November 2019

Students
Interpretive Guide students, Matthew Brown and Chelsea Etienne cutting babish for snowshoes they are making. 

Kwanlin (Whitehorse, Yukon) - Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) and Yukon College are partnering on a new 21-week Interpretive Guiding course called Dän Dákeyi Uyenjì. The Southern Tutchone name means ‘that person knows our country’ and reflects the land-based nature of the program.

Unlike a typical classroom environment, the program is based in a wall tent on Yukon College’s Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse with regular backcountry excursions on the land in the CAFN Traditional Territory.

Peter and Outi
UArctic President Lars Kullerud and VP Organization Outi Snellman address board members, Yukon College executives and government ministers at a dinner Monday evening.

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Brian McDonald, Sam Johnston and Judy Gingell
Brian McDonald, Sam Johnston and Judy Gingell at the first Perspectives Series talk (Jan 30, 2018)

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Yukon University Act print out

The Yukon University Act has officially passed Third Reading during the fall sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly. Once it has received assent and come into force, the Act will set the legal framework for a university in Yukon Canada's first university north of 60. 

Haul Truck grads
The graduating class of this fall’s haul truck operator program (left to right): Krista Ladue, Tara Ollie, Destiny Skidmore, Shirley Ladue, Katherine Atkinson, Chelsea Etzel and Melissa Ladue.

WHITEHORSE, YT — On Monday, October 21, 2019 seven Kaska Dena women, along with instructors, families and friends celebrated the completion of a haul truck operator program in Ross River.  

WEKH cover photo

November 19th marks the official launch of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) North at Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E), Yukon College.

 

NEI Team
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Northern Energy Innovation, Dr. Michael Ross (far right) with his student research team, at Yukon Energy, summer 2019.

Yukon College has once again made the list of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges, jumping to the top spot for number of paid student researchers compared to other similarly sized institutions.