Category: Makerspace

  • Recap: NorthwesTel’s March Break Kids Camp at Yukonstruct

    In March, our March Break Kids Camp, sponsored by NorthwesTel, sparked creativity in seven young innovators. They explored Yukonstruct Makespace’s key areas – woodshop, metal shop, digital fabrication, and textiles – gaining hands-on experience. Each project built confidence and skills in a supportive, fun environment. We started by crafting skateboards from veneers using SK8CAD under…

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  • Meet the Maker: Esa Suominen

    Esa is an Operations Assistant at Yukonstruct and you will see him around in both the Makespace and the Cospace helping out with general Yukonstruct duties! He also makes vinyl collectible characters named Mawa and he sells them online and in person at pop-ups every now and then. Esa also loves snowboarding! We have a…

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  • Meet the Maker: Robin Bishop

    Robin has been a member of Yukonstruct since she moved to the Yukon in May of 2022. Robin’s creative project, Cosmic Phantasmagoria, describes her artistic journey of exploring consciousness. She is inspired by nature, science, and spirit— this precious experience of being. Hand-painted button pins, paintings, and crochet works are what she is currently bringing…

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  • Meet the Maker: Douglas Sakamoto

    Douglas is an enthusiastic member, who moved to the Yukon about a year and a half ago and heard about Yukonstruct from friends. He got interested in Yukonstruct because he had some woodworking projects that he was saving to do once winter rolled around, and once he started going, he never stopped using the space.…

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  • Meet our Members: Erin Holm of Den Designs

    Erin Holm is one of our lovely Makespace members who encompasses so much what Yukonstruct aims to support. A maker and an entrepreneur, she makes beautiful art and home décor pieces for her business, Den Designs, in our Makespace.

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  • 2017/18 Board Candidates

    The YuKonstruct Makerspace Society Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, June 7 @ 7pm – (co)space 202 Strickland Street. It’s time to elect a new Board of Directors. We will be voting for general directors, treasurer, secretary, vice-president, and president. So far, the following people have put their names forward: Barrett W Horne;      …

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  • Firebean Coffee coming to YuKonstruct!

    In the wake of a successful visit from Small Business and Tourism Federal Minister Bardish Chagger, the YuKonstruct Makerspace and (co)space Team are hitting the streets with opportunities for the community to put their names behind the awesome work going on within our walls. Mike and Sarah Russo, founders and owners of Firebean Coffee Roasters, are…

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  • 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 dedicate their time, energy and resources into making this space the community…

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  • A member’s take on Laser Cutter 101

    New makerspace member Ksenia wrote this write-up of her experience learning how to use YuKonstruct’s laser cutter Three ladies and I are in a well-organized back room at YuKonstruct and Thomas is talking. He’s guiding us through the safety measures, tools, and steps we need to know before crafting with the laser cutter that takes…

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