University Board of Governors (Yukon)

  • About the Yukon University Board of Governors
  • Apply to be a member of the Yukon University Board of Governors
  • Current members
  1. About the Yukon University Board of Governors

    The Yukon University Act establishes the Yukon University Board of Governors. The Yukon University Act replaced the Yukon College Act in February 2020.

    Yukon University’s Board of Governors has a number of responsibilities related to the administration and management of the university. This includes such responsibilities as setting enrolment levels, managing the university’s budget and establishing faculties within the university. The powers of the board are set out in section 22 of the Yukon University Act.

    • Authority: Yukon University Act, Part 5
    • Type: governing
    • Appointment process: Order-In-Council
    • Requirements: There is no legislated criteria required to join. The following persons are not eligible to be members of the board, as per the Yukon University Act:
      • member of the Parliament of Canada;
      • a member of the Legislative Assembly;
      • a member of the main governing council of a Yukon First Nation established under the constitution of the Yukon First Nation;
      • a member of the council of a Yukon First Nation that is a band recognized under the Indian Act (Canada); or
      • a member of a council of a municipality.
    • Term: not to exceed 3 years but may be reappointed for a further term; student representatives serve for a 1-year term.
    • Meetings: as required
    • Department: Education
    • Honoraria: OIC 2020/31
      • Board members other than the chair are entitled to $100 for each half day or $200 for each full day when performing duties as a member of the board.
      • The board chair is entitled to $125 for each half day or $250 for each full day when performing duties as chair or a member of the board.
      • The vice-chair of the board is entitled to $125 for each half day or $250 for each full day when performing duties as vice-chair or a member of the board.
  2. Apply to be a member of the Yukon University Board of Governors

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.

    Apply

    1. Complete the application.
    2. Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
    3. Submit your completed application and resume.
      In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Email: boards.committees@gov.yk.ca
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    How members are selected

    Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Legislative Assembly.

    School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.

    Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

    • Yukon Development Corporation
    • Yukon Energy Corporation
    • Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    • Yukon Lottery Commission
    • Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
    • Yukon Arts Advisory Council
    • Yukon Utilities Board
    • Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
    • Yukon Human Rights Commission

    Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations.

  3. Current members
    • Carol Geddes, member from December 19, 2018, to December 18, 2021
    • Christopher Milner, member from June 23, 2017, to June 22, 2020
    • David Morrison, Board Chair, member from February 6, 2020, to February 5, 2023
    • Ernie Prokopchuk, member from July 5, 2018, to July 4, 2021
    • Jocelyn Curteanu, member from June 12, 2018, to June 11, 2021
    • John Burdek, member from May 1, 2018, to April 30, 2021
    • Judy Gingell, member from May 25, 2017, to May 24, 2020
    • Julia Salo, member from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020
    • Jun Hyeok (Eric) Kim, member from January 18, 2018, to January 17, 2021
    • Kathleen Van Bibber, member from September 11, 2019, to May 1, 2021
    • Shawn Allen, member from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020
    • Tom Ullyett, member from February 6, 2020, to February 5, 2023
    • Vera Holmes, member from May 6, 2018, to May 5, 2021
    • Senate member (not yet elected)
    • Faculty member (not yet elected)
    • Employee member (not yet elected)
    • Student member (not yet elected)
    • General member (not yet elected)
    • President of Yukon University, indeterminate
    • Chancellor of Yukon University, indeterminate

Contact 

For questions about the Yukon University Board of Governors phone 867-668-8800, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8800.