UNBC Membership in Canada West University Athletics Association

Year
2010
Category
Other
NCLGA Ref#
LR1
UBCM Ref#
N/A

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership

Details

WHEREAS the member communities of the NCLGA are passionate about the social economic, and cultural development of Northern BC;

WHEREAS the member communities of the NCLGA played a major role in establishing UNBC as a full-service, research intensive university that would be responsible to the needs and opportunities of northern communities and citizens;

WHEREAS the University of Northern BC is one of the country’s great educational success stories, regularly ranked as western Canada’s best small university;

WHEREAS the member communities of the NCLGA expect the University to be at the forefront of all aspects of community engagement, including athletics;

WHEREAS the youth of Northern BC deserve the same opportunities as citizens of other regions in Canada:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA strongly request that the membership of Canada West UAA reconsider its vote that denied UNBC membership and seek to instate UNBC as soon as possible.

Responses

September 2011 - The University of Northern British Columbia is the newest member of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association. UNBC will begin competing in men’s and women’s basketball and soccer in the 2012-2013 season, pending approval by Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

The Canada West conference will have 16 teams for the 2012-2013 season, with 7 of those from BC.