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Northern Systems Major [ALES]


Canada's North is experiencing unprecedented rates of change in environmental, social, and economic conditions. This major is offered in partnership with Yukon College, and primarily delivered in Whitehorse, Yukon. The program applies a systems perspective to understanding the implications of rapid change affecting the North, and developing responses that promote resilience and adaptation. Strong foundations in natural and social sciences provide a platform for exploring approaches to conservation and sustainability in northern regions. Students will experience a learning environment respectful of the area's ecological, cultural and socio-economic realities. Graduates are prepared for careers in federal, territorial and First Nations governments, with resource industries, conservation organizations, and consulting companies operating in the North, and in environmental education and outreach.