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er of Fort St

Morgan Mill

Fort Fraser

Fort St. James

Burns Lake


Award Recipients


Award Recipients


Eric Carriere

Eric Carriere

Emma Burgess

Jennifer Salokannel

Pamela Anderson

Bradley Germaine

BComm Finance and Marketing

Chamber Anniversary Award

BA Anthropology

Max and Violet Enemark Bursary

BComm Accounting

BEd Elementary Education

Anthony Martins

Colleen Fugle

Wendy Keleman

MEd Multi-Disciplinary Leadership

Allan TamayoHenderson

Kenneth Beck

UNBC Leadership Award

MEd Multi-Disciplinary Leadership

MEd Multi-Disciplinary Leadership

Brad Blackwell

Kelly McCormack

BEd Secondary Education

MBA Business Administration

Fort St. James Scholarship UNBC Leadership Award

Fraser Lake

Emma Leon


Award Recipient

Rae Marchal

Tracey Brown

David Mills

BComm Accounting

MA Interdisciplinary Studies

Beverly Isaac

Macy Jezewsky

MEd Multi-Disciplinary Leadership

BEd Elementary Education

UNBC Scholars Award

BScN Nursing

Jennifer Salokannel

Morgan Miller

Derrick Denholm

BSc Mathematics

Alina Schroeder

Sara Sam

BA Anthropology

BEd Elementary Education

Vanderhoof Graduates

Marian Mills

MA English

MEd Multi-Disciplinary Leadership

Kimberly Dezamits

Tiffeny Olson

MEd Multi-Disciplinary Leadership

BSc NRM Forest Ecology & Management

Ryan Dirnback

Joanna Pooley

BScN Nursing

MEd Counselling

Patrice Dube

Michael Skinner MEd Multi-Disciplinary Leadership

Anna Anderson

Stephanie Friesen

Melissa Menu

BScN Nursing

BScN Nursing

BSW Child Welfare Specialization

MEd Multi-Disciplinary Leadership

Mary Burkholder

Vanessa Funk

MEd Multi-Disciplinary Leadership

BFA Fine Arts & Creative Writing

Asa-Maria Moutray

Naomi Findlay

Derek Staudt BSc Physics

Tyler Clark

Michael Holland

BEd Secondary Education

Certificate in Aboriginal Child & Youth Mental Health

BA Political Science Certificate in Public Administration

Katelyn Dittaro BSc Biology

Cora Kelly BScN Nursing

BEd Elementary Education

Nicole Wagner BA History

Jessica Wiebe BEd Secondary Education

Kacy Fehr BSc Biology

Edith Laban

Rhonda George Diploma in First Nations Language-Carrier Language Certificate in First Nations Language-Carrier Language

Mindy Vandenberg MA Disability Management

Colleen West MEd Multi-Disciplinary Leadership

Award Recipients

Award Recipients Kathleen Horita

Chet Mecham

McGeachy Charitable FoundationVanderhoof Community Scholarship, Raven Bursary

Kenneth Wong Memorial Scholarship

Murray Keith Memorial Bursary

Tarneer Johal

Wayne Shenk

Stephanie Friesen

UNBC Leadership Award, UNBC Scholars Award

William Wilfred Kordyban Memorial Award for Cancer Service

Cora Kelly

Dorinda Hartman Raven Bursary

Katia Hartwig Raven Scholarship

IODE - Elsie Gerdes Bursary for Nursing, R.T. Wilson Rural and Remote Nursing, Clinical Practicum Bursary, UNBC Athletic Award

Ashley Kerr UNBC In-Course Award

Mitchell Hawse Computer Science Entrance Award, Dr. Alvin and Mrs. Janey Mooney Scholarship, UNBC Scholars Award

Edith Laban UNBC In-Course Award

Chancellor Iona Campagnolo Scholarship, Raven Bursary

Amber Teed Canfor Annual Graduate Bursary

Gregory Wingham UNBC In-Course Scholarship Jacqueline


Pamela Anderson

Ryan Needoba

Canfor Annual Undergraduate Bursary, KPMG Scholarship

UNBC In-Course Award

Caitlynn Marsh

Jerry Deere Memorial Business Scholarship Kathleen Horita

Eric Carriere of

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Fort Fraser

Emma Bu


Fort St. Ja


Joanna Pooley Graduate Research Award

UNBC In-Course Scholarship

Kelly McCormack




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722 students graduated from UNBC this year, bringing the total number of UNBC alumni to 9,901. Convocation ceremonies took place in Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, and Gitwinksihlkw.

BSc Biochem & Molecular Biology

Jacqueline Braine

Mary Burkholder of Vanderhoof

Naomi Findlay of Burns Lake

Jane Price UNBC Scholars Award

UNBC Scholars Awards First-year students Jane Price of Burns Lake, Tarneer Johal and Mitchell Hawse of Vanderhoof, and Macy Jezewsky of Fraser Lake have the chance to earn a UNBC degree tuition-free after receiving UNBC Scholars awards this past year. As long as they maintain a B average, UNBC Scholars can have their tuition waived for an entire bachelor’s degree program.

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Managing for Tomorrow

Jeremy Belyea

UNBC 2012 Highlights

UNBC and the Village of Burns Lake recently hosted a community forum to discuss multiple ways for developing the area in the wake of this year’s devastating mill explosion. Members of the public joined representatives from UNBC and local leaders for a discussion on community, resource, and economic development. The forum titled, “Managing for Tomorrow,” was organized by UNBC political science professor Gary Wilson.

Jeremy Belyea, BA First Nations Studies ’05 and MEd Counselling ’08 of the Lake Babine Nation, is the chairperson of Young Indigenous Professionals—a national advisory group within the Aboriginal Human Resource Council. The aim of both organizations is to increase aboriginal inclusion in the workforce. Jeremy is currently working towards the creation of a national mentorship network for aboriginal students.

Provincial Champs Headed to the Big Leagues UNBC has said “good bye” to its participation in the Canadian college athletics league by winning the provincial championship in both men’s and women’s basketball. Next season, the UNBC Timberwolves will begin their first season as a member of the Canada West conference in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)—playing against the top athletes in the country.

Physical Therapy in the North

UNBC 2012 Nechako Valley & Lakes District

A joint effort by UNBC and UBC has established a new clinical cohort allowing for 20 physical therapy students to complete the majority of their clinical placements in northern BC. The purpose is to expose more students to the region and address the shortage of local physiotherapists. The partnership will also enable all of UBC’s physical therapy students—80 in each class—to pursue more of their five-week clinical rotations in the north.

Bioenergy Birthday

UNBC Facts |

This spring marked the first anniversary of UNBC’s $15.8 million Bioenergy Plant, funded by the Governments of BC and Canada and featuring gasification technology from BCbased Nexterra Systems. The system has already reduced UNBC’s use of fossil fuels for heating by 89% and proven that emissions from bioenergy can be lower than natural gas. The plant serves as the primary heat source for UNBC, and also acts as a platform for education and research.

• 4,341 students in academic programs • 2,485 students in Continuing Studies • 566 students at regional campuses • 987 scholarships & bursaries worth $2.4 million • 66% of students are from northern BC

Keep in touch with UNBC

Canada’s Green University UNBC has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the first time in the list’s five-year history, a distinction earned by only 50 companies across the country each year, and one of only four Canadian universities to make the list, and the only organization in northern BC. Nursing grad Ryan Dirnback of Burns Lake

This paper was produced using 17% Northern BC fibre and 83% recycled content.

2012 Nechako 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...

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