June 19, 2018
Dr. Bronwyn Hancock is the Associate Vice-President Research Development for Yukon College. She is responsible for the planning, development, and execution of research at Yukon College, and works to catalyze growth in research and scholarly activity at Yukon College as it becomes Yukon University, Canada’s first university north of sixty, in May 2020.
Dr. Hancock also oversees research activities at Yukon College’s Yukon Research Centre, which includes expertise and research leadership in climate change and adaptation, northern ways of life, permafrost, northern energy innovation, northern mine remediation, and biodiversity monitoring. She supports the Yukon Research Centre in creating and deepening strong and collaborative research relationships with indigenous, municipal, and territorial governments, industry, academia, and the private sector.
Dr. Hancock has also served as Manager of the Northern Climate ExChange, the climate change research group at the Yukon Research Centre. She oversaw a team that studies the impacts and adaptation opportunities associated with climate change in Yukon and northern Canada.
Throughout her work, Dr. Hancock supports the creation of opportunities for northern students to be involved in research. She is passionate about ensuring Yukon College is a place where co-created research serves to advance reconciliation in Canada’s North, and where northern students are empowered to ask and explore questions of their own using multiple forms of knowledge.
Dr. Hancock recently served as a member for Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Expert Panel on Adaptation and Resilience Results, and holds a doctorate in earth sciences from the University of Waterloo.