Getting Started

Georgia Montgomery and Selina Ross (Administrative Assistants)

The first and most important thing is to ensure that you have signed your contract and you have been issued an employee ID number. You need this to get an ID card, a computer account, long distance code, and use of library facilities, among other things.
If you are unfamiliar with UNBC, the Support Staff will ensure that you get a mini-tour of the campus and hit all the hot spots. Bring picture ID with you; we can take you to the cashier to get your UNBC photo ID card and pick up your office keys and building entrance fob and have your library account validated.

UNBC MOTTO: “En cha huna” = “respect for all living things”

Basic Facts and Figures

UNBC has over 29 departments/program/schools offering a comprehensive assortment of classes and opportunities for learning across all of Northern British Columbia.

Course offerings for all UNBC locations are available through FastPortal or from the UNBC website:

To view course descriptions, select one of the three choices under “Academic Program Sites”, then select the major, (e.g., Physics). This will take you to a specific Program web site where you can then read the course descriptions.  The descriptions are also included in the Academic Calendars.

Administrative Assistant

Your Administrative Assistant is here to help you and to take care of the administrative functions within your Program. You teach – we assist. Don’t hesitate to contact your administrative assistant – if they don’t have the answers you need, they usually know where to find them.

These are some of the things they can help you with:

  • choosing the appropriate forms for reimbursements
  • booking travel
  • printing class lists
  • providing policy on almost everything

If your program Administrative Assistant is unavailable, the other Assistants are often happy to assist you. They all perform the same basic tasks for all departments/programs/schools.