Alumni Stories

  • 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

  • A selfie of Jennifer Nguyen and Dr. Geoff Johnson in a hospital setting
    Our Alumni
    December 10, 2020

    Jennifer Nguyen and her husband Dr. Geoff Johnson are just two UNBC alumni who are serving on the healthcare front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.  They met at UNBC in 2009 while pursuing their... more

  • Selena Paskalidis
    Our Alumni
    December 10, 2020

    When I chose UNBC, I hoped my degree would help me go places, but I never dreamed I’d end up here. I studied marketing and international business before the world had any idea how it would embrace... more

  • Hanna Hughes and Daniel Lukac
    October 28, 2020

    Two recent UNBC graduates are spending a year in Ottawa immersing themselves in the inner workings of the federal government through the Parliamentary Internship Programme. Hanna Hughes and Daniel... more

  • April 9, 2020

    Today, UNBC interim President Dr. Geoff Payne sent the following message to the graduating Class of 2020. Dear Graduating Class of 2020, As I outlined in my message to the UNBC... more

  • April 8, 2020

    Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia will celebrate its Class of 2020 in a virtual ceremony on June 26 in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The... more

  • Graduate student Adrian Smith is participating in the prestigious international field school in Ecuador Aug. 21-27.
    August 13, 2019

    Adrian Smith got a head start this summer on his pending graduate research at the University of Northern British Columbia. It’s taken him from ancient Indigenous trails in northwestern... more

  • June 26, 2019

    Prince George, B.C. – Two outstanding University of Northern British Columbia alumni -- a senior executive at a major biotechnology company in Canada who maintains close ties with the... more

  • Jaime Juister
    June 25, 2019

    If there are two words that best describe Jaime Juister, then perhaps they are lifelong learner. After completing the Social Services Worker diploma at Northern Lights College, Juister... more

  • Sophia Traber and Dr. Sylvia Barton
    June 18, 2019

    When Sophia Traber was searching for a university to attend, she didn’t have to look too far. The University of Northern British Columbia South-Central campus in Quesnel checked all of... more

  • June 14, 2019

    Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia is celebrating the appointment of a new Canada Research Chair (CRC). Dr. Tristan Pearce has been appointed as an Associate... more

  • June 5, 2019

    As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, “there’s no place like home.” And it’s certainly true for three graduates from the University of Northern British Columbia Northwest campus in Terrace. For some,... more

  • June 4, 2019

    Lydia Stephens launched her educational journey on a bright, summer day in August, 1994. The University of Northern British Columbia was officially being opened in Prince George and included special... more

  • A Dance Through the Seasons Book cover
    May 21, 2019

    Dreams play an important role in Aboriginal culture. They provide meaningful connections to a person’s past, present, future, and traditions.  When Leona Prince was gifted a dream... more

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