Alumni Stories

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
    Spotlight, 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

  • 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