The African Diaspora-What is it?

The African Diaspora-What is it?

The African diaspora refers to the many communities of people of African descent dispersed throughout the world as a result of historic movements. The majority of African dispersal resulted from the Arab and Atlantic slave trades - the largest forced migrations in...

Daughters of the Vote

Daughters of the Vote

Out of place. That’s how I felt at the Daughters of the Vote reception in the MacBride museum. For the first 15 minutes all I could think about was if anyone else could smell the McChicken burger on my breath that I had guzzled on my way there, or that I had no idea...

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a national movement that started a few years ago to kick-off the giving season. After two big shopping and spending days (Black Friday and Cyber Monday), Giving Tuesday is a time to celebrate giving, volunteering and rallying for our favourite...

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Teagyn Vallevand

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Teagyn Vallevand

Teagyn Vallevand, at 21 years old, has been making quite a name for herself in the Yukon. A member of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation, she has been an active part of her community since graduating high school. She works in Larry Bagnell’s office part time and is working...

BYTE’s Recommended Podcasts!

BYTE’s Recommended Podcasts!

Podcasts have been around to some extent since the beginning of time (or the beginning of the Internet, but like, same thing), admittedly not quite at the same level as today’s offerings. The humble podcast of the early 2000’s has evolved into a horse of an entirely...

Exploring Reconciliation On the Land

Exploring Reconciliation On the Land

When reflecting on relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, I am faced with a LOT of questions. What does reconciliation really mean? Is it just this pretty word that is tossed around a lot in Canadian politics? Can a person of European settler...

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Liam Campbell

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Liam Campbell

When Liam Campbell researched volunteer organizations, he had a few things in mind. He wanted to find a grassroots organization, he wanted to volunteer teaching English as a second language, and he wanted to find a website with pictures clearly taken by an "old dude...

Meet Hana, BYTE’s newest staff member!

Meet Hana, BYTE’s newest staff member!

We are pumped to welcome our newest Community Outreach Coordinator Hana Val to our team! She's always available to provide fuzzy socks and great travel stories whenever we need them. In the short time she's been here, she's made us crack up many times and we couldn't...

Fentanyl Fast Facts

Fentanyl Fast Facts

I spend my summers in Whitehorse, but during the year I live in Vancouver. On my daily commute to school the #3 bus takes me through the Downtown Eastside, an area infamous for its drug use among residents. Recently this corner of the city has been making headlines...

Student debt is a huge issue

Student debt is a huge issue

Tuition in Canada is higher than it has ever been, and tomorrow, it'll be even higher. In the last decade, tuition has risen 40%. Furthermore, the average Canadian student graduates with more than $25,000 of debt; I wish I could say this surprised me. During the four...