University of Northern British Columbia
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, sciences, and the environment. As one of BC’s research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to 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. 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.
Our founders established a University “in the North - for the North.” They envisioned and built an institution where all are welcomed, learn, live, work closely with our faculty and staff, and transform the quality of life in Northern British Columbia, the province, and beyond.
UNBC strives to provide a safe and challenging learning environment where students gain leadership skills and stretch their boundaries, not only through academic discussion and debate but also through opportunities to work closely with faculty and staff on research projects and a wide range of initiatives that improve student life or contribute to a need in the community, the region or far beyond.
Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have walked gently on the diverse traditional territories where the University of Northern British Columbia community is grateful to live, work, learn, and play. We are committed to building and nurturing relationships with Indigenous peoples, we acknowledge their traditional lands, and we thank them for their hospitality.
The Prince George campus is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, part of the Dakelh (Carrier) First Nation.
- The Peace River-Liard campus in Fort St. John is situated in Treaty 8 territory on the traditional lands of the Dane-zaa peoples of the Doig River First Nation, Blueberry River First Nation, and Halfway River First Nation.
- The Northwest campus in Terrace is situated on the unceded traditional Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) territory of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nation. It includes a satellite campus in the coastal community of Prince Rupert, situated on the unceded traditional Tsimshian territory of the Lax Kw’alaams Band and Metlakatla First Nation.
The South-Central campus in Quesnel is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Lhtako Dene Nation, Nazko First Nation, Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation, and ?Esdilagh First Nation (formerly Alexandria Band). Lhtako, Nazko, and Lhoosk’uz are part of the Dakelh First Nation, and ?Esdilagh is a member of the Tsilhqot’in Nation.
UNBC has a federated agreement with the Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl (House of Wisdom) Nisga’a Institute (WWNI). Established by the Nisga’a Lisims Government in 1993 and located in the Village of Gitwinksihlkw, WWNI is a fully accredited university-college serving all people in northwestern British Columbia.
First Nations Centre
The First Nations Centre is honoured to provide holistic support services to students, staff and faculty at UNBC. The First Nations Centre is a culturally safe and accessible space where leadership, academic growth, relationships, and personal supports are fostered.
CFURadio 88.7 FM is the campus radio station that broadcasts from UNBC.
UNBC’s Housing is more than just a place to live for the school year — it is a convenient, safe and supportive community. Home to over 500 students, our buildings, Neyoh and Keyoh (Dakelh for “for the home” and “for the community”), offer fully-furnished apartment-style living located less than a five-minute walk from the heart of campus.
Each suite includes:
- Private bedrooms (equipped with bed and desk),
- Full kitchen,
- Large living room,
- Shared bathroom.
Each Building includes:
- Full laundry facilities on each floor,
- Large common area for events, socials, study halls, and games.
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