Alumni Stories

  • Five people in cap and gowns
    June 1, 2023

    Before Joni Hesselgrave was a student in UNBC’s Bachelor of Education program in Quesnel, she was an advocate for its creation. On Thursday, Hesselgrave crossed the stage at the North Cariboo... more

  • May 30, 2023

    Nisga’a Elder Julia Adams took in the inspiring view of the Nass Valley, prior to gathering with other graduates and members of the community to celebrate her personal academic achievement and... more

  • Group photo, outside, of graduates wearing academic caps and gowns.
    May 29, 2023

    When Shelley Potter crossed the stage at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre in Terrace on Monday, it was the next step in her journey to a new career as a teacher, something made possible by the revitalized... more

  • Two posed photos at a university campus, side by side with a diagonal line dividing them
    May 24, 2023

    For Naomi Dugdale, the creation of the new undergraduate engineering programs at UNBC couldn’t have come at a better time. As a Grade 12 student at Shas Ti Kelly Road Secondary School in 2019,... more

  • Photo shows students in academic regalia, holding diplomas and cheering.
    May 22, 2023

    Prince George, B.C. - The University of Northern British Columbia will celebrate its second largest graduating class, as well as three significant firsts during this year’s 30th Convocation... more

  • Photo shows exterior shot of person wearing graduation robe and hajib while leaning on burgundy railing.
    May 10, 2023

    As a proud UNBC graduate and a social worker with Northern Health, Furqana Khan has demonstrated a deep commitment to both her roles as a student leader and a frontline healthcare worker. Khan... more

  • Photo shows student wearing blue dress shirt, light beige blazer and blue slacks leaning against a railing outdoors with building and blue sky in background.
    May 10, 2023

    The sky may not even prove to be the limit for Reuben Mann, who will graduate with a Master of Business Administration degree at UNBC’s 2023 Convocation on May 26. Mann is the head of... more

  • Group photo of the six Koopmans siblings with a lake in the background
    November 24, 2022

    When the original champions for the University of Northern British Columbia went door-to-door canvassing support more than 30 years ago, they were envisioning a legacy for northern B.C.... more

  • Sarah Ash with fall colours in the David Douglas Botanical Garden
    October 14, 2022

    Sarah Ash will be putting her UNBC Political Science degree to use next year through the B.C. Legislative Internship Program. Ash graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree this spring. She... more

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    June 29, 2022

    When Brooke Clarabut was finishing high school in Terrace and considering a career in nursing, she didn’t have to look very far for inspiration.  “I’ve always had a passion for helping... more

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    May 2, 2022

    More than three decades ago, 16,000 northern B.C. residents signed a petition, contributed $5 and joined the Interior University Society to advocate for a university in Prince George. This year, the... more

  • UNBC Campus
    January 27, 2022

    Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia has launched a search for its eighth Chancellor.   Dr. Joseph Gosnell Sr., a well-respected and distinguished hereditary... more

  • Members of the women's basketball team
    November 19, 2021

    It was always about more than a logo and jersey.   Today, fresh off the release of the first-of-its-kind Indigenous jersey design, the University of Northern British Columbia took another step... more

  • Aaron Larsen
    May 13, 2021

    What began as a class assignment in an undergraduate history class at the University of Northern British Columbia will soon be at the centre of Aaron Larsen’s doctoral research at one of the world’s... more

  • UNBC Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate Dr. Kirsten Reimer went on to complete her PhD at Yale.
    March 3, 2021

    Getting research experience as an undergraduate at the University of Northern British Columbia taught Dr. Kirsten Reimer what it means to be a scientist and inspired her to follow her curiosity to... more

  • February 24, 2021

    It has been an exciting year for UBC Northern Medical Program (NMP) graduate and UNBC alumna Dr. Gurkirat Kaur Kandola. After finishing medical school last spring, she then entered UBC’s Pediatric... more