While our research at the YRC is focused on answering specific questions, some basic principles guide our centre:
Different ways of knowing
A strength of the Yukon Research Centre is incorporating multiple perspectives into how we investigate research questions. Traditional knowledge of plants, waterways, animals and birds are incorporated in our research to help Yukoners design sustainable remediation technologies and practices.
Our researchers value sharing knowledge, research, ideas and practices with all those who could benefit from the work we do. We partner with First Nations, mining and energy companies, municipal and territorial governments, as well as private industry to support knowledge exchange across the circumpolar world.
The Yukon Research Centre doesn’t just create jobs, it creates careers in the community. These careers are based on knowledge derived from people who live on the land and in the communities, whether that knowledge comes from First Nations practices, or has been passed down from settler communities.
Exceptional student experiences and support
Yukon College is committed to enhancing student research capacity and learning opportunities within the College and throughout the Yukon. College and university students, and post graduate scholars, work with our team of experienced researchers dedicated to answering northern research questions.