YukonU Research Centre

Yukon University has a unique focussnow sampling

on northern research and innovation.

At the YukonU Research Centre, we take pride in investigating distinctly northern questions while drawing on western science and Indigenous knowledge to create and share innovative northern solutions.

The following values guide our Centre:

  • different ways of knowing
  • fostering strong partnerships
  • supporting the development of exceptional student opportunities


Our research programs:

Biodiversity Monitoring

The Biodiversity Monitoring program is an action-oriented, faculty- and student-driven, field research project that has been tracking key indicators of change in Yukon's ecosystems for more than 40 years. 

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Climate Change Research

Our Climate Change Research team investigates the impacts of and adaptations to climate change, promotes and supports the exchange of local and scientific knowledge on the subject and offers decision-making support, policy options and education.

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Northern Systems Conservation Co-Lab

Conservation scientists based in the Yukon, conducting place-based and large-landscape research in the North.

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Research Chair in Health

This research program works in partnership with People with Lived Experience, communities, health providers and governments to conduct research based on the health priorities of Yukoners.  

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Research Chair in Northern Energy Innovation

An applied research program across northern Canada dedicated to making electrical power systems in northern communities more reliable, sustainable and better able to incorporate renewable energy.

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Research Chair in Northern Governance

Ensuring that the decades of work that has gone into developing all levels of government in the Yukon—municipal, territorial, national, and First Nations—remain a critical part of Yukon history.

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Research Chair in Northern Mine Remediation

Developing research leadership in the mining industry to address northern mining challenges and opportunities.

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Research Chair in Permafrost and Geoscience

The research program aims to provide the most reliable information needed to prepare for and address the impacts of a thawing permafrost on northern society. 

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Partnered programs hosted at the YRC:


Yukon Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (YSPOR)

Supporting health research through training, capacity development, and knowledge sharing and translation, so that patients, families and communities are empowered to shape health care and research.

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