Joint statement on Truth and Reconciliation Week

At Yukon University, we stand together, in grief and sorrow with Residential School Survivors, their families and communities, to condemn the practices of genocide, racism, discrimination and hatred.

We commit to our own learning and unlearning journey to understand the legacy of residential schools and on-going trauma experienced by Survivors and their families, so that we will never again stand for the practice of taking children from loving homes, families and communities, stripping children of their languages, their heritage, their dignity, their rights and exposing them to violence in their learning environments.


Dr. Lesley Brown
President & Vice-Chancellor
Yukon University

Gä̀gala-ƛ̓iƛ̓ətko (Nadia Joe)
Associate Vice-President, Reconciliation
Yukon University

Supports available at YukonU

Students: Contact the Connect2YukonU team to connect with a counsellor, an Elder or services for Indigenous students. Call 867 668 8800 or email

Employees: Visit My Family Assistance Program on MyYukonU for more details or contact our two Employee Assistance Program providers directly at Nimco and Associates 867 668 3277 or 867 668 6059 / Family Services Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP) 1 800 667 0993 (Password: 2bwell).  

Supports beyond YukonU

For more information, please contact

Dr. Bronwyn Hancock

Vice-Provost, Academic and Research

Academic and Student Services