University of Northern British Columbia

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia. UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities. We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the north.

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, and the environment. As one of BC’s research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to all of our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

UNBC is a university both in and for the north, and this mission has instilled a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure among our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve. We are also Canada’s Green University™, leading the way to a more sustainable future for all.

UNBC’s Community Development Institute (CDI) works in partnership with communities, industry, business, non-profit and community organizations, First Nations, and all levels of government, to develop and implement strategies for economic diversification and community resilience. CDI’s work focuses on the non-metropolitan communities across British Columbia’s northern and central regions – communities where more than 80% of the province’s export wealth is generated from natural resources. The sustainability of these communities is a key factor in the prosperity of the province as a whole. More information about the Community Development Institute at UNBC can be found here:http://www.unbc.ca/community-development-institute