CHON Overnight

Midnight - 6:00AM

Song information is currently unavailable.

    Yukoners Provide Feedback on Yukon University Legislation

    Yukon College is soon to be Yukon University - Photo credit, Archbould.com

    As Yukon College transitions to Yukon University next spring, enabling legislation needs to be enacted to make Canada's first University north of 60 a reality. Between May 15th and June 30th, the Government of Yukon sought feedback from Yukoners through an online survey.

    Yukon College is in the process of transitioning to Yukon University next spring and part of the transition is the requirement to enact enabling legislation to make Canada’s first University north of 60 a reality.

    The Government of Yukon asked for feedback on the proposed legislation from the public, as well as First Nations governments, municipal governments, and other partners to ensure the collective voice of Yukoners was considered in the drafting of the legislation.

    Feedback on key aspects of the legislation, including the mandate for Yukon University, accountability indicators, government oversight of the university, the governance model for the university and program delivery in the communities was received by more than 350 people.

    High quality affordable education was a common sentiment amongst survey respondents.

    As a hybrid university it is important to Yukoners that trades, skills development, and second language support be maintained and Yukoners also wanted to ensure that the rural communities are not left out when it comes to educational curriculum and programming.

    The survey was open for responses between May 15th, and June 30th 2019.

    Listen to the CHON FM Newscast

     

    More from CHON-FM Northern News

    • Yukon Government MLAs Declare Climate Emergency

      Following the Speech from the Throne last week, Yukon MLAs unanimously voted this week in favour of declaring a climate emergency for Yukon.

    • First Winter Snow Storm Results in Power Outages

      The first winter snow storm has resulted in power outages in the Whitehorse area. ATCO - Yukon Electric released a statement regarding the power outages at approx. 1:39 pm today.

    • BC Premier John Horgan Makes First Visit to Yukon

      John Horgan, the Premier of British Columbia was in Whitehorse on Monday for the first time. He spoke with Premier Sandy Silver and other community leaders about daylight-savings-time, Indigenous Trans-border issues and a utilities corridor, before travelling to Lower Post on Tuesday.

    • Elder's Gathering Wraps Up

      The second National Gathering of Indigenous Elders has wrapped in Winnipeg Manitoba. The gathering was touted as a place for laughter and the sharing of culture, traditions, history, and an opportunity for the creation of long-lasting connections.

    • Northern Leaders Send Letters to Federal Party Leaders

      Audio

      With an election call expected in the next few weeks, Northern Premiers have sent letters to each of the national party leaders seeking their views on northern issues and calling for continued collaboration between all governments.

    Weather

    • Mon

      Sunny

      -2°C

    • Tue

      Light snow

      0°C

    • Wed

      Light snow

      -1°C

    • Thu

      Light snow

      0°C

    • Fri

      Light snow

      0°C

    News