Information for current students


Courses and exams

Fall 2021 semester

  • UNBC is returning to primarily in-person instruction, following guidance from public health officials.

Thesis and dissertation defences

The Office of Graduate Administration is working to accommodate the variety of ways in which students and supervisory committees will seek to run defences so long as the public health measures permit in-person defences. We encourage you to contact grad-office@unbc.ca with any questions you may have. If you are planning to defend in the Fall 2021 semester and anticipate you will have an in-person or partially in-person defence, please reach out to grad-office@unbc.ca as soon as possible.


Support services for students

UNBC and the Province of British Columbia have many mental health supports available for students. Regardless of what your concern may be (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, interpersonal conflict, substance misuse/abuse, disordered eating, time management, etc.) please reach out. You do not need to suffer alone. 

UNBC Counselling

  • UNBC Counselling opens for in-person service beginning Sept. 7, 2021. 

After-hours mental health support

  • here2talk: Confidential 24/7 single session counselling for registered Post-secondary students in BC.
  • EmpowerMe: Confidential 24/7 multiple session counselling for students enrolled in Studentcare coverage.

Urgent mental health support

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-888-562-1214
  • UNBC Security for students on campus: 250-960-7058
  • Emergency: 911

BCcampus: Adapting to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people may experience feelings of heightened anxiety, stress, isolation, and more – and this is a natural response to unprecedented times like these.  

To help students, staff, and faculty in the B.C. public post-secondary sector, BCcampus has created a website that addresses the need for mental health supports. All resources developed by BCcampus are openly licensed and published with accessibility in mind. 

In partnership with experts across the province, BCcampus will host webinars on topics like effective online learning, mental health, and resilience. All events will be recorded and stored on the website for those unable to attend.

Please visit Adapting to COVID-19 to learn more, follow us on social media to stay up-to-date, and help share this resource.

Here2Talk

The Government of British Columbia has launched Here2Talk, a new mental health counselling and referral service for post-secondary students. The service offers confidential, free, single-session services by app, phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Medical Clinic

  • Service is available either in person, phone or video conference.

Phone: 250-960-6370

Northern Health Virtual Clinic

The Northern Health Virtual Clinic provides primary and community care services by phone or through a video call. The COVID-19 Online Clinic is now the Northern Health Virtual Clinic, and the phone number remains the same. The Virtual Clinic continues to provide COVID-19 assessments for those experiencing symptoms.

Patients can call the Virtual Clinic to access a family doctor or nurse practitioner:

Phone: 1-844-645-7811
Hours: 10 am to 10 pm daily (including weekends and statutory holidays)

The Virtual Clinic works with your family doctor, nurse practitioner, and health care team to complement the care you receive in your community, or to provide support for those who don’t have a family doctor.

For more information please visit the Northern Health website

Access Resource Centre (ARC)

  • The Access Resource Centre opens for in-person service Sept. 7

Phone: 250-960-5775  

Support for Indigenous students

UNBC urges each Indigenous student to reach out to your Aboriginal Education Coordinator or the point person within your community and plan ahead in the event that your Band office closes down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are a returning student, please make sure there is a plan in place for your education. Share this information with your friends and roommates as it is important for everyone to stay informed.

If you need assistance, please contact Bev Best, Manager of the First Nations Centre, at bev.best@unbc.ca.

Students in need of assistance regarding Government/Band funding can get in touch with Roxanne Umpherville, UNBC Aboriginal Student Life Navigator at roxanne.umpherville@unbc.ca.

Office of Graduate Programs

Students can email grad-office@unbc.ca for support.

Academic Success Centre (ASC)

Support on the Academic Success Centre website - Many resources are available on the ASC website to help you with citations, writing structure, study strategies and exam tips etc.

Online writing supports - If you need help accessing online writing supports check out the ASC website or email asc@unbc.ca.

Tutoring - You can schedule small group tutoring by emailing asc@unbc.ca or 250-960-6367

Supplemental instruction - SIs offers support through Blackboard. If you need help connecting, please email asc@unbc.ca

Drop-in support - Drop-in sessions are discontinued until further notice.

Office of the Registrar

Admitted or continuing UNBC student:
If you have applied to UNBC or are interested to learn more about UNBC:

futurestudents@unbc.ca

If you have paper forms to drop off, use the drop box. It will be checked regularly.

StudentAid BC

Read the latest information bulletin from StudentAid BC regarding students who receive financial support and the Government of Canada's response to COVID-19.


U-Pass

For the Fall 2021 semester, all students enrolled in a course taking place on the Prince George campus will be automatically assessed the mandatory U-Pass fee.