News: Board Of Governors

WHITEHORSE, YT—The Yukon University Board of Governors is inviting public input into its priorities as the University continues its evolution over the next few years.

“Our strategic plan guides all that we do. We are keen to hear what Yukoners would like to see as part of our vision for the next five years—what do people want from the Yukon University of 2026?” said David Morrison, board chair.

The board has contracted Yukon-based Strategic Moves to gather input from the public as well as the University community, partners and other stakeholders and support the creation of a five-year YukonU Strategic Plan.

From today until March 5, people are encouraged to submit feedback via an online survey available at yukonu.ca/StrategicPlan/.

Morrison highlighted some of the University’s accomplishments under the current strategic plan:

WHITEHORSE, YT—Yukon University founding president and vice chancellor, Dr. Karen Barnes, has been honoured with the title president emerita by the YukonU Board of Governors.

The designation recognizes the outstanding contributions of retired presidents to the University and to the community, including demonstrated excellence, distinguished service, and effective leadership beyond normal expectations.

“Honouring Dr. Barnes with this significant title is a wonderful and fitting way for Yukon University to remain connected with our founding president as she continues to impact learning and research across the North,” said David Morrison, chair of the Yukon University Board of Governors.

WHITEHORSE—Yukon University’s Board of Governors is growing. The Yukon University Act, which came into effect in February 2020, called for an increase from 12 to 17 members to better represent key stakeholder and rights holder groups. Both the Board of Governors and Yukon Government can appoint members to the Board.

In November, the Government of Yukon appointed Aan Goosh oo Mark Wedge, Gàndałêch Pearl Callaghan, and Christine Mahar to the Yukon University Board of Governors.