern communities for decades to come.

There is a vibrant sense of community and belonging on our campuses. Our main campus in Prince George is nestled in the forest, in a region that boasts trails, lakes, and rivers, with the foothills of the Rockies visible in the distance, while our regional campuses in Quesnel, Fort St. John and Terrace bring UNBC’s programming to smaller communities throughout the North.

Thank you for visiting our website – I trust that our enthusiasm shines through from the information we share on these pages, and that it will inspire you to learn more about UNBC and all that we have to offer.

Daniel J. Weeks,
UNBC President and Vice-Chancellor