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On Our Radar: Tri-City students seeking post-secondary schools invited to UNBC virtual session

The Prince George school is conducting an informational night with SD43 for secondary students thinking of heading up north next year.

Winter break is nearing for high schoolers across the Tri-Cities.

While some are looking forward to having two weeks off, some may be looking beyond the holidays to what the future holds after graduation.

There are various post-secondary institutions in the Lower Mainland to consider, but one up in Prince George is set to make its case for why it could be a choice for undergrad and post-grad prospects.

The University of Northern B.C. (UNBC) is set to host a virtual information session this week in conjunction with School District 43 (SD43).

Located atop University Hill overlooking the entire city and its surrounding environment, UNBC has been named one of the top small universities in all of Canada each year for the past seven years.

The post-secondary institution is known for its forestry and biological studies with research opportunities abound, but it also provides an array of fields such as First Nations studies, political science, women's studies and business.

According to UNBC, more than 4,200 students were enrolled in academic programs for the 2020-21 year.

It's also home to the Timberwolves basketball and soccer programs — both compete in U Sports, which is the country's highest level of university athletics.

The one-hour session for SD43 students is scheduled for tomorrow (Dec. 8) starting at 5 p.m.

Interested students and/or families in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra are encouraged to pre-register in advance to receive a Zoom link.

For more information, you can click here.

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