University of Northern British Columbia

Top reasons to study here

  • Social and cultural diversity is core to enriching the learning environment of a modern university.
  • UNBC is a place where community thrives and where we strive to understand and care for other members of our University.
  • Excellence in teaching and research is a central tenet of a destination university.

Bachelor's programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (2)
Humanities (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

The modern UNBC story began in January 1987. Three local residents - Tom Steadman, Charles McCaffrey, and Bryson Stone - had been talking about the idea of a northern university and decided to see if their idea had any merit by each inviting 10 people to a meeting on the topic. 40 showed up.

Education

Learning experiences that reach way beyond the classroom. Research opportunities you will not get anywhere else.

  • 1:13  Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 81% Grads Working in Fields Related to their Programs
  • 15 Countries with Exchange Opportunities

Research

Institutes and Centres

  • Centre of Excellence in Data Privacy, Security and Integrity
  • Community Development Institute
  • Health Research Institute
  • Institute for Social Research
  • National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute
  • Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
  • Women North Network/Northern FIRE
  • Community Scholars Program

Career

The UNBC Student Career Centre is pleased to provide services for students, our alumni and employers in our community. 

Some of our services include offering workshops to assist students in preparing for employment, arranging employer recruiting and information sessions for students, participating in annual career fairs hosted on campus, posting career opportunities for Alumni, posting part-time and full-time jobs for students and organizing co-operative education work term placements. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
801
2021
801
2020
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

The Counselling team is here to help UNBC students meet their goals as they journey through their academic life. Please read the following information on how to connect with us.

Individual counselling

Individual counselling is a one-on-one session based on the client’s specific needs and goals. The duration of these sessions are approximately 50 minutes.

Housing services

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:

  • WiFi,
  • Full laundry facilities on each floor,
  • Large common area for events, socials, study halls, and games.

Library services

The Geoffrey R. Weller Library’s mission is to be a centre of intellectual life for the University of Northern British Columbia. The Library welcomes all UNBC’s communities to access information, exchange diverse opinions, work collaboratively, conduct research, learn, teach, and pursue intellectual growth.

ICT services

Students start here for information on email, wireless services, wi-fi connections, Student Portal access and more.

Medical services

The UNBC Medical Clinic is located in the Library building of the Prince George campus. We are a team of medical professionals that work collaboratively to provide a variety of medical services and are here to help coordinate your health care needs while you are studying at UNBC.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Northern British Columbia 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. 

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.

Sports facilities

The Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre is your four season, fitness and recreation destination. Located on the UNBC campus our fitness, recreation and sports programs are perfect for everyone of all abilities. Our members are serious athletes, senior citizens, busy families and keen students.  Don't forget about our local sports groups looking for professional practice and playing space!

We offer modern fitness equipment, varied fitness classes and fun drop-in sports like pickleball. Our two squash courts can be booked by all and we have the only indoor running track in northern BC.  Come up and get active and connected with our community!

Student Reviews

Struggling African Female studying abroad.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

University of Northern British Columbia is a great place to study. I felt uncomfortable when I started studying at this university. This was due to the fact that I have never studied abroad. Once my professors and classmate realized what I was going through, all of them gave me a helping hand.

Classes, Sports, and Nature
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I liked the small classes and faculty to student ratio. The sports facilities were also very nice. I liked being surrounded by nature all around the campus.

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Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

Yeas my study experience is good because i m study with honesty i have need to education its opportunity for me

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

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