Academic Support Centre

Academic support centre

The Academic Support Centre (ASC) exists to support all Yukon University students on-campus and by distance.

The Academic Support Centre in room A2309 at the Ayamdigut Campus offers a supportive and welcoming space to study and receive help with writing, math, computers, and other academic skills.

Book an appointment 

Click on the button(s) below to book an in-person or by distance appointment for support in the relevant topic area. 

If you would like to meet with a specific advisor/coach, please contact the School of Academic and Skill Development reception at 867 668 8850.

ESL Writing Centre Writing Centre Case Manager
CAP Science Centre Math Centre ACCT 101 & MATH 14

Contact the Academic Support Centre

Email us year-round or phone us during scheduled walk-in hours at 867 456 6996. Text us anytime at 867 334 6749.

Distance help

If you are not at Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse, our instructors are available to help by phone, text messaging, or video conference. This is the same service as our walk-in help, offered by distance.

Distance help is available at different times throughout the week. Please check the schedule online for availability. You can text questions at any time, and an instructor will respond during scheduled hours.

Connect with us:

For assistance connecting with resources to support your academic success, please reach out to Megan Skarnulis – call, text or email.


Walk-in help

Our instructors are here to help. Stop into room A2309 for help with writing, math, computers, and other academic skills.

Subject specific assistance is available throughout the year, but please note that services are more readily available during the fall and winter terms.

During the fall and winter terms, instructor hours in the ASC include daytime and some late days.

Check the whiteboard in A2309 or the link below for the latest schedule updates.

View the Academic Support Centre online schedule


Zoom video-conferencing

If you would like to connect live by video-conference with an instructor, to share documents, or to use a shared whiteboard, then follow these simple steps:

  1. Connect with an instructor by phone or text first at 867 334 6749.
  2. The instructor will open a Zoom meeting.
  3. You will need a mobile phone or internet connected computer with a microphone and video camera.
  4. Click the link below to join the meeting and work with the instructor live online.

Join Zoom meeting


Help with web-conferencing and distance learning
An e-learning mentor can help you with:
  • Using educational technology to attend a live class via videoconferencing.
  • Using the internet to access your course materials.
  • Learning how to succeed as a distance learner.
  • Access to academic and personal support.

Email an e-learning mentor

Learn more about distance learning at Yukon University


Struggling with non-academic issues?

Case Manager helps with:

  • Accessing resources (counselling, financial aid, food, housing).
  • Getting a computer for school or forming a study group.
  • Other helpful organizations outside of Yukon University.

Email our Case Manager or call 867 668 8752.


Writing tips & support 

Coaches from across the University are here to offer writing support through one-on-one appointments or small groups of 2 – 3 students with the same question. Visit the Lorene Robertson Writing Centre, for help to:

  • Get started on an assignment and focus your ideas.
  • Outline and plan your assignment.
  • Write clearly, logically and effectively.
  • Address specific needs and writing problems.
  • Revise the first and final drafts of your project.
  • Gain confidence in your writing.

For in-person appointments, the Centre coaching office is located near the Academic Support Centre in room A2306/7.

You can also participate in a coaching appointments over the phone or by video-conferencing.

Please see the Academic Support Centre schedule for a description of specific English courses supported by instructors.

For helps and guides on writing essays, formatting, citations, research strategies, and more, visit the Library Services' Helps and Guides.

View the helps and guides page


Math tips & support

Coaches from across the University are here to offer support for math course concepts through one-on-one appointments or small groups of 2 – 3 students with the same question.

For in-person appointments, check-in at reception in A2300 or at the Academic Support Centre. You can also participate in coaching appointments over the phone or by video-conferencing.

Please see the Academic Support Centre schedule for a description of specific Math courses supported by instructors.


Preparing for Assessments

Are you preparing for the Yukon University Entrance Assessments?

Yukon University assessments measure a student’s abilities in mathematics and English, and help Academic Advisors place students in the appropriate courses.

Pick up a paper copy of practice materials from the Academic Support Centre or access them below.

English Assessment practice:

Accuplacer Reading Sample Questions
Accuplacer Writing Sample Questions 
ESL Reading Skills
WritePlacer Guide with Sample Essays

Math Assessment practice:

Math 1: Arithmetic Review
Math 2: Algebra Review
Video links for both math review packages (and for use with CAP math courses)

See the Assessments & Testing webpage for more information about Yukon University Assessments.