June 2019

cibc cheque

WHITEHORSE— CIBC has stepped forward to become a lead supporter marking the transition of Yukon College to Yukon University, Canada’s first university north of 60, taking place in May 2020.

It is our pleasure to announce that our very own Dr. Guillaume Nielsen has been awarded the NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Northern Mine Remediation, a $900,000 over 5 year term! NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) made the announcement official today in the below media release and can also be found HERE. More details on other institutions can also be found HERE.

We are working with Guillaume and our industrial mining partners to plan a media event in September. Stay tuned!

MOU signing


WHITEHORSE— Today, the Government of Yukon and Yukon College signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to raise awareness of Yukon job opportunities among eligible international students. 

The document formalizes a partnership between the Government of Yukon and Yukon College in this regard. It was signed by the Honourable Ranj Pillai, minister of Economic Development for the Government of Yukon, and Dr. Karen Barnes, president and vice-chancellor of Yukon College. 

Under this partnership the Government of Yukon and Yukon College commit to providing information sessions to college students and staff twice per year and increasing awareness of post-study work or immigration visas for which international students in Yukon may be eligible. 

Andrew Kalek and Ben Sanders (left) on stage with other Pitch@Palace winners and runners-up and Prince Andrew, Duke of York (centre), last week in Toronto. (Photo credit: Pitch@Palace)

WHITEHORSEProof, a Yukon-based start-up that has developed a paperless approval system for government documents, has earned a place in the Pitch@Palace Global Competition in London, UK. Proof and O2 Canada, an Ontario-based company, tied for the top national spot.

flags at Ayamdigut campus

"Yukon College is proud to fly the Pride flag at Ayamdigut campus as a visual demonstration of our commitment to honoring diversity and inclusion. This action also reflects Yukon College’s Institutional Value of Inclusiveness and Diversity.