Executive Council Office

Office of the Science Advisor

 Compendium of Current Research and Monitoring

Government of Yukon has launched a new website featuring information about research and monitoring conducted by, or in partnership with, Yukon government. The Compendium contains information on over 80 projects underway in the fields of agriculture and forestry, business and economy, climate change, earth sciences, environment, health and well-being, heritage and culture, housing and infrastructure, and social sciences.  An initiative of the Government of Yukon Science Strategy, we hope that decision-makers, educators and knowledge generators use the research provided by this site to promote evidence-based decision making and to further Yukon's knowledge economy.

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A Pan-Northern Approach to Science

In April 2016, as a result of their strong working relationship, territorial Premiers  released a pan-territorial approach to science.  The Pan-Northern Approach to Science sets a path forward for northern science that commits to utilizing sound, reliable and evidence-based information to make decisions; developing northern science capacity; enhancing science communications and outreach; promoting strong science policies; and encouraging meaningful partnerships with First Nations, Inuit, Métis, the private sector and the science community.

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Government of Yukon Science Strategy

The Government of Yukon supports the active pursuit, gathering and storage of scientific knowledge so it can be easily retrieved, transferred, shared and used to support evidence-based decision-making.

Learn more about our Science Strategy >>

Activities of the office include:

  • analyzing and sharing knowledge about developments in science and technology
  • developing initiatives to enhance Yukon’s science and technology capacity
  • building relationships with nations, governments, organizations, institutions and holders of traditional and community knowledge
  • contributing to the achievements of intergovernmental, international and circumpolar forums, committees and working groups.

Our focus is on building strong partnerships with other governments and organizations to identify and address knowledge gaps of importance to Yukoners, and ensuring Yukon government helps develop and implement scientific solutions that improve Yukoners’ quality of life.

Science Community of Practice (SCOPe)

The Science Community of Practice (SCOPe) provides an opportunity for members of Yukon's science community to learn from each other, and develop themselves personally and professionally. SCOPe activities may include brown bag lunch talks, field tours, informal discussion groups, workshops and networking opportunities, such as Science After Hours.

Learn more about SCOPe

To find out more contact:

Dr. Aynslie Ogden, Senior Science Advisor
Executive Council Office
Government of Yukon
Phone: 867.667.5431

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2703 (A-16)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6