UNBC Graduate Student Handbook – Home

This Graduate Student Handbook provides information about opportunities, policies, procedures and regulations affecting graduate students at the University of Northern British Columbia. The Handbook is produced by the Office of Graduate Programs for faculty, students and staff.  It incorporates relevant UNBC Graduate Regulations, other policies and procedures approved by Senate and the Board of Governors, and general information useful for new and continuing graduate students.  The entire Graduate Programs Regulations can be found in the 2015-2016 UNBC Graduate Academic Calendar.

Section 1: Introduction to Graduate Programs
Dean’s Welcome
Contact Information for the Office of Graduate Programs
Overview of the Office of Graduate Programs
Dean of Graduate Programs
Office of Graduate Programs
Student Responsibilities
Student/Supervisor Relationship
Academic Standing
Graduate Awards and Scholarships
Graduate Awards and Project Officer (GAPO)
Awards and Financial Aid

Section 2: Structures and Representation 
University Structure
Graduate Student Representation on Committees

Section 3: Services for Graduate Students 
Key Services
Finance Office
Office of the Registrar
Research Office
Undergraduate Deans’ Office
Academic Supports
Academic Success Centre (ASC)
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)
Geoffrey R. Weller Library
Health and Mental Health
Counselling Services
Health Services
First Nations Centre
International Students
International Education Office
Students with (Dis)abilities
Access Resource Centre (ARC)
Northern British Columbia Graduate Student Society

Section 4: Mobility 

Canadian Graduate Student Research Mobility Agreement
Canadian Universities Graduate Transfer Agreement
Western Deans’ Agreement

Section 5: Frequently Asked Questions 
Email and Computer Accounts
Phone Use
Office/Desk Space Allocation
Student Card
Student Online Services (course schedules, transcripts, grades, account balances)

Any disagreement between this Handbook and the Calendar is unintentional; the UNBC Graduate Academic Calendar is the ultimate authority. All policies, procedures, regulations, terms of reference and fee information are subject to change. Information contained in this handbook is current as of July 22, 2015.