by BRENDAN PAWLIW,
Originally published: November 15, 2016
286 international students are gracing the halls of UNBC.
The most common country of origin is China taking 23% of the import population followed by Saudi Arabia and Nigeria at 11%.
While BC continues to be the top choice for international students, UNBC President, Daniel Weeks says they have to put their work boots on in order to attract students from overseas.
“We don’t necessarily get the largest piece of the pie and in the north, we have to work a little harder to get international students find their way to us and to create more pathways for international students so they can attend the best small university in Canada.”
Weeks adds the cultural diversity at the school can provide many positives for the city.