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Meet the Makers: Mary Ellen

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace.  Mary Ellen is a member of YuKonstruct’s Board of Directors and has worked in architectural design and project management since 2005.  Mary Ellen, what’s your...

Halloween craft fun at Drinking with Scissors

What could be better than crafts and craft beer? The first Drinking with Scissors event took place on October 25 at the Social House. With Halloween right around the corner, spooky craft kits were available for participants to assemble while enjoying drinks with...

Meet the Makers: James

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace. James Stobbs is our new Makerspace Assistant. We’re excited to add his experience and talent to our team! James, why did you join YuKonstruct? I joined...

Meet the Makers: Heather

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace. Heather Callaghan is our new Makerspace Assistant. We’re excited to add her enthusiasm and creativity to our team! Heather, what inspires you to make...

Meet the Makers: Chris

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace.  Chris, what’s your role at YuKonstruct? I’m a Director (Treasurer), and member. How did you get involved with YuKonstruct? I’ve been working in technology...

Startup Canada Award Win

Startup Canada, the national rallying community for Canadian entrepreneurs, recently celebrated outstanding entrepreneurs, businesses and support organizations from all over Canada. The winners were announced at the red carpet Grand Finale in Ottawa, attended by...

Results of the 2017 Instructables Makerspace Contest

The official results of the 2017 Instructables Makerspace Contest were announced this week. The website hosting the contest, Instructables.com, is a place where makers can document their projects and share instructions on how to make everything from simple recipes to...

Meet the Makers: Bob

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace.  Bob is a member of YuKonstruct's Board of Directors and an experienced maker. Read on to learn about his thoughts on the makerspace and be sure to check out...

Update from the Board

It’s been 3 months since the current Board of Directors was elected at the Annual General Meeting on June 7, 2017, and you may be wondering what the Board has been up to. Committees Established As mentioned at the AGM, a key goal of the strategic plan is to clarify...

YuKonstruct at YukomiCon 2017

Geeks, gamers and pop culture fans of all stripes filled the convention centre last weekend for the third YukomiCon. We were on hand with a special edition of our regular Repair Cafe: YuKonstruct's Cosplay Repair Station Located right across from the...

Robocritters on the loose at Augusto!

YuKonstruct volunteers Kerän and Ben were on hand for a fun robot building workshop at the Augusto Children's Festival. Here is Kerän's report on what they got up to. What is it like to be a robotics engineer? Nineteen kids found out last weekend at the Augusto...