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  • Meet the Maker: Cindy Ngo

    Cindy is originally from Yellowknife, NT, and is currently a student at Yukon University. She is passionate about mental health advocacy, climate and social justice, learning and cooking new foods, and is looking forward to learning laser cutting. She joined Yukonstruct last year, and left for a few months to focus on studying Early Learning…

  • A busy week! Hacking Health (May 9-11) and YuKonstruct Sneak Peak (May 13)

    Hacking Health North is THIS WEEKEND (May 9 – 11, 2014) – Join us! We are in the last phase of preparing for this weekends hackathon – Hacking Health North!  It is going to be a fantastic event and we hope you can come as a participant for the weekend or stop by as an observer…

  • Bring your ideas to life!

    Hacking Health and YuKonstruct If you didn’t know already, YuKonstruct is hosting Hacking Health from May 9-11, 2014 (more details here). YuKonstruct chose to host this event because it aligns well with a part of our mission to help empower Yukoners to bring their ideas to life! While we work to get our makerspace underway, this hackathon style event is essentially…

  • Hacking Health North – May 9 – 11, 2014

    Mark May 9 – 11, 2014 in your calendars! YuKonstruct is teaming up with Hacking Health to host a weekend hackathon. Here’s a little video about the concept: If you think there are inefficiencies in the healthcare space and want to be part of the solution then REGISTER HERE (Tickets cover the cost of food for the weekend…

  • Survey Results – What a response!

    Thanks for taking the survey!  All one hundred and one of you! Now the Core Team has lots of useful information on membership pricing, hours, and people to contact for specific volunteer tasks. People who indicated they want to volunteer Event Coordination will be contacted soon, as Hacking Health North (May 9-11, 2014) is our next big event. Stay…

  • We need YOUR input – take our 5 minute survey

    Hey everyone! I’m Amelia and I have been excited to work with the core team to develop this important survey. Before I talk about that, I wanted to give you a little update. YuKonstruct has come so far since January 14 when we had the Kick-Off Open House and asked the Yukon community if they…

  • We’re making progress

    Hi, my name is Allison. If your story is anything like mine, you went to the YuKonstruct Kick-Off in January, enjoyed some pizza, checked out the cool projects, and maybe you even attended the follow-up planning session on January 28th. But by now you’ve started to wonder what’s going on and what can you do to help, right? Is this…

  • Balloon Launch Event

    We did it !  We went to SPACE! On January 30, 2014 @ 10:20am PST we launched a balloon with cameras & GPS into the sky above Whitehorse, Yukon. Once launched, it floated +100,000 ft up into the stratosphere, popped, and returned to Earth safely via parachute. That was the easy part. Getting it back…

  • What a Kick Off Event!

    THANK YOU for making the Kick-Off to YuKonstruct such a big success! Your ideas, input, and feedback are invaluable and will help shape Yukon’s very first makerspace. We’ve compiled a summary of the evening below.   Here’s how you imagined YuKonstruct:   Here’s how you voted:

  • YuKonstruct – The start of a makerspace in Canada’s north

    Whether it is the old wood shop, the garage where you tinker, the spare room that doubles as a sewing room, or that desk in the basement, any space which allows your creativity to flow is a magical one. You might be a famous local talent. Perhaps you are an everyday Do-It-Yourself-er, a painter, a…