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In the North; by the North; for the North: Science and Research Stories from Yukon College


Yukon College is dedicated to answering northern research questions, supporting local innovation and increasing student research capacity. This series explores the depth and breadth of northern research at the College. For more information visit www.YukonCollege.yk.ca/Research.


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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Burning one litre of diesel fuel produces about 2.7 kilograms of carbon dioxide. So, for example, Grise Fiord (Ausuittuq), a community of 150 located on the southern shore of Ellesmere Island, in Nunavut, is dependent on burning diesel to provide... Read more

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Scott Gilbert

On the Canada Day long weekend in 2012, the Congdon Creek Campground, located on the shore of Kluane Lake near Burwash Landing, played host to a furry teenaged visitor. A medium-sized grizzly found its way into the campground and proceeded to... Read more

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon College

Yukon College mine-life-cycle researcher Dr. Guillaume Nielsen likes to find innovative solutions to problems. Sometimes those solutions even involve ingredients one might also spread on toast or use in holiday baking. Take Nielsen’s PhD project... Read more

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon College

The white-capped Mackenzie Mountains, which spill over the border between Yukon and the Northwest Territories, are surprisingly active… for a pile of rock. Each year, the mountains are growing a few millimetres taller. It may not sound like much... Read more

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Diesel power generators are like cars: the more efficient they are, the less fuel they need. And that increased efficiency translates into less cost, both for drivers at the pump and for the communities that rely on diesel fuel for heat and... Read more

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Yukon College archaeologist Norm Easton has been unearthing the secrets of the area around the Yukon-Alaska border for more than 25 years. This year, for the first time, he is leaving the field to focus on doing research in the laboratory... Read more

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Yukon College student Cheyenne Bradley is taking a few minutes between work and class to look after 30,000 newborns. “Sometimes I call them my babies — we get them when they’re eggs and we basically raise them,” she said... Read more

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Issue: 2018-02-14, CARTOON: Amanda Graham

It’s noon on a Friday and an unlikely group of Yukoners gather in a classroom at Yukon College. They’ve brought their lunches and their big ideas. ResearChats, devised by Northern Studies Instructor Amanda Graham and Chemistry Instructor Ernie... Read more

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