About Us

Research and Innovation for the North

Yukon Research Centre is solving northern problems with northern expertise.

We are here to answer northern research questionssupport and advance local innovation, and help to increase student capacity to conduct research throughout the institution and the North.

Our thematic areas include, but are not limited to: climate change, cold climate innovation, natural science, social science, and technology innovation.

These areas are supported through our YRC research associates and six key programs:

We work in partnership with government, industry, entrepreneurs, First Nations, and communities to improve the lives of Northerners. Our in-house experts, connections across the circumpolar north, and student involvement allow us to answer your research questions and meet your innovation needs. Our door is open to all Yukoners.

To better understand the organizational structure of the Yukon Research Centre, visit the Yukon College Organizational Chart on pages 17 to 19.

The Yukon Research Centre receives it core funding from Government of Yukon's Department of Education, with funding for Cold Climate Innovation from Economic Development.

Tri-Agency Research Support Fund

The Research Support Fund (RSF) supports Canadian postsecondary institutions and their affiliates with a portion of the costs associated with managing the indirect costs of research.  Formerly known as the Indirect Costs Program, the RSF program is a Tri-Agency initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.  Grants can be used to:

• maintain modern labs and equipment;
• provide access to up-to-date knowledge resources;
• provide research management and administrative support;
• meet regulatory and ethical standards; and
• transfer knowledge from academia to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Yukon College received $19,654 RSF grant funds for 2016-17 and the funds were used to maintain lab equipment as well as provide research management and administrative support.

Yukon College’s Affiliated Institution(s)

• Lakehead University
• University of Alberta
• University of Saskatchewan
• Laval University

Please visit the Research Support Fund website for more information.