Student opportunities

Explore Yukon communities and learn about Yukon First Nations while conducting research.

Whether your interests lie in social work, climate change, biodiversity, public health, archaeology, geology, Indigenous governance or beyond, the opportunities are endless.

Conducting research during your post-secondary education will set you apart from other graduates and prepare you for a smooth transition into your career. 

Get hands-on experience in the lab and field with classroom-based and paid research opportunities, solve real-world problems and build your resume, all while completing your studies. 


We are a national leader in number of paid student researchers, and we aim to hire more students every year. You can work with faculty or at the YukonU Research Centre to earn an income while completing your studies, learning invaluable skills and building your resume. We hire students all year round, so whether you are looking for something full-time or part-time, a summer job or a way to gain experience earn an income during the semester, we have the job for you.

Check out the current employment opportunities below. Not seeing what you're looking for? Check out the work of our faculty and staff and get in touch with us at 876 456 6986 so we can connect you with a potential employer.

Employment opportunities

Research in the classroom

At YukonU University, research is integrated into many of our classroom experiences. You can also choose to work with faculty or at the Research Services Office to develop a research question and completed a directed study. 

Facilities & equipment

The YukonU Research Centre Lab gives you the means to explore research projects, ideas, and questions within and outside of coursework using high quality analytical equipment. Our lab also houses permafrost samples from across Yukon, a Natural History Collections room with specimens from a range of taxa, and a staging area and processing room for field-based projects.  Yukon University also has a chemistry lab and a nursing lab, so you can conduct applied research in a variety of program areas.