Congratulations to University of Ottawa Common Law alumnus Tom E. Ullyett who was appointed Chair of the Board of Governors at Yukon College by the government of Yukon in September 2019 for a three-year term.
Prior to being appointed chair, Ullyett was a member at large of the Board of Governors at Yukon College. Throughout his career, he has worked for the Government of Yukon, as a deputy minister for the Department of Justice, and as a Public Service Commissioner. He is also a former president of the Yukon Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and was an instructor at the College for 12 years as well as a member of the College’s Northern Institute of Social Justice Governing Council for 5 years.
Members of The Board of Governors are appointed by the Commissioner in Executive Council. The Board consists of three First Nations members, three Community Campus members, three members-at-large, one staff representative, one student representative and the College President. Board members must live in Yukon for at least one year before being appointed.
As a member of the Board of Governors, Ullyett will play a role in overseeing Yukon College’s transition to Yukon University in May 2020, which will make it Canada’s first university north of 60 degrees.
Congratulations, Mr. Ullyett, on this excellent achievement!