Yukon University


Yukon University teaches with a northern perspective, offering over 50 programs, ranging from apprenticeships, to diplomas to degrees. The University has seven academic and career schools focused on the following subject areas: health, education and human services; liberal arts; management, tourism and hospitality; science; trades, technology and mining; and continuing education and training. With 13 campuses throughout the beautiful and historic Yukon, Yukon University serves the education and training needs of the territory.

Yukon University has approximately 50 full time international students from 16 different countries including Germany, Switzerland, France, Poland, Ireland, Norway, Austria, Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, India, Thailand and Vietnam, Venezuela and the United States of America.

Working closely with business and industry, Yukon University develops programs designed to address labour force needs. This means that students will obtain accreditation that helps them compete in the 21st century workforce. From 2016 forward, Yukon University is including as a learning outcome, that all students graduating from a diploma, degree or certificate program will possess core competency knowledge of Yukon First Nations and modern day land claims through a core competency program. This is part of Yukon University’s commitment to provide a welcoming and culturally sensitive environment for all.

The University’s Yukon Research Centre (YRC) conducts research and develops innovation with national and international partners on climate change, cold climate innovation, environmental science, society and culture, and technology innovation. The YRC is solving northern problems with northern expertise through partnerships with government, First Nations, industry, communities and entrepreneurs. The YRC is also committed to expanding the culture and capacity of our students to conduct research within the University and throughout Yukon. Beyond the classroom, you can get involved with Yukon Research Centre (YRC), ranked second in the nation for research intensity and tenth for research funding according to Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges 2013.

The Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining (CNIM) is Yukon University’s state-of-the-art facility providing education, training and research. CNIM provides service to industry and training for students that are unique within the country, thanks to sophisticated facilities, mobile classrooms and high-tech simulators. The Centre’s close access to working mine sites and to reclamation and mineral exploration areas gives students real world experience.

Our mission states that Yukon University is a leader in education, rooted in our diverse cultures and northern environment where everyone is inspired to dream, learn and achieve.

So come talk with us. We welcome the opportunity to be your university.

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Facts and figures

Web https://www.yukonu.ca/
Year Established 1963
Total Number of Staff 300
Number of Academic Staff 402
Number of Students 6192
Focus Areas

Applied Arts
Applied Science and Management – Health and Human Services
Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining
First Nations Governance, History and Culture
Northern Institute of Social Justice
The Northern Review Journal
Yukon Research Centre

Fields of Study Offered Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Arts (broad programmes)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computing (broad programmes)
Health (broad programmes)
Social services (broad programmes)
Personal services (broad programmes)
Security services (broad programmes)