Yukon University is a flexible, post-secondary institution grounded in research and education relevant to the North.
We prioritize the uniqueness of the North as a driving factor in all that we do to preserve, thrive and grow the Yukon, together. With tailored learning opportunities and programs, our thirteen campuses play a critical role in delivering education throughout the Yukon. We invite students from across Canada and the world to come study with us and learn more about Canada’s north.
Yukon College faculty and students learning from Elder Shirley Adamson
Partnership picture after a community engagement meeting on the EleV project
Opening prayer at community feast in Carcross Yukon
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Vice President, Academic and Student Services
Dr. Janet Welch holds a Bachelor of Education Degree (Canada), a Masters in Computing Science (UK), and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Educational Technology (US). Janet has worked for over 30 years in post-secondary education providing strategic and administrative counsel to both University and College institutions in Canada and abroad. She specializes in technology-based environments, staff development and leadership. She is passionate about ensuring that learning is engaging and practical, taking a specific interest in using technology to create engaging experiences.
Associate Vice President, Indigenous Engagement and Reconciliation
Tosh Southwick, belongs to the wolf moiety and is a Citizen of Kluane First Nation. She grew up in a small northern community and is the mother to three children and the auntie to many more. She is the Associate Vice President of Indigenous Engagement and Reconciliation at Yukon University where she oversees the First Nations initiatives (FNI) office. The FNI office is tasked with integrating an understanding of First Nations and with ensuring that Yukon University is meeting the education and training needs of the 14 Yukon First Nations. Tosh is the senior lead in advancing the reconciliation journey at Yukon University forward.
Associate Vice-President, Research Development
Dean, Applied Arts
Executive Director, External and Government Relations
Executive Director, Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining
Director, Governance and Strategic Initiatives, Institutional Research and Planning