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...
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...
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...
Thoughts on Mental Health Week!

Thoughts on Mental Health Week!

This week marks Mental Health Week and there are lots of posts all over Twitter and social media urging people to “Speak Up and #GetLoud” about their experiences with mental health. In fact, BYTE retweeted a message that said exactly that – so I’ve decided to walk the...
BYTE at the Progress Summit 2017

BYTE at the Progress Summit 2017

With unending media coverage of “The Rise of the Right,” increasingly divisive politics, and fear-based decision-making at government levels globally, I’ve been needing a reminder that there are also people working towards positive change, towards building bridges,...
Guest Post: Anime and mindfulness

Guest Post: Anime and mindfulness

By Carly Sayers Anime is fun to draw and easy to follow, and it’s also very calming to draw. Drawing and colouring manga and anime is soothing and lots of fun. I draw to pass time and days. I would recommend drawing easy anime and working your way up and...