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 instructors are researching the effectiveness of site preparation methods that may improve forest regeneration after harvesting in the southwest Yukon.

Student Kaitlin Halickman helped predict the economic viability of a biodigester as part of her paid internship with the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program. 

Student research assistants Mavis Chan and Tessie Aujla spent their summer cataloguing Beringian artifacts that have never before been found in Canada. Their valuable work was guided by YukonU instructor Norman Alexander Easton, a renowned Beringian archeologist who uncovered the significance of the Little John archaeological site in southwest Yukon.  

Dr. Liris Smith recently published an article in Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences outlining challenges that many Yukon First Nation communities face when trying to access physical therapy services.
YukonU students can study the biodiversity of McIntyre Creek (or Chasàn Chùa (Copper Creek) in Southern Tutchone) to learn how humans and wildlife utilize the area right on the Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse!
Justice Billy and James Lee Punongbayan, two of the first ever graduates from our BBA degree program, collaborated with Neighbourly North for a new capstone course.
Navneet Nijhar and Donna-Marie Haughton, collaborated with Boreal Clinic for a new BBA capstone course.
YukonU Instructor Dr. Jonathan Postma is pioneering a microplastic study in the Yukon with the help of two student research assistants.
Two of YukonU’s modelling experts have published a paper on Yukon’s unique experience with COVID-19.
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.