Equipping students to flourish is Yukon University's highest priority. We honour diversity and a commitment to meet students where they are - whether it be their location within the large territory of Yukon, or with regards to their individual needs.
We asked student leaders, and the staff who support them, to identify key initiatives that would enhance the student experience and they were unanimous in their comments: a hand-up to cover the unexpected expenses and opportunities that arise during their educational journey would have an incredible impact for an incredible number of students.
Yukon University students are able to access degrees, diplomas, certificates, trades and upgrading. As you can imagine, the range of unexpected expenses is as varied as the educational pathways that our students can follow:
*Program-specific equipment (chef's knives for Culinary Arts, steel-toed boots for Trades, scrubs for Health Care Assistant and Practical Nursing)
*Private tutoring (when students want to dive deeper or flourish in a one-on-one setting)
*Health and Wellness support (noon-hour recreation programming, breakfast club snacks, Doggy De-Stress coordination)
*Hand-Up support (one-off emergencies - daycare, transit fare, cafeteria meal cards, internet data cards)
Your donation can make a difference in the day of a student, and impact their journey over the days that follow. Program-specific equipment enables students to hone their skills and step into their career with the tools of the trade. Exploring Research shows that well fed, healthy students do well. Internet access means that students don't have to leave their families to work at a campus location.