Like the gold miners of yore, the lure of the Yukon, the grassroots initiatives of Yukon College, and the magic of Dawson City drew Eldo away from his faculty position at the University of Manitoba over two decades ago. His life as a facilitator and implementer comes from an enthusiasm for what is possible.
In a community where art, film, music, printmaking, and a host of cultural and indigenous activities thrive, Eldo seeks to spread the word about this enchanted, northern setting, which began as a meeting place for the Yukon First Nations, became the center of the greatest gold rush this planet has ever seen, and continues to acknowledge its history and culture while embracing the arts.
Eldo is passionate about education for adults, whatever creative form that may take. He holds a M. Ad. Ed from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. He has enjoyed living in the Yukon longer than anywhere else, but recognizes that his college, university, and administrative experiences across this vast country have given him the experience to participate in the creation of exciting educational programs such as SOVA.