There's no place like home for Northwest grads

June 5, 2019
UNBC Northwest campus Bachelor of Social Work graduates celebrated in Terrace on June 4.

As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, “there’s no place like home.”

And it’s certainly true for three graduates from the University of Northern British Columbia Northwest campus in Terrace.

For some, they moved from elsewhere to find their home in Terrace while earning their degrees. 

For another, it took moving away from her hometown for a brief period of time to discover what she was missing was right in front of her all along.

Jessica Gaus, Alyssa Scott and Reilly Kluss were among 44 graduates who received their university degrees Tuesday at UNBC’s Northwest Regional Celebration. 

Jessica Gaus


But she found her home in Terrace.

With only eight students in her cohort, it was the convenience and intimacy that kept Gaus in the northwest.

After the social work program wrapped up in November, Gaus found her dream job as a primary personal social worker with the Terrace Health Unit.

Alyssa Scott