The delivery of academic programs and the creation of a positive learning environment matter at UNBC. “How we teach” and “what we teach” have a direct effect on students. The student experience is enhanced by opportunities for hands-on learning, international perspectives, a focus on student outcomes, instruction enriched by innovative research, the use of appropriate technology, and approaches to learning that are informed by multiple perspectives.
Classes at UNBC include practical sessions in advanced laboratories, field schools throughout northern BC, week-long intensive courses for students who may otherwise work full-time, web courses for ultimate flexibility, seminars in small groups, and lectures in state-of-the-art theatres.
Total academic courses offered – 1,128
Face-to-face courses in Prince George – 707
Face-to-face in Terrace, Fort St. John, Quesnel, and other sites – 81
Hybrid courses - 69
Online courses – 271
Total Continuing Studies courses offered – 71
At the forefront of research
For its size, UNBC is among the most research-intensive universities in Canada and many faculty are international leaders in their fields. Much of UNBC’s research focuses on the social, economic, environmental, and cultural issues of the North. This has led to the establishment of world-class research in such areas as Natural Resources and the Environment; Rural, Remote, and Northern Health; and the Sustainability of Communities.
Research partnerships with the private sector and public agencies have strengthened UNBC’s role as a resource for communities. This includes research on the mountain pine beetle, local governance, Indigenous languages, economic development, determinants of health, and climate change.