University of Northern British Columbia

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The University of Northern British Columbia ( UNBC ) is a state university in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. The University is one of the smaller, stronger research universities in the province. The main campus is located in Prince George. The UNBC has several small regional campuses in northern British Columbia in the cities of Prince Rupert, Terrace, Quesnel, and Fort St. John. In the academic year 2007/ 08 a total of 4177 students were enrolled. Due to its northern location, the University is a member of the University of the Arctic.


The provincial government decided to establish a new university in the northern part of the province, which was officially founded on 22 June 1990. The university offered shortly after their teaching recording in 1992 and 1993 some courses in rented rooms at because no campus had been built at that time. Opened in 1994 Queen Elizabeth II officially the University in a ceremony at the newly-built and ready- Prince George campus, which was completed after two years of construction.


  • Department of Economics
  • Natural sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Computer science

Media on campus

  • Over The Edge, weekly student newspaper, which will be launched in 1994.
  • CFUR, campus radio station
  • Watt, a music and entertainment magazine published by CFUR.


  • Aleza Lake Research Forest
  • BC Rural and Remote Health Research Institute
  • Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs
  • High-Performance Computing Centre
  • I.K. Barber Enhanced Forestry Lab
  • Institute for Social Research and Evaluation
  • National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute
  • Northern BC Archives
  • Northern BC Community Development Institute
  • John Prince Research Forest
  • Quesnel River Research Centre
  • Women North Network / Northern FIRE