Governance & administration


Board of Governors

The Board of Governors acts on behalf of the public. As representatives from both the University and community, their role is to set and govern the University’s mission and strategic plan.

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The Chancellor is appointed by the Board of Governors and acts as a bridge between the institution, the students, and the broader community.

Chancellor’s message


The academic governance of the university is vested in senate, as outlined in the Yukon University Act.

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President & Vice Chancellor

Yukon University is forging a new future, for the North, for Yukon, and for the institution. 

President’s message

Executive Leadership Council

The Executive Leadership Council consists of the University’s senior leaders, who act as the President's consultative and planning team, providing diverse views and thinking representative of the various internal and external stakeholder groups served by the University.

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Senior Executive Committee

The Senior Executive Committee is comprised of Directors, Deans, the Registrar, the Vice Presidents and the President to discuss planning, operations and policy.

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External advisory committees to the President

  • President’s Advisory Committee on First Nations Initiatives
  • President’s Advisory Committee on Research
  • Governing Council for Centres and Institutes
  • Program Advisory Committee