YukonU Research Stories

YukonU is a hub for research and scholarly activity for students, faculty and YukonU Research Centre staff. YukonU Research Stories cover current research activities - for the North and beyond. Get inspired and start your own research project with our support


YukonU has created a new position to support faculty and student research! Dr. Davon Callander is the new Manager of Research and Scholarly Activity, who aims to further strengthen our research community.
A student research assistant helps assess the vulnerability of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation (CAFN) Traditional Territory to climate change and permafrost degradation by analyzing sediment found in permafrost cores.
Jared Gonet is working in collaboration with a number of Yukon First Nations to explore how Indigenous and Western knowledge can equally create conservation solutions.
Yukoners can contribute to the direction of their healthcare through a patient-oriented research program.
Master’s student, Gabriel Rivest is studying the effects of wildfires on small mammal populations and vegetation to help predict future outcomes.
YukonU student, Anthony Francis explored the drastic increase of the Steller's Jay in southern Yukon as a directed study.
A Tourism and Culture class added Yukon specific content to a BC tourism textbook based on various site visits and assignments in the course. 
Master's student Taylor Belansky works on a method for treating contaminated mine water with native bacteria from the Minto Mine site.
Joe Collier and student research assistant, Inderjeet Kaur at Northern Energy Innovation are exploring a means of reducing our reliance on diesel to meet our needs in the winter months through the Beat the Peak campaign.
Anna Smith used drone surveys to monitor permafrost degradation throughout the territory as a student research assistant with our Permafrost and Geoscience research program.