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Yukon Education

Yukon College is very involved in our local Yukon community. Good luck to all the students in the 2016 Fall term!

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    Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Cinema Kabuki, courtesy of the Japan Foundation, Toronto

    Very Old, Very New

    Not many art forms can trace their origins back to a single year. But according to Toshi Aoyagi, program officer for the Japan Foundation, Toronto, the popular theatre genre known as Kabuki started in exactly 1603. And it’s still going strong... more

    Sep 13, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Chris Healey

    Congratulations SOVA!

    Any discussion of the Yukon School of Visual Arts begins with a couple of questions: What is it? Why is it in Dawson? The first question is easily answered: the Yukon SOVA is a post-secondary art school with excellent facilities and dedicated staff more

    Sep 13, 2017

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    Stream of Consciousness

    Visit the Academic and Skills Development office in the A-wing of Yukon College, and you’ll be greeted with words of empowerment on the backs of a stream of 16 cedar salmon in a work of art created by local artist Cheryl Teya. more

    Jul 26, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Turner

    Lobsters for Literacy (And More)

    Whitehorse might be the site of the northernmost East Coast kitchen party in Canada this summer. On Friday, May 26, the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre will serve as the venue for a Rotary Club dinner featuring fresh Prince Edward Island lobster... more

    May 24, 2017

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    Astrophotography on a Budget

    For many amateur astronomers, the passion for deep space observing ultimately leads them to photography and imaging of the night sky. It is a good thing to come home with pictures of your late night observing sessions, sharing with others what you... more

    Apr 28, 2011

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    Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

    Everyone Matters

    One of the philosophical pillars of the Learning Tree Daycare is to teach the kids there about helping other people. “Teaching kindness and all of that stuff, it all feeds into what we want the kids to be learning,” says Christine Greff, who... more

    Nov 30, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Fun With Math

    Emil Imrith laughs easily when he is asked about the stereotype we have for physicists: nerdy types in lab coats standing in front of a blackboard full of numbers and equations. “Nowadays, we have computers that help us to model and simulate,”... more

    Apr 9, 2015

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    Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

    Footloose and Fancy Free

    On the first of August, Gurdeep Pandher celebrated 10 years in Canada. “It’s been such a wonderful journey,” he says. His voice is light and full of joy and laughter. In the past decade, Pandher has lived in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the... more

    Sep 8, 2016

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    Artrepreneur: Visit Another North

    Karine Genest offers us a view of Churchill, Manitoba during the polar bear migration season during her show Un Autre Nord: Les Ours Polaires de Churchill, at the Centre de la Francophonie on Strickland Street. more

    May 17, 2012

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    Playwrought

    After hearing artistic director David Skelton talk about Nakai Theatre’s 24-Hour Playwriting Competition on the radio, I decide to sign up. I’m not a playwright, but, then again — maybe I am. Maybe my passion for writing has been waiting for me to more

    Nov 20, 2014

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    Issue: 2015-06-25 PHOTO: Heather Jones, HPJ Photography

    Taking Pride

    Stephanie Hammond won’t be dancing on the truck leading the annual Pride parade in downtown Whitehorse this weekend, as she has in previous years. Instead, she quips, she’ll be busy co-ordinating “dozens and dozens of floats” that are expected to ... more

    Jun 25, 2015

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Education Stories

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    Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

    SOVA at 10

    There is the Berton House program, overseen by the Writers Trust of Canada, which houses four people annually; the Dawson City Music Festival’s Songwriter In Residence, which happens every winter; and the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture... more

    Sep 20, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Chris Healey

    Congratulations SOVA!

    Any discussion of the Yukon School of Visual Arts begins with a couple of questions: What is it? Why is it in Dawson? The first question is easily answered: the Yukon SOVA is a post-secondary art school with excellent facilities and dedicated staff more

    Sep 13, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Martha Henderson

    Girls Gone Wild(erness)

    Martha Henderson didn’t expect to get one of the six Young Nature Leadership Grants awarded by Nature Canada this year. “I’m a bit stressed honestly,” she laughs. “I was like, ‘Oh no, people are expecting things of me now!’” more

    Jul 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

    From Library to Learning Commons

    Built in 1987 the Yukon College Library opened in 1988. It’s a place of constant change and with a budget for renovations in the area of $2.27 million, the College has chosen a new path for the Library: it will become a multipurpose learning space... more

    Apr 19, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Nikki Kroetsch

    The Super Bowl of Ethics

    It might be called a “bowl,” but in this competition, you won’t see any kickoffs, quarterbacks, punted balls or wide receivers. You will, however, see contestants huddled in tactical contemplation, quietly discussing obligations, responsibilities... more

    Apr 19, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: Teresa Kozakewich

    Cooking Up a Career

    Teresa Kozakewick grew up in Alberta. Raised by a father who had a passion for food, she had always been drawn to cooking. She enjoyed watching her dad cook on special occasions. Now her passion has become a career path. After moving to the Yukon... more

    Mar 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-22, Photo: Joan Norberg

    Great Food from the College Kitchen

    On Feb. 16, the Yukon Convention Bureau (YCB) held its annual Bravo Awards. The Golden Bravo Award is in recognition of a YCB member who has gone above and beyond in service excellence in the meeting and conventions sector. This year’s winner was... more

    Mar 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

    Fun and Games After School

    According to Darwin Murray, after sitting in a desk all day, it is fun to get up and run, play games and meet new people before heading home from school. Tuesday after school, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., an enthusiastic group of children from Grades 4... more

    Mar 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

    Looking for the Next Margaret Atwood

    Krystal McKenna, a Grade 1 teacher at Jack Hulland Elementary School, sets young authors off on a great writing adventure. At the beginning of the year, students draw pictures in their journals. McKenna talks to the student about the drawing and... more

    Mar 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Tess Casher

    Gender Equality

    The more scientists, experts, and the general public collectively study the concept of gender, the more questions arise. And in the realm of high school, these questions become more poignant and utterly colourful. more

    Mar 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-15, Photo: Pixabay

    Fun Family Literacy Tips!

    Don’t expect your little one to always sit still to read a book. Toddler’s move around. It is what they do. So don’t worry if they wiggle, tumble and roll. They may be on the move but they are listening. more

    Feb 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Tess Casher

    ’Tis The Examination Season

    The student population studying for finals are fascinating creatures. Though exams are among their biggest predators, they pose no direct physical threat to the student organisms. Yet, in the most peculiar manner, the students act in the level of... more

    Jan 25, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Kim Melton

    A Change in the Climate

    Yukon College is expanding their offerings in one the hottest (pardon the pun) arenas today: climate change. Often described as one of the greatest challenges of our time, human-induced climate change is already having major impacts on northern... more

    Jan 18, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: Anthony Gucciardo

    Mining Upward

    Space, science and sci-fi is one of the strongest current trends in popular media, from the rebooted version of Carl Sagan's Cosmos and the new Star Trek movies to galaxy-print everything, and the I F***ing Love Science Facebook page. more

    Nov 9, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-02, Illustration: clipartpanda

    Family Fun Literacy Tips

    Literacy begins as a newborn - long before a child enters school. Literacy starts in the home with families. Your child is never too young or to old to talk, sing and read with. These are things you can try tonight. more

    Nov 2, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: courtesy of understood.org

    The ABCs of Planning for Student Success

    The school year is well and truly underway by now. There is a lot of enthusiastic, energetic and creative learning happening all over the territory. School learning can present large or small hurdles for some, though. When students are struggling... more

    Oct 12, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Tess Casher

    Bittersweet September

    September has the ability to feel more like the start of a new year than January. People migrating home after their summer adventures and the return of the cool weather, brings a sense of something new and of settling back into normal. September... more

    Sep 29, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: courtesy of the Tr’ondëk Hwech’in First Nation

    A Feast For All

    Fall is harvest time, and at the Tr’ondëk Hwech’in (TH) Teaching and Working Farm School, there will be a feast to celebrate a summer’s worth of hard work by students and staff alike. “TH has wanted active farming for the community for a long time... more

    Sep 15, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: by Maria Gruninger

    Back to school? Not for Me

    I’ve done both: public school and homeschooling. The first six years of my education I attended public school. At the ends of summers I had the classic back-to-school change of routine. It meant getting out of bed earlier, breakfast, get ready and... more

    Aug 25, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Learning to Fly Just Got Easier

    In a second-floor office of Alkan Air, there is a bulletin board that holds photos of pilots with their aircraft. The pilots are smiling – and a few of them are wet. “This is the First Solo Wall,” says Dan Rosen, Alkan Air flight training unit... more

    Aug 18, 2016

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