Student research opportunities

Gain hands-on experience in the field and lab with classroom-based and paid research opportunities

Solve real-world problems in Canada's North and build your resume, all while completing your studies. 

 

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

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

Employment

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

Directed studies

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 complete 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.