April 2022

Yukon University has been awarded $75,000 to research a method for treating contaminated mine water with native bacteria at the Minto Mine site. The Mitacs Acceleration program and Minto Metals Corp. (Minto) are supporting this Master’s degree project that was built in partnership between the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Northern Mine Remediation and the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). 

WHITEHORSE, YT—Yukon University Board of Governors has released a new Strategic Plan, Becoming, which sets out the journey ahead for YukonU to realize the promise and potential of being Canada’s first university North of 60.

Within the plan are five commitments that will guide the actions and decisions of the university across the next five years.

  • Build our identity and nurture our culture as a university

  • Take our place in advancing reconciliation

  • Continue to develop our northern expertise

  • Develop bold thinkers and confident change leaders

  • Be leaders for the common good

“We are grateful to Yukoners for their feedback on where they would like to see us in 2027. We are excited to get to work on fulfilling their vision for all that Yukon University can be,” said David Morrison, chair, Yukon University Board of Governors.