Community-Based Research Canada Member


Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities. With a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North, UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of BC’s research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

UNBC is a university both in and for the North. This mission has instilled a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure among our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve. We are also Canada’s Green University™ , leading the way to a more sustainable future for all.


University of Northern British Columbia's four interdisciplinary strategic research areas:

  • Environment and Natural Resources

  • Community Development

  • Northern, Rural and Environmental Health

  • First Nations and Indigenous Studies