UNBC student society tables plan, gets help from university to tackle debt

February 27, 2017

Four months after revealing a $100K debt, the University of Northern British Columbia student society has announced that it is financially stable and on track to recover from its debt, thanks to long-term planning and short-term cuts. Northern Undergraduate Student Society President Arctica Cunningham said that the group has made cuts to some salaries and events in an effort to stabilize the society, and that it was able to use a loan from UNBC to pay the City of Prince George for the U-Pass system. Cunningham said the society has worked with the business community and UNBC to draft a four-year plan to help manage the budget and to create debt management and purchasing policies to guide future boards. UNBC