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Ways to give

Ways to give
Play a part and be one of Yukon's change-makers. Your support helps us thrive.

Ways to give

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Help YukonU address emergent student need

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Strengthen YukonU's ability to plan for new student supports

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Leave a legacy

Plan today for a gift that will support future leaders

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Student awards

Help YukonU student access and achieve their dreams

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Employee giving

Extend your support of YukonU students

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Employee giving

Staff and faculty make a difference in the lives of YukonU students every day.

Employee giving extends your impact beyond the office and classroom in support of emergent needs and special initiatives.

Complete the Employee Giving form and submit it to Human Resources to set up your contribution each pay period.

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Brenda Prokopchuk and Audrey McLaughlin posing and smiling at a Yukon University gathering

Leave a legacy 

Envision a future where your passion lives on.

Legacy gifts are a commitment to support future generations. This pathway provides the freedom to invest in causes you believe in, often transcending your accomplishments in this lifetime.

It is also a way to clearly state your intentions and to maximize potential tax benefits.

Planned gifts can be made in one of these ways:

  • Bequests
  • Insurance policies
  • Annuities
  • Trusts
  • Residual interest
Tax law and estate
planning are complex.

YukonU encourages you to speak to a financial or legal advisor about the tax benefits, thresholds and appropriateness of these choices.

Contact us to plan your legacy gift

Student awards 

Awards provide financial assistance, helping students access YukonU's programs and courses, and ultimately, achieve their dreams. It allows YukonU students to focus more time on their studies, become more involved in unique opportunities like field study and exchanges, and to worry less about financial burdens.

You can support student awards in one of three ways:

Contribute to a named endowment that supports an existing YukonU award

See the list of existing awards below

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Contribute to the YukonU Fund

This endowment enables YukonU to create student awards to address program-specific needs


Create a named award to honour someone special

Honour a loved one or a community champion

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Alice Donald Bursary

This $300 bursary is available to assist a second-year, physically-disabled student at Yukon University with their education costs.  Students studying in a health-related program will also be considered.

Aron Senkpiel Award

The family of Aron Senkpiel has made this $1,000 award available in his memory.

Audrey McLaughlin Award in Social Work

This $500 award was established in 2016 by the friends of Audrey McLaughlin in honour of her 80th birthday.

Dylan Alexis Memorial Award

The Yukon University Student Union wishes to make a $250 bursary available to a Yukon First Nation student in the trades, with demonstrated financial need.

George Walker 8th International Congress on Circumpolar Health Bursary

The 8th International Congress on Circumpolar Health is honoured to make this $400 award available in memory of Dr. George Walker.

Hazel Fekete Award

This $500 award recognizes the courage of students in academic upgrading classes who often overcome many obstacles to return to the classroom.

Hougen Business & Community Service Award

In recognition of the valuable contributions students make to their community when volunteering their time, Rolf and Margaret Hougen would like to provide a $500 award to a Yukon University student enrolled in the second year of the Business Administration Diploma program.

International Student Awards

Yukon University would like to provide two $500 awards to International Students.

Janet and Pierre Berton Bursary

The Bennet Family Foundation would like to make a $400 bursary available to a student with demonstrated financial need in the Berton’s name.

JT Ritter Bursary

JT Ritter wishes to make an annual bursary of $1,000 available in recognition of the difficulties of returning to school following an absence from educational pursuits.

Juri Peepre Memorial Award

Sarah Locke wishes to make a $1,000 scholarship available to a full-time student in Yukon University’s Renewable Resources Management, Northern Science (Environmental and Conservation Sciences or General stream) or Earth Sciences diploma programs, as well as the B.Sc. in Northern Environmental and Conservation Sciences degree program.

Kristy Burgess Memorial Award

The family and friends of Kristy Burgess wish to make a $1,000 award available to students in Yukon University’s Bachelor of Social Work program.

Lake Laberge Lions Club Bursary

The Lake Laberge Lions Club would like to provide two $500 awards to students in financial need who are enrolled full-time in a pre-apprentice program.

Lorene Robertson Writing Award

The family of Lorene Robertson has created a $2,000 award for a Yukon University student who is enrolled in University Access Pathways courses. 

North American Caribou Workshop Research Award

Established in 1983, the bi-annual North American Caribou Workshop brings together researchers, managers and stakeholders to discuss caribou conservation and management, and provides an opportunity for people to learn what’s happening with caribou in many different regions. The organizing committee of the 15th workshop, held in Whitehorse in 2014, established this award for an aspiring Yukon caribou researcher.

Paul Flaherty Bursaries

Paul and Helen Flaherty offer six bursaries in support of students enrolled in the University Access Pathways program and courses, planning to pursue post-secondary education at Yukon University.

Paul and Helen hoped that these bursaries would help students access private tutoring, internet connectivity, a laptop computer and training, textbooks, supports to aid in recovery from a traumatic experience, and unexpected circumstances that threaten a student's ability to remain enrolled.

Rotary Club of Whitehorse Memorial Fund Awards

Rotary Club of Whitehorse wishes to make a $500 award available to a full-time Yukon University student in the Bachelor of Social Work program.

Ruth McIntyre Bursary

Ruth McIntyre, a dean at Yukon College until 1986, has made a $500 award available to a student enrolled full time in Yukon University upgrading courses.

Stephen and Debra Osborne Bursary

Stephen and Debra Osborne wish to encourage and support Yukon students returning to education in studies focused on the natural northern environment, including climate change, or the areas of social work, nursing and health care assistant. To that end, they will make a $200 bursary available to a full-time student who can demonstrate financial need.

Terry Weninger Award for Research Excellence

Dr. Terry Weninger has created a $500 award for an aspiring researcher.

Yukon Outfitters Association Award

To commemorate the life of long-time Yukon outfitter Pete Jensen, Yukon Outfitters Association wishes to make a $500 award available to a Yukon University student. Pete was in the Outfitting business for 45 years, delivering a high quality wilderness experience, along with his wife Sharon. "He was a legend," said Sharon and so many others.

Yukon School of Visual Arts Award

The Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) has established a $1,000 award for a full-time student in Yukon University's Visual Arts Program.

Yukon University Board of Governors' Scholarship

The Yukon University Board of Governors has created a $700 award to support an exemplary Yukon University student.