In 2017 UNBC renewed its Strategic Research Plan. The major objectives of the plan are:
- To strengthen research at UNBC that is of outstanding quality and pioneering in its innovation, especially in strategic interdisciplinary research areas that are of marked importance to our region and similar areas;
- To enhance the training of researchers, by increasing the number of graduate students and by providing a highly stimulating research environment for all of our students (undergraduate and graduate) that establishes UNBC as a leader in the integration of research and teaching;
- To guarantee our researchers access to superior research resources and infrastructure, and to manage these to ensure their effective and efficient use;
- To develop new research relations with communities, businesses, industries, other academic institutions and other partners, regionally, nationally, and internationally; and
- To enhance access to the results of our research, through improved knowledge translation, transfer and application, in order to maximize their benefits to society in Northern British Columbia and beyond.
Strategic Research Areas
The plan identifies four interdisciplinary strategic research areas:
- Environment and Natural Resources
- Community Development
- Northern, Rural and Environmental Health
- First Nations and Indigenous Studies
Download the Plan
Integrity in Research and Scholarship
The Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research, created by Canada's three federal research agencies, CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC, is part of a collaborative objective to ensure a coherent and uniform approach for promoting responsible conduct of research and for addressing allegations of breaches of Tri-Agency Policies, consistent with the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR Framework).
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) at UNBC: UNBC Integrity in Research and Scholarship Policy