Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

College Board of Governors (Yukon)

Department: Education | Agency website >>

Address: 500 College Drive, Box 2799, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4

Phone: 867-668-8800 or 1-800-661-0504


Govern the activities and programs of Yukon College. The College is not an institution of the Yukon government and, except to the extent an agency relationship is created by a contract with the government, the College is not an agent of the government; however, the government appoints one or more members to the Board.

The Board may make bylaws:

  • for the regulation of its proceedings, including the establishment of committees of the board, the delegation of powers of the board to those committees, and the setting of quorums for meetings of the board and its committees;
  • respecting the powers and duties of officers, employees and other agents of the College;
  • prescribing the remuneration and travelling expenses to be paid to employees of the College and establishing the employees’ other conditions and benefits of employment;
  • prescribing the remuneration and travelling expenses to be paid to members of the community campus committees;
  • directing the academic council to establish policies to govern particular aspects of the conduct of the academic council’s business; and
  • generally, for the conduct and management of the operations of the College.


Period: 1989 to present
Type: Governing


The Commissioner in Executive Council appoints 12 members including the President. Members represent Yukon's diversity of educational groups and interests.

  • at least 3 nominees from Yukon First Nations;
  • at least 3 represent the community campus committee;
  • 1 Yukon College student union nominee; and
  • 1 Yukon College employee nominee;

The Board designates a member as Chair (for not longer than 3 years and not less than 1 year) and may designate one or more members to be Vice-Chair. The president of the College is a non-voting member.

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment


Board Composition The individuals who make up the Board should collectively have the necessary personal attributes and competencies required to:

  •     Add value and provide support to management in establishing strategy and reviewing risks and opportunities
  •     Effectively monitor the performance of management
  •     Account for the performance of Yukon College
  •     Bring to the deliberations the wide diversity of Yukon cultural, economic and social perspective
  •     Contribute to the overall image of Yukon College

Personal Attributes All members of the Board should possess the following personal attributes:

  •     High ethical standards and integrity in professional and personal dealings
  •     Good business judgment
  •    Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public
  •     Able and willing to raise potentially controversial issues in a manner that encourages dialogue
  •     Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others opinions
  •     Capable of a wide perspective on issues
  •     Ability to listen and work as a team member
  •     No direct or indirect conflict of interest     
  •     Strong reasoning and advocacy skills
  •     Able and willing to fulfill time commitments required to carry out responsibilities

Competencies Collectively The Board should comprise the following core competencies:

  •     Strategic management and organizational change
  •     Internal control and accounting
  •     Labour relations
  •      Risk management
  •      Financial expertise
  •     Legal expertise
  •      Experience/knowledge/expertise in post-secondary education
  •     Knowledge of government and public sector environments
  •     Knowledge of current and emerging issues affecting Yukon College
  •     Knowledge of the extensive geography of Yukon
  •     Credibility with the wide diversity of interests from within Yukon
  •     Previous Board experience
  •     Knowledge, experience and familiarity with Yukon First Nations' issues, culture, traditions and land claims and self-government agreements

Term: Members of the Board are appointed to serve terms not exceeding three years and may be reappointed for further terms.

Meetings: The Board normally meets in Whitehorse on Friday evening and all day Saturday, once each month, excluding January, July and August. Two or three hours are usually needed to prepare for each Board meeting. Additional time may be required to attend College functions and participate in sub-committees.

Are there any vacancies? Our vacancies page lists ALL boards and committees looking for members.

Apply: There is 1 process to apply to ALL Yukon government boards and committees.

Current members:


Name Position From: To:
Salo, Julia Member 07/01/2016 06/30/2019
Gingell, Judy Member 05/25//2017 05/24/2020
Burdek, John Member 05/01/2018 04/30/2021
Milner, Christopher Member 06/23/2017 06/22/2020
Allen, Shawn Member 07/01/2016 06/30/2019
Holmes, Vera   Member    05/06/2018    05/05/2021 
Curteanu, Jocelyn   Member   06/12/2018   06/11/2021
Kim, Jun Hyeok (Eric)   Member   01/17/2018   01/18/2021 
Prokopchuk, Ernie   Member   07/05/2018   07/04/2021
Geddes, Carol   Member    12/19/2018    12/18/2021 
Ullyett, Thomas   Member    01/01/2019   12/31/2021 
President of Yukon College   Non-Voting Member    Indeterminate