Category: Member Spotlights

  • Meet the Maker: Tong Shao

    Tong relocated from Kitchener-Waterloo to Whitehorse, where her friend, a fellow Yukonstruct member, introduced her to Northlight Innovations. She was impressed by the space’s functionality and the friendliness of the people she encountered. She found working with and serving entrepreneurs and innovators to be a rewarding career, which motivated her to join Yukonstruct.

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  • Meet the Maker: Cedrick Vinoya

    Cedrick initially joined Yukonstruct as an Operations Assistant and has since moved into the Social Media and Community Coordinator role. As a newcomer and former international student, Cedrick is working to start his community project called Beyond Borders Youth Network. This project aims to build a strong support system that transcends cultural barriers, serving as…

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  • Meet the Maker: Ratan Singh

    Ratan works as an Operations Assistant at Yukonstruct, helping out members at the front desk with any queries they may have. He was volunteering as a part of the Yukon University Student Union, and he heard about the job opening at Yukonstruct. So, being someone who always wanted to see what happens inside the BIG…

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  • Meet the Maker: Fahd Rizwan Fazal

    Fahd is the Operations Director at Yukonstruct. His role encompasses smooth operations of the facility, member-tenant management including satisfaction with the services provided, scheduling our lovely ops team to keep the space running, and just the overall running of the facility. His role is quite dynamic and allows him to work on a bit of…

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  • Ratan’s Journey To Permanent Residency

    Ratan Singh is an Operations Assistant at Yukonstruct since July 2021 and he just got his Permanent Residency Status early this year! He was from India and came here to Canada as an international student in September 2019. He was enrolled in the Science Diploma Program, but during his time at the university, he grew…

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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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  • Spotlight on Sunrise Nutrition

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Joline Beauregard of Sunrise Nutrition, a team of Registered Dietitians in Whitehorse, Yukon, and are delighted to share it with you! They promote life-long health by supporting people and communities to build healthy relationships with food through nutrition counseling, food-based programming, and innovative food systems. The Sunrise Nutrition team is committed to…

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