Student Life Newsletter

Students vs Instructors soccer game Feb 8

There will be a students vs faculty/staff soccer game at lunch (12-1pm) in the gym on February 8! Email studentlife@yukonu.ca to sign up to play.

Friday, Jan 13 2023 Last day to add or change courses - Final day for refund
Monday, Jan 23 2023 International applications open for Winter 2024
Monday, Jan 23 2023 International applications close for Spring/Summer 2023 (202203)
Tuesday, Feb 7 2023 Last day to withdraw or change to audit from fall term academic courses (run from September to April) without academic penalty
Wednesday, Feb 15 2023 Last day to apply to graduate
Monday, Feb 20 - Thursday, Feb 23 2023 Reading week (no classes)
Friday, Feb 24 2023 Heritage Day (closed)
Thursday, Mar 9 2023 Last day to withdraw or change to audit from winter term academic courses without academic penalty
Wednesday, Mar 15 2023 Registration opens for Spring/Summer 2023
Friday, Apr 7 2023 Good Friday (closed)
Monday, Apr 10 2023 Easter Monday (closed)
Tuesday, Apr 11 2023 Last day of regularly scheduled classes
Wednesday, Apr 12 2023 Replacement day for Monday classes
Thursday, Apr 13 2023 Replacement day for Friday classes
Friday, Apr 14 2023 Examination period begins
Wednesday, Apr 26 2023 Examination period ends

Join a club!

Clubs are a great way to build skills, get involved at YukonU, meet students with similar interests, and add leadership experience to your resume.

Check out all our current clubs, or email studentlife@yukonu.ca to suggest your own.

Get active!

The gymnasium is open four times a week for pickup games of volleyball, basketball, soccer, or your favourite sport. Or join a yoga class on Tuesdays or Thursdays at lunchtime. Or work out with a friend in the Fitness Centre any day of the week.

Learn more

YukonU Animal Care Committee

We are seeking a student representative to serve as a volunteer member of the YukonU Animal Care Committee (ACC). The ACC meets 3 to 4 times annually and is responsible for ensuring the ethical use of animals in compliance with the guidelines and policies of the Canadian Council on Animal Care.

More details about this YukonU student position here. Please forward your expressions of interest with CV or resume and a letter of support from a University instructor to the Research Ethics Coordinator: Dr. Valoree Walker at vwalker@yukonu.ca.

Get feedback on your writing: WriteAway

WriteAway tutors provide feedback on course-based academic writing assignments keeping in mind the objective of developing the academic writing skills of the writer. Tutors will refer requests not related to the student’s academic career to other service providers.

This new service will complement the services already provided by the Writing Centre and Academic Support Centre. For more information or to submit a draft assignment, please visit writeaway.ca or yukonu.ca/asc

Students needed for YukonU photo & video shoots

  • Shoots range from 1 - 4 hours in length and may take place throughout the 2022-23 academic year.
  • YukonU students who participate can earn a minimum of $50, awarded as an honorarium, Campus Store giftcard or YukonU apparel.
  • Photos/video to be used in YukonU marketing and communication materials and may be submitted in the professional photographer's commercial portfolio.

Interested? Send us a selfie and let us know! Email: kwallace@yukonu.ca

YukonU Student Union

Learn more about YukonU Student Union

The Yukon University Undergraduate Student Union is here for you. We are the voice of undergraduate students and we are concerned with their interests and issues. Have a concern or an idea? What you want is what we want. So, let us know what’s important to you! Email us or get in touch through our Facebook Page.

Connected North Digital Inclusion Grants
Do you need a new laptop computer to participate effectively in online learning or complete school assignments?


Connected North provides Digital Inclusion Grants of laptop computers for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post-secondary students who would benefit from access to a personal computer.

 

Applications are still open via this online application form.

If you are interested in learning more or if you have any questions about the application or the grant, please reach out to a.reid@oceans.ubc.ca to schedule a time to connect.

CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary
  • $5,000 bursary to first or second-year students enrolled in a multi-year YukonU program
  • Eligible, interested students must let Bunne Palamar know of their intention to apply for the bursary by Friday, September 16.
  • They must submit their application and required supporting documents to her by Thursday, October 20 at 4:00pm.
  • Students CANNOT apply directly to CICan for this bursary. YukonU will review applications to select a single YukonU nominee.

Learn more on the CICan website

Email Bunne Palamar to apply  

If you're looking for information about financial aid, contact Bunne Palamar at financialaid@yukonu.ca or book a meeting through calendly.

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Employment opportunities 

YukonU job postings  YuWin job board

Yukon University is not responsible for, and makes no representations regarding, the safety, wages, working conditions, working environment, skills, work ethic, taxes, personal injury or any aspect of employment arising out of or connected with third party jobs posted. We reserve the right to monitor all employment postings and to refuse a posting in Yukon University's sole discretion.

Title

Employer

Link

Application deadline

Program Director Arctic Youth Network View job posting Rolling (as soon as possible)

Editorial Director

Arctic Youth Network View job posting Rolling (as soon as possible)
Student eCommerce Advisor Tech Yukon View job posting Rolling (as soon as possible)
Connected North School Lead & Indigenous Student Engagement Coordinator TakingITGlobal View job posting ASAP (position starts August 2022)

Manager of Volunteer and Community Services

Whitehorse Food Bank View job posting Rolling
Anna Billowits

Collaborative health research

Master's student Anna Billowits believes that health-related research can be made relevant and useful to everyone through collaboration.
Sara and David

Understanding food insecurity in Yukon communities 

YukonU researchers are assessing food security in the Yukon by looking at the effects of food hamper distributions to communities during the pandemic. 
Jared in two images.

Students explore the effects of electric vehicles on Yukon power systems

Student research assistants were employed to study whether the Yukon’s power system can handle an increase in demand created by electric vehicles and smart heating units.
Tristan and Steve July 2022

Teaming together for forest regeneration

YukonU instructors are researching the effectiveness of site preparation methods that may improve forest regeneration after harvesting in the southwest Yukon.