Peter Novak Heritage and Culture Award

Joe Novak wishes to make a $2,000 award available to a full-time or part-time student in Yukon University’s Heritage and Culture program.


Joe Novak would like to make these awards available in memory of his son, Peter Novak. Peter was a Northerner who worked in both public and not-for-profit media organizations (CBC and CHON, respectively) in Nunavut, NWT and Yukon. He believed that the ability to tell stories about the North by Northerners was essential to sustaining healthy and vibrant communities.


Nominated students must:

  • Be registered full-time or part-time in Yukon University's Heritage and Culture program


  • Nominated students must have:
    • demonstrated a passion for their studies
    • demonstrated superior story-telling skills in their class projects
    • made a significant contribution to their fellow students and the university community
  • Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants

NOTE: No application is required for this award. Yukon University Heritage and Culture Certificate faculty will submit nominations by January 31, 2021.