Cassandra Ivany

Facilitator, First Nations Initiatives

Yukon College

Cassandra, better known as Cass, was born and raised in Newfoundland, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) before deciding to pursue a career in education. After completing her B.Ed., she spent four years teaching in the northern Labrador community of Natuashish and in Iqaluit, Nunavut before moving to Whitehorse in 2008. She has been a facilitator with First Nations Initiatives (FNI) at Yukon College since 2013. As part of the FNI team, Cass gets the opportunity to work with all departments as the college continues its’ ongoing journey of Indigenization – delivering workshops on Yukon First Nation history and culture, reviewing curriculum, and supporting senior executive as they implement Indigenization goals.