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Yukon School of Visual Art


The SOVA library houses an impressive collection of books, journals, magazines, audio-visual resources, and digital materials with an emphasis on visual arts. With thousands of items, actual and digital, the library offers excellent research opportunities and many materials with specific application to the Yukon and Northern regions.

library dawson 

Students enrolled in the SOVA Foundation Year program have access to SOVA’s dedicated library facility for research, assignments, and pleasure reading. 

SOVA students also have access to all of Ontario College of Art and Design and Yukon College’s digital library resources, which include many online databases covering a diverse range of subjects and disciplines and are accessible remotely.

SOVA students also have access to all of Yukon College’s library resources, which include many online databases as well as text based resources.. For more information visit the Library at


Visit the Yukon College’s Fine Arts and Images Subject Guide 


Monday 4:00 p.m.-7:00p.m.
Tuesday 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday                  CLOSED
Saturday 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday                 CLOSED

Student Resources

The reception and administration office of the Yukon College Student Services are located on the lower floor of the main building of the Ayamdigut Campus in Whitehorse (across from the Bookstore). The Centre offers education and career planning, First Nations support, assistance with financial or funding issues, and academic concerns. The Student Services office offers their services to all College students at Ayamdigut Campus, and via telephone, video conferencing, e-mail, and personal visits to community campuses, including the SOVA campus. For more information call the Student Services Centre at 1-800-661-0504 Monday thru Friday 8:30 – 4:30. or talk to the SOVA Administrator.

Education and Career Planning

Career and educational guidance is provided to all students and to the general public at Ayamdigut campus and in all Yukon communities. Counsellors provide career planning, interest testing, workshops, job search, and employment skills, career and labour market information. A library of print and on-line resources is available about academic and training opportunities in Canada and worldlwide.

Personal Counselling

Personal counselling services are available for all students registered at Yukon College, including those attending the Foundation Year program at the SOVA campus in Dawson City. Counselling sessions are confidential. No information is shared with administrators, instructors, outside agencies or others unless authorized with a signed release of information by the student. Professional counsellors provide help to students with a broad range of personal issues including life concerns and transitions, stress, tension and anxiety, grief and loss, depression and addictions. This can be done through individual counselling sessions or assisting with referrals to outside agencies. Workshops and presentations are also provided to help students cope successfully with the demands of student life, to promote wellness, and to build skills for life long success after graduation. At SOVA, students may make an appointment by phoning the counselling centre at 867-668-8720 or calling the toll-free number at 1-800-661-0504 and asking for the counselling centre. Ask the SOVA Administrator for more information about personal counselling services available in Dawson. At the Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse, students may make an appointment by coming into the Student Services Centre on the lower floor of the main building across from the Bookstore during our regular hours.

First Nations Services

First Nations counsellors are available to assist students of first nations ancestry with transitions to college life. Staff provide support to students dealing with issues related to funding, housing, transportation, and other student life needs. Support in times of stress is a key component in student success. Staff also plan traditional first nations cultural events, including visits with Elders, seasonal celebrations, cultural development activities, and other events.

Program Advising

Students admitted to the SOVA Foundation Year program should contact the administration at the SOVA campus in Dawson City to arrange for program advising appointments.

Program Advising occurs in August for the Fall Term, and in December for the Winter Term. In order for program advising to be affective, students need to bring all relevant documents when they meet with a program advisor.

Program Advising helps students determine the courses they will need to take and whether they qualify for the Foundation Year program. However, it is the students’ responsibility to ensure accuracy of the course and program plan. Students seeking transfer to another university must consult the calendar of their chosen institution and verify the transferability of courses taken.

Students with Disabilities

The Yukon College provides support services for students with disabilities at the Learning Assistance Centre at the Ayamdigut Campus in Whitehorse. At SOVA, contact the administration to arrange for support services.


Yukon College Web Information System

Banner is the Yukon College’s Web Information System. Students enrolled in the Foundation Year program are automatically provided with access to Banner upon registration. Some of the services provided by Banner are access to course grades and T2202A Income Tax forms. Students require their student ID number and a password to access their personal information stored on Banner.

For more information, contact Yukon College Computing Services staff at:

To log on to Banner Student Web Access, go to