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University of Northern British Columbia


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  • University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is a small, public University for research only, located in British Columbia, Canada.
  • The UNBC was established on 22nd June 1990, in response to a grass-roots movement lead by the Interior University Society, initially the university began in a small rented office offering limited courses. Later in 1992 and 1993 it was official opened by Queen Elizabeth II with approximately 1500 students.
  • University's main campus is nested in Prince George, British Columbia and the regional campus is located in the northern British Columbia in Prince Rupert, Terrace Quesnel and Fort St. John.
  • The University of Northern British Columbia ranks the number one university of its size in the primarily undergraduate category by Maclean's Magazine in 2015-2016.
  • The University was awarded the trademark for Canada's Green University in 2007 because of its northern latitude; also UNBC is a member of the University of the Arctic.
  • The University of Northern British Columbia made its debut on the distinguished Times Higher Education World University Ranking in 2017, UNBC ranks in the group of 801st to 1000th, making it the among the top 5% of post-secondary university in the world. The university was also featured in the Time Higher Education's Young University ranking.
  • The University is among the top four British Columbia universities featured in the top 50 research Universities ranking initiated annually by Research Infosource.
  • University is recognized as the top employers in the British Columbia because of its professional development programs.
  • The Education quality of the UNBC is assured and monitored by the Government of British Columbia.


Undergraduate Program

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachlelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Planning
  • Bachelor of Social Work

Graduate Programs

  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Business Administration (MSc)
  • Development Economics(MA)
  • Disability Management (MA)
  • Education (MEd)
  • English (MA)
  • Health Science (MA)
  • Gender Studies (MA)
  • History (MA)
  • First Nations Studies (MA)
  • Integrated Wood Design (MEng)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (MA) (MSc)
  • International Studies (MA)

Doctorate Degrees

  • Health Science (PhD)
  • Natural Recourses & Environmental Studies (PhD)
  • Psychology (PhD)


  • The University of Northern British Columbia has its largest campus nested in the Prince George and other regional campuses located in Fort St. John, Terrace and Quesnel, the university also has satellite locations for teaching, research and engaging in field work.
  • Main Campus : Prince George

Regional Campus

  • Peace River-Liard Campus : Fort St. John
  • Northwest Campus: Terrace
  • South Central Campus: Quesnel

Affiliated Institutions

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Satellite Locations

The satellite location is located in Prince George and is renowned for its innovation and award winning architecture by Michael Green Architecture.

It is the world's highest modern;

  • Wood Innovation and Design Center
  • Wood Innovation Research Laboratory


UNBC provides financial aid and scholarships to international students based on academic excellence and performance. Following are the list of scholarships and financial awards offered by the University of Northern British Columbia.

  • UNBC Scholars
  • Early Entrance Awards
  • Entrance Awards
  • In-Course Undergraduate Awards
  • General awards
  • Awards for Aboriginal Applicants & Students
  • Awards for International applicants & Students
  • Affiliated awards
  • Dean Graduate Program's Awards
  • Nordic Spots Leadership Awards.


The UNBC residence is located at walking distance from the main campus, it is the home of first year students, returning students. It also offers four learning communities:

  • All female communities
  • Green Communities
  • Mature students communities
  • Academic Intensive Communities