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October 5, 2005

Source: University of Northern British Columbia:

Residents of the Northwest Asked to Provide Input on UNBC Academic Programming

The University of Northern British Columbia will be holding public sessions in Terrace, Prince Rupert, and New Aiyansh to gather input from local residents on UNBC’s academic programming and priorities for the future.

The Academic Visioning Initiative is being led by the University’s Vice President Academic and Provost, Dr. Howard Brunt. "The purpose is to take stock of where we are, and – more importantly – identify where we’re headed in terms of our academic mission," says Dr. Brunt. "Since UNBC first began offering courses in the early 1990s, we have expanded to the point where we now offer about 60 degrees. What should be our priorities for the future? What can we do really well that will be useful to northern communities and make us a centre of excellence in the country? I’d like to hear how residents of the Northwest might answer these questions."

The following public sessions are planned:
New Aiyansh – Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2:00 – 4:00pm, Room #1, St. Peter’s Hall (WWN)
Terrace – Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:00 - 9:00pm, UNBC Terrace Campus, 4741 Park Avenue
Prince Rupert – Friday, Oct. 21, 3:00 – 5:00pm, Room 183, NWCC/UNBC Campus

Currently in the region, UNBC offers the Master of Education, Bachelor of Social Work, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees. In addition, there is the Aboriginal Teacher Education Bridging program and courses in History, English, First Nations Studies, Political Science, and Anthropology. There are also some local offerings from the University’s Continuing Studies program. UNBC has a free-standing regional campus in Terrace and shares space with Northwest Community College in Prince Rupert and Wilp Wilxo-oskwhl Nisga’a in the Nass Valley.

Click here to access information about UNBC's Northwest campus.

Rob van Adrichem, Director of Media and Public Relations, UNBC - 250.960.5622



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