Alumni Stories

  • Row of people wearing orange safety vests and hard hats in foreground. In background, a yellow and black harvester-forwarder machine works in the trees.
    February 22, 2024

    A bright, cold winter day provided the perfect backdrop for an indelible learning opportunity for a group of students from UNBC and the College of New Caledonia to see first-hand a unique... more

  • A person wearing a graduation cap
    August 2, 2023

    Before launching into her curatorial career, Rebecca Campbell studied the women who came before her. Campbell, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History this spring, recently received... more

  • A person on a roof of a building, holding a railing. Attached to the railing is an air quality monitor
    July 31, 2023

    An interactive online map developed by UNBC researchers in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is making it easier for Canadians to monitor the air quality in their... more

  • Person wearing blue suit, shirt and tie stands in building atrium.
    June 23, 2023

    Prince George, B.C. – Joel McKay, a well-known advocate for northern British Columbia, has been named the new Chair of the University of Northern British Columbia’s Board of Governors. McKay... more

  • Six people wearing academic regalia pose for photo in front of rock wall.
    June 3, 2023

    When Heather McAleney spoke on behalf of the first graduating class from the Northern Baccalaureate Nursing Program at UNBC’s graduation ceremony in Fort St. John, it was momentous not only... more

  • 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

  • Embedded thumbnail for 16,000 petition signers, 16,000 alumni
    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