Student Life Newsletter

Get into Research Student Panel | Wed. Sept. 20 | 12-1pm | Pit with Pizza

Curious about research at YukonU? Hoping to find a job on campus or start your own project? Stop by the Pit to learn more from students actively working on research projects!

Get into Research Poster

 Zumba Classes for Students and Staff| Every Monday | 12-1pm | Gym

Bring your indoor shoes, a water bottle and some energy for this free fitness class! All levels welcome. (No classes on Monday October 2nd and 9th in observance of the holidays.)

Zumba Class

Final day to change programs
Departmental approval required
Fri, Sep 15 2023
Final day to add, drop, or change courses
Final day for refund
Fri, Sep 15 2023
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (observed) - YukonU closed Mon, Oct 2 2023
Deadline to apply for Fall 2023 awards Tues, Oct 3 2023
Thanksgiving - YukonU closed Mon, Oct 9 2023
Registration opens for Winter 2024 Mon, Oct 16 2023

Student life opportunities

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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. Currently we have three clubs looking for new members!

Upcoming Clubs 

YukonU Handgames Club - Starting the week of October 2nd, the Handgames Club will be hosting games in the gym from 12-1pm every Friday.

YukonU Chess Club 
Will be looking for players to join soon - stay tuned for more information!

YukonU Basketball Club 
Bring your indoor shoes, a water bottle, and get ready to shoot some hoops! All students and skill levels welcome. 
Saturday, 8pm-10pm, Gym

YukonU Fibre Arts Club
Bring a project to work on in the company of other crafters! We welcome crafters of all levels to practice skills and work in a supportive and inclusive setting. 
Every Thursday, 12pm-1pm, Kinnikinnick Kaff

YukonU Beading Club
Drop in weekly to start your next project and learn traditional beading techniques from Elders on campus. All students and skill levels welcome! 
Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm, Samay Thia Lounge 

Check out all our current clubs, or email to suggest your own.

Get active!

The gymnasium is open throughout the week for drop-in sports including volleyball, basketball, soccer, badminton and more. We are also offering some fitness classes and weekly games of indoor soccer and flag football.

Or work out with a friend in the Fitness Centre any day of the week.

Learn more

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 or

Upcoming Awards and Financial Aid Opportunities

Visit the YukonU website to see all of our awards and financial aid opportunities. The deadline to apply for Fall 2023 awards is Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

External Awards and Financial Aid Opportunities

Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship - Application dates: September 1 - October 13
Stantec is committed to providing a platform to support the next generation of leaders and champions in our industry, and we are focused on growing diversity within the science, technology, engineering, art/architecture, and math (STEAM) fields. 

We believe everyone has a right to education, and we are committed to providing people in historically underrepresented and Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) groups with financial aid.

You can learn more and start an application at STANTEC.COM/EQUITYANDDIVERSITYSCHOLARSHIP.

CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program - Deadline to contact YukonU Financial Aid Advisor is September 22
If you are interested in this award please contact us directly at to confirm you meet the below eligibility criteria and would like to be considered for nomination - do not apply directly for the bursary.

The Colleges and Institutes Canada Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program provides financial support to college and institute students that demonstrate financial need and face challenges or barriers to participating in and completing post-secondary education. Students attending colleges or institutes in rural, remote, or northern areas will be given preference for the bursaries of up to $5,000 each.

Eligibility for this bursary is as follows:
-must be the first time attended a post-secondary (university or college)
-must be enrolled full-time in the first or second year of a multi-year program 
-must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, permanent resident, or a protected person

-have overcome challenges/barriers to attend YukonU
-involved in community
-willing to secure three letters of recommendation
-willing to write a 1,500 word essay

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.




Application deadline

Zach kneeling next to monitor

Industrial disturbance and wolverines

Master’s student Zachary Fogel is studying the impact of industrial disturbance on wolverines in the Klondike goldfields with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation, and Government of Yukon Department of Environment. 


International student, to researcher, to lab technician

Inderjeet Kaur arrived at YukonU as an international student and is now teaching introductory chemistry and running the YukonU Research Centre lab!
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.