Yukon gets its first research lab

$2.7-million facility

The new Yukon Research Centre at Yukon College, a $2.7-million facility, is the first dedicated post-secondary research lab in the territory. The facility has a bio-hazard lab, office space for visiting researchers and a collections room, according to CBC News. There’s already one visiting master’s student studying owls at the facility, but up to 15 researchers are expected to be there by 2012. Money for the project came from the federal government’s Arctic Research Infrastructure Fund.