The University of Northern British Columbia School of Education acknowledges that we learn, work, and live on Indigenous Peoples’ territories across northern British Columbia. We recognize the importance of honouring the territories we inhabit, and of respectful engaging with Indigenous communities. The School of Education embodies and models this practice through our People, Place, and Land signature pedagogy.
The Prince George Campus is located on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, a Dakelh Nation.
The South-Central Campus in Quesnel is located on the traditional territory of three Dakelh Nations: the Lhtako Dené (Red Bluff Band), Nazko, and Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation (Kluskus Band), as well as the traditional territory of Esdilagh First Nations (formerly Alexandria Band), a Tsilhqot’in Nation.
The Peace River-Liard campus in Fort St. John is situated on the traditional territory of three Dunne-Za Nations: Doig River, Blueberry River and Halfway River First Nations.
The Northwest campus in Terrace is situated on traditional Ts’msyen territory of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations. The Prince Rupert satellite campus is also located on Ts’msyen territory.
Greetings from the UNBC School of Education Chair
It gives me great pleasure to welcome everyone to the School of Education, a place where we can share knowledge at the interface of world views. To do this, we encourage all learners to participate in the following values of the 4 “R’s” according to Kirkness and Barnhardt (1994).
- Respect – open to diversity, recognize that we come from different world views and that there are differences, shared space with learners, and that we can use our voices in a respectful way.
- Relationships – the ability to create, exchange and share old and new knowledge(s) among peers, colleagues, and visitors.
- Responsibility – students are responsible for their own learning and teaching. It is our responsibility to take what we have learned and to role-model, mentor, and to provide good leadership to all learners.
- Reciprocity – the exchanging of knowledge as a gift of kindness. “There is no right or wrong, just different.”
The School of Education is here to support your learning mentally, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. We may not have all the answers to your needs, but we are happy to redirect you to the services you may require.
We look forward to working with you.
Dr. Tina Fraser, PhD
Acting Chair, School of Education
A Visual Representation of Our Signature Pedagogy: People, Place, and Land
Artist: Karen Patricia Erickson
Karen Patricia Erickson is from Prince George, BC. Her parents are from Meadow Lake and Green Lake, SK. She is of Metis/Cree ancestry. Her influence is her twin sister Carla Joseph, another Metis Artist. She’s a self-taught artist and has been doing art since elementary school. She loves to work with acrylics and watercolour. She enjoys painting rocks, glass, driftwood, canvas, purses and feathers. Her Inspirations are animals, people, nature and vibrant colours.
"The visual representation I recently designed represents People, Place and Land. This image is about the Journey the people take to get to UNBC and the work it takes to become successful (climbing that mountain). They may be young or old but always ready to reach their goals. I put the School up high just so they could see the importance of higher learning."