Artwork thanks every single person who worked at Yukon College


A new piece of art in Whitehorse includes a veritable “who’s who” of Yukon College.

More than 800 names have been set into metal plates and affixed to an exterior wall on the Ayamdigut campus of the school, now known as Yukon University.

The installation celebrates everyone who played any role in the college from 1988 to 2020. 

It treats all jobs equally, from professor to custodial worker.

Yukon College became Yukon University last year, making it the first Canadian university north of 60.

Karen Barnes, former Yukon College president and now president emerita of Yukon University, speaks at the unveiling of the new artwork, which features a formline salmon from Selkirk First Nation artist Eugene Alfred. <!–

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