We pride ourselves on investigating distinctly northern questions and responding by applying science and traditional knowledge to offer truly innovative, northern solutions.
Leading the study of climate change in the North.
The Northern Climate ExChange program investigates the impacts of and adaptations to climate change, promotes and supports the exchange of local and scientific knowledge on the subject and offers decision-making support, policy options and education.
Partnering with industry leaders from all Canadian territories, Northern Energy Innovation focuses on increasing energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness and environmental stewardship within the northern energy industry.
Natural and Social Science research at Yukon College is varied. Learn more about our projects in geology/geophysics, water, housing and more.
This long-term program tracks populations and key ecosystems across the Yukon and maintains databases on them. Field work primarily focuses on ‘focal’ and ‘keystone’ bird species but expands to all species in wetland systems. Yukon College student involvement is key, often involving research for academic credit.
Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA)
ReSDA aims to find ways to ensure that a larger share of the benefits of resource development in the Arctic stay in the region with fewer costs to northern communities.
Developing research leadership in the mining industry to address northern mining challenges and opportunities.
Linking the past to the present, as we prepare for the future.
Our work with the College’s Yukon Research Centre addresses challenges faced by Indigenous governments and connects researchers to Indigenous communities, their problems and their policy interests.
The Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining works closely with the Yukon Research Centre to address specific northern challenges and opportunities in the mining industry.
Empowering northerners and northern communities through education and shared knowledge
Yukon College is proud to be a founding member of the University of the Arctic (UArctic). As a cooperative network of universities, colleges, and other organizations, UArctic members share resources, facilities, and expertise to build and offer post-secondary education programs that are relevant and accessible to northern students.