UNBC President to forgo installation ceremony and redirect savings to student awards

February 26, 2015

Daniel Weeks, new President of the University of Northern British Columbia, has announced that he will forgo his installation ceremony and direct the cost savings toward student awards. "We know that 1 in 5 of our students receive a financial award, a significant factor in their decision to pursue their postsecondary education at UNBC. I feel it is important to invest in our students, the people who are the reason we exist," said Weeks. His installation will instead take place during UNBC's 2015 College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences convocation ceremony in May. Weeks will then make his inaugural address in June, as part of UNBC's 25th anniversary celebration. UNBC News Release