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WHITEHORSE, YTOver 800 employees of Yukon College between 1988 and 2020 are being celebrated in a new display unveiled today at Yukon University’s Ayamdigut Campus.  

WHITEHORSE, YTYukon University has partnered with NorthwesTel Community

 

WHITEHORSE, YT— The winners of the seventh annual Yukon Innovation Prize (YIP) have been chosen. YukonU’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) is pleased to announce that Gúnta Business has won the grand prize of $30,000 for a virtual engagement service designed to meet the needs of northern communities.  

WHITEHORSE, YT— Yukon University anthropology instructor, Norman Easton, has recently published the first ethnohistory of the Yukon Alaska borderlands in partnership with the US National Park Service. An Ethnohistory of the Chisana River Basin documents the First Nations’ use of the upper Tanana River basin based on ethnographic, archival, and archaeological research.  
 
Easton has worked in the Yukon-Alaska borderlands since 1990, documenting traditional and contemporary culture, native language, land use, and archaeology. The relationships that he cultivated with the communities of Beaver Creek, Northway, Tetlin, Tanacross, and Mentasta, among others, led to thousands of hours of interviews to support this publication. 
 

WHITEHORSE, YUKON—After a COVID-19 enforced break last year, high school, post-secondary students and apprentices will come together this Saturday to test their skills against one another. The 20 participants are competing for a spot to represent Team Yukon at the Skills Canada Virtual National Competition on June 15.

The one-day competition will once again be hosted primarily at Yukon University’s Ayamdigut campus, with a handful of contests also taking place at a Whitehorse school & Duncan’s Ltd. With strict COVID-19 protocols the event can run in -person for participants and judges however, the public, family and friends are unable to be present to cheer on competitors.

WHITEHORSE, YTKetza Construction Corporation has donated $250,000 to Yukon University in support of

YukonU’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) has created a summer entrepreneurship program for youth. The Summer Biz School is a part-time program for university students to develop their skills and potential business idea with the support of I&E and local entrepreneurs.

WHITEHORSE, YT—Forty, full-time Yukon University students are receiving a brand-new laptop this month to support their educational success during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventeen will also get a one-year internet package.

Lenovo kickstarted this generous initiative by donating 40 ThinkPad laptops. Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel jumped onboard to donate support for eight internet packages. When seventeen students were identified as needing internet support, a Yukon University Foundation board member and an anonymous donor stepped forward to support an additional nine internet packages.

WHITEHORSE, YT—The Yukon University Board of Governors is inviting public input into its priorities as the University continues its evolution over the next few years.  

WHITEHORSE, YT—Yukon University has received $50,000 from the Bell Let’s Talk Diversity Fund towards the development of an integrated Mental Health and Wellness Strategy for students and employees.

The funding was announced last week as part of $1 million in grants announced by Bell Let’s Talk for organizations across Canada.

Canadians benefit from a health care system that is informed by research evidence—and by the voices of patients and caregivers. That is why it is essential that the government invest in patient-oriented research, which engages patients as partners throughout the research process.

Today, the Honourable Pauline Frost, Yukon’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Health, announced a combined investment of $10.4 million in funding and in-kind contributions to establish a Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials (SUPPORT) Unit in the Yukon.