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New Makerspace Equipment!

We've got some exciting new additions at the makerspace thanks in part to funding from CanNor! In the wood shop there's two new King Industrial sanders:an oscillating spindle sander and a belt and disc sander. The...

Swan Haven Bird Boxes

YuKonstruct's Amy and Thomas teamed up with our friends from Swan Haven to build bird boxes for Yukon's small cavity nesting birds. We guided 30 families through the assembly of their very own bird box, which they got to take home and install to create bird habitat...

March Break Maker Camp Summary

Over the school holidays, YuKonstruct's makerspace was teeming with a dozen pre-teens as we kicked off our March Break Maker Camp! The 5 day camp consisted of lots of hands on activities and made use of the makerspace's awesome equipment. The camp participants got to...

Make it Wild – Window Bird Deterrents!

Twenty creative bird enthusiasts created their own custom hanging ornaments to deter bird strikes from windows last Wednesday night. Wildlife Technician Scott Cameron presented about how we can best deter birds from injury due to window collisions. In Yukon, we have...

Making a Van Slam Poster

Illustrator Eric Button was born in Whitehorse but is currently based in Vancouver. His artwork often features nature, Canadian culture and his cynical sense of humour. He's recently taken on the project of designing and drawing the poster for YuKonstruct's 2017...

New Year with New Positions

Happy New Year from the whole team at YuKonstruct! We have contractors hired for the next three months. Some are familiar faces in new roles and some are new to the community. Check out the full page of our team. For our individual roles, check out what we are up to:...

Meet the Makers: Adam

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the awesome folks who are building our makerspace. You might be familiar with Adam in his role as volunteer site moderator at YuKonstruct, but he will soon be starting a new contract position to help...

Building Lanterns for Winterval

YuKonstruct was pleased to participate in Unlikely Events Yukon's Winterval parade again this year. The theme for this year's event was "Festival of Lights". Our makerspace volunteers designed and built 3 large lanterns complete with jack frost and his friends. Huge...

Amazing Volunteer Awards

Last week during YuKonstruct's holiday party, we had a room full of members, friends, partners, sponsors and volunteers. It was great to gather together and enjoy good food, beverages and connect as a community. This organization is run largely by the volunteers that...