Category: Updates

  • New Makerspace Equipment!

    We’ve got some exciting new additions at the makerspace thanks in part to funding from CanNor! In the wood shop there’s two new King Industrial sanders:an oscillating spindle sander and a belt and disc sander. The sewing room also features two brand new machines: a Janome serger and a Singer industrial sewing machine. A serger,…

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  • Sandra Peacock – YuKonstruct Volunteer of the Year

    It was with great sadness that we learned of Sandra (Sandy) Peacock’s sudden passing on March 22. Sandy was a dedicated volunteer, so YuKonstruct was proud to honour her legacy recently by joining with Autism Yukon and the Yukon Astronomical Society, to nominate her posthumously for the Whitehorse 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award. Sandy’s influence…

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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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  • New Year with New Positions

    Happy New Year from the whole team at YuKonstruct! We have contractors hired for the next three months. Some are familiar faces in new roles and some are new to the community. Check out the full page of our team. For our individual roles, check out what we are up to: Jaret will remain in the…

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  • Instructables Woodworking Club: 1st meeting a success!

    The first Instructables Woodworking Club meeting was a great success! Our 5 participants were eager to learn, and the excellent step-by-step project in the Instrutctables Woodworking Class took us through the project. Here’s what Instructables Club member Lana said about her experience with the first project: “I decided to join in order to gain confidence…

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  • We won! Instructables Makerspace Contest 2016 Update

    The official results of the Instructables international makerspace contest were announced this week. The website hosting the contest, Instructables.com, is a place where makers can document their projects and share instructions on how to make everything from simple recipes to complicated technology. The goal of the makerspace contest was to document as many projects as…

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  • Sending Off the Summer Staff

    As summer wraps up around here and school begins again, we are forced to say goodbye to our summer students. Having Yza at the coworking space, and Rowan and Solvey at the makerspace has been hugely beneficial to YuKonstruct! They did so much work to improve the appearance, safety and community at both spaces. Check out…

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  • Our New Instructables Woodworking Club

    YuKonstruct will be hosting a woodworking instructables club!  We will be following along with the Instructables Woodworking Class, learning together as we complete one DIY project per month. This club is a great whether you’re new to woodworking or just want to solidify your understanding of the woodworking basics! Plus you get to create and learn with…

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  • Startup in Residency Pilot

    This September 6th-19th, (co)space will be running a Startup in Residence Pilot Program. The program will bring a Toronto-based tech startup to Whitehorse that has team members with a proven track record of taking their startups to the next level. While visiting Yukon, the team will be offering one-on-one mentorship and workshops for local entrepreneurs. The…

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