Yukon Careers

Yukon Careers

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    Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon College

    Molasses, methanol, and mine-water remediation

    Yukon College mine-life-cycle researcher Dr. Guillaume Nielsen likes to find innovative solutions to problems. Sometimes those solutions even involve ingredients one might also spread on toast or use in holiday baking. Take Nielsen’s PhD project... more

    May 16, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Lara Lewis

    Play it loud in the car

    It’s 3:40 p.m. on November 12, 2014, and the very first track on the latest album by Manny Berlin (a.k.a. Manfred Janssen), Basement Tapes, is being recorded at Frostbite House in Whitehorse. Neither Janssen, nor his co-producer Jordy Walker. more

    May 09, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

    Building character, helping youth

    When Bailey Rumbolt first arrived at the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY) in 2015, she would never have guessed that it would lead her to big changes in her life. A shy youth lacking confidence, Rumbolt’s first visits were limited to hanging... more

    May 09, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Cares

    Coming to the Yukon as a refugee

    Fiona Azizaj will be the guest speaker at this year’s Yukon Cares Annual General Meeting (AGM). In 1993, during the Yugoslav Wars that led to the breakup of Yugoslavia, Azizaj and her parents fled Kosovo to Germany when she was months old. They... more

    May 09, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Tyrell Johnson

    Tyrell Johnson: ‘Write the story you would want to read’

    Lots of writers can point to a specific event or person that sent them in the direction of a career in writing; Tyrell Johnson isn’t one of those people. “I don’t think it was one specific thing,” he said. “I’ve always loved being creative. I love... more

    Apr. 25, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Owen Laukkanen

    Owen Laukkanen: “Keep writing and edit your own work ruthlessly”

    Owen Laukkanen is unabashedly a writer of commercial fiction, also known as “genre” fiction, having produced a novel every year since The Professionals came out (and was nominated for four major genre awards) in 2012. The Professionals was Book 1... more

    Apr. 25, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Chantelle Tarapaski

    Going green never looked so good

    In 2008, then 21 year old Chantelle Tarapaski, moved up to the Yukon from Vancouver, B.C. and decided to open her own hair studio. “I felt I needed a place that reflected my work and style, with more creature comforts,” said Tarapaski. “We work... more

    Apr. 25, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: Lori McNulty

    Zsuzsi Gartner: Aspiring to the darkly tragi-comic

    While Zsuzsi Gartner built her early career as a writer in journalism, working as a newspaper reporter, then a TV current affairs producer and then a magazine writer and editor, she has been interested in creative writing from an early age.“ more

    Apr. 25, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Michael Winter

    Michael Winter: Keeping track of things in the world

    Michael Winter, one of the four mentor writers at this year’s edition of the Young Authors’ Conference, said he was first inspired to become a writer by watching his sister Kathleen (who just happens to have been one of last year’s mentor writers... more

    Apr. 18, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Jamella Hagen

    Jamella Hagen: Part of Writing is Being Ready to Write

    The local writer selected to be a mentor at this year’s Young Authors Conference is Jamella Hagen, who teaches creative writing at Yukon College. She describes her course as “a multi-genre class for second-year college students in which students... more

    Apr. 18, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: courtesy of 54-40

    Dear, dear. This show ain’t casual viewin’

    My first 54-40 flash was when the band’s career was burning hot. That is symptomatic of a life lived in rock. Memories are short, what remains is vivid like ayahuasca. The past, present and future sear like a brand, like a Tinder cocktail in a... more

    Apr. 11, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: New York Daily News 1920

    The sordid saga of ‘Shoeless Joe’

    It's possible baseball sluggers George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. and Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson bonded because of the similarities of their impoverished childhoods. Ruth was raised primarily in an inner city Baltimore orphanage, even... more

    Apr. 04, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Special Olympics Yukon

    A different kind of volunteer

    Tom Gibbs doesn’t get as many hugs as he used to. As the president of the board of Special Olympics Yukon these past five years, he isn’t working with the athletes as much and he isn’t able to give out as many of those encouraging hugs... more

    Mar. 28, 2018

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