Purpose of the YSI is to promote public awareness of science activities in the Yukon, and to aid and facilitate scientific research and development.

Quick Links to the Latest YSI News and Features

  • Next Lecture
    Carnivores, roads and plants: how unexpected relationships change ecosystems
    Alberto Suárez-Esteban
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta (Yukon College)
    Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:30pm at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, Whitehorse

  • Lectures on Video!
    DNA Detectives
    Follow the link above to view Jennifer Gardy's April 13, 2014 lecture on using DNA to track and prevent disease.

  • Ten Lessons from a Tiger
    Follow the link above to view the Ted talk John Vaillant distilled from his April 21, 2014 YSI lecture on how the fate of humans and tigers are linked, and what we might learn from these fellow apex predators about how to survive and thrive on this planet.


  • Yukon Science Institute AGM
    Everyone welcome!
    Monday, December 22, 5:00pm in the Whitehorse Public Library meeting room, Whitehorse


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    In order to be fully compliant with the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation that came into effect on July 1st, 2014, we must receive clear consent from those on our email list in order to continue forwarding notices of upcoming YSI events. If you are a member and wish to continue to receive YSI updates, please email us your consent. If you are not a member and wish to receive our updates, you can purchase a membership by following the link below. We do not share our list with any other individuals, organizations or corporations. It is used solely to inform you of Yukon Science Institute business along with the occasional email regarding related events organized by sister organizations.


  • The International Polar Year 2007-2009
    The International Polar Year (IPY) started in March 2007, and ended in March 2009. For more information about IPY, and to review the results of IPY research, go to the International IPY website or the Canadian IPY website.

  • YSI Membership
    Join the YSI and help promote Yukon science. Sign up at any YSI event or by filling out and sending in the membership form.


  • YSI Membership Survey
    We’d like to know how we’re doing. By filling out our membership survey, you can help us design our speaker series to better meet the interests of our members. .


Yukon Science Institute
P.O. Box 31137, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5P7
Phone: (867) 667-2979
Email: yukonscienceinstitute@gmail.com