September 2022

WHITEHORSE, YT An exhibit of paintings by Maegan Garrett celebrates the beauty of the written word. 

“In our world of instant gratification and disposable culture, a writer’s ability to paint vivid pictures with words is something we need to hold onto. Playing with language is an underappreciated art form in a social climate of sound bites and memes. The exhibit, Wordscapes: Paintings Shaped in Books, is my way of celebrating great writing and the art of language”, said Garrett. 

On September 1, the Every Child Matters flag was raised and will fly for the entire month. On September 30, the National Truth & Reconciliation Survivors flag will be raised and fly permanently in honour of Residential School survivors. The Survivors’ Flag - NCTR.

WHITEHORSE, YT—This year, Yukon University students have access to over $53,000 in financial support thanks to the generosity of donors across the Yukon and Canada. The application deadline for $31,000 in student awards is October 3, with a further $22,000 available in the winter semester with an application deadline of January 31. 

WHITEHORSE, YT—Close to 500 rock and mineral samples collected from across Yukon and the western United States by the late George Gilbert, a respected Yukon geologist and placer inspector, has been donated to the Earth Sciences program at Yukon University by Gilbert’s children, Mark Gilbert and Dolly Robertson.   

Dear students and colleagues, 

Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s Head of State, passed away today at the age of 96. Accordingly, the flags at Ayamdigut campus that can be lowered will fly at half-mast until the day following the Queen’s memorial service in Canada (date to be determined). Her eldest son, King Charles III is Canada’s new Head of State. 

WHITEHORSE, YTThree students and one faculty member from Yukon University have spent several months in Norway and Sweden this year thanks to the north2north mobility program through the University of the Arctic 

Dear students and colleagues,

My heart is with the communities of James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan, as well as the students, faculty and staff among us who have ties to Saskatchewan, following the unspeakable actions that have left 10 dead and many injured in those communities.  

It is right to be shocked by such news and right to feel upset. Many of us feel grief for these communities even though we may not have direct connection to them.