Education

Education Minister Jeanie McLean gifts a symbolic glass feather to First Nation School Board executive director Melissa Flynn, St. Elias Community School prinicpal Maggie Mann and a student of the school to show the government’s support of the new First Nation School Board. (Submitted/Alistair Maitland)

Haines Junction celebrates beginning of year under First Nation School Board

Ceremony held on Sept. 20 marks a new era of education

 

Carter Hatch, a student in Brendan Morphet’s Grade 6 and 7 class at Takhini Elementary School puts finishing touches a birdhouse on Sept. 8. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Takhini Elementary students work to build a better birdhouse

Project a chance to break comfort zones and learn about ecosystems

 

A classroom at CSSC Mercier in Whitehorse is seen on November 9, 2020. A storage closet doubles as a whiteboard. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon Education department flunks health and safety inspection

Workers’ Health and Safety Board has given the department until Oct. 7 to take corrective actions

 

Yukon schools have several vacancies entering the new year. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon’s teacher shortage puts vulnerable students most at risk: union

Education department says it’s too early to say how many specialized staff are covering for teachers

Yukon schools have several vacancies entering the new year. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
Yukon school safety plans will remain the same as last year, officials say. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News file)

No new plans for COVID-19 mitigation in Yukon schools

Higher numbers of student absenteeism expected as schools open up

Yukon school safety plans will remain the same as last year, officials say. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News file)
Hidden Valley School. (Yukon News file)

Yukon government reports progress on Safer Schools Action Plan

New training and policies in place in wake of failure to seek further sexual exploitation victims

Hidden Valley School. (Yukon News file)
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.

Youth Innovation Showcase calls for innovative student submissions

The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year in 2022.…

  • Jun 6, 2022
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 23, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science will help remove barriers in access to science fairs and STEM education, and ensure the success and sustainability of science fairs across BC and Yukon.

Science Fair Foundation BC kicked off its biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science, May 1

The Science Fair Foundation BC has kicked off its biggest fundraiser Sweatin’…

  • May 2, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science will help remove barriers in access to science fairs and STEM education, and ensure the success and sustainability of science fairs across BC and Yukon.
The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is calling all young innovators from BC and the Yukon who are working on the next STEM breakthrough.

Sweatin’ for Science Fundraiser supports Youth Innovation Showcase

The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is…

  • Apr 18, 2022
The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year and is calling all young innovators from BC and the Yukon who are working on the next STEM breakthrough.
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science help provide students with mentorship connections with industry experts who can provide tools and lab space as well as educational workshops.

Sweatin’ for Science helps reduce barriers to STEM education in BC and Yukon

This May, the Science Fair Foundation BC’s biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science…

  • Apr 4, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science help provide students with mentorship connections with industry experts who can provide tools and lab space as well as educational workshops.
Funds raised through the Sweatin’ for Science campaign will help remove barriers in access to science fairs and STEM education as well as ensure the success and sustainability of science fairs across BC and Yukon.

AbCellera joins Science Fair Foundation BC’s Sweatin’ for Science as presenting sponsor

Vancouver-based technology company AbCellera has joined The Science Fair Foundation BC as…

  • Mar 21, 2022
Funds raised through the Sweatin’ for Science campaign will help remove barriers in access to science fairs and STEM education as well as ensure the success and sustainability of science fairs across BC and Yukon.
The Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language (FSL) Program supports students entering their first year of college or university to perfect their bilingualism while studying in their field of interest.

Studying in French at the postsecondary level? Pourquoi pas!

Did you know that the Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as…

  • Mar 14, 2022
The Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language (FSL) Program supports students entering their first year of college or university to perfect their bilingualism while studying in their field of interest.
Science Fair Foundation BC aims to raise $100,000 this year in its biggest fundraiser of the year, Sweatin’ for Science.

Sweatin’ for Science sets a fundraising goal of $100,000 for 2022

The Science Fair Foundation BC’s biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science is back,…

  • Mar 7, 2022
Science Fair Foundation BC aims to raise $100,000 this year in its biggest fundraiser of the year, Sweatin’ for Science.
Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Yukon Government pledges 23 actions in response to Hidden Valley review

Government’s handling of the investigation into sexual abuse at the school was closely scrutinized

Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Allegations of restraint and physical confinement of students at Jack Hulland Elementary is being investigated by the RMCP and the Yukon’s Child and Youth Advocate. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Police not pressing charges after use of force at Whitehorse elementary school

Jack Hulland Elementary was already the subject of an investigation into use of force overall

Allegations of restraint and physical confinement of students at Jack Hulland Elementary is being investigated by the RMCP and the Yukon’s Child and Youth Advocate. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Chief and Chair of Chiefs Committee on Education Dana Tizya-Tramm speaks at the announcement that a First Nation School Board for the Yukon was signed into existence on Feb. 14. (Yukon Government/Facebook)

First Nation School Board for the Yukon created

Board will oversee eight schools. Trustee election expected in November.

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Chief and Chair of Chiefs Committee on Education Dana Tizya-Tramm speaks at the announcement that a First Nation School Board for the Yukon was signed into existence on Feb. 14. (Yukon Government/Facebook)
Shadelle Chambers, Council of Yukon First Nations executive director, from left, CYFN Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, and Melaine Bennett, Yukon First Nations Education Directorate executive director speak to media about a new independent education directorate in Whitehorse on Aug. 13, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Shadelle Chambers, Council of Yukon First Nations executive director, from left, CYFN Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Vuntut Gwitchin Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, and Melaine Bennett, Yukon First Nations Education Directorate executive director speak to media about a new independent education directorate in Whitehorse on Aug. 13, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan and Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Ryan Sikkes pictured in a file photo from a 2021 press conference. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)

Deputy minister of education responds to criticism during audit hearing

Nicole Morgan blamed COVID-19 for delays in reforming inclusive education.

Deputy Minister of Education Nicole Morgan and Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Ryan Sikkes pictured in a file photo from a 2021 press conference. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News file)
The Yukon Department of Education building in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

YCDC no longer issuing school exposure notices

The Yukon’s Communicable Disease Control (YCDC) unit will no longer issue COVID-19…

The Yukon Department of Education building in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)