Category: Updates

  • 1000 Likes!

    YuKonstruct’s Facebook page recently hit a milestone 1,000 likes! To celebrate, we decided to do a draw from amongst our one thousand fans. We used random.org to generate a random number between 1 and 1,000 and then counted down from our full list of Facebook followers. Nicole Bauberger was the lucky winner! She will receive…

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  • Strategic Plan – Upcomming Focus Groups & Open House

    Dear YuKonstruct and (co)space members, As you know, our organization is in the process of developing a strategic plan which will guide our future.  We want your input because after all, this organization belongs to all of us.  The process is being facilitated by Mark Nelson and Angela Walkley of Cambio Consulting and guided by…

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  • Zero Waste Hackathon

    Earlier this month, there was a Zero Waste Conference at Yukon College. To encourage people to help reduce what get’s put into the landfill, YuKonstruct and Zero Waste Yukon partnered to create the first ever Zero Waste Hackathon to go along with the conference! We invited teams to think creatively about how to divert garbage from…

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  • New workshop series for would-be mad scientists

    The workshops in the Don’t Try This At Home series will allow participants the chance to safely learn about dangerous materials and forces, under the guidance of experienced instructors.

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  • Strategic Planning Process: kick-off

    We have officially kicked-off our strategic planning process for YuKonstruct and (co)space! YuKonstruct Society President, John Glynn-Morris, has worked with the consultant team – Mark and Angela of Whitehorse-based Cambio Consulting – to flesh out an approach that meets our needs and maximizes the opportunity. The feelings so far are really positive. There is more information, as well as…

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  • 2016: the Year of the Maker?

    2016 is the Year of the Monkey.  Apparently monkeys are fast learners and crafty opportunists. Sound familiar? As we start a new year, it is worth reflecting on what we have collectively achieved and where we are headed.  Two years ago this month, over 200 people came together and said yes, we want a makerspace…

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  • Cracking 100 Members!

    YuKonstruct is celebrating a milestone!  We recently cracked 100 members for the first time in our history.  This is evidence that yes, the Yukon wants a makerspace. Becoming a member is easy to do online. You can go month to month and suspend/renew at any time.  Membership gives you unlimited access to the tools, expertise…

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  • We’re growing – we have a new space called (co)space!

    Did you know YuKonstruct is opening a shared community workspace in Whitehorse ?  We are! It is called (co)space. We’re thrilled to use this new space as a way to able to help better support our vision to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit, and grow Yukon innovation and business by providing accessible shared space and programming.…

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  • Reflecting on Year 1

    It’s hard to believe YuKonstruct officially opened its doors one year ago.  Where have we come from? In a year we have transitioned from a start-up to a fully functioning organization. In a year we have transitioned from a start-up to a fully functioning organization. The numbers: We have hovered around 80 full-time members, at…

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