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University of Northern British Columbia

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada


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12 Undergraduate programs
0 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Public
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Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
foreign students 12%
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About University of Northern British Columbia

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is a public university that was established in 1990. As one of British Columbia’s research-intensive universities, it is also one of Canada’s best small universities. In 2014, UNBC ranked second place among the Canadian universities and has been place amongst the top three for seven consecutive years. In 2013-2014 academic year, over 4000 students were enrolled at UNBC.

The main campus of UNBC is located in Prince George, British Columbia. UNBC also has regional campuses in the northern British Columbia cities of Prince Rupert, Terrace, Quesnel, and Fort St. John. The University's motto "En cha huná" literally means "He/she also lives" in the Nak'azdli dialect of Carrier. It means that "other people have their point of view" or "respect everyone's point of view".

In 2007, the university obtained the trademark for "Canada's Green University". UNBC is located in a spectacular region with an abundance of natural resources. UNBC reflects this environment in the architecture of the campus, the environmental focus of much of the research, operation, teaching and campus events, as well as through the green activities of many of the students.



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UNBC Student Residences provide a convenient, safe living environment conducive to academic success, social interaction, and personal growth - the place where lifelong friendships are made.  Located only a minute walk to the main university campus, Residence is home to 538 students.

Residence Fees for the 2015/2016 Academic Year:

  • $25.00 - Non-refundable Application Fee
  • $250.00 - Residence Damage Deposit
  • $30.00 - Residence Life Fee (per semester)
  • $25.00 - Residence Infrastructure Fee (per semester)
  • $2191.99 - Meal Plan Fee (per semester)
  • $2200.15 - Rent fee for a room in a 4 bedroom suite (per semester)
  • $2534.12 - Rent fee for a room in a 2 bedroom suite (per semester)
  • $169.76 - Parking (per semester)


The main campus of UNBC is located in Prince George, British Columbia. UNBC also has regional campuses in the northern British Columbia cities of Prince Rupert, Terrace (Northwest), Quesnel (South-Central), and Fort St. John (Peace River-Liard).


Some of the facilities in UNBC included:

  • UNBC's Student Services Street
  • UNBC Health Sciences Building
  • Students residence
  • UNBC's Research LaboratoryBuilding
  • UNBC's Geoffrey R. Weller Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Northern Sport Centre
    • The Field House
    • The Gymnasium
    • Fitness & Conditioning Rooms
    • Studios
    • Squash Courts
    • Meeting Rooms


UNBC also provides more than 60 academic, environmental, sport, cultural, social and service clubs for the students. Some of the popular clubs are rugby, hockey, drama club, pre-med club and etc.

The campus provides an ideal outdoor classroom for courses ranging from forestry to anthropology. Other than that, there are many parks and trails within Prince George. Students can also explore the beauty of Northern British Columbia with the outdoor activities such as camping, canoeing and kayaking, mountain biking and etc.

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