KPU’s Multi Faith Centre Chaplain Shares his Thoughts on Omar Khadr

As a graduate of The King’s University, Ethan Vanderleek feels a personal connection to the community that fought on Khadr’s behalf Braden Klassen, Photo Editor Amid the controversy surrounding the $10.5 million settlement awarded to Omar Khadr by the Supreme Court of Canada, a member of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University community shares his connection with... Continue Reading

Old Piano Finds New Home in Cedar Courtyard

KSA hopes the piano will help to enrich the often-overlooked courtyard space Braden Klassen, Photo Editor The Kwantlen Student Association has purchased an upright piano to be kept in the courtyard of the Cedar building. Charmingly named “Butterfly”, the piano is meant to promote the use of the Cedar courtyard on the Surrey campus. “[The... Continue Reading

KPU’s New Book Club: The Kwantlen Pageturners

Braden Klassen, Photo Editor There’s a new club on campus that caters to KPU’s lovers of literature. The Kwantlen Pageturners was founded earlier this summer by Amanda Grey, who hopes to foster a community for avid readers to come together and discuss literature with other like-minded people. “There’s a certain bond that’s established when you... Continue Reading

Runner Run-Down: The Innovation Superclusters Initiative

What’s a supercluster? It’s like Tinder for businesses and research institutions Braden Klassen, Photo Editor According to Cloverdale MP John Aldag, Kwantlen Polytechnic University—along with SFU and UBC—is currently in negotiations to receive funding from a superclusters program that would potentially begin sometime early in the fall semester. This begs the question, “What’s a supercluster?”... Continue Reading
Premier John Horgan and his Executive Council were formally sworn in by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon. Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017PREM0061-001322

B.C. Should Embrace its Gender Balanced Cabinet

“Merit” isn’t the perfect qualifier for a cabinet position that some would have you believe Braden Klassen, Photo Editor Following the precedent set by the federal government, the B.C. NDP has made their new cabinet gender balanced, meaning that half of its members (11 out of 22) are women. This is a historical first for... Continue Reading

KPU Professors Host PHILOsurfer Convergence

Academics from all over the world came to Tofino to talk about their love of philosophy and surfing Braden Klassen, Contributor A pair of philosophy professors from Kwantlen Polytechnic University have combined their love for philosophizing with their love of surfing by organizing and hosting an academic conference that united the two. Dubbed “The PHILOsurfer’s... Continue Reading
KPU student Devon Turkington strikes a pose in the Westerman Garden on Surrey campus as part of an ongoing Yoga summer event series hosted by the KSA. (Braden Klassen)

KSA Hosts Yoga in the Garden on Surrey Campus

  Students can enjoy free, one-hour yoga classes amidst the tranquil backdrop of the Westerman Garden Braden Klassen, Contributor Has the stress of the summer semester made you feel like you’re stretched too thin? Is your work-school-life balance feeling like it’s becoming less and less flexible as time goes on? Have summer midterms got you... Continue Reading

Runner Run-Down: The Paris Agreement

Braden Klassen, Contributor In 2015, delegates from 195 countries convened in Paris to contemplate how to prevent global climate change from progressing to the point of no return. This point is generally understood to be when the global temperature increases by two degrees Celsius above what it was in the pre-industrial age. At the end... Continue Reading

It’s Time for the Creep Catchers to Chill

The group has become more and more reckless, so it’s time to rein it in Braden Klassen,Contributor Ryan LaForge, the president of the Surrey Creep Catchers, was recently charged with assaulting a man who believed he was meeting an underage girl. The assault is just the latest event in a string of unruly actions by... Continue Reading

KSA Introduces New Social Media Policy for Clubs

The policy sets out what clubs should and shouldn’t do on social media Braden Klassen, Contributor In a council meeting on May 19, the Kwantlen Student Association passed a new set of policies meant to regulate the content posted to social media by KPU clubs. The policies aim to reinforce the existing policies of social... Continue Reading

KPU Prof Talks Diet and Climate Change at Science World

Mike Bomford discusses the importance of dietary choices and their impact on the environment Braden Klassen, Contributor As part of the Speaker Series partnership between Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Science World, KPU Professor Mike Bomford delivered a lecture that addressed the links between people’s diets and their greenhouse gas emissions. Citing Danish researcher Sonja Vermeulen’s... Continue Reading
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Examining the Corporate Shell Game behind Pemberton’s Cancellation

Thousands of ticket buyers left twisting in the wind after Pemberton Music Festival bankruptcy Braden Klassen, Contributor The Pemberton Music festival has been cancelled due to bankruptcy, and the head festival organizers have decided not to issue automatic refunds to the thousands of people who paid for tickets. Instead, the majority of the revenue generated... Continue Reading

B.C. ELECTION: B.C. Parties Lack Solid Proposal for Regulating Legal Cannabis

Local dispensaries unsure of how their business will change next year Braden Klassen, Contributor The federal government revealed their plans to legalise the possession of cannabis for recreational purposes on April 13. In the weeks leading up to the provincial election, the major parties have all tossed out suggestions as to how they might regulate... Continue Reading

B.C. ELECTION: Runner Run-Down: Public-Private Partnership

What looks good on paper ends up costing more taxpayer money in the long run Braden Klassen, Contributor A Public-Private Partnership—or “P3”—is a contractual arrangement between a government entity and a private company or companies that allows them to work together to invest in, create, and maintain public services or infrastructure projects like hospitals, roads,... Continue Reading

B.C. ELECTION: Langley and Surrey-Cloverdale Riding Profiles

Surrey-Cloverdale Liberal Candidate: Marvin Hunt Marvin Hunt has been the MLA for Surrey-Panorama since 2013, and has served as a Surrey City Councillor for a total of 23 years. “I’m running because I am a free-enterpriser. I believe in a small government [and] low taxes, so that the individuals can fulfill their dreams and vision,... Continue Reading