New Executive Director has been hired!
The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of a new Executive Director, Coral Voss.
Coral has been in the Yukon for seven years, and brings to YCS an interdisciplinary research background refined during her studies at UBC in Conservation Biology and Anthropology. She further advanced her studies while completing her education at York University earning her Master’s in Environmental Studies and Master’s diploma in Environmental/Sustainability Education. Her research has been focused on climate change, environmental holism, knowledge co-creation and relational bridging between knowledge systems. Prior to coming to YCS, she was the Executive Director of the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research (AICBR). Coral also brings more than 20 years of administrative experience to her role at YCS. In addition, she is a Sessional Instructor at Yukon University.
Coral states she, "believes that the Yukon is an extraordinary and unique place both in its landscapes and people. This new role will offer me the chance to continue a life-long learning of and keenness for the natural world. I am delighted to have the opportunity to be a part of a group of passionate people to ensure that the uniqueness of this place is entrusted to the generations to come. I think it is important for YCS to strive to engage with and acknowledge the voices of all Yukoners."
YCS President Jared Gonet says: “As we work towards a Just Recovery we need someone who can bring communities together and implement lasting change where the voice of YCS, Indigenous and local communities, governments, and the voiceless may be heard / listened to, we believe Coral can lead YCS in this.”
Coral will be working part-time on Mondays in August, and will be starting full-time at YCS effective August 31st. She will also attend our celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the YCS Free Trail Guiding Program and Summer BBQ on August 14th which is open to members, volunteers and the public (by RSVP).