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Campaign Priorities

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Together, we can build on northern expertise and talent through practical and innovative education, applied research and pathways to reconciliation.

Together, we can offer educational experiences that will help foster Yukon’s next generation of work-ready and indeed, future-ready leaders in the fields of Indigenous self-determination, northern entrepreneurship, climate change adaptation and sustainable resource development.

We can’t do this alone; we need your help. Together, we can explore opportunities that will support progress for the North.


Real world outcomes

  • 231 students graduated in 2022
  • 26% of credit students identify as Indigenous
  • 61% of credit students identify as female
  • 85% employed in paid positions
  • 18% went on to graduate studies

Yukon University offers trades training, certificates, diplomas, degrees, and continuing education offerings at its 13 campuses, located throughout the territory. Each campus provides education and training tailored to serve those living and working within that region.

Yukon map showing the locations of Yukon University campuses

Our Campuses:

  1. Alice Frost (Old Crow)
  2. Tr’odëk Hätr’unohtän Zho (Dawson City)
  3. Mayo Campus
  4. Hets’edän Kú’ (Pelly Crossing)
  5. Carmacks Campus
  6. Faro Campus
  7. Dena Cho Kê’endį (Ross River)
  8. Dakwäkäda Dän Kenädän Yū (Haines Junction)
  9. Ayamdigut (Whitehorse)
  10. Whitehorse Correctional Centre
  11. Carcross Campus
  12. Teslin Campus
  13. Watson Lake Campus
Chief Nicole Tom smiling in front of a vast river

“It’s important for me to stay in Carmacks while working on my degree because I am contributing to the community and building capacity here. Living on my Traditional Territory is a piece of who I am. My children are here with me and they have a strong sense of community. This is where their language, culture, friends and family are. YukonU in Carmacks has really supported me—from helping me understand how to apply for grants and awards, to opening up the campus when I needed internet access and fostering me through the process of online learning. With YukonU, the possibility is there to stay home and get an education.”

Nicole Tom
Student, Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance
Chief, Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation

Campaign priorities

Education that serves the North

  • Learning technologies and work-integrated learning experiences that prepare skilled trades, diploma and degree graduates to be employment-ready
  • Supports for program navigation, learning assistance and success and land-based learning
  • Common first-year courses that focus on key issues in the North; involvement in research

Supporting student health and vitality

  • Supports for mental, physical and spiritual health
  • Counselling support
  • Addiction support
  • Transition to post-secondary student life
  • Food access and food security
  • Support for gender identity / LGBTQ2S+

Honouring Indigenous cultures and self-determination

  • Indigenous student centre
  • Confidence building through cultural identity for Indigenous students
  • Elders in the classroom
  • New learning opportunities that honour Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being

Creating pathways to education

  • Student awards and tuition supports
  • Support for added costs of on-the-job practica while away from home
  • Child and family support