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Yukon University

Yukon University is a leader in education, rooted in our diverse cultures and northern environment where everyone is inspired to dream, learn and achieve. YukonU has been delivering education and training in the North since 1963.  Formerly Yukon College, the institution officially became Yukon University in May 2020.  Our 11 community campuses and two campuses located in Whitehorse work closely with business, industry and local governments to deliver programming when and where it’s needed.

Yukon University offers more than 50 certificate, diploma and degree programs through six discipline-focused academic and career schools.  YukonU offers its own Bachelor’s degrees in Indigenous Governance and in Business Administration, and a Post-graduate Certificate in Climate Change Policy.  YukonU also offers five other degree programs in partnership with universities in Canada and the United States.

As Yukon College, the institution was ranked #1 in Canada for research intensity amongst Canadian Colleges.  YukonU is home to the Yukon Research Centre, with a focus on climate change and cold climate innovation, as well as biodiversity monitoring, and the mining life cycle.

YukonU offers the following environment related academic programs: Bachelor of Science in Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences (in partnership with University of Alberta); Renewable Resources Management diploma; Earth Sciences; Northern Science diploma; Northern Outdoor and Environmental Studies.  YukonU also offers non-credit Environmental Monitoring, Water and Wastewater Operator, and Fisheries Field Assistant programs.  All of YukonU’s programming includes a First Nations competency component.