Yukon University & the YukonU Research Centre

Yukon University is Canada’s first university north of 60, and conducts applied research aligned with northern priorities. The YukonU Research Centre houses many of YukonU’s researchers, and provides experiential learning to students through hands-on research opportunities.

At YukonU and the YukonU Research Centre, we take pride in investigating distinctly northern questions while drawing on western science and Indigenous knowledge to create and share  innovative responses to our changing northern home.

The YukonU Research Centre's thematic areas include climate change adaptation, hydrology, permafrost and geoscience, northern energy innovation, northern mine remediation, health, Indigenous knowledge and biodiversity monitoring.

Yukon Research Centre works in partnership with government, industry, entrepreneurs, First Nations, and communities to improve the lives of Northerners.

Watch Centre's researchers in action and learn more about what they do by viewing the Yukon Research Centre video.


Institution Yukon University
Country Canada
Infrastructure type Research centre/institute
Disciplines Education science
Teacher training
Graphic and audiovisual media
Language and literature
History and archaeology
Philosophy and ethics
Sociology and cultural studies
Political science and civics
Journalism and communication
Marketing and advertising
Finance and accounting
Biology and biochemistry
Environmental sciences
Earth sciences
Mathematics and statistics
Mining and extraction
Health and medicine
Nursing and caring
Social work and counselling
Natural environments and wildlife
Environmental protection
Language of operation English
Keywords biodiversityTechnological Breakthroughsnatural sciencesinnovationArcticclimate changesocial sciencessustainable development


The YukonU Research Centre focuses on supporting YukonU’s researchers and students, but provides some limited support to partner organizations and collaborators. We welcome inquiries and opportunities to explore new partnerships.

Contact information

YukonU Research Centre
500 University Drive
PO Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 5K4
867 456 6986

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