The Yukon Research Centre (YRC) provides a wide range of supports to visiting researchers through contacts, information, administrative support, work space, long and short-term storage and contracting local field assistants.
YRC is located on the Yukon College campus in a complex containing the Yukon Arts Centre and the Yukon Archives in Whitehorse. YRC has access to Yukon College’s large trade’s complex, which houses carpentry, welding, electronics, electrical, and automotive shops. Yukon College also has an extensive library and cataloguing system, gymnasium, computer labs and large serviced parking lots. It also has the usual complement of classrooms, lecture theatre, and lounges. These facilities support the research center, particularly with respect to specialized needs, logistics and community outreach and education. In addition, the college has video-conferencing abilities throughout the territory and all of the communities have high-speed internet access.
Meeting and work space can be made available in the laboratory, YRC administrative building and within Yukon College. Researchers have access to telephone, fax, printing and copying services, wireless internet access, research stations, computers, projectors and video conferencing.
“YRC offers a multidisciplinary and cooperative working environment that supports student research. I have found that the people and the setting make the YRC what it is; an exciting, productive and inspiring place to be.”
- Jess Vaughan, PhD candidate In Quaternary Geology, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta