Stories of Impact

  • Group photo of the six Koopmans siblings with a lake in the background

    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

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

    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

  • Carmen, Shanda and Mateo Rojas, lying on a blanket in a field

    Shanda Rojas passed away on April 6, 2021. Before she died, Shanda shared her story, from her decision to become a nurse to her lifelong connection to UNBC to her terminal cancer diagnosis. She also... more

  • Lesley Schwab
    Award, Donor Story

    Lesley Schwab beams as she describes what it means to be a physical therapist, “It’s someone who loves life, they love helping people – and they want to show people how to love life.” That passion... more

  • The days were filled listening and talking with Zambian local experts from diverse stakeholder groups that included community service provision professionals and volunteers. The stories... more

  • 20 UNBC Timberwolves student-athletes who were recognized s Academic All-Canadians
    Athletics, Award

    The support from donors is so instrumental in the success of UNBC student-athletes, says Emily Aase, who spent five years on the women’s basketball team as a student-athlete. “Their continued support... more

  • Picture of UNBC student Sara-Lynn Harding
    Aboriginal, Award, Future Leaders

    The semester was fast approaching and Sara-Lynn Harding was in a bind. Entering her final year of studies for her undergraduate degree in Public Administration and Community Development at the... more