Students seek reliable solutions for opioid drug tests

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 January, they have been working on creating a more reliable test for recreational drugs to determine if they contain fentanyl or other opioids using synthetic biology.

UNBC's Northern B.C. iGem team
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Abioye, Caputo named 2019 Valedictorians

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 innovative research all because of the university I chose,” he says. “I often feel like UNBC gave me all the knowledge I most often use in my everyday life.”

Monday, May 6, 2019

Thesis Defence - Victor Liu

Date:
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:00
Location:
Charles J. McCaffray Hall, Senate Chambers
Victor Liu will be defending his thesis entitled:  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­“Spiropyrrolizidine and Piperazine Derivatives: Synthesis and Evaluation on KRAS Expression Levels in Human Colon Cancer Cells”
Victor is a candidate for the Degree: Master of Science in Biochemistry
Chair: Dr. Hossein Kazemian
University of Northern British Columbia

Thesis Defence - Almas Yaqoob

Date:
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 09:00
Location:
Charles J. McCaffray Hall, Senate Chambers
Almas Yaqoob will be defending his thesis entitled:  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­“Small Molecule Growth Inhibitors from Albatrellus flettii and Sarcodon scabripes native to British Columbia”
Almas is a candidate for the Degree: Master of Science in Biochemistry
Chair: Dr. Kathy Lewis
University of Northern British Columbia

Thesis Defence - Bryan Lim

Date:
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 09:00
Location:
Charles J. McCaffray Hall, Senate Chambers

Bryan Lim will be defending his thesis entitled:  “­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Purification and Characterization of an Immuno-Stimulatory Compound from the Water Extract of Royorporus Badius (PERS.) A.B. DE”

Mr. Lim is a candidate for the Degree:  Master of Science in Biochemistry

Chair:  Dr. Michael Rutherford
University of Northern British Columbia

Fatimat Shidi first UNBC student to win Mitacs Globalink Research Award

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 due to the Mitacs Globalink Research Award. She is the first UNBC student to receive this award.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Thesis Defence - Fatimat Almentina Ramos Shidi

Date:
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 13:30
Location:
Conference Centre, 6-307

Fatimat Almentina Ramos Shidi will be defending her thesis entitled:  “­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­U5 snRNA – Specific Proteins Studies, RNA-Protein Interaction, Assembly of the Spliceosomal Sm Complex, and Function Implications of Splicing in Cyanidioschyzon Merolae

Ms. Almentina Ramos Shidi is a candidate for the Degree:  Master of Science in Biochemistry

Chair: Dr. Loraine Lavallee
University of Northern British Columbia

Thesis Defence - Vicky Myhre

Date:
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 16:00
Location:
Charles J. McCaffray Hall, Senate Chambers

Vicky Myhre will be defending her thesis entitled:  “­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Exploring Growth-Inhibitory and Immuno-Stimulatory Activity in British Columbia Wild Mushrooms and Lichens”

Ms. Myhre is a candidate for the Degree: Master of Science in Biochemistry

Chair: Dr. Luke Harris
University of Northern British Columbia

Buttar, Cunningham named 2018 Valedictorians

Ever since Arctica Cunningham stepped foot onto the University of Northern British Columbia’s campus in the Fall of 2013 as a first-year undergraduate student, she honed her leadership, student government and community service skills and made an impact on UNBC’s community.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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