Graduate - Gender and Youth Studies

Program level: Graduate
Application Fee: CAD $ 153
Tuition Fee: CAD $ 19000/year
Cost of Living: CAD $ 10000/year

  • Gender Studies considers the effect of gender and sexuality on a range of discourses embedded within culture, identity and global history. Subjects consider ideas about sexual difference, sexual politics and sexuality through close engagement with a broad variety of theorists, case studies and media.

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is a small, research-intensive university. The main campus is located in Prince George, British Columbia. UNBC also has regional campuses in northern British Columbia in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Quesnel, and Fort St. John. In the 2019-20 academic year, 3,570 students were enrolled at UNBC.  

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of BC’s research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

Accreditation & Statistics
In 2015 and 2016 UNBC was ranked as the number one university of its size in Canada in the Primarily Undergraduate category by Maclean's Magazine. As of 2019, UNBC was ranked in the top three in its category for 12 straight years. UNBC is accredited by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).  

Prince George is the largest city in northern British Columbia, Canada, with a population of 86,622 in the metropolitan area. It is often called the province's "Northern Capital" or sometimes the "Spruce Capital" because it is the hub city for Northern BC. It is situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers  


The economy of Prince George in the first decade of the 21st century has come to be dominated by service industries. The Northern Health Authority, centred in Prince George, has a $450 million annual budget and invested more than $100 million in infrastructure. Education is another key dominant part of this city. With the University of Northern British Columbia, the College of New Caledonia and School District #57, education adds more than $780 million into the local economy annually. Forestry dominated the local economy throughout the 20th century, including plywood manufacture, numerous sawmills and three pulp mills as major employers and customers.

  • Contact: 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9, Canada


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  • Gender Studies considers the effect of gender and sexuality on a range of discourses embedded within culture, identity and global history. Subjects consider ideas about sexual difference, sexual politics and sexuality through close engagement with a broad variety of theorists, case studies and media.
Housing & Dining
UNBC’s Housing is more than just a place to live for the school year — it is a convenient, safe and supportive community. Home to over 500 students, our buildings offer fully-furnished apartment-style living located less than a five-minute walk from the heart of campus. Each suite includes: Private bedrooms (equipped with bed and desk), full kitchen, large living room, and a shared bathroom. Each building includes: WiFi, full laundry facilities on each floor, and a large common area for events, socials, study halls, and games. The Meal Plans and Meal Deals offered at UNBC provide convenient access to healthy, hot and ready meals that are freshly prepared on campus. Each plan is designed to suit every schedule and food preference for students, faculty and staff. Leave the planning, prepping, shopping, cooking, and dishes at home!

Work Study

Many international students wish to work while in Canada. For complete information on working in Canada please go to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. To be able to work in Canada you are required to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN). For information on applying for a SIN so you can work in Canada and have access to government programs and benefits, please visit the Service Canada website.  

Extracurricular Activities

A sense of community is a part of every aspect of life at UNBC. The Student Life department at UNBC develops and implements fun student activities that engage a diverse student population and enrich their experience. In addition, there are dozens of student-run clubs, CIS-level varsity athletics teams, intramurals, and countless outdoor activities right in our own backyard. Life at UNBC is fun, supportive and social. UNBC has many student-led academic, cultural, social, and service organizations. Students can be part of a tradition or start a new legacy—it's a great way to get involved.  

Sports, Recreation & Healthcare

The Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre is your four season, fitness and recreation destination. Located on the UNBC campus our fitness, recreation and sports programs are perfect for everyone of all abilities. Our members are serious athletes, senior citizens, busy families and keen students.  Don't forget about our local sports groups looking for professional practice and playing space! We offer modern fitness equipment, varied fitness classes and fun drop-in sports like pickleball. Our two squash courts can be booked by all and we have the only indoor running track in northern BC.  Come up and get active and connected with our community! Health Services helps students manage illness and health concerns, obtain information on relevant health and lifestyle topics, engage in health promotion, and manage healthy lifestyle changes during their university experience. Our campus is near to several hospitals including a Trauma Center at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia in Prince George.

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