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Welcome to Whitehorse

Whether working in the beautiful City of Whitehorse or the remote community of Old Crow, our skilled, hardworking, and energetic staff apply their various expertise with passion and enthusiasm to meet the many challenges that arise from working in Canada’s northern climate. 

Representing the true spirit of the North, our team is a group of committed colleagues and friends that work together and play together.

Why Whitehorse?

What’s so great about the Yukon? Long-time members of Stantec’s Whitehorse office talk about life in the North, inside and outside work.

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<p>Rod Savoie: When I jumped in I was like most Canadians in that I didn't really know a lot about the territories. Northern Canada was all the same to me. From my vantage point it was this unknown frozen spot on the northern part of the map of the country.</p> <p>Sandy Birrell: I said, &quot;I'll come for two years, that's it,&quot; and yeah, we've not left for 17 years. It's a really amazing community to live in, so, I got hooked, I guess.</p> <p>John Berg: I find the opportunities are, I wouldn’t say boundless, but you have lots of opportunities to increase your role, to take on bigger and bigger projects.</p> <p>Lee Fleming: Down south I have friends that are working in the engineering business and all they do is maybe fire protection, or controls. Maybe they never go to site, maybe they're just doing design and we get to do the full gamut up here.</p> <p>Rod: There's always a new challenge coming at you and a new opportunity to develop your career in a way that you might not otherwise have had.</p> <p>Lee: There's lots of good interesting projects up here. We do lots of schools, lots of municipal and commercial projects, and We're working in the NWT, Nunavut, Yukon, Northern BC.</p> <p>Sandy: Two weeks ago I was traveling through the arctic, basically on the Northwest Passage right up to the ocean and in the Inuit communities. We spent a week chartering from community to community and it was a really fantastic experience to be able to do that.</p> <p>Rod: Maybe what kept me here as well as some others is that outside of work if you have an interest in what the North offers then it's a great place because ... I personally have an interest in a lot of outdoor pursuits, as do many other folks who've chosen to stay here and it's unbeatable. It's quite amazing.</p> <p>Lee: Cross country skiing, downhill skiing, back country skiing. In the summertime do a lot of hiking, rock climbing. We’d charter a plane for a week or two weeks to fly us in to a remote lake of the head of a river, and then we’d go canoeing for two weeks and get picked up.</p> <p>Rod: I guess just due to the fact that the population is thin and there's a general need for people who do what we do in the north. Definitely lots of opportunities, so it's a great place to start and develop a career.</p>

Playing for keeps

Learn how Stantec turned Whitehorse’s landmark (and tired) Taku Inn, built in the 1950s, into the Yukon’s first LEED certified building.

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<p>Terry Sherman: Basically we bought a building that was built in the 50s. Our desire was to buy it to put the new Coast Mountain store here on main street.</p> <p>It was important to us to go LEED, so we decided to do LEED base building on this building, which put more challenges to it. That was the importance to hire the right engineering team</p> <p>Rod Savoie: we were able to bring a collective team together that covered all aspects of the technical services they were seeking.</p> <p>John berg: They of course wanted to keep the historical looks to a degree of the building, increase the energy efficiency</p> <p>Lee Fleming: we looked at a bunch of different ways to heat and cool this building, with an eye that it would be a high end LEED type building.</p> <p>Sandy Birrell: the tenant, coast mountain, and the owner were evenly matched on their sustainability goals, so it was a natural fit for them to renovate the building and become the first LEED certified building in the Yukon.</p> <p>Rod: It's always nice to be first with anything and in particular when it's something that aligns so well with your own philosophies. We're all proud to be part of it.</p> <p>Lee: This was one of my better projects. It was a headache doing it. And, you know, first, when we were asked if wanted to do the job and we looked at what we had to work with and like, &quot;Oh my god, what are we getting into.&quot; But I think Terry and team did a really good job putting it together</p> <p>Sandy: It sets the standard, I think, for developing other spaces when you know we can do that here then we can do that at the next block over and the next block over</p> <p>Terry: We're pretty proud of the fact that we could take this building that was in really really bad shape for less than 50% of the cost of a new building. Could totally remodel this building to, at the time, was state of the art. Completely renovated</p> <p>John: People are well aware it's a landmark building in Whitehorse. People, the longer they've been here, the more they recognize the Taku building still remains and it's been improved, a huge improvement.</p> <p>Terry: Rod Savoie, Lee Flemming, John Berg. I've been working with them for 20 years. They're a great team, they know the north, they know what we need in the north, so ya I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them on any project.</p>

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