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WHITEHORSE—Students in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program at Yukon College are focusing on the issue of housing as part of National Social Work Week in Canada (March 19-23).

The students have organized a silent auction in order to raise money that will assist people who are transitioning from precarious housing situations to long-term housing.

“All proceeds will be shared between three community organizations participating in the Landlords Working to End Homelessness (LWEH) program – Blood Ties Four Directions, Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre and FASSY,” said Stacey McDiarmid, third-year BSW student.

Funders and partners gathered today to launch teh Yukon Innovation Hub which will occupy the renovated Supervalu building on 2nd Ave.
Funders and partners gathered today to launch the Yukon Innovation Hub which will occupy the renovated Supervalu building on 2nd Ave.

College student success and donors celebrated

WHITEHORSE—The hard work and achievements of 42 Yukon College students will be celebrated this week at a special event called “Inspire: Student Success celebration”.

The event will bring together students who have received financial awards and the donors whose generosity make such awards possible. A total of $33,700 in bursaries and awards has been given to support students this academic year.

WHITEHORSE—Yukon College is holding a joint information session for prospective students considering a career in the helping professions on Tuesday, March 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse,

WestCAST delegation
l-r: Liard McMillan, Martin Farrow, Colin Hickman, Brian Lewthwaite, Johanna McClements, Anya Zimmerman and Meg Henderson. (Not pictured: Bryan Laloge and Charlene Baker.)

WHITEHORSE—Eight students in the Yukon Native Teacher Education Program (YNTEP) and YNTEP After-Degree program at Yukon College are in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this week.

Helina TenHoeve, Aviation Management Diploma student tests out the new flight similator
"Flying - this is my happy place!" - Helina TenHoeve, Aviation Management Diploma student tests out the new flight simulator

A new flight training simulator, the first of its kind in Canada’s North, has been installed at the Alkan Air Flight Academy in Whitehorse, Yukon. With support from the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon, the simulator was purchased by Yukon College as part of the Aviation Management Diploma Program.

Raising our voice yukon university poster

WHITEHORSE—Conversations about the strengths of Canada’s first university north of 60 will be front and centre in Ottawa next week. Investing in Northern Potential, a roundtable luncheon on Yukon University, will take place as part of this year’s Yukon Days.

(L-R) Dean of Applied Science & Management Maggie Dumkee, Alison Anderson, Dr. Lesley Shannon, Dr. Aynslie Ogden
(L-R) Dean of Applied Science & Management Maggie Dumkee, Alison Anderson, Dr. Lesley Shannon, Dr. Aynslie Ogden

WHITEHORSE—Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) announced today their first WWEST Associate Chair will be established at Yukon College.

Northern Review

WHITEHORSE—Gillian McKee spends a lot of time watching ravens: their swaggers, their struts, their gurgles and squawks. In McKee’s poem The Black Bird Gang, which is featured in the new issue of Yukon College’s Northern Review, she explores how the birds expertly toe… or rather, claw… the line between majestic and absurd.

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WhitehorseCold Climate Innovation (CCI) at Yukon College and Government of Yukon’s department of Economic Development have launched the fourth annual Yukon Innovation Prize (YIP). Yukoners can win up to $70,000 for their innovative product or service designed under the theme of social entrepreneurship.