WHITEHORSE—Yukon College is pressing pause on the one-year Computer Support Technician certificate program. The College has suspended intake to the program for the upcoming academic year and is conducting a review to assess how the program can better meet the needs of students and industry.
“We are asking Yukon employers about their IT support needs and looking at comparative programs in Canada,” said Rodney Hulstein, chair of the School of Business and leadership at Yukon College.
WHITEHORSE—Four ideas from Yukon innovators have been shortlisted for the 2018 Yukon Innovation Prize. The theme this year is social entrepreneurship. The finalists will each receive $10,000 to further develop their idea and compete for the grand prize of $60,000.
Ornithologist and Yukon College science instructor Dr. Katie Aitken, Environmental Engineer and Chair of Engineers Yukon 30 by 30 Kirsten Hogan, and Institutional Researcher Dawn Macdonald of Yukon College were interviewed recently by WWEST Associate Chair Alison Anderson,P.Eng.
ROSS RIVER—Rebekha Johnny loves her new, short hair and orange, red, purple and blue highlights.
“I always wanted my hair short. After I got it cut, I then started to experiment with colour because I was seeing other people with blue and purple and red and wanted to see how I would look,” said Johnny.
WHITEHORSE—Twenty-two university Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Directors, Indigenization leads and Elders from across Canada are in Whitehorse on Monday for a one-day workshop on Indigenizing University Governance hosted by Yukon College and the BC Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU).
The event will be co-facilitated by University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons and Professor of Higher Education and Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto Dr. Glen Jones.
The students have organized a silent auction in order to raise money that will assist people who are transitioning from precarious housing situations to long-term housing.
“All proceeds will be shared between three community organizations participating in the Landlords Working to End Homelessness (LWEH) program – Blood Ties Four Directions, Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre and FASSY,” said Stacey McDiarmid, third-year BSW student.
WHITEHORSE—The hard work and achievements of 42 Yukon College students will be celebrated this week at a special event called “Inspire: Student Success celebration”.
The event will bring together students who have received financial awards and the donors whose generosity make such awards possible. A total of $33,700 in bursaries and awards has been given to support students this academic year.