YUKON UNIVERSITY

Canada, Yukon

Yukon University is a public institution set in Canada's smallest province with a population of 35,874 people called Yukon. From 1980 till 2020, the university was known as Yukon College. Established in 1988, the university has over 30 years of experience in providing bachelor’s and diploma degrees to its students and vocational training. The programs offered cover Academic and Skill Development, Science, Trades, Technology and Mining, Health, Education and Human Services, Liberal Arts, and Business and Leadership. The university has partnerships with the University of Arctic, University of Alberta, University of Regina, University of British Columbia, and the University of Alaska Southeast to deliver programs effectively.

Campus Life

Located a few kilometres north of downtown Whitehorse, the main campus of the university is located on a plateau spread over 240 acres and is also referred to as Ayamdigut. Along with the main campus, there are about 12 campuses spread across the territory maintained as satellite facilities by the university. The Yukon Research Centre is where the research activities are held. In collaboration with the Dawson City Art Society, the university runs the Yukon School of Visual Arts. About 1200 students enroll each year for credit programs and up to 5000 students for the short courses. The Yukon Research Centre is known to collaborate with other nation’s governments for a variety of projects. The Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining is home to the training centre and research facility for mining. The student union ensures to bring forth matters concerning the students to the management. The students have a well balanced and active learning experience along with the athletics and recreation, and the clubs and activities available all through the year.

Noted Alumni

The university works closely with the local and national business and industry, and development programs that are designed to fulfil the need of labour force.