December 2021

WHITEHORSE, YT—Generous Yukoners have raised $7429 to nourish YukonU students across the territory by purchasing 2600 reusable YukonU Together We Thrive tote bags at the Wykes’ Your Independent Grocer check out. The fundraising campaign and tote bags have proved so popular that owner/operator Mark Wykes has decided to keep it rolling into 2022.

Many donations were of the minimum $2 but the largest single contribution was $200.

The money raised has gone toward fresh fruit, pantry staples and holiday treats for all students in Campus Housing and students at community campuses across the territory. Funds will also contribute to stocking and maintaining the Ayamdigut Campus Student Food Bank through the next semester.

Dear students,

On October 15 we shared the Presidents Council’s decision to keep the Yukon University flags lowered until further notice in recognition of the confirmation of the many unmarked graves of Indigenous children found on Canadian Residential School grounds across Canada. Many other organizations and governments did the same. There was a national debate in November on when was the appropriate time to raise the flags of the Federal Government, they were then raised during Remembrance Day ceremonies and have remained up.