Located in the spectacular landscape of central British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small, research-intensive universities as well as an active participant in the global community.

Our commitment to international education is reflected in the teaching, research, and service missions of the institution. UNBC offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, taught by award-winning faculty and with the smallest class sizes of any research-intensive university in western Canada. Come experience the UNBC difference.


Self-isolation Information and Support

As of March 25, 2020 it is mandatory under the Quarantine Act that anyone arriving in British Columbia from outside of Canada self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon their arrival. New arrivals must complete/register a self-isolation plan and complete the federal ArriveCAN application.


  • Interim President Dr. Geoff Payne signs MOU
    Friday, November 5, 2021

    The University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Central Asia (UCA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate student and faculty exchanges between the two... more

  • Tobuche (left) and Tabuche (right) peaks in the Khumbu Valley, Nepal Himalaya.
    Thursday, June 10, 2021

    A new synthesis of current research, co-authored by University of Northern British Columbia researcher Dr. Joseph Shea, highlights the uncertain future of water security in the highest mountains of... more

  • Holly McVea and Lila Mansour
    Tuesday, June 1, 2021

    Lila Mansour and Holly McVea will be the 2021 valedictorians at the University of Northern British Columbia. They will each give a brief speech during the virtual convocation celebration... more