Yukon raised Nina Vogt, research assistant with Northern Climate Exchange at Yukon College has just been awarded the W. Garfield Weston Award in Northern Research.
aeriel of Ayamdigut camnpus

WHITEHORSE — Presidents and reconciliation leads from 31 Canadian colleges and universities will come together in Yukon this week for the first time ever t

Students look out over vista

WHITEHORSE— Environmental Monitoring certificate students at Yukon College can now benefit from a new fund created by the Yukon Party executive designed to help remove barriers to education and employment.


WHITEHORSE—Two new financial awards in the amounts of $5000 and $8000 are available to Yukon College students entering full time courses in September. 

Dr. Maggie Matear

WHITEHORSE—Dr. Maggie Matear has joined Yukon College as vice president University Services.  

image from Yukon University brand video showing logo and May 2020

WHITEHORSE—Yukon University, soon to be Canada’s first university North of 60, unveiled its new identity today,


(L-R) Iris Binger, Christine Spencer, Nicole Lamb

                                                                                                        (L-R) Iris Binger, Christine Spencer, Nicole Lamb

WHITEHORSE— Earlier this month, The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) announced their 2019-2020 academic awards. This year, they announced ten winners from the Northwest Territories and Yukon, three of whom are Yukon College students.

YIP cheque presentation
(l-r) Minister Pillai, Thomas Jaquin, Cody Reaume, Lauren Beille.

WHITEHORSE— The Honourable Ranj Pillai, Minister of Economic Development for the Government of Yukon, has announced Cody Reaume and Thomas Jaquin and their company, Phylo Technologies, as the winner of the 2019 Yukon Innovation Prize.


Photo cred: The team starting their field work. From left to right: Andreas Richter, Peter Charlie, George Tanski, Louis-Philippe Roy, Jöelle Voglimacci-Stéphanopoli and Vincent Sasseville

Louis-Philippe Roy stands at the edge of the Arctic Ocean on the northernmost edge of Yukon, Canada. The untrained eye may see only an expanse of ice and snow, broken by a few muskoxen. Yet, Louis-Philippe knows the ground below him is unstable—thawing at an alarming rate. Where he stands, the coastline of Qikiqtaruk or Herschel Island, is falling into the sea. Permafrost, the frozen ground that has served as the island’s foundation for millennia is thawing, taking cultural history with it.

WHITEHORSE—Applications and registrations are now open for the new Yukon First Nations Art certificate program at Yukon College. The program starts this September at Ayamdigut campus.

Students will receive hands-on instruction in beadwork, sewing, traditional footwear, carving, and fine craftwork. Courses also include English, Math, product development and exploration of the skills and characteristics to develop a career producing high-quality traditional and contemporary arts and crafts.

cibc cheque

WHITEHORSE— CIBC has stepped forward to become a lead supporter marking the transition of Yukon College to Yukon University, Canada’s first university north of 60, taking place in May 2020.

It is our pleasure to announce that our very own Dr. Guillaume Nielsen has been awarded the NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Northern Mine Remediation, a $900,000 over 5 year term! NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) made the announcement official today in the below media release and can also be found HERE. More details on other institutions can also be found HERE.


We are working with Guillaume and our industrial mining partners to plan a media event in September. Stay tuned!