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Over $800,000 in Federal Funds Given to Surrey to Improve the City’s Cultural Infrastructure

Surrey Museum, Fusion Festival, and Old Anniedale School will be recipients of the funding Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the federal government has put aside $822,269 for infrastructure development in Surrey. The money has been allocated for three purposes: the expansion of the Surrey Museum, events at the Surrey Fusion... Continue Reading
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Artist Spotlight: Cozy

Debut album representative of Josie Patterson’s creative self-reclamation Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor In her kitchen lit by the early morning sun, Josie Patterson of Cozy slides two plates of fried raspberry jam sandwiches onto a small wooden table. Through laptop speakers, Cozy’s unreleased debut record fills the room. Chirpy notes of ukulele and Patterson’s soft... Continue Reading
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KSA to Propose Three-Year Plan, Continuation of Honorariums, and New Internal Committee At Upcoming AGM

Proposals will be discussed at Council meeting on Feb 17 before AGM at the end of March Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Kwantlen Student Association is striving to make several changes to their bylaws during their 2017 annual general meeting, tentatively scheduled for March 30. In order to alter the bylaws, at least 200 students... Continue Reading
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KSA Hires New Policy and Affairs Coordinator

Nicki Simpson the first to fill the position in six months Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor After nearly six months with the position remaining vacant, the Kwantlen Student Association has hired a new policy and political affairs coordinator, Nicki Simpson. The last policy and political affairs coordinator left in August of 2016 after finding another job... Continue Reading
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Natasha Lopes Looks Back on Her Time with the KSA

“I’ve become the person I told my 16-year old self I would be,” says KSA executive Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor “I did not make this decision lightly,” says Natasha Lopes from the Kwantlen Student Association general office. After serving for nearly a year as the KSA’s women’s representative and vice-president student life, she has opted... Continue Reading
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KPIRG Teams with Organizing for People Power

Community-based organization comes to KPU to ask “You down with OPP?” Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor “It’s an organization that is aimed at uniting sections of our society that are very disempowered, to find their strength and unity together, and demand fundamental changes to this society, starting locally in Newton,” says Tom Warren, about Organizing for... Continue Reading

KSA Legal Fees Increased for BCFS Lawsuit

“Regular preparations” lead to $250,000 allocated for legal spending Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor CORRECTION: We initially reported this story with the Canadian Federation of Students in place of the British Columbia Federation of Students. We apologize for the error. Three years into a legal battle with the British Columbia Federation of Students. the Kwantlen Student Association has increased... Continue Reading
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Artist Spotlight: Jericho

Dressing up & gearing up band’s first record Pasang Galay of Jericho plays dress up on stage. That was how I first saw the band—with Galay in full costume—from the floor of The Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver. Boldly posed in a bright purple suit and enormous fake afro, he and the rest of the band... Continue Reading
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Collaboration Between KPU and Tech Consortium to Encourage Sustainable Research

The partnership will provide benefits for local businesses and KPU students Small businesses in the Fraser Valley and those in KPU’s Institute for Sustainable Horticulture can look forward to future collaboration between the institute and technology consortium SRTec. The Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech is designed to create more jobs and innovation in the... Continue Reading
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Consultation Continue on Surrey’s LRT Project

Light rail transit’s benefits and drawbacks still being debated by residents When the City of Surrey proposed a light rail transit system as its solution to the municipality’s inefficient transportation network seven years ago, it likely didn’t expect to receive such a passionate response. Citizens from the Fraser Valley to North Vancouver have come out... Continue Reading
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KPU, KSA Submit Copies of Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policies

KSA policy officially approved by Council, KPU’s policy still in draft form British Columbia’s sexual violence and misconduct policy, Bill 23, was passed during May of 2016, requiring all provincial post-secondary institutions to create a policy to address and prevent sexual violence and misconduct on-campus. In response, KPU has posted the first draft of its... Continue Reading
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The Runner Debates: Why Do Pipelines Get Approved?: Alyssa Laube

The benefits are politically smart, but ethically and environmentally dangerous Check out the other side of the debate here Surrey may soon accept a benefits deal from Kinder Morgan, the company responsible for the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The project was built in 1953, running from Strathcona County to Burnaby, and is expanding by 980 kilometres... Continue Reading
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KPU Business Students “Give the Gift of Light”

Under company Shaseux, proceeds from care products fund charity in Africa KPU Business Students “Give the Gift of Light” Under company Shaseux, proceeds from care products fund charity in Africa Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor As a sustainable, local, and charitable company, a group of KPU business students are proud to call Shaseux their brainchild. The... Continue Reading
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Surrey’s Film Industry Booms in 2016/17

Filming & special events representative predicts more success this year Last year brought great prosperity to Surrey’s film industry, doubling the number of permits issued to high-end productions like Supergirl. Arnold Schwarzenegger even made his way into the suburbs in 2016 to film a movie about a group of assassins out to murder him, Why... Continue Reading
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KSA to Attend Leadership Conference in Oregon

$7000 released for exec. team and others to participate in NWSLC The Kwantlen Student Association approved the release of $7,000, which will cover the cost of student politicians attending February’s Northwest Student Leadership Conference, on Jan. 19. The conference will be held in Portland, Oregon’s Benson Hotel from the 24th to the 26th, and calls... Continue Reading