On behalf of the CNC community, I wish to congratulate Elder Darlene McIntosh as she becomes not only the eighth Chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia, but also the first UNBC Chancellor from the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. We are grateful Darlene’s new role will permit her to continue to support the CNC community, which she has done very well over the years.
Many of us know Darlene from her years of services as an Elder and Adviser in CNC’s Aboriginal Resource Centre at the Prince George Campus. Students have benefited and continue to benefit from Darlene’s thoughtfulness and support in finding their path at the college.
The CNC community has also benefited from Darlene’s advice and guidance overall. She has helped us ensure we consider and reflect the views of Indigenous students we serve, as well as the First Nation on whose traditional and unceded territory our largest campus is situated. We have been and will continue to be privileged by Darlene’s greetings at new facility openings, special events, and convocation ceremonies.
Darlene’s roles in the community are well known and respected. She shares her wisdom and time with many organizations in addition to our own. Her new appointment as UNBC’s Chancellor is clearly indicative of the high esteem in which many hold her.
Congratulations to Darlene on her historic appointment.