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!


MOU signing


WHITEHORSE— Today, the Government of Yukon and Yukon College signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to raise awareness of Yukon job opportunities among eligible international students. 

The document formalizes a partnership between the Government of Yukon and Yukon College in this regard. It was signed by the Honourable Ranj Pillai, minister of Economic Development for the Government of Yukon, and Dr. Karen Barnes, president and vice-chancellor of Yukon College. 

Under this partnership the Government of Yukon and Yukon College commit to providing information sessions to college students and staff twice per year and increasing awareness of post-study work or immigration visas for which international students in Yukon may be eligible. 

Andrew Kalek and Ben Sanders (left) on stage with other Pitch@Palace winners and runners-up and Prince Andrew, Duke of York (centre), last week in Toronto. (Photo credit: Pitch@Palace)

WHITEHORSEProof, a Yukon-based start-up that has developed a paperless approval system for government documents, has earned a place in the Pitch@Palace Global Competition in London, UK. Proof and O2 Canada, an Ontario-based company, tied for the top national spot.

flags at Ayamdigut campus

"Yukon College is proud to fly the Pride flag at Ayamdigut campus as a visual demonstration of our commitment to honoring diversity and inclusion. This action also reflects Yukon College’s Institutional Value of Inclusiveness and Diversity.

WHITEHORSE—Alumni, former and current instructors and program coordinators of the Yukon Native Teacher Education Program (YNTEP) will gather Friday to celebrate 30 years since the first students began classes. 

Wendy Tayler

WHITEHORSE—Wendy Tayler, dynamic Yukon entrepreneur and business leader, will address the class of 2019 graduating students at Yukon College convocation on Thursday, May 23.  

WHITEHORSE— To be an effective manager you need to understand your own strengths and your weaknesses first. This foundational approach is the basis for a new made-in-Yukon series of Skillful Manager Seminars from Yukon College.

graphic with words clean tech

WHITEHORSE—Four ideas from Yukon innovators have been shortlisted for the 2019 Yukon Innovation Prize. This year’s theme is clean technology. Each finalist will receive $10,000 to further develop their idea and compete for the $60,000 grand prize. 

BBA launch group photo

WHITEHORSE—Following the recommendation of the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC), the Government of Yukon has given approval to the new Bachelor of Business Administration degree program at Yukon College.

The new program is the second degree entirely developed and delivered in a Canadian territory following the launch of the Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance program in 2018.

girl in lab

March 19, 2019 Yukon College today welcomed the Government of Canada’s announcement of $26M over five years for the construction of a new science building for the future Yukon University (YukonU) as part of Budget 2019. The vision for the new science building is to allow science learning through two lenses - using both Indigenous knowledge and western science. Yukon College will officially become YukonU, Canada’s first university North of 60 in May 2020.

Ken McKinnon
Ken McKinnon served as Yukon College Chancellor from 2000 to 2004.

The Yukon College community is saddened by the passing of former chancellor Ken McKinnon. We offer our heartfelt  condolences to his family and friends.

Ken was our chancellor from 2000 to 2004, during a time where the College expanded its reach and reputation through becoming a founding member of the University of the Arctic.