The Weeks Review

  • April 3, 2019

    Good morning,

    Earlier today, UNBC announced that Dr. Joseph Arthur Gosnell Sr., a well-respected and distinguished hereditary chief in the Laxts’imilx Laxsgiik (Beaver/Eagle) tribe of the Nisa'a Nation, has been named UNBC’s seventh Chancellor. He will be sworn in at the convocation ceremony in Prince George on May 31, 2019. You can read the full announcement here.

    I’ve met Dr. Gosnell many times during our regional graduation celebration tour at the Wilp Wilxo'oskwhl Nisg̲a'a Institute in the Nass Valley. I’ve always been humbled by his wisdom, his dedication to his Nation, and his passion for, and realization of the importance of, post-secondary education. Just yesterday I met with him to speak about the role and I continue to glean wisdom and guidance from him. He has referred to this as being a blessing that has been conferred on him, yet for our community, I imagine many of you will feel we are equally, if not moreso blessed to be able to have him serve as UNBC’s Chancellor.

    On behalf of the Board, I thank the many individuals at UNBC for playing a role in Dr. Gosnell’s nomination process, and look forward to his official installation at Convocation.

    Regards,
    Professor Daniel Weeks
    UNBC President and Vice-Chancellor