Yukon Research Centre receives $6.3 M from territory

September 22, 2014

The Yukon government has committed $6.3 M to Yukon College’s Yukon Research Centre. The funding will support and increase collaborative research, innovation, and outreach programs focused on climate change, cold climate innovation, environmental science, society and culture, and technology innovation. The funding will be distributed over 5 years, and is in addition to recent capital funding that will allow for renovations to the centre. “The funding will allow the Yukon Research Centre to strengthen commercial relationships with local businesses, increase the flow of information and development of skills in the knowledge economy, and increase excellence in northern science and technology here at home,” said Minister of Education Elaine Taylor. Arctic research recently received support from the federal government, with the establishment of the National Research Council (NRC) Arctic Program. Yukon News Release