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NEWS RELEASE · 7th February 2013
The University of Northern British Columbia has announced the winter 2013 line-up for its Northwest Speaker Series. These noon-hour presentations, typically held every other Wednesday starting on January 30th, are open to the public and are held at the UNBC Terrace Campus at 4837 Keith Avenue.

“We are glad to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of topical issues,“ says Dr. Phil Burton, the recently appointed Chair for UNBC’s Northwest Region. This winter’s line-up features presentations by UNBC faculty and graduating students in some of its core programs, namely Nursing and Social Work. There will also be presentations on topics the university hopes to develop more fully in its programming, such as aquatic ecology and First Nations history and language revitalization. Dr. Burton further reports that “the Northwest has a large number of talented and well-qualified professionals working quietly behind the scenes; we also have invited some of them to share their work with fellow researchers and with the public.”

This is a continuation of UNBC Northwest’s Fall 2012 Speaker Series, which included evening presentations on forest recovery after insect outbreaks, community food security, and recent research on the endangered tailed frog.

For the full winter schedule of speakers and topics, see If you would like to be notified of upcoming UNBC lectures, presentations or other events, please email nw-info,,, If you would like to present a lecture of interest to fellow professionals or the general public, please contact Dr. Burton at phil.burton,,,