Category: Event Summaries

  • StartUp Canada Awards celebrate Yukon entrepeneurs!

    This past Saturday, Yukonstruct hosted the annual Startup Canada Awards – North Region program. The event took place at NorthLight Innovation – home to Whitehorse’s key entrepreneur support organizations, Yukonstruct Society and Yukon College’s Cold Climate Innovation. Recently outfitted with art by local artists and full of inspiring energy, the venue was the perfect backdrop…

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  • How To Hack The Government (And Why That’s A Good Thing)

    Hacker: A person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular. —RFC1392, Internet Users’ Glossary What a weekend! Four years ago we ran our first hackathon, and now we’re proud to have completed the first hackathon in our new NorthLight Innovation space –…

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  • Bird Box Building Workshop – Celebration of Swan 2018

    Government of Yukon’s Wildlife Viewing Program teamed up with YuKonstruct to host a bird box building workshop. This was a part of their Celebration of Swan events, and there is more to come! Check out www.env.gov.yk.ca/events YuKonstruct’s Amy and Thomas guided 24 groups through the assembly of a bird box. This was a family-friendly event and we had…

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  • Who knew felt faux taxidermy was so popular?

    The second Drinking with Scissors proved to be very popular with fans of both crafts and beer, selling out in the first 15 minutes! So many enthusiastic makers showed up, the Social House ran out of chairs and people sat on the stage floor to get their craft on. November’s projects were inspired by a…

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  • Toy Hacking at the Makerspace

    Ever wondered what’s inside your favourite toys? On Thursday November 23, the makerspace hosted a fun maker night and special toy hacking edition of Repair Café. YuKonstruct members showed off their toy projects, we dissected a Furby (1990’s mechanical, furry, noisy, talking, creature thingy) and even found some time to fix some small appliances. Michel brought…

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  • 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 friends. There were kits for making cute mini pinatas (complete with candy…

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  • 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 costume contest stage, our booth’s volunteers spent the weekend helping to solve last minute…

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  • Repair Cafe at the Fireweed Market Reuse and Repair Fair

    YuKonstruct was pleased to bring our Repair Cafe to Zero Waste Yukon‘s Fireweed Market Reuse and Repair Fair in Shipyards Park on Thursday August 24. Volunteers Michelle, Garnet and Glenn had a terrific afternoon meeting interesting people, fielding questions (some quite puzzling) and, of course, helping people fix their stuff! A steady stream of people…

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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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