Showing off our experts!
by Karen Barnes
February 01, 2011
February is always a turning point in the Yukon. As the days get longer and the sun shines a little brighter, people start to shake off the winter and spirits lift. It is a time a year where we at the College are starting to look toward end of term and thinking about plans for the next year. This year is no different: a lot of good ideas floating around.
College faculty are starting to look at conferences they will attend once their teaching term has ended. Conferences are the time that faculty can network with their colleagues across the country and across the world. It is a time to catch up on the latest research and trends in their field. This year at least four of our staff are presenting at conferences as well. Dave Mossop, a biology instructor in our School of Science, will be presenting at a conference on peregrines in Colorado. Deb Bartlette, our Dean of Applied Arts will be presenting at an academic adult learning conference in Toronto and Sue Stark and Claire Hill will be presenting at a conference in Edmonton in June. It is a testament to our expert staff that they are being invited to share their work.
Work continues on the new School of Mining and Technology at Yukon College. Proposals have been submitted for new program development and the search for staff continues. Beginning shortly, a formal discussion with key stakeholders will begin to build a solid strategy going forward. More details to follow.
Have a great week!