January 2018

(L-R) Dean of Applied Science & Management Maggie Dumkee, Alison Anderson, Dr. Lesley Shannon, Dr. Aynslie Ogden
(L-R) Dean of Applied Science & Management Maggie Dumkee, Alison Anderson, Dr. Lesley Shannon, Dr. Aynslie Ogden

WHITEHORSE—Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) announced today their first WWEST Associate Chair will be established at Yukon College.

Northern Review

WHITEHORSE—Gillian McKee spends a lot of time watching ravens: their swaggers, their struts, their gurgles and squawks. In McKee’s poem The Black Bird Gang, which is featured in the new issue of Yukon College’s Northern Review, she explores how the birds expertly toe… or rather, claw… the line between majestic and absurd.

“I’ve lived alongside ravens for 30 years and they seem to me to be a bit magical because they can shift from looking quite regal to acting very silly,” McKee says. “They’re so full of character and fun to watch.”

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WhitehorseCold Climate Innovation (CCI) at Yukon College and Government of Yukon’s department of Economic Development have launched the fourth annual Yukon Innovation Prize (YIP). Yukoners can win up to $70,000 for their innovative product or service designed under the theme of social entrepreneurship.

Innovation Commons Opening

$3.057 million joint federal and territorial investment is creating jobs, expanding research and fostering innovation in Whitehorse.

Whitehorse, Yukon

Dennis Shorty

WHITEHORSE—Kaska artist Dennis Shorty is sharing his family stories through a new display opening this month in the Hilltop Bistro at Yukon College. Shorty is known for his antler and wood carving, but this show will feature his most recent works in watercolour and ink.

“I wanted to try something new and expand my artistic endeavours,” said the Ross River-based artist.

The striking series of paintings is based on stories his grandfather told him as a young child, before he was taken to Lower Post residential school at age five. One image shows Shorty’s grandfather poised with an archer’s bow. It depicts a family story from a time before the Klondike Gold Rush.

Dr. Cyndy Baskin, Dr. Susan Preston, Janice Wiens and Dana Jennejohn
(L-R) Dr. Cyndy Baskin, Dr. Susan Preston, Janice Wiens and Dana Jennejohn

WHITEHORSE—Bachelor of Social Work instructors Dana Jennejohn and Janice Wiens and Drs.