At the request of the Government of Yukon, Yukon College is preparing to become Yukon University (YukonU). Yukon College Board of Governors and staff members spent 18 months researching, visiting and meeting with leaders from more than 60 institutions and organizations around the world, and learned a number of valuable lessons. These lessons guide the institution as we move forward in our planning and development.
When Yukon College transitions, Yukon University will be what is referred to as a hybrid university – a flexible, post-secondary institution that includes a place and a pathway for every learner, including: adult basic education and upgrading, trades and vocational training certificates and diplomas or degree and post-graduate programs. All will provide greater opportunities for students at all levels and be grounded in research relevant to the North. Our eleven community campuses will continue to play a critical role in delivering education to the communities.
Continuing to develop partnerships in response to education, training and research needs, with business, industry, governments and First Nations, will shape our future.
Our Yukon University will stand apart from those in the South. It will reflect our own cultures and identities. It will be borne from our own experiences. It will contain our own ideas and aspirations.
We invite you to join us in our transformation to YukonU!