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: 2018-04-18, 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: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: John Alderson - Bicycle Ride Productions

    Celebrating the role of mining in the Yukon

    The Yukon Chamber of Mines has prioritized outreach and community engagement as part of their programming. Heading into its 10th year, the annual Mining and Exploration Camp, which is held during Yukon Mining Week each spring, is one of two major... 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: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

    Put on your Canadian tuxedo for Denim Day

    The big “C”. Cancer. It’s a diagnosis that rocks you to your core. Earlier this year, a close friend of mine was handed that news and it definitely shatters any delusions of health and normalcy. And that’s because we tend to focus on the most... more

    Apr. 04, 2018

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    Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO:

    Taking the Stress out of Learning

    My Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon colleague’s daughter will be heading to Greenland next month for the Arctic Winter Games. She is competing in snowshoe biathlon, an event that requires athletes to snowshoe as fast as they can, then... more

    Mar. 17, 2016

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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: 2015-03-26 PHOTO: courtesy of Campbell Ryga

    Fixing to Play

    Campbell Ryga has a thing about saxophones. When he's not playing them, chances are you'll find him at a workbench repairing one, or conducting clinics to teach others to do it. "Saxophones and clarinets always kind of interested me. more

    Mar. 26, 2015

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    Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: courtesy of

    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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Education Stories

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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: 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. 08, 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. 01, 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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