Category Archives: Yukon College

Mining week in Yukon

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Industry and also research groups such as Yukon College hold a fair to speak about their work. There are activities for children like panning for gold and cracking apart geodes which are little rocks with crystalline interiors.


The Agridome: Prototype for Arctic agriculture

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The Cold Climate Innovation Centre at Yukon College has built a prototype Agridome. Glenn Scott says he hopes the design will prove so energy-efficient as to make it cost-effective to grow produce in the Arctic.

Experimental greenhouse at Yukon College

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Yukon College has some interesting projects. One of them is this experimental greenhouse which is attempting to discover ways of growing produce in the arctic. 

This all-season prototype in Whitehorse uses colourful LED lights to grow plants.

One use could be vegetables in small remote communities. The greenhouse includes a motorized shutter which opens and closes a window; sealing the cold outside in times of darkness.