Peter Novak Media Award

Joe Novak wishes to make a $2,000 award available to a full-time student in Yukon University's Multimedia 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 in their last semester of Yukon University's Multimedia Communication 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 nominees

NOTE: No application is required for this award. Yukon University Multimedia Communication faculty will submit nominations by January 31, 2021.