Tri-Cities Friends of Refugees Extends Helping Hand to Syrian Refugees

The organization seeks to ease the painful transition of those forced to leave their home Ashley Hyshka, Contributor A promise made by Justin Trudeau during his election campaign has turned into real help for Syrian refugees in the cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. Volunteer-Based Organisation Tri-Cities Friends of Refugees has kept busy... Continue Reading

KPU Brewing Students Take Home the Gold

U.S. Open College Beer Championship honours two students’ Witbier brew Ashley Hyshka For most university students, beer is a beverage enjoyed outside of the classroom. But for first year KPU brewing students Derek Kindret and Ryan Jurgens, their love of beer was nurtured at school. Kindret and Jurgens won gold in the Belgian category at... Continue Reading

Measuring The Tipping Point

Host of CBC Vancouver’s 2050: Degrees of Change Sheds Light on Climate Change Ashley Hyshka According to current climate research, temperatures across British Columbia will increase by 2.5 degrees by the year 2050. Johanna Wagstaffe, a meteorologist with CBC Vancouver, is determined to shift the public’s attention towards this issue. “I’ve been thinking a lot... Continue Reading

Statistics Canada Show a 60 per cent Increase in Nationwide Hate Crimes Against Muslims

RCMP Hate Crimes Unit, president of Muslim Student Association talk about what to do if you’ve been the victim of Islamophobia Ashley Hyshka A 2015 report from Statistics Canada shows a 60 per cent increase in hate crimes targeting Muslims across the country since last year, though the number of reported hate crimes in B.C.... Continue Reading

KSA Aims to Improve Student Mental Wellness

Student health care plans may soon include support for those seeking better mental health Ashley Hyshka Tanvir Singh, President of the Kwantlen Student Association, wants to change how mental illness is addressed at KPU, as he feels it “isn’t addressed in the open as much as it really should be.” About a year ago, the... Continue Reading

New Sexual Assault and Misconduct Policies to Help Fight Rape Culture on Campus

KPU’s recently passed policies will focus on protecting students and supporting survivors of sexual assault Ashley Hyshka Sexual assault is an unnerving topic for many people. On university campuses, its existence and consequences couldn’t be clearer. According to a CBC report, there were 16 reported cases of sexual assault at UBC between 2009 and 2013.... Continue Reading