Canadian Mountain Network
YRC is a member of of the Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) which is a voluntary alliance of partners from universities, governments, First Nations, and businesses dedicated to the sustainability of mountain environments and communities across the country and around the world.
Learn more about CMN and how it is collaboratively addressing the challenges faced by mountain regions across the country.
This initiative is hosted by the Yukon College Research Fund (YCRF) Committee and supported by the VP, Academic and Student Services. The Friday LunChours have become an encouraging place for faculty, staff and students to talk about research and the practicalities of undertaking research at Yukon College.
For the Chat hosts, “research” is a wide-ranging term that includes scholarship, that is academic inquiry and formation in all the disciplines and at every academic level. If you have questions about the people, things, or conditions around you, you might have a research project that you and/or your students could undertake.
The College Research Chats got started in September 2014, about the time the college set aside $100,000 to help defray research expenses to encourage us to try research on for size. This fall, the YCRF Committee has also become the Yukon College Northern Scientific Program Committee (modest amounts of additional funding for student research in the North) and the point of contact for the Canadian Northern Studies Trust awards offered by the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS).
Interested parties can sign up to receive mail from ResearchChats, subscribe to the ResearChat Yammer group for news or follow on twitter @researchatyc. Watch for the Thursday special email Chat reminder and come to chat about research for all the latest news.
ResearChats happen on Fridays (except for Town Hall Fridays) in Ayamdigut room A2601 at noon from September through April.
Communities please join us by Fuze.
The current YCRF committee:
The Biodiversity Working Group is a non-government open-membership group of those involved in ongoing biodiversity assessment and monitoring projects throughout the Yukon.
ARQULUK, a northern engineering research program, was created in April 2012, shortly after being granted a research and cooperative development subsidy by NSERC. The program tends to develop technical solutions to problems regarding the behavior of transportation infrastructure built on instable permafrost. In Inuktitut language, “Arquluk” means “Bumpy road”.