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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: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Amber Church

    Through the thought process

    What journey do we take to arrive at an idea? Artists Michel Gignac and Gorellaume chose to explore that pathway in their new in-situ work, Through the Thought Process, installed at Northlight Innovation Centre... Read more

    Jun. 05, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

    A breath of fresh air

    Energy efficiency and well-ventilated healthy air. Yukon Innovation Prize finalist Shane Wolfe is attempting to maximize the potential of heat-recovery ventilation (HRV) units that are integral for those two concepts to co-exist in a building... Read more

    Jun. 05, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland

    Oral history in a modern context

    Reconciliation. We have all heard the term used in modern-day politics. You may have heard about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, or even the 94 calls to Action that came out of it. However, few, if any, educational institutions have put... Read more

    Mar. 20, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

    Nurturing a new generation of Yukon artists

    Every year, the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City welcomes high school students from across the territory for a four day hands-on art-making intensive - the Youth Art Enrichment (YAE) program. Entering it’s 18th year, YAE... Read more

    Jan. 16, 2019

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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!” Read more

    Sep. 17, 2015

  • Hockey Puck

    Lace up and Learn

    "I started playing hockey when I was four years old, because I wanted to keep up with my older brother," says Vanessa Bogaert. Twenty three years later, Bogaert is the president of the Whitehorse Women's Hockey Association and a passionate... Read more

    Sep. 13, 2012

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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... Read more

    Jun. 20, 2018

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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... Read more

    Apr. 28, 2011

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    Leaping Feats Celebrates 10 Years

    Andrea Simpson Fowler's pride, passion and excitement beam throughout our half-hour interview. Even though we are speaking over the phone, the long-time managing director of Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks (LFCD) exudes a contagious enthusiasm as s Read more

    May 28, 2009

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukonstruct

    Holiday Gift Guide

    As we enter the holiday season where advertising, social media, and storefronts are shouting at us about all the things there are to buy, one might wonder whether all this shopping will lead to anyone’s happiness. Researchers out of Cornell... Read more

    Dec. 17, 2015

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    Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons

    Remembering (and never repeating) history

    The Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon (JCAY) will be hosting events this November in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the success of the Redress campaign in 1988. Fumi Torigai, former president of JACY, for 9 years, now community... Read more

    Nov. 14, 2018

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Education Stories

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    Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Parks Canada/Ryan Bray

    Google the Top of the World

    Located on the northeastern corner of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Quttinirpaaq National Park is Canada’s northernmost national park. Until recently it was virtually inaccessible to your average earthling... Read more

    Sep. 26, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon College

    Earth to Yukon College

    The Yukon will be launching a satellite into orbit for the first time, as part of a Canadian Space Agency-led project.Yukon College students are in the conceptual stage of their first-ever space mission. “A Yukon satellite will expand the depth of... Read more

    Sep. 26, 2018

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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... Read more

    Sep. 12, 2018

  • Canada Wide Science Fair Winners

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    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, Read 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. Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read more

    Feb. 14, 2018

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