Updates to Events

We’ve made some updates to the Event content type and display. If you take a look at the Event content type in Drupal at https://drupal.unbc.ca/node/add/event (note that you’ll have to be logged in to see this), you’ll notice that we’ve added in some new fields.

Descriptions on how to use the new fields are included within the form. Training videos and documentation for web editors will be updated in the coming months, but in the meantime feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Here’s a preview of what to expect:

Add an Event Cover Image

New field: Event Cover Image

The Event Cover Image will display the image at the top of the Event page display, and also on the Events landing page at www.unbc.ca/events.

This is an Event displaying with a Cover Image (shown at the top), a Video Gallery and an Image Gallery down below.

The Events landing page displays a preview of the Cover Image to the left of the Events listing.

Create a Video Gallery

We’ve added in the ability to add Youtube videos to Events! Just paste the Youtube link into the Videos field.

New field: Videos

Video Gallery display

Add an Image Gallery

Create an Image Gallery directly in the Event by uploading images into the Image Gallery field.

New field: Image Gallery

Image Gallery display



News Item is now Announcement

We’ve renamed the News Item in Drupal to be Announcement. The content type remains exactly the same, but when you go to create a News Item, it will be called an Announcement instead.

Additionally, the News tab which displays on webpages will remain as News.

Adding a Menu Link

When adding a new item to the menu, it can’t link to nothing, therefore the page needs to be created first. We also won’t link to an empty page, so if you create a new page, add your content, and then submit your request for the new link.


  1. Create the new webpage (if it doesn’t already exist).
  2. Submit your request at support.unbc.ca and include the URL of the webpage.

Communications manages all navigation content for the website. We will evaluate how the request relates to all navigation across the UNBC website in terms of consistency of language, content, user experience, and general web standards prior to adding the link.

Learn more about our standards for menus here.