July 2017

WHITEHORSE—Yukon Energy Corporation (YEC), the Northern Climate ExChange (NCE) at Yukon College and the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), a graduate school of the University of Quebec’s network, are partnering to study climate change impacts on the Mayo and Aishihik rivers in Yukon.

This three-year research project combines two grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) with funding from Yukon Energy. The total value of the project is close to $1-million with close to half of that in cash and in-kind support coming from the energy corporation.

The Government of Yukon is working with the Government of Alberta to ensure Yukon College meets established institutional standards as the college moves toward providing made-in-Yukon degree programs. Yukon College currently co-delivers degrees with partner universities.

Through a memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed between Yukon and Alberta, reviewers selected by the Campus Alberta Quality Council, an arms-length agency that evaluates proposed degree programs in Alberta, visited the college on June 22 and 23 for an organizational evaluation. The Council will assess Yukon College’s readiness to deliver and sustain high quality degree programs. This evaluation is the first phase of review for an institution wishing to offer its first degree program.