YukonU Research Stories

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


YukonU student studies the impact that freeze-thaw cycles have on mine tailings.
YukonU student, Alyssa Benoit, digitally mapped items found at the Little John archaeological site.
Fieldwork can be both fun, frustrating and beautiful! Watch our climate change researchers maintain weather stations for hydro security.
Maude Bergeron-Lambert is a YukonU student mapping permafrost along the Dempster highway and in the Whitehorse area for the YukonU Research Centre. 
Instructor Jaclyn Semple and her student research assistants are developing a wildfire risk assessment model for Yukon government.
Dr. Stehelin and YukonU student research assistants discovered that as insect abundance declines, so does nesting success.
Dr. Nielsen instructs how bacteria can be used to remediate mine sites.
Christine Spencer has studied the effects of climate change on tundra plants as a student at Yukon University.

YukonU is distributing 500 STEM kits to children across the Yukon through the organization, Let’s Talk Science. These fun and engaging kits don’t require technology or internet access and are meant to promote “off-line learning” to kids who don’t have access. They are intended for children in grades 4 to 6 and thanks to David Silas they will be sent out this month. David is our First Nations Engagement Advisor with the YukonU Research Centre

Wolves use seismic lines for hunting and ease of travel according to YukonU’s Dr. Fiona Schmiegelow and the team of researchers who recently co-authored a paper published in Nature.  

These researchers recommend land restoration in caribou ranges to reduce wolf use of these industrial disturbances for enhanced movement and hunting prey.