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Yukon College may get degree-granting powers

Legislation would allow the school to award bachelor degrees

From the CBC News:

A bill currently before the Yukon legislature could finally enable the territory’s college to award bachelor degrees, a major step that the college’s president says will need some time to implement. Terry Weniger said it would likely be at least five years before Yukon College can issue its first degrees, should the bill pass.

“There’s a few years of preparation so that the college will be able to get the academic credibility and get some internal … organizational things in place, but it’s, I think, very significant,” Weniger told CBC News on Monday.

The college started out as a vocational school in the 1960s. It is currently in a partnership with the University of Regina to offer Yukoners bachelor degree programs in education and social work.

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