International student, to researcher, to lab technicianInderjeet Kaur arrived at YukonU as an international student and is now teaching introductory chemistry and running the YukonU Research Centre lab!
Collaborative health researchMaster's student Anna Billowits believes that health-related research can be made relevant and useful to everyone through collaboration.
Understanding food insecurity in Yukon communitiesYukonU researchers are assessing food security in the Yukon by looking at the effects of food hamper distributions to communities during the pandemic.
Students explore the effects of electric vehicles on Yukon power systemsStudent research assistants were employed to study whether the Yukon’s power system can handle an increase in demand created by electric vehicles and smart heating units.
We are a national leader in the number of paid student researchers, and we aim to hire more students every year. You can work with faculty or at the YukonU Research Centre to earn an income while completing your studies, learning invaluable skills and building your resume. We hire students all year round, so whether you are looking for something full-time or part-time, a summer job or a way to gain experience earn an income during the semester, we have the job for you.
Check out the current employment opportunities below. Not seeing what you're looking for? Check out the work of our faculty and staff and get in touch with us at 876 456 6986 so we can connect you with a potential employer.
At Yukon University, research is integrated into many of our classroom experiences. You can also choose to work with faculty or at the Research Services Office to develop a research question and complete a directed study.
Students can access funding opportunities through the Research Services Office. We offer the Scholarly Activity Grants, and access to the Northern Scientific Training Program.
Animal Care Committee - student representative
The Animal Care Committee (ACC) has a volunteer position for a student representative. The ACC meets 3 to 4 times annually and is responsible for ensuring the ethical use of animals in compliance with the guidelines and policies of the Canadian Council on Animal Care. The position requires a commitment of approximately 1-2 hours/month. Meetings are held during regular work hours and are typically 2 hours in duration. This is a 1 year term with possibility for renewal.
The YukonU Research Centre Lab gives you the means to explore research projects, ideas, and questions within and outside of coursework using high quality analytical equipment. Our lab also houses permafrost samples from across Yukon, a Natural History Collections room with specimens from a range of taxa, and a staging area and processing room for field-based projects. Yukon University also has a chemistry lab and a nursing lab, so you can conduct applied research in a variety of program areas.