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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: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

    ​Sun, water and wind

    Burning one litre of diesel fuel produces about 2.7 kilograms of carbon dioxide. So, for example, Grise Fiord (Ausuittuq), a community of 150 located on the southern shore of Ellesmere Island, in Nunavut, is dependent on burning diesel to provide... more

    Jun. 27, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Scott Gilbert

    Finding the keys to safer camping

    On the Canada Day long weekend in 2012, the Congdon Creek Campground, located on the shore of Kluane Lake near Burwash Landing, played host to a furry teenaged visitor. A medium-sized grizzly found its way into the campground and proceeded to... more

    May 30, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: Lara Melnik

    The Northern Review looks at literature

    The Northern Review #46, published by Yukon College This edition was edited by Maureen Long, Eric Heyne, Andrew Richardson and Jamella Hagan. On its website, the Northern Review, which is published by the School of Liberal Arts at the Yukon... more

    May 16, 2018

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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: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

    Open Mic Fright

    Two weeks before my open mic appearance, I begin learning my first song on the banjo. Although it’s far from my first choice, I settle on a song that meets my basic skill level: “Old Joe Clark”, one of those traditional folk songs that repeats... more

    Apr. 16, 2015

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    Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Practising Aikido, the ‘Art of Peace’

    The thing I remember most from my first Aikido class is falling; or, rather, how to fall properly. Paired with a partner, we watched the instructor do a technique once, twice, three times, then it was our turn to try. I was paired with a woman... more

    Jun. 20, 2018

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    Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Judo Yukon

    The Art of Judo - Yukon-Style

    Walk into École Émilie Tremblay (EET) on a Monday or a Thursday evening and you may be surprised to see that the usual school gymnasium is transformed into a dojo, complete with a giant tatami (floor mat) and filled with students, donning their... more

    Apr. 21, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-09-17 Photo: Nancy Oakley

    Teach a city girl to fish

    Marty is standing on the side of the Chilkat River, holding a ten-dollar fishing pole straight up, away from her body and waving it around with an alarmed air like the thing was covered in pig crap. “Oh god... oh no... I have a bite!” more

    Sep. 17, 2015

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    Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    A sense of community needs a voice

    Sarah Crane will tell you that her Riverdale community is "a great place to live" with its close proximity to downtown and the diversity of its residents. And the trails. Indeed, walk along the shore of the Yukon River, paralleling Riverdale... more

    Jan. 24, 2018

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    Jigging In

    Zavallennahh Huscroft (formorly known as Zav RT), from Victoria, has been teaching fiddle for 20 years, working in rural northern communities in the north for nine, and for the past five she has been visiting living rooms and classrooms virtually. more

    Apr. 12, 2012

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    Issue: 2018-04-18, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

    Didee & Didoo: Sacred Caribou Calving Grounds

    At the caribou calving grounds There’s only wildlife sounds. The water is clear an’ clean And the land is so pristine. more

    Apr. 18, 2018

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Education Stories

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    Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

    Igniting their passion to fight fire

    Last year, when I arrived in the Yukon, I saw an article on the Ember Fire Academy, a Yukon Government Protective Service program. There were images of women breaking apart cars and fighting fires and I thought, Wow, what an incredible experience... more

    Sep. 12, 2018

  • Canada Wide Science Fair Winners

    Grace Snider

    Canada Wide Science Fair Winners

    The Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) has been happening since 1962, and every year around three projects from the Yukon/Stikine Regional Science Fair are chosen to be part of the annual national event. This year, the CWSF took place in Ottawa, where, more

    Aug. 08, 2018

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    Joining the big kids - the ABCs of kindergarten and beyond

    It was surprising to me, as a parent, that preparing for kindergarten began in February when school registration opened. more

    Aug. 08, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Steve Israel, Yukon Geological Survey

    A whole lotta quakin’ goin’ on

    On Monday May 1, 2017, at around 5:30 a.m., a magnitude 6.2 earthquake landed near the B.C.–Yukon border, followed by another slightly stronger one at around 7:30 a.m. The rare event got a lot more people talking about seismic activity in the... more

    Jul. 18, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

    ​Sun, water and wind

    Burning one litre of diesel fuel produces about 2.7 kilograms of carbon dioxide. So, for example, Grise Fiord (Ausuittuq), a community of 150 located on the southern shore of Ellesmere Island, in Nunavut, is dependent on burning diesel to provide... more

    Jun. 27, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-06-27, Photo: Pixabay

    Yukon Montessori School battles plastic pollution

    When discussing the global plastic pollution, things can often seem bleak. That is not the case at Yukon Montessori School, where, in Kelly Scott’s Lower Elementary class, the future looks bright. Very bright. Through Cosmic Education, the class... more

    Jun. 27, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Yukon First Nation Graduation Society/Rick Massie

    A record-breaking class at the forty-third annual First Nations graduation

    On May 25, students from all over the Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories gathered in Whitehorse at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, in celebration of the forty-third annual First Nations graduation... more

    Jun. 20, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Scott Gilbert

    Finding the keys to safer camping

    On the Canada Day long weekend in 2012, the Congdon Creek Campground, located on the shore of Kluane Lake near Burwash Landing, played host to a furry teenaged visitor. A medium-sized grizzly found its way into the campground and proceeded to... more

    May 30, 2018

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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: Pixabay

    Sipping tea for a good cause

    It is a job that is not tied to the clock; there is no time card for her to punch in and out. It is a job that, when it is done well, demands countless hours. Her duties range from those of a master chef, to those of a cheerleader, to an expert... more

    May 09, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon College

    ​Moving Mountains

    The white-capped Mackenzie Mountains, which spill over the border between Yukon and the Northwest Territories, are surprisingly active… for a pile of rock. Each year, the mountains are growing a few millimetres taller. It may not sound like much... more

    Apr. 18, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: courtesy of Holy Family Elementary School

    Music and learning

    Whitehorse may be a far reach from the glitz and glamour of American Idol, but our little northern city does pack some special musical talent, courtesy of the students at the Holy Family Elementary School... more

    Apr. 04, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

    Powering up the North

    Diesel power generators are like cars: the more efficient they are, the less fuel they need. And that increased efficiency translates into less cost, both for drivers at the pump and for the communities that rely on diesel fuel for heat and... more

    Mar. 28, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

    From the field to the lab

    Yukon College archaeologist Norm Easton has been unearthing the secrets of the area around the Yukon-Alaska border for more than 25 years. This year, for the first time, he is leaving the field to focus on doing research in the laboratory... more

    Mar. 14, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Kyra Shaughnessy

    Teaching language through song from Québec to the Yukon

    Multilingual Quebec musicians Andrée Levesque-Sioui and Kyra Shaughnessy are in the Yukon this month for a series of workshops with high-school students. The workshops are aimed at promoting bilingualism in the Yukon and are conducted in French... more

    Mar. 14, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: Elaine Taylor

    Creative learning heads outside of Whitehorse

    On Saturday March 3, more than 200 Yukon students gathered at F.H. Collins Secondary School to participate in the territory’s Destination Imagination Yukon Tournament. The program partners with schools to challenge students to use creativity and... more

    Mar. 14, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

    Increasing the chance of survival

    Yukon College student Cheyenne Bradley is taking a few minutes between work and class to look after 30,000 newborns. “Sometimes I call them my babies — we get them when they’re eggs and we basically raise them,” she said... more

    Feb. 28, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-02-14, CARTOON: Amanda Graham

    What do you think?

    It’s noon on a Friday and an unlikely group of Yukoners gather in a classroom at Yukon College. They’ve brought their lunches and their big ideas. ResearChats, devised by Northern Studies Instructor Amanda Graham and Chemistry Instructor Ernie... more

    Feb. 14, 2018

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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: 2018-09-19

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