Government of Yukon

January 14, 2015

Yukon to participate in Emerging Leaders Program, Norway

WHITEHORSE—A young Yukon professional has been selected to take part in the Emerging Leaders Program January 14-20 in Tromsø, Norway as part of the Arctic Frontiers 2015 Conference.

“The Government of Yukon is pleased to support the participation of Jocelyn Joe-Strack in this conference,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said. “Joe-Strack’s participation supports Yukon’s commitment to skill development and engagement of Yukoners in the important area of circumpolar issues.”

Thirty participants from the Arctic countries, including three from Canada’s territories, are set to participate in this year’s Emerging Leaders program.

“The Emerging Leaders program will be an excellent opportunity to continue my leadership-building path as a young scientist, woman and First Nations’ person,” Joe-Strack said. “I look forward to being a strong representative of Yukon, learning about new and ongoing Arctic challenges as well as contributing my knowledge and experience about Yukon and northern Canada.”

Yukon professionals and academics between the ages of 25 and 35 were invited to apply for a sponsored seat in the program. This opportunity was co-sponsored by the Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada as a youth initiative under Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship program. As the successful applicant, Joe-Strack will engage in a variety of technical, social and cultural events with mentors from the fields of business, politics and academia.

Learn more:
Emerging Leaders Program, Arctic Frontiers Conference
Arctic Council Canadian Chairmanship Program



Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications

Catherine Wood
Communications, Executive Council Office


News Release #15-013