Yukon Bird Club is a registered Canadian charitable non-profit organization founded in spring 1993. The club’s focus is to bring together the Yukon birding community and visitors to gather and share knowledge and data about Yukon birds. The establishment of a strong local bird club has facilitated a remarkable increase in public awareness and appreciation of Yukon birds.
The Yukon Bird Club offers an annual award of $500 to a Yukon University student in a post-secondary program who demonstrates outstanding interest and motivation in environmental conservation. This award is open to all students who are interested in environmental stewardship, however eligible applicants must demonstrate how they plan (or continue to) meet at least one of the Yukon Bird Club’s mandates:
- Encourage and involve youth interest in environmental conservation;
- Advocate for environmental conservation related to birds and their environment;
- Promote awareness, appreciation, and conservation of Yukon birds and their habitats.
Applicants must be entering or enrolled in a post-secondary program at Yukon University. Proof of acceptance must be submitted before the award is granted. Please note that students may only receive this award once. Please include:
- One-page essay (500 words max) outlining your academic program and goals for that program, and demonstrate how you meet at least one of the Yukon Bird Club’s three mandates. We want to know why you want to study in this program and where you see it taking you in the future. How do your interests and goals in your education pertain to our three mandates?
- Letter of acceptance to Yukon College/Yukon University
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of 2-3 Yukon Bird Club board members. A decision will be made and the student notified within two weeks after the deadline.
Send your questions and applications to the Yukon Bird Club at:
Please write “YBC Award Application” in the subject line of your email.
Deadline to submit: September 30th, 2020
This Year’s Recipient(s)
2019/2020 – Taylor Belansky
2018/2019 – Maya Poirier