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 About PGPIRG 

The Prince George Public Interest Research Group

Our Mandate

Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) are non-partisan, student-funded, non-profit organizations located on post-secondary campuses across North America. We believe in using grassroots organizing + direct advocacy to give students the resources to create change on campus, in their communities, and beyond! 


PGPIRG was founded at UNBC in 1995, with the Compost Program being one of our first initiatives! Since then, we have established various on-going programming (i.e. Local Foods Program, Farm for Thought, The Good Store), as well as student-led Action Groups (e.g. Borrow-a-Mug, Subversive Knitting, Amnesty International letter writing campaigns, The Food Recovery Project, etc).

Above all, PGPIRG aims to affect intersectional social + environmental change with proper stewardship for the future. We are a resource centre for students creating grassroots change and building a healthy, equitable, sustainable society in the north.

 Our Staff 

Executive Director | Dara Campbell (she/her)

The Good Store Coordinator | Carleen Paltzat (she/her)

Local Foods Coordinator | Hannah DeBoer-Smith (she/her)

 Our Board of Directors 

Staff Liaison | Shauna Kelly (she/her)

At-large | Taylor Bateman (she/her)

At-large | Hirdesh Bajwa (he/him)

At-large | Bronson Shen (he/him)

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