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University of Northern British Columbia

UNBC2013 Bulkley Valley

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Award Recipients


Award Recipients

Stanley Brown

Tiffany Bennett

Margaret Egan

BASc Environmental Engineering

President’s Scholarship renewed

Samantha Bosworth BEd Elementary Education

Stanley Brown

Terri Lynn Guest

UNBC Scholars - renewed

BSc Psychology & Anthropology

Gagandeep Minhas

Sandeep Parmar BScN Nursing

Jasmine Parhar

Nicole Emmerton BEd Elementary Education Melissa McCreery BEd Elementary Education

Gillian Rourke BSc NRM Wildlife & Fisheries

Christos Vardacostas


MA Development Economics

Raven Scholarship & UNBC Leadership Award

Graduates Crystal Tom MEd Multi-Disciplinary Leadership Graduate Certificate Leading for Learning

Houston Scholarship

UNBC Scholars Award

Allison Seinen Athletic Assistance Program

South Hazelton Award Recipient

Randi Woodbeck

Alec Busby

Gordon Campbell Scholarship

UNBC Scholars Award

Graduate Peter Van Tunen BEd Elementary Education


New Hazelton Graduate Ann Jeannette Olson BEd Elementary Education



Award Recipients

Ellen Christison BScN Nursing

Courtney Berdan

Alexandra Marleau

UNBC In-Course Award

Crystal-Lynn Copley BSc Biology

Ashley Brinnen

UNBC In-Course Scholarship & R.T. Wilson Rural and Remote Nursing Clinical Practicum Bursary

Nicole Davey

UNBC Doctoral Tuition Scholarship

MEd Multi-Disciplinary Leadership

Daniel Dehoog

Interim Governing Council Scholarship

Raven Scholarship & UNBC Leadership Award

Bryan Storie

Angela Edvardsen BEd Elementary Education

Graduates Dolores Alfred Education Diploma First Nations Language & Culture-Elementary Years

Sandra George

Aleah Gagnon

BSW First Nations Specialization

BA Environmental Studies Certificate in Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Amanda Lewis Education Diploma First Nations Language & Culture-Elementary Years

Brenda Michell Education Diploma First Nations Language & Culture-Elementary Years


Alexandra Marleau BScN Nursing Eric Schibli BSc Physics

Lillian Wilson

Katherine Harrhy BSc Psychology

Alana Clason

Michael Jordan

UNBC Leadership Award & Christopher Desjardins Memorial Bursary

UNBC Graduate Scholarship, McLean Foundation Scholarship, Sun Life Financial Rural and Remote Health Research Award

UNBC Scholars Award

John Norman

UNBC Faculty and Staff Scholarship & UNBC Merit Award

Samantha Van Horn

Aleah Gagnon

Raquel de Queiroz

BC Hydro Environmental Studies Bursary & UNBC International Study Abroad Award

Anne Fergus McKay Groundwater & Muriel Ross Groundwater Bursary

Joshua Haskins UNBC In-Course Bursary

Haley Hooper Prince George Gyro Club Bursary & Dunkley Lumber Limited Bursary & Prince George Gyro Club Bursary

Meghan Horlings UNBC Scholars - renewed

Seraphine Hennig

Alastair McLellan

President's Scholarship

Owen Ehalt

BEd Elementary Education

Award Recipients

UNBC Scholars - renewed

BSc Honours Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Heather Tuite BA English


Leon Verhelst

Kelly Hrywkiw

UNBC In-Course Bursary

Murray Keith Memorial Bursary


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CONGRATULATIONS GRADS! 775 students graduated from UNBC this year, bringing the total number of UNBC alumni to 10,363. Convocation ceremonies took place in Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Gitwinksihlkw, and Fort St. John.

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First-year students Jasmine Parhar of Houston, Alastair McLellan of Smithers, and Alec Busby of South Hazelton have the chance to earn a UNBC degree tuition-free after receiving UNBC Scholars awards this past year. UNBC Scholars can have their tuition waived for an entire bachelor’s degree program, provided they maintain a B average ton

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UNBC 2013 Year in Review

Dr. Stephen Breen from Smithers is among this year’s group of graduates from the Northern Medical Program. He will complete his residency in Fort St. John.

UNBC has had another fruitful year full of faculty, student, and research success.

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• UNBC Forestry Professor Kathy Lewis was named Academic of the Year by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC – the second UNBC professor in a row to receive the honour after Dr. Chris Opio received the distinction last year. • UNBC‘s Dezene Huber, who was part of the inter-university effort which attracted international headlines this year by successfully decoding the genome of the mountain pine beetle. • UNBC’s soccer and basketball teams played their first-ever matches in the Canada West conference of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), the highest level of amateur sport in the country. • UNBC Environmental Engineering student Stephanie Doherty was awarded one of only ten 3M National Student Fellowships this year after two UNBC students took home the honour last year in the Award’s inaugural year. Only days before, Doherty was part of the UNBC engineering team that took home a top prize at the national Canadian Engineering Competition in Ottawa.

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• UNBC tied its highest position ever in Maclean’s Magazine’s annual university rankings, placing second in the primarily undergraduate category, and retaining its spot as “best in the west” for the eighth straight year.

2013 Bulkley Valley Regional Report  

After Convocation each year a series of regional reports are produced which are customized to regions across northern BC. These reports cele...

2013 Bulkley Valley Regional Report  

After Convocation each year a series of regional reports are produced which are customized to regions across northern BC. These reports cele...