DR. KAREN BARNES.
PRESIDENT and VICE-CHANCELLOR of YUKON COLLEGE.
YUKON FIRST NATIONS HISTORY & CULTURE IN CURRICULUM.
WHY DID YOU MOVE TO THE ARCTIC?
WHAT PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOUR WORK.
GENDER DYNAMICS IN POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.
ADVICE TO YOUNG WOMEN.
CHANGING CURRICULUM IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD.
WOMEN IN YOUR FIELD.
WOMEN IN THE YUKON.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM WORKING IN THE YUKON.
GENDER IN THE WORKPLACE.
ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR NORTHERN WOMEN.
Dr. Karen Barnes has been the President of Yukon College in Whitehorse, Yukon since 2011. Prior to her appointment as President, Dr. Barnes served as Yukon College’s Vice President of Education and Training and as such was responsible for establishing the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining. Previously, she served as the Dean of Applied Arts and Science at Lethbridge College for six years. Currently Dr. Barnes chairs the governing committees for the Yukon Research Centre and the Northern Institute of Social Justice. Much of Dr. Barnes’ career has been devoted to issues of access and retention for marginalized communities. She co-chaired the CICan committee that developed the Indigenous Protocol for Canadian colleges and institutes. Since coming north, she continues to work closely with the other two territorial colleges in support of seeking pan-territorial solutions to research and education. Dr. Barnes holds a BA and a Professional After Degree in Education from the University of British Columbia, and a M.Ed (Adult Education) and a Doctorate in Education (Policy Studies) from the University of Alberta.
These videos are a part of a series of interviews conducted at “Women of the Arctic: Bridging Policy, Research, and Lived Experience”, a non-academic event co-organized with the UArctic and hosted by the 2018 UArctic Congress at the University of Helsinki
on September 6-7, 2018.