• June 14, 2019
    Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia is celebrating the appointment of a new Canada Research Chair (CRC). Dr. Tristan Pearce has been appointed as an Associate Professor and CRC of Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Change in the... more
  • Cats wanted for the study must be free roaming and willing to wear or try a specialty collar.
    May 28, 2019
    Researchers at the University of Northern British Columbia are seeking a few good felines who hunt and like bringing their prized prey back to their humans. The house cats must be free roaming and willing to wear or try a specialty collar. As for their humans,... more
  • May 7, 2019
    B.C.’s forests and watersheds have taken a beating over the past few years. Wildfires, floods, landslides, and pests such as the Mountain Pine Beetle have all had significant environmental and socio-economic impacts on communities across the province. A new... more
  • May 6, 2019
    Emilio Caputo describes his experience at the University of Northern British Columbia as one of opportunity, where the opportunities were so numerous he was forced to decline them. “I’ve travelled internationally, served in student governance, and conducted... more
  • April 15, 2019
    Gene and cell therapies for diabetes. Helping bears one simulation at a time. Effects of gender stereotypes on women’s competence and participation in physical activity. Facilitators to military mental health services. Those are just some of the topics that will be... more
  • Dr. Rob Olson
    April 12, 2019
    An international clinical trial on the effectiveness of a high-precision radiation treatment on certain cancer patients, which included Northern Medical Program (NMP) researcher Dr. Rob Olson, has been published in The Lancet, a world-renowned medical journal based in... more
  • Lon Kerr
    April 11, 2019
    Natural zeolites are a class of aluminosilicate minerals with a three dimensional and open framework structure consisting of pores and cavities. Ion-exchange, adsorption, dehydration–rehydration and catalysis are among attractive properties of zeolites. Since... more
  • April 2, 2019
    UNBC’s Dr. Henry Harder and Dr. Travis Holyk with Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) have received a $1.5 million grant to pursue a five-year research project focused on strengthening mental wellness and suicide prevention for Elders in B.C.’s Northern Interior.... more
  • March 4, 2019
    In response to projected global warming, nearly half of the Fraser River basin, Canada’s largest Pacific watershed, is expected to transition from one that is snow-dominated to a primarily rain dominated regime by the end of this century, according to a new hydrology... more
  • March 1, 2019
    A unique project focused on helping School District 91 students in the Nechako watershed region become more connected to their waterways and communities has launched in Vanderhoof. Koh-Learning in our Watersheds is a School District 91 – University of Northern... more
  • February 22, 2019
    A new study released this month reveals interactions such as predation and competition between plant and animal species are much stronger in tropical regions and lower elevations. Some of the experiments in the report were conducted near Smithers by UNBC Adjunct... more
  • February 12, 2019
    Prince George, B.C. – A new Research Ambassadors program launched at the University of Northern British Columbia is designed to celebrate the innovative research carried out at the University and enhance research culture on campus. The program features three... more
  • Luc Tucotte
    January 17, 2019
    For Luc Turcotte, a love of the outdoors led to fly fishing, and his passion for connecting with nature led to a decision to pursue his Masters in Natural Resource Science at the University of Northern British Columbia. “One of my hobbies is fly-fishing, so that... more
  •  UNBC researchers
    January 15, 2019
    Alpine glaciers have existed in North America for thousands of years. They represent important, frozen reservoirs for rivers - providing cool, plentiful water during hot, dry summers or during times of prolonged drought. Glaciers are faithful indicators of climate change... more
  • November 26, 2018
    Two UNBC researchers, together with northern and provincial partners, have embarked on a five-year research project focused on further enhancing Indigenous health in northern B.C. Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and Dr. Margo Greenwood received $1.3 million as part of a Healthy... more
  • Jacqueline Pettersen
    November 16, 2018
    Northern Medical Program associate professor Dr. Jacqueline Pettersen was awarded the Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize 2018 for a proposed study on vitamins D and K2 in relation to cognition. She is the first researcher from North America to receive the prize since its... more