March 2019

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WHITEHORSE—
March 19, 2019 Yukon College today welcomed the Government of Canada’s announcement of $26M over five years for the construction of a new science building for the future Yukon University (YukonU) as part of Budget 2019. The vision for the new science building is to allow science learning through two lenses - using both Indigenous knowledge and western science. Yukon College will officially become YukonU, Canada’s first university North of 60 in May 2020.

Ken McKinnon
Ken McKinnon served as Yukon College Chancellor from 2000 to 2004.

The Yukon College community is saddened by the passing of former chancellor Ken McKinnon. We offer our heartfelt  condolences to his family and friends.

Ken was our chancellor from 2000 to 2004, during a time where the College expanded its reach and reputation through becoming a founding member of the University of the Arctic.