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YRC expands mine remediation research

Yukon Research Centre

The Yukon Research Centre (YRC) has been awarded $150,000 from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to support mine remediation research in the Yukon. The funding will be used to build pilot-scale bioreactors at various mine sites around the Yukon and to purchase new lab equipment that will further support research in the removal of heavy ... Read More »

Yukon College and Nunavut Arctic College recognised for best practices in Adult Basic Education

Yukon College

Yukon College and Nunavut Arctic College have been recognised for Northern Adult Basic Education (NABE) programs offered by each institution in 2013. After reviewing over 100 programs across Canada, the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Essential Skills Inventory Project (FIMESIP) has selected the Heavy Equipment Operator Essential Skills program offered in Pelly Crossing, Yukon, and the NABE Enhancement initiative offered ... Read More »

Indigenous Knowledge enriches Northern Bachelor of Science Degree

Yukon College

Dr. Ellen Bielawski believes that if scientists understand Indigenous Knowledge they will produce stronger analyses and interpretations of the North than if they restrict themselves only to western scientific methods. “Science doesn’t have all the answers. Closing our minds to other forms of knowledge is not a good way to seek solutions to our problems. The world is complicated, and ... Read More »

Students graduate from unique underground mine training program

Yukon College

The Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining (CNIM) at Yukon College celebrated seven Yukon students graduating yesterday from its new Introduction to Underground Mining Operations program. The ceremony was attended by Education Minister Elaine Taylor, Alaska Labour and Workforce Development Commissioner Dianne Blumer, Yukon College President Dr. Karen Barnes, University of Alaska President Pat Gamble, and representatives from the Yukon ... Read More »

Student survey gives Yukon College top marks

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When asked what he thinks of Yukon College, Culinary Arts student George Rivard says, “I love it. I have a hands-on program that challenges me every day and leaves lots of room for creativity and teamwork. My instructors’ doors are always open so I feel supported and inspired here.” Rivard is not alone. Many Yukon College students share his feelings. ... Read More »

Yukon College students head to Montreal for national marketing competition

Yukon College

Business Administration diploma students Jessica Dyck, Siearra Fries, and Erin Woods are heading to Montreal to compete in the Vanier College BDC Case Challenge February 7-9. They will be the first team from Yukon College to compete in what has become the most prestigious, national, collegiate level marketing case competition in the country, with 33 teams hailing from British Columbia ... Read More »

Yukon College welcomes two new Deans

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Yukon College has named Margaret Dumkee as Dean of Applied Science and Management and Dr. Andrew Richardson as Dean of Applied Arts. Dumkee joins the College after spending 15 years at Aurora College in Fort Smith, NWT, most recently as head of the Business Administration program. Richardson has been with Yukon College for eight years, most recently as Chair of ... Read More »

The Yukon Research Centre receives funding to work on mine and soil reclamation in the Yukon

Yukon College

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has granted the Yukon Research Centre (YRC) its third award in the last two years. Over the next two years, YRC will use this $200,000 grant to focus on building capacity for mine closure and site remediation in the Yukon through the College and Community Innovation Program of NSERC. This ... Read More »

Yukon College part of new BC Research and Innovation Network

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Yukon College, the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and the Presidents of British Columbia Colleges (BC Colleges) representing 11 colleges in BC, announced the formal creation of a BC Applied Research and Innovation Network (BCARIN). BCARIN’s mandate is to connect member institutions – their students and faculty – with business and community organizations who seek to solve ‘real world’ problems ... Read More »

College’s new Intro to Mining Operations program achieves results

Mining Operations program

Ten students will graduate this week from the first offering of the Introduction to Mining Operations program at Yukon College. The 44-day course is the result of a partnership between the college, Education’s Advanced Education branch, Alexco Resource Corp., Yukon Zinc Corp., and Capstone Mining Corp. The goal of the program is to place more local workers in jobs at ... Read More »

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