UNBC classes will be back in session Friday as the strike by instructors has been suspended.
The faculty association and UNBC have entered a special Labour Relations Board process for parties unable to reach an initial collective agreement.
Vice President of External Relations Rob van Adrichem says the university remains hopeful that an agreement can be reached.
Van Adrichem says students have been very concerned about the completion of the semester.
He says another question from students is the possibility of financial restitution for lost class time.
If the special LRB process fails, instructors will be able to resume strike action.
The UNBC Faculty Association has been on the picket line since March 5th with wages the central sticking point in the dispute.