• Our Members’ Got Talent: beautiful cutting boards made by Russ

    Russ LaChapelle came to the Yukon in the early 90’s to work on the highway and never left. Russ and his wife Barb finished raising their three kids in Whitehorse and have been part of raising the grandchildren that followed, both from their own kids and the many that have grown to call them Grandma…

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  • Meet the Makers: Jenn

    Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace. Jenn is president of YuKonstruct’s Board of Directors. She is creative and practical, and being part of and understanding the sharing economy a little more is important to her.  Jenn, what’s your role at YuKonstruct? President and co-chair…

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  • Meet the Makers: Graeme

    Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace. Graeme is a member of YuKonstruct’s Board of Directors. Read on to find out what got him involved and what inspires him to create.  Graeme, what’s your role at YuKonstruct? I am one of the Directors on…

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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 role at YuKonstruct?I’ve been a member since 2015, and a director for…

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  • 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 commercialization for about 15 years now. So when I moved here two…

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  • 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 leading Canadian investors, innovators and anchor company executives. Jaret Slipp and Lauren Manekin-Beille, respectively YuKonstruct Executive Director and (co)space Director,…

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  • 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 some of the inspiring projects on his…

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  • 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 Children’s Festival in Haines Junction.They were attending a robot-building…

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  • Meet the Makers: Julie

    Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our YuKonstruct Makerspace Society. Julie recently started as our Director of Programing and Communications. Julie, what’s your role at YuKonstruct? I am responsible for Programing and Communications. Before I worked in the industrial marketing field, training development and programing implementation. I…

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