Yukon University (formerly Yukon College) is a partner in EleV, a collaborative initiative that is creating opportunities for Indigenous learners to be full partners in their education and journey to work.
In 2017, building on the financial contributions from government, the private sector, and Indigenous communities, the Mastercard Foundation committed $4.6 million over five years to Yukon University to enhance the holistic support for Indigenous learners.
The partnership with Yukon University includes:
- Supporting 300 new and current Indigenous students, to better navigate academic and non-academic barriers, thereby improving retention rates.
- Dedicated teams who provide 1:1 support, navigation, and outreach, including a focus on incarcerated young people and in-community programming.New online courses (and innovations in distance delivery) reaching and engaging rural students in postsecondary education, including building the capacity of community education and employment workers to support young people.
- Indigenous youth leadership development, including experiential learning opportunities in science and traditional knowledge and immersive on-campus opportunities.
- Career counselling and supportto help young people see a path to post-secondary and connect that to their aspirations and work opportunities.