A photo of the second-class deck on display at the Titanic Exhibition. (Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition)
A photo of the second-class deck on display at the Titanic Exhibition. (Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition)

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Sails into Metro Vancouver

Over a century after the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the stories of its approximate 2,228 passengers are still being told to the world. From June 23 to January of next year, they will be told by Richmond’s own Lipont Art Centre. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will transport visitors back to 1912 by displaying recovered... Continue Reading
Student debt is wack. (pixabay)
Student debt is wack. (pixabay)

CFS Launches Campaign to Abolish Interest Rates on Student Loans

The Canadian Federation of Students is launching a campaign called “Not In Our Interest” to urge the federal government to eliminate interest rates on the Canada Student Loans Program. According to the CFS website, Canadian students currently owe $28 billion in debt to all levels of government, and the federal government alone is slated to... Continue Reading
(Nicola Kwit)

The Threat of Climate Change Looms Over Canadian Farmers

A statement issued by the Senate of Canada last month foreshadows a damning future for Canadian farmers facing climate change. Members of the Senate’s agriculture committee, who wrote the release, heard from farmers, academics, and other industry experts who stated that farmers and foresters across Canada will have to adapt to a slew of problems... Continue Reading
Following the Voices of Muslim Women DigitaLENS Film Festival, students of KPU's Digital Storytelling Course were awarded with recognition of achievement certificates by instructors Katie Warfield and Aisha Amijee. (Ashley Hyshka)
Following the Voices of Muslim Women DigitaLENS Film Festival, students of KPU's Digital Storytelling Course were awarded with recognition of achievement certificates by instructors Katie Warfield and Aisha Amijee. (Ashley Hyshka)

DigitaLENS Fosters Sisterhood Through Storytelling

At the third annual DigitaLENS Film Festival, Muslim women came together to put their creativity on public display. Over seven weeks, Aisha Amijee, Alia Youseff, and Katie Warfield—all digital storytelling instructors at KPU—planned the event to merge technical videography skills with social justice and introspection. The course that the three instructors teach is held during... Continue Reading
(Nat Mussell)

University Students Need to Educate Themselves on Drug Safety and Policy

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an organization which believes that “young people have a right to evidence-based cannabis education.” It currently lists 18 satellite chapters across seven provinces in Canada, according to its website. One of its chapters is at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, though there has been no activity on its Facebook page since... Continue Reading
Janet Austin poses for a photo after receiving an honorary degree from KPU. (kpu.ca)

B.C.’s New Lieutenant Governor is a KPU Community Member

British Columbia’s newest lieutenant governor, Janet Austin, was sworn in on April 24 during a ceremony in Victoria, B.C. As the province’s 30th lieutenant governor, Austin has long been a community activist and social advocate. Kwantlen Polytechnic University recognized her work with the community in 2013 by awarding her an honorary doctorate degree. “It has... Continue Reading
KSA President, VP External and Women's Rep. Caitlin McCutchen. (Ashley Hyshka)
KSA President, VP External and Women's Rep. Caitlin McCutchen. (Ashley Hyshka)

KSA President to Take a Feminist Approach to New Term

As Caitlin McCutchen settles into her first term as Kwantlen Student Association president, she brings with her plenty of ideas for how to improve life at KPU, particularly for female-identifying students. McCutchen recently travelled to Victoria to meet with local MLAs, including Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark. They discussed KPU’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy,... Continue Reading

Organizers of Science Rendezvous Hope to Inspire the Next Generation of Science Enthusiasts

In conjunction with hundreds of other events held across Canada for Science Odyssey week, KPU Langley will be hosting a Science Rendezvous for the sixth year in a row. The event is free to the public and will be held on May 12 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Event organizers from the Faculty of... Continue Reading

Public Hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Conclude in Metro Vancouver

After five days of testimonies from over 100 witnesses, the public hearings for the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) have concluded. The inquiry seeks to examine the “systemic causes of all forms of violence against Indigenous women [and] girls” in Canada, according to the inquiry website. It’s estimated that,... Continue Reading

Earth Day is Over, But Climate Change Isn’t

Growing up, Earth was always my favourite planet. The “blue marble” is home to endless kilometers of deep blue oceans, vivid evergreen forests, and golden deserts. But lately one thing had been made very clear: we are killing our planet. I personally didn’t have anything planned for celebrating Earth Day on April 22, though there... Continue Reading

Your Guide to Surviving Final Exam Season

Hurray, KPU family, you’ve survived yet another semester of classes! With summer just around the corner, I bet you’re eager to finally ditch the textbooks and enjoy all that Vancouver has to offer this glorious time of year. While the 2018 spring exam season has concluded, chances are you’re going to be attending KPU for... Continue Reading

Chelsey Wong’s “Textilier” Collection Combines Futuristic and Victorian Styles

In KPU’s newly-built Wilson School of Design, fourth-year fashion student Chelsea Wong has created a seamless blend of Victorian and futuristic styles with her upcoming collection, “Textilier.” Wong is slated to unveil her graduation collection alongside 31 of her peers on April 19 and 20 at the School of Design’s year-end fashion show. She says... Continue Reading

The U.K. was Right to Deny Lauren Southern Entry

  It seems as if Surrey-born “alt-right” political personality Lauren Southern has finally angered the wrong group—in this case, the government of a very powerful nation. While trying to gain entry into the United Kingdom on March 12, Southern was detained in France by border officials. According to the BBC, Southern had “displayed flyers saying,... Continue Reading
VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017

World Junior Championship Curlers Bring Gold Home to Canada and KPU

Brothers Tyler and Jordan Tardi, along with the rest of the Canadian Men’s Curling Team, won gold in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 10. They defeated the Scottish team in a nail-bitingly close 6-5 game in the final round of the World Junior Curling Championship. “Ever since I can remember, I’ve always dreamt … of winning... Continue Reading

Celebrating the Ninth International Transgender Day of Visibility

Members of the trans community recently marked the ninth annual International Transgender Day of Visibility. Celebrated on March 31, the day encourages people to recognize the lives of transgender people and speak up about discrimination still endured by the community. For Morgane Oger, executive director of the Morgane Oger Foundation and a vice-president of the... Continue Reading