• 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
  • November 13, 2018
    The University of Northern British Columbia is celebrating the appointment of a new Canada Research Chair (CRC) and also the renewal of two CRCs. Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, an associate professor in Geography and the Northern Medical Program (NMP) has been named as the new... more
  • Boreal Forest Canada
    November 1, 2018
    The world’s last wilderness areas are rapidly disappearing, with explicit international conservation targets critically needed, according to an international team of scientists. The team recently mapped intact ocean ecosystems, complementing a 2016 project charting... more
  • October 25, 2018
    Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia has been recognized for making significant gains in research funding in a national ranking of Canadian universities.  UNBC’s research funding for Fiscal 2017 increased by 29.8%, from $7.6 million to... more
  • October 19, 2018
    In the first randomized, phase II clinical trial of its kind, an international research team, including Dr. Rob Olson with the Northern Medical Program (NMP), has shown that an aggressive form of high-precision radiation therapy can greatly increase how long... more
  • Research
    October 12, 2018
    Prince George, B.C. – A joint $2.4 million research project between the University of Northern British Columbia and Vancouver Island University will focus on understanding the role that seasonal snow cover and glaciers play in the hydrology of key watersheds along B.C... more
  • Fatimat Almentina Ramos Shidi
    October 3, 2018
    Fatimat Almentina Ramos Shidi travelled from Prince George to France to discover answers to some complex questions. A recent Master of Science - Biochemistry graduate from the University of Northern British Columbia, Shidi pursued the opportunity to study abroad... more
  • September 26, 2018
    Glacier experts from the University of Northern British Columbia and The University of Manchester have discovered that the western margin of the Cordilleran ice sheet, that once covered western North America, including all of present-day British Columbia,... more
  • Dr. Mamdouh Shubair
    September 21, 2018
    Long-haul commercial truck drivers can experience considerable health and safety risks related to their work environment. Little is known about best-practice health promotion programs that address the occupational health, safety and wellness of commercial motor... more
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    September 10, 2018
    In British Columbia, much of the research on plant biodiversity has focused on coastal and maritime ecosystems, especially coastal temperate rainforests. However, in B.C. there is a second temperate rainforest ecosystem, the inland temperate rainforest. It has... more
  • Dr. Chris Opio
    August 8, 2018
    One by one, Dr. Chris Opio and Chandehl Morgan carefully remove trees from one-gallon buckets. The Moringa trees, reaching heights of 1.11 metres, have been growing in pots of well-drained soil for seven months in the I. K. Barber Enhanced Forestry Lab at UNBC’s... more
  • July 20, 2018
    Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia and TeejLab Inc. are creating a new Centre of Excellence in Data Privacy, Security and Integrity that will provide thought leadership, best practices, research support and training. The centre, which... more