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Yukon University Foundation

for the North
Play a part and be one of Yukon's change-makers. Your support helps us thrive.

The North is so much more than a place

  • It is a way of life inspired by a vast, magnificent landscape and steeped in First Nations’ teachings and traditions.
  • Adventure and opportunity are everywhere.
  • Guided by the indomitable spirit of the wilderness and millennia of resilience and resourcefulness, the Yukon is an ideal training ground for future leaders and change-makers.
  • Our currency is connection. Together, with shared purpose and respect, we break trail toward a better tomorrow.
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Let’s build a prosperous north

The Yukon is home to 14 First Nations. YukonU students, staff, faculty, partners and guests are honoured to live, learn and share knowledge upon their traditional territories.

It is a place where we walk together in reconciliation to fuel a strong economy, resilient organizations and capable governments with bold leaders shaped by Yukon University.

Building a prosperous North begins with investing in education for the next generation of northern leaders. This is your invitation to join Together, for the North - a $4 million campaign to invest in YukonU,  where every student is fostered to reach their fullest potential and to embrace opportunities to create positive change.


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President’s message

Northern students deserve the best

Our students are the future of the Yukon and the North. They are resilient, they are driven and they are proud.

It is Yukon University’s role to empower our students to reach their full potential as bold leaders and change-makers who will become powerful forces in shaping the future of the North.

Dr. Lesley Brown
President & Vice-Chancellor of Yukon University

Campaign Chair’s message

Proud to inspire community support

“The importance of education to our territory and our economy is incomparable, and I am honoured to help Yukon University students reach for their potential and achieve their goals.”

Wendy Tayler
Campaign Cabinet Chair

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Priorities for student success

Our students and community partners have helped us identify four key priorities for the Together, for the North campaign:

Heavy Equipment students in the Trades Training Trailer.
Education that serves the North

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Students walking up the stairs at Ayamdigut Campus
Supporting student health & vitality

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Student and Elder at a camp beside a river in Old Crow, Yukon
Honouring Indigenous cultures and self-determination

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Student receiving assistance at the Office of the Registrar at Ayamdigut Campus
Creating pathways to education

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