News: Yukonu Foundation

$22,200 in financial support available to YukonU students; Oct. 1 deadline approaches 

WHITEHORSE, YT—Yukon University Foundation has received $100,000 from the RBC Youth Mental Health Well-being Project to enhance student wellness initiatives.

YukonU will draw upon the newly released National Standard of Canada for Mental Health & Well-being for Post-Secondary Students to provide the framework for an integrated comprehensive Mental Health and Wellness strategy. This month, the university will form a mental health and wellness committee of students, staff, faculty and Elders to guide the design and delivery of new and expanded initiatives.

A vital first step to addressing mental health on campus is creating a climate in which people feel comfortable discussing it.