Government of Yukon

January 20, 2016

Government of Yukon’s Science Strategy released

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government has released its Science Strategy, which outlines Yukon’s vision, principles and goals for developing and managing scientific knowledge in the territory.

“The Yukon government recognizes how important science and innovation are to living in the North. The strategy will help to facilitate access to additional funding opportunities with other governments, funding agencies and academia for scientific research in Yukon,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said. “Increasing our scientific knowledge enables us to better tackle the unique northern challenges we face, including our housing, infrastructure and energy needs.”

The aim of the Science Strategy is to establish a long-term approach to the development of science capacity in Yukon, support strategic investment in science and realize maximum benefits for Yukoners. The strategy outlines the Yukon government’s vision to support the active pursuit of scientific knowledge so it can be applied in evidence‐based decision making.

Next steps in establishing a strong science community in Yukon include developing a companion research strategy to increase investment in research, cataloguing current research projects in Yukon, and working with the Northwest Territories and Nunavut on a pan-territorial approach to science.

Learn more:

Science Strategy



Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications

Eilidh Fraser
Communications, Executive Council Office

News Release #16-017