Winter Semester 2022

The COVID-19 Omicron wave here in the Yukon has not yet peaked, therefore, to provide certainty around learning and service delivery online classes and services will be extended.

Until the end of Reading Week (Feb. 24):

  • Classes will be taught online where possible.
    • Trades/vocational classes, multi-media labs, and community programs will continue with in-person delivery, in accordance with masking requirements and Safe 6 plus 1 precautions.

As such, please expect Ayamdigut campus in-person services such as the Library, Admissions and Registration, Student Success Division, the Kaff and Campus Store to be limited. Services are available remotely, please check YukonU.ca for contact details.

Students – Please check Moodle and/or ask your instructor if you are uncertain about how to access your program or lab.

Stay up to date on all COVID-19 information

Mandatory vaccines 

We want to remind everyone that starting February 18, 2022, we will require all students, employees, contractors and visitors at all YukonU campuses to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Learn more

N95 masks and accessing Ayamdigut main building

Given the limited number of students and employees currently on campus, we're discontinuing the COVID questionnaire and temperature check at Entrances 1 and 5. Starting Monday Jan. 17, the Ayamdigut campus main building can be accessed via any entrance. As always, please do not come to campus if sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. 

As an added safety measure, we have purchased N95 masks for students and instructors participating in classes and labs that must be in-person, as well as those employees in shared workspaces. As of Monday, January 17, N95 masks are available from your instructor or supervisor. You are not required to wear an N95 mask, but it will provide a greater level of protection than cloth masks. Please note that these masks are expensive and challenging to procure, they will only be used in the above circumstances.
 

  Campus Store Open in New Location – C1540 

The Campus Store is under renovation due to the recent flood. Be sure to drop by their new temporary location in C1540! They are open daily 9-3pm until December 23 and 9-12pm on December 24. Coffee, tea and general happiness is served daily (baked good and lunch are at the Kaff which opens at 8am)! 

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

On January 26th, Yukon University will be joining #BellLetsTalk Day to end stigma around mental health challenges and help you connect with supports on campus and virtually.

Join us for a Virtual Meet & Greet with your wellness team from 11am to 12pm on Wednesday, January 26thBring a friend, family member of any age, or furry companion.

The Ayamdigut, Carcross, Dawson, and Pelly campuses will also be distributing bags with food and wellness resources.

Contact studentlife@yukonu.ca or your local campus coordinator for more details

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UArctic north2north exchange Q&A

We will be hosting two Q&A sessions, January 26, noon-1:00 pm and February 1 from 11:00am-noon.

Register to attend a Q&A session:

January 26, noon-1:00 pm 

February 1 from 11:00am-noon 

Deadline to apply for an exchange opportunity is February 18, 2022

Learn more about UArctic

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Join us around the campfire

Thursdays
12 - 2pm

Roddy's camp
Ayamdigut campus


Student life opportunities 

Community events 

 UArctic north2north exchange

UArctic is a network of universities, colleges, research institutes, and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North. As part of UArctic's mobility program “north2north”, YukonU will be offering a number of grants for students to take part in an exchange for the 2022-23 academic year.

Deadline to apply for grants is February 18, 2022.

Visit YukonU.ca/uarctic to find out how to apply and eligibility requirements.

  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.  

Two minutes after answering some questions, you will have your personal resilience score and suggested training and tools to focus on. For more info read this message from YukonU President Lesley Brown.

  YukonU Graduation Committee – Student Volunteer Position 

The YukonU Graduation Committee is looking for a student to help plan our May 2022 convocation ceremony.

Please email Kara Mott at kmott@yukonu.ca to learn more about the opportunity and get involved!

Apply for the YukonU awards & bursaries

Apply for the YukonU Student Financial Awards/Bursaries with over 20 awards/bursaries available!

Deadline:  January 31, 2022

For more information, contact:
Bunne Palamar, Financial Aid Advisor

financialaid@yukonu.ca
867-668-5209

Book an appointment for questions or assistance in applying

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) Scholarships

The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) offers several awards and scholarships to full-time, part-time, college and university students at all levels. Area of study must have an Arctic (or Antarctic) component: natural & social sciences. Applications are due January 31st, 2022.

Learn more and apply at acuns.ca

Bursaries available for first-time degree students

If you are currently enrolled in your first degree program, or are thinking of starting a degree program next year, The Leonard Foundation has $1,000-$1,500 bursaries available to support you. Please check the eligibility criteria to see if you qualify to submit an application. 

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


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.

We are currently running our annual elections for the Executive Council positions including the President, Vice-Presidents, Senators and Board of Governors roles. Contact us at studentunion@yukonu.ca to get involved.

YU2SU Elections: Join your student union!

The nomination period is now open to run for the Yukon University Undergraduate Student Union (YU2SU)!

The student union represents and supports Yukon University students. There are volunteer and paid positions, contact studentunion@yukonu.ca for more information and get a nomination form.

To run in the election, you must apply by Monday, January 24th

Important Dates:
  • Nomination Period: Tuesday, Jan 11th to Monday, Jan 24th
  • Mandatory All Candidates Meeting: 6pm, Monday January 24th
  • Campaign Period Begins: Tuesday, January 25th
  • Voting Open: 8am, January 28th - 11:59pm, January 30th
  • Results Announced: Monday, January 31st

Check out YU2SU on Facebook to learn more

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Student promotes sustainable energy consumption in the North

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 9:05 am

Inderjeet Kaur, a student research assistant is developing a campaign to inform and encourage Yukoners to conserve energy at specific times throughout the colder winter days.

READ MORE


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.

Wavemakers: Virtual Reality Career Learning for Students

NEW Information Session Dates! Multiple dates and times available (see below)

Wavemakers is a program that will help you stand out and accelerate your professional development. This immersive virtual work-integrated learning program connects you with Canada’s top employers and industry experts. It’s fun, flexible and FREE. 

From $250 in financial support to connecting with over 40+ employer partners such as IBM, Deloitte and Parks Canada, Wavemakers offers you the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals through an 8-Session program.

Info Sessions coming up include: January 19th (11 AM), January 24th (1 PM), January 25th (10 AM), January 26th (3 PM), January 31st (2 PM), and February 1st (12 PM)

Register for an upcoming Info Session

Grieving recent losses to opioid overdoses

Dear students and colleagues,

 

Recent deaths due to opioid overdoses in Yukon communities are a tragedy that impacts many of us in different ways. Such losses hit hard no matter when they occur, but especially during this pandemic when coming together to mourn and support one another is challenging.

My heart goes out to those grieving the loss of a loved one or member of their community.

A number of vigils and/or walks are occurring at 2pm tomorrow, Saturday, January 15, in several communities. In Whitehorse, a march commences at The Chilkoot Hotel. People are gathering in Carcross at the fire pit behind Haa Shagoon Hidi, in Teslin behind the Health and Social Services building and in Mayo at the JV Clark School. Additionally, a candle may be lit and placed in a window at 2pm to show support.

I want to acknowledge that members of the YukonU community may be grieving right now and share available supports and resources.

YukonU Supports

  • Students: Contact the Connect2YukonU team to connect with a counsellor, an Elder or services for Indigenous students. Call or text 867 456 6996 or email connect@yukonu.ca.
  • Employees: Visit My Family Assistance Program on MyYukonU for more details or contact our two Employee Assistance Program providers directly:
    • Nimco and Associates 867.668.3277 or 867.668.6059
    • Family Services Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP) 1-800-667-0993 fseap.ba.ca (Password: 2bwell)

 

Beyond YukonU

 

In addition, counselor Kathleen Campbell has provided information on Yukon services that may be relevant to you and/or those you work, study, socialize, or live with:

  • Training on using Naloxone kits is available through The Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator (867-332-0722) and Kwanlin Dun Health Centre (867-668-7289)
    • The Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator can also help if you're interested in accessing naloxone kits or learning more about harm reduction tools available.
  • FREE take-home Naloxone kits are available at several locations including: Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services, 609 Steele Street in Whitehorse, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Health Centre, Blood Ties, Medicine Chest Pharmacy in Whitehorse, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies on Main Street and in the Qwanlin Mall in Whitehorse, Walmart Pharmacy, Save-on-foods Pharmacy, Referred Care Clinic Yukon, 210 Elliot Street in Whitehorse, Outreach Van, First Nations health programs at the Whitehorse General Hospital, Community health centres throughout Yukon, Hospitals in Whitehorse, Dawson and Watson Lake, Dawson Medical Clinic
  • Blood Ties Four Directions Centre (405 Ogilvie St., Whitehorse) provides free drug testing as well as education, prevention and harm reduction programs, 867-335.8265.
  • Supervised Consumption Site: 6189 6th Avenue (entrance off of 5th avenue), Weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed statutory holidays), 867-687-4545.
  • Opioid Treatment Services Clinic: If you're interested in changing or managing your opioid drug use with the help of medical intervention, this clinic can help. You do not need a referral for the opioid treatment services clinic. For more information, or to book an appointment, phone: 867-668-2552.

 

Please take care and stay safe,

 

Lesley A. Brown, PhD (She/Her)

President & Vice-Chancellor

New hours for Gym and Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre hours

The Fitness Centre (weight room) is open 8am-10pm every day in bookable 1-hour slots. For safety reasons, you must book with a workout partner. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, capacity is limited to two people at a time

Drop-in sports hours

Drop-in to play with your fellow students: The gym is currently open Fridays 6pm-10pm and Mondays, 4pm-7pm.

In line with Yukon's current public health measures, group sports are currently limited to 10 people. Players must be vaccinated and must wear a mask when not actively playing.

Visit the athletics and recreation page for up-to-date information and to book a slot