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Student Newsletter Spotlight: Polaris Project
 
Help Shape the new Science Building!

Save the dates! The design team for the Polaris Project, the new science building at Ayamdigut campus, is looking for input from students and staff on what they'd like to see in the building.

Join us for the next design workshop, with input sessions running July 19 to July 21.

Email mturpin@yukonu.ca with questions, or watch this space for details.

*Image reflects an early building concept drawn before the architectural firm had been chosen.

Welcoming the Governor General to Ayamdigut

On Tuesday, June 28, 10am to 11am, we are pleased to welcome the Governor General Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon to Ayamdigut Campus. This is a great opportunity to show off our amazing institution as the Governor General makes her way across the country during her summer tour. 

Her Excellency’s visit is orchestrated closely and accompanied by security. From 9:30am to 11:30am, there will be stanchions:

  • around the Welcome Centre
  • outlining the path between the Welcome Centre and Innovation Commons
  • within the Commons

During this time, you may be directed out of these areas by Campus Security, Facilities, members of Her Excellency's staff, security detail or the RCMP.  In addition, there are likely to be members of the media and a photographer.

You may be able to see or wave at Her Excellency at the Welcome Centre of Ayamdigut Campus around 10am. 

New Bookstore Hours

The Campus Bookstore is switching to summer hours!
As of Monday, June 20th, our hours will be Monday to Friday 8:30 to 2:30.

Tuesday, June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day (closed)
Tuesday, June 28 Last Day of Classes (Spring Session)
Friday, July 1 Canada Day (closed)
Monday,  July 4 Summer Session Begins

 

YukonU Headversity App

YukonU is piloting a new interactive mobile app, Headversity, aimed at building mental health resilience skills with students, faculty and staff. 

Install the app on your mobile device, input your preferred email address and use the YukonU student code emailed to your YukonU account, register, and begin your resilience journey. Our Connect Team is available to assist if you need help installing the app.  

For more info read this message from YukonU President Lesley Brown.

New Service for Students: 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

Volunteer with the Adäka Cultural Festival

The Adäka Cultural Festival is looking for volunteers from June 23 to July 27, 2022, for their 10 year anniversary festival this June and July.

Volunteers will receive a Festival t-shirt and earn credits towards a purchase in the Gallery.

For more information, call 867-667-7698 ext. 202, or email volunteers@yfnct.ca

Apply online at adakafestival.ca

Ocean Survey

An MSc student project at University College Dublin aims to understand our relationship and understanding of the ocean. We invite Yukon residents ages 18 -25 to complete this 5+ minute survey, unaided and without researching online, so as to gauge pre-existing knowledge.  Your help is greatly appreciated!  If you have any questions, please contact Chloe at chloe.eckert@ucdconnect.ie.

Click here to participate

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.

Joyce Foundation Bursary for UAP & bridging students (deadline: mid-June)

Two $3,000 bursaries have been made possible by a generous donation from The Joyce Family Foundation, which is committed to providing access to education for youth who face significant financial barriers and who have demonstrated the ability to overcome obstacles and adversity.

These bursaries will be awarded annually to deserving undergraduate students entering Year One of the University Access Pathways program at YukonU. These awards may be renewed up to two times with good academic standing and active participation in the Peer to Peer Mentor program.

Deadline extended to mid-June!

View more details and apply

6 Northwestel scholarships for Northern students (deadline: June 30)

Northwestel is investing in the future of the North by supporting northern students attending post-secondary institutions.  Each year, the Northern Futures Scholarship program offers six (6) $4000.00 scholarships to students from communities across the North, and the potential to be hired at Northwestel as a summer student or for a career upon graduation. Our goal is to award at least half of the scholarships to Indigenous students every year.

To apply and learn more about the Northern Futures Scholarship program, please visit www.nwtel.ca/scholarships.
Applications are due by June 30, 2022

Girls Write the Future! Support for Indigenous women starting university (deadline: July 1)

This scholarship will cover up to $5000 of tuition fees per year for students beginning their studies at McGill University, the University of Winnipeg or Yukon University. 

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Identify as female,
  • Be Indigenous, Inuit or Métis,
  • Intend to graduate from high school this academic year (or have already graduated but not started university),
  • Have an overall high school GPA of 3.0/4.0, 75% or equivalent, 
  • Have a proven track record of community service and engagement. 

Since this is the first year that we’re offering this scholarship, we’ve extended the application deadline to Friday, July 1st, 2022 before midnight. We will do our best to respond to your application within 4-6 weeks of the deadline.

Visit the website to learn more and apply

Sharing the Land Scholarship (deadline: July 31)

The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board is offering two $2,000 scholarships for students that are Yukon residents, and are currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution. The deadline to apply is July 31st at 4:00 pm (local time).

Apply online

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

Welcome Center Hosts/Admin Support Yukon University View job posting July 31, 2022 or earlier
Junior Research Analyst (Varsity Sports) Sidekick/MH3 Collective View job posting Rolling (as soon as possible)
Communications Assistant (Fall or Winter) CIRNAC View job posting June 26, 2022 (Fall) or rolling (Winter)
Portrait of BBA student Donna-Marie Haughton

BBA students support speech and language services company for their capstone project

Navneet Nijhar and Donna-Marie Haughton, collaborated with Boreal Clinic for a new BBA capstone course.
john holding one of the microplastic traps

Measuring microplastics in Whitehorse air

YukonU Instructor Dr. Jonathan Postma is pioneering a microplastic study in the Yukon with the help of two student research assistants.
permafrost analysis

Mapping permafrost vulnerability of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation’s Traditional Territory

A student research assistant helps assess the vulnerability of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation (CAFN) Traditional Territory to climate change and permafrost degradation by analyzing sediment found in permafrost cores.
Jared and Joe Copper Jack

Indigenous and Western knowledge(s) in equity for conservation

Jared Gonet is working in collaboration with a number of Yukon First Nations to explore how Indigenous and Western knowledge can equally create conservation solutions.