Rankings and accolades

#1 in Canada - Maclean's Magazine

For the third time in seven years, UNBC is the top university of its size in Canada according to rankings published in Maclean’s Magazine. UNBC placed first in the rankings in 2016 and 2017 and consistently scores well in categories relating to student awards, student-to-faculty ratio, quality of faculty and number of students who have won national funding. UNBC was second in the rankings between 2017 and 2019.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings - Top 5% Worldwide

UNBC made its debut on the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2017. The only Canadian University of its size to be included in the rankings, UNBC is featured in the group ranked 801st to 1,000th. That puts UNBC in the top five per cent of post-secondary institutions in the world.

In addition, UNBC is included in Times Higher Education’s 2018 Young University Rankings.  


Canada's Green University

Canada's Green University

Adopting the trademark Canada’s Green University in 2007 has helped guide UNBC in addressing questions around sustainability on our campuses, in the communities we serve and around the world. Through teaching and research and in our campus operations and culture we are living examples of what it means to be Green.


Canada's Top Research Universities 2019Top 50 Canadian Research University

UNBC is one of four British Columbia universities included in the Top 50 Research Universities rankings produced annually by Research Infosource.


BC Top Employer 2021One of B.C.’s Top Employers

UNBC is recognized as one of British Columbia’s top employers for its many benefits and professional development programs including: offering tuition waivers for most employees, spouses and eligible dependents; topping up salaries for new parents taking a leave; and offering discounted rates for employees at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre at the Prince George campus.


Canada's Greenest Employers 2018

One of Canada’s Greenest Employers

UNBC is the only employer in Northern British Columbia included in the Canada’s Greenest Employers list by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The University is recognized for fostering employee- and student-led opportunities to launch new sustainability projects on campus through the Green Fund; adding electric car charging stations at the Prince George campus; offering discounted parking rates for employees who car pool and hosting a campus-wide composting program.


Education Quality Assurance British ColumbiaEducation Quality Assurance British Columbia

UNBC is a designated Education Quality Assurance institution by the Government of British Columbia.


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