Success stories

Donor stories

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and partners, Yukon College is able to give the gift of education. Through education, students are able to reach lifelong personal and professional success and can make a meaningful impact – not only on their own life, but also in the communities they serve.

Here is why some of our generous donors have been inspired to give.

“Pete and his wife Sharon represented a dedication to wildlife management and the outdoor lifestyle that we hold dear. Through this award, we hope to instill these values in students coming through the Renewable Resource Management program. We need good leaders from this program to help provide future answers to challenging questions about resource management and stewardship of the land and wildlife in Yukon.”


Doug Burgis, former Yukon Outfitters Association Executive Director
Yukon Outfitters Association Award in Memory of Peter Jensen


Student stories

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and partners, Yukon College is able to give the gift of education. Through education, students are able to reach lifelong personal and professional success and can make a meaningful impact – not only on their own life, but also in the communities they serve.

Here are a few examples of how students and faculty have made academic and professional strides thanks to your incredible generosity.

“Both awards came at a critical time when I was very low on funds and had to make tough decisions about which books and field equipment I should buy to best support my studies.”

Jutta Hopkins-Lecheminant, Geological Technology program
Recipient of the Kaminak Geological Technology Program Student Award


"I will finally be able to buy all of the required text books for my five courses.”

Rae Mombourquette, Business Administration program
Recipient of the Yukon Electrical Bursary

 

“It is great to receive their support. It’s good to know that the path I’m taking towards a career in land management is relevant and important to other people too.”

Andrew Smith, Renewable Resources program
Recipient of the Yukon Outfitters Association Award in Memory of Peter Jensen


“It feels amazing to receive an award. It’s an accomplishment, a recognition of the work I am doing to earn a better life.”

Janelle Hager, Practical Nurse program
Recipient of the Shirley Lindstrom Memorial Award and the Kathleen Thorpe Bursary