Yukon University has a unique focus
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:
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.
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.
The Research Chair in Indigenous Knowledge aims to create foundations of Indigenous knowledge, experience, and ways of being in education and governance, to nurture social transformation.
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.
Developing research leadership in the mining industry to address northern mining challenges and opportunities.
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.
YukonU SPOR Support unit aims to transform patients/families/communities from passive recipients of health services into proactive partners who shape health research and health care.