University of Northern British Columbia
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada?s best small universities. It has a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. In June 1990, the members of the BC legislative assembly passed the UNBC Act, officially creating UNBC. The dream of having a northern university goes back much further, to the 1960s, when then-MLA Ray Williston set aside the land on which UNBC's Prince George campus is currently situated as a university reserve. Later, former Bishop Fergus O'Grady proposed a catholic university for Prince George. Instead Prince George College (now closed) became a high school, though the Prince George neighborhood around the school (called College Heights) bears university street names as a legacy of his idea.
The university provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. UNBC offers more than 60 undergraduate degree and also wide range of graduate programs. As one of BC?s research-intensive universities, it brings the excitement of new knowledge to their students, and the outcomes of their 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 it serves. It is also Canada?s Green University? , leading the way to a more sustainable future for all.
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