As small, brown bats swooped in and around her, Candyce Huxter stood quietly snapping photos and taking notes in her bird and mammal observation journal.
For two weeks in May under the hot African sun in Zambia, Hannah Magee learned about major health issues and gained insight into analyzing health situations, and how people come together to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion responses. This included an understanding of women and girls who experience gender-based violence and how communities are focused on reducing child marriages and teen pregnancies.
With the swipe of a finger, registered nurse Kyla Redlon can change the heart sounds of a simulated patient, making it easier for her to lead training sessions for nurses at Northern Health.
With the precise movement of a handheld ultrasound sensor, University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) Family Nurse Practitioner student Rebecca Irving can conduct abdominal aortic aneurysm screening on a patient in a clinic.
Meticulously digging through the trove of material available at the Northern BC Archives and Special Collections takes planning, patience and persistence.
Archival research can be equal parts challenging and exhilarating; challenging to pore over old land survey maps and delve into correspondence, but exhilarating to find those nuggets of information that connect key aspects of a research project.
The support Dr. Baljeet Malhotra received through scholarships at the University of Northern British Columbia had a profound impact on his life.
Malhotra, a UNBC graduate, award-winning researcher, and successful entrepreneur, launched his latest venture, TeejLab, a research-based software company in Vancouver that provides data-driven technological solutions to its customers and partners.
K.A. Colorado has found a home for his masterpieces.
The internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor donated some of his climate-inspired artwork to the University of Northern British Columbia’s Northern Leadership Campaign where he knows it will strengthen research and teaching excellence on the science surrounding climate change.
Much like building a railroad, piece by piece, Kathryn Louro has chronicled railway transportation’s historical and cultural ties to the Northern British Columbia we are familiar with today.
“In many ways, railways were the backbone of northern communities,” explains Louro, a History-English graduate of UNBC and enrollee of UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies master’s program.
Samantha Gonzalez brags to her friends that she gets paid to hike around every day.
There’s work involved too, which includes silviculture surveys on young seedlings or 100-year-old trees and block layouts for industry.
It’s all in a day’s work amongst the timber stands at UNBC’s Aleza Lake Research Forest, located 60 km east of Prince George.
Alan Nevison never went to university himself, but during his nearly five decades as an early builder and longtime vice president with Prince George-based
Industrial Forestry Service Limited (IFS), he came to appreciate the value of a post-secondary education.