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Indigenous Youth Voices - Coastal Connections 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Are you 18 – 35 and passionate about ocean conservation and Marine Protected Areas?
Would you like to participate in networking, team building and intergenerational knowledge exchange with your peers and experienced MPA practitioners?
If so, please apply to join the cohort of young professionals who will make “Coastal Connections” at the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5).

Deadline to apply: Monday, Nov. 21 at 11:59pm PST

MORE INFORMATION

APPLY

Managing Exam Anxiety Workshop

Worried about your upcoming exams? We're here to help! Join our counsellors for a workshop where you will learn strategies that will help you manage your exam and school related anxiety. 

Tuesday, November 22
12-1pm
Room A2305 (in the Student Success Division area) and on Zoom

Pizza lunch provided for in-person attendees! There are limited in-person spots, so be sure to sign up ahead of time by emailing msauvedupont@yukonu.ca

Canada vs. Belgium: World Cup viewing party

Join us in the Pit to watch Canada take on Belgium in their first World Cup match in 36 years! Watch on the big screen, grab some food, and make a craft to support your team!

Wednesday, November 23
12pm
The Pit

Fur Handwarmers Craft Workshop

Got cold hands? Join us for a workshop and leave with some new handwarmers! Hosted by Yukonstruct as part of Yukon Innovation Week, you will also learn about the history of trapping and the role of beaver fur in the Yukon. All students are welcome at this free event! Please register in advance by clicking the link below.

Friday, November 25
3-5pm
Room A2402

REGISTER

Have your say in YukonU's future!

Yukon University is hosting two engagement sessions for students to have their say in the university's Academic and Research Plan. They are seeking input on student services, programs, research and student life. What are they doing well? What do you want to see more of? What should they stop doing?

Free pizza lunch provided, and a chance to win a $50 grocery card for attending!

Monday, November 28 and Wednesday, November 30
12pm - 1pm
Room TBD

Friday, November 4 Last day to withdraw from courses without academic penalty
Friday, November 11 Remembrance Day (closed)
Wednesday, December 7 Last day of classes (fall term)
Note: December 6 will be on a Monday schedule and December 7 will be on a Friday schedule
Tuesday, December 20 Exams end

Join a club!

Clubs are a great way to build skills, get involved at YukonU, meet students with similar interests, and add leadership experience to your resume.

Check out all our current clubs at YukonU.ca/clubs-activities, or email studentlife@yukonu.ca to suggest your own.

Get active!

The gymnasium is open four times a week for pickup games of volleyball, basketball, soccer, or your favourite sport. Or join a yoga class on Tuesdays or Thursdays at lunchtime. Or work out with a friend in the Fitness Centre any day of the week.

Learn more at YukonU.ca/athletics-recreation

YukonU Animal Care Committee

We are seeking a student representative to serve as a volunteer member of the YukonU Animal Care Committee (ACC). The ACC meets 3 to 4 times annually and is responsible for ensuring the ethical use of animals in compliance with the guidelines and policies of the Canadian Council on Animal Care.

More details about this YukonU student position here. Please forward your expressions of interest with CV or resume and a letter of support from a University instructor to the Research Ethics Coordinator: Dr. Valoree Walker at vwalker@yukonu.ca.

Get feedback on your writing: WriteAway

WriteAway tutors provide feedback on course-based academic writing assignments keeping in mind the objective of developing the academic writing skills of the writer. Tutors will refer requests not related to the student’s academic career to other service providers.

This new service will complement the services already provided by the Writing Centre and Academic Support Centre. For more information or to submit a draft assignment, please visit writeaway.ca or yukonu.ca/asc

Students needed for YukonU photo & video shoots

  • Shoots range from 1 - 4 hours in length and may take place throughout the 2022-23 academic year.
  • YukonU students who participate can earn a minimum of $50, awarded as an honorarium, Campus Store giftcard or YukonU apparel.
  • Photos/video to be used in YukonU marketing and communication materials and may be submitted in the professional photographer's commercial portfolio.

Interested? Send us a selfie and let us know! Email: kwallace@yukonu.ca

YukonU Student Union

Learn more about YukonU Student Union

The Yukon University Undergraduate Student Union is here for you. We are the voice of undergraduate students and we are concerned with their interests and issues. Have a concern or an idea? What you want is what we want. So, let us know what’s important to you! Email us or get in touch through our Facebook Page.

Connected North Digital Inclusion Grants
Do you need a new laptop computer to participate effectively in online learning or complete school assignments?


Connected North provides Digital Inclusion Grants of laptop computers for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post-secondary students who would benefit from access to a personal computer.

 

Applications are still open via this online application form.

If you are interested in learning more or if you have any questions about the application or the grant, please reach out to a.reid@oceans.ubc.ca to schedule a time to connect.

CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary
  • $5,000 bursary to first or second-year students enrolled in a multi-year YukonU program
  • Eligible, interested students must let Bunne Palamar know of their intention to apply for the bursary by Friday, September 16.
  • They must submit their application and required supporting documents to her by Thursday, October 20 at 4:00pm.
  • Students CANNOT apply directly to CICan for this bursary. YukonU will review applications to select a single YukonU nominee.

Learn more on the CICan website

Email Bunne Palamar to apply  

If you're looking for information about financial aid, contact Bunne Palamar at financialaid@yukonu.ca or book a meeting through calendly.

Book an appointment


Employment opportunities 

YukonU job postings  YuWin job board

Yukon University is not responsible for, and makes no representations regarding, the safety, wages, working conditions, working environment, skills, work ethic, taxes, personal injury or any aspect of employment arising out of or connected with third party jobs posted. We reserve the right to monitor all employment postings and to refuse a posting in Yukon University's sole discretion.

Title

Employer

Link

Application deadline

Program Director Arctic Youth Network View job posting Rolling (as soon as possible)

Editorial Director

Arctic Youth Network View job posting Rolling (as soon as possible)
Student eCommerce Advisor Tech Yukon View job posting Rolling (as soon as possible)
Connected North School Lead & Indigenous Student Engagement Coordinator TakingITGlobal View job posting ASAP (position starts August 2022)

Manager of Volunteer and Community Services

Whitehorse Food Bank View job posting Rolling
Jared in two images.

Students explore the effects of electric vehicles on Yukon power systems

Student research assistants were employed to study whether the Yukon’s power system can handle an increase in demand created by electric vehicles and smart heating units.
Tristan and Steve July 2022

Teaming together for forest regeneration

YukonU instructors are researching the effectiveness of site preparation methods that may improve forest regeneration after harvesting in the southwest Yukon.
the team with a biodigester

Student uses skills from BBA program for internship with local business

Student Kaitlin Halickman helped predict the economic viability of a biodigester as part of her paid internship with the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program. 

Mavis and Tessie pose with artifacts

Students map the past with artifacts!

Student research assistants Mavis Chan and Tessie Aujla spent their summer cataloguing Beringian artifacts that have never before been found in Canada. Their valuable work was guided by YukonU instructor Norman Alexander Easton, a renowned Beringian archeologist who uncovered the significance of the Little John archaeological site in southwest Yukon.