YK explores feasibility of varsity sport program at YukonU


The Government of Yukon has released a study exploring the feasibility of creating a varsity sports program at Yukon University. The report proposes that archery, cross-country, Dene games, basketball, and volleyball would be the most likely sports to be implemented. An article for CBC summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of such a proposal, pointing out that the presence of a varsity program could allow local athletes to compete closer to home, but could also incur significant costs. YK Education Minister Jeanie McLean said of the report: “It shows that varsity sport has viability in Yukon and I think that’s great news–and we still have a lot of work to do.”