Yukon Dispute Resolution Board Chair

Steven Smyth

Steven Smyth was born in Ottawa, Ontario but moved to the Yukon Territory for a year in 1963 with his parents. He lived in the Northwest Territories from 1966 to 1971, and returned to the Yukon in 1971.

Steve received his B.A. in Political Science from Notre Dame University in Nelson, B.C. in 1977, his M.A. in International Affairs from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1978, and his PH.D. in Interdisciplinary (Northern) Studies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2005. He worked for the Yukon Government for 28 years in the Department of Environment and the Executive Council Office, and retired from the public service in 2007.

Steve is the author of “The Yukon’s Constitutional Foundations: Vol. 1, The Yukon Chronology”, and has published papers on policy and constitutional issues in Arctic, Polar Records, and the Northern Review , and Studies in Folk Culture, and was a adjunct instructor of Political Science at Yukon College for 15 years. He is active in community affairs as a presiding Justice of the Peace and a Notary Public. He has served on the executives of: the Law Society of Yukon, the Yukon Public Legal Education Association, the Yukon Justice of the Peace Association, the Yukon Science Institute, Family Mediation Canada, Mediation Yukon, the Yukon Agricultural Association, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, and the Yukon Regional Group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.