• Graduate student Adrian Smith is participating in the prestigious international field school in Ecuador Aug. 21-27.
    August 13, 2019
    Adrian Smith got a head start this summer on his pending graduate research at the University of Northern British Columbia. It’s taken him from ancient Indigenous trails in northwestern B.C. in June and July all the way to the Amazon jungle in Ecuador in next week... more
  • August 9, 2019
    B.C. Environment and Climate Change Strategy Prince George, B.C. - In the heart of the Robson Valley, skirting the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, a diverse range of habitat has captured the attention of scientists studying wetlands and climate change.... more
  • August 7, 2019
    Imagine being in a room full of powerful people who all share the same opinion on a matter of national significance. Now imagine being the lone dissenter. That’s the focus for the University of Northern British Columbia’s Dr. Kevin Hutchings, who will receive $67,000... more
  • UNBC's Northern B.C. iGem team
    July 17, 2019
    The growing number of deaths from opioid drug overdoses has become a national concern. The University of Northern B.C.’s Northern BC iGEM team, comprised of undergraduate science and business students is tackling the crisis through a different lens. Since... more
  • Research
    July 5, 2019
    For Ben Pelto, a study in glacier changes compares to a bank account. For example, a bank account that is losing money is like a retreating glacier. Snowfall during the winter months is like depositing money into the bank account, and snowmelt during warmer weather is like... more
  • July 5, 2019
    No Métis community has been yet officially recognized in Québec. The book, Les Bois-Brûlés de l’Outaouais, attests nonetheless that there is a historical Métis community to the north of Ottawa. This innovative research presents a detailed case-study of a region that was... more
  • Selina Mitchell
    June 21, 2019
    Bring on the storm. Since late April, researchers from the University of Northern British Columbia have collected specialized measurements and conducted research in the field in the Canadian Rockies along and near the B.C. and Alberta border to better understand... more
  • Dr. Russ Callaghan
    June 20, 2019
    How has the legalization of marijuana in Canada affected injuries from traffic collisions? Northern Medical Program professor Dr. Russ Callaghan is embarking on a new one-year study to assess impacts of the Cannabis Act on motor vehicle collision (MVC) injuries... more
  • From left: UNBC PhD student Christiana Onabola, Prince George P.E.O. Chapter President Beth Quesnel and UNBC PhD student Hooi Xian Lee.
    June 19, 2019
    The international Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) has awarded two University of Northern British Columbia Doctoral students -- Christiana Onabola and Hooi Xian Lee -- with International Peace Scholarships worth a combined total of $23,500. Onabola, a... more
  • 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