PRINCE GEORGE – In celebration of UNBC’s 25th anniversary, Prince George MLAs Shirley Bond and Mike Morris discuss the benefits that UNBC has brought to Prince George and Northern B.C.

“Since its inception in 1990, UNBC has evolved into an incredible learning institution for students, offering first-rate educational programs like the Northern Medical Program,” Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “Not only does UNBC provide students with a high-quality learning environment that equips students with the skills they need to participate in our growing economy, but by giving students the chance to train closer to home they are more likely to stay in our region after completing their studies. Thank you to all of those who worked so hard to bring UNBC to Prince George and to those who have made it a highly ranked Canadian post-secondary institution.”

“For the past 25 years, UNBC has provided post-secondary opportunities for northern residents,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said. “Just as importantly however, UNBC has provided the opportunity for other British Columbians, Canadians and International students to see what Prince George and northern B.C. have to offer with many of them choosing to make this region their home.”

Through collaborative partnerships, UNBC has established the Northern Medical Program and opened the Learning and Development Centre at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia.

In addition to its innovation in medical care, UNBC is committed to sustainable development. Since 2007, UNBC has practised the trademark “Canada’s Green University.” UNBC’s Bioenergy Plant, which opened in March 2011, is the first building in Northern B.C. to be certified as LEED platinum.

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