KSA 2018 By-Election Results Released

The preliminary results of the October 2018 Kwantlen Student Association by-election have been announced. Three new candidates have been elected to positions on KSA Council. Vanshi Kapoor and Amrick Sidhu have been elected to the Business Faculty Representative positions, receiving 99 and 179 votes respectively. Gunjanpreet Kaur, who received 51 votes, and Howie Qu, who... Continue Reading

The Case Against Tim Hortons

Everyone who has been to the Cedar building knows that the Tim Hortons on KPU’s Surrey campus is easily the most popular destination for students looking to grab a quick coffee or snack in between classes. Most items on the Tim’s menu cost less than similar ones at the Grassroots or the cafeteria, and its... Continue Reading

KPU Partners with Centre for Child Development to Research FASD

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term that includes a variety of disabilities and disorders which occur as the result of mothers consuming alcohol during pregnancy. The disorder can cause a variety of conditions including learning and physical disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and skeletal problems. The government estimates that, every year, approximately... Continue Reading

CASA Report Encourages Canadian Government to Offer More Support to International Students

A new policy paper published by the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is calling on the federal government to provide additional support to international students studying at post-secondary institutions across the country. The report, entitled “Value Beyond the Dollars and Cents: International Students’ Contribution and Their Need for Supports”, examines the benefits that international... Continue Reading

Improv Comedy Classes Return to KPU

Students looking share some laughs and develop some important skills can once again check out the weekly KPU improv comedy workshops hosted by Daniel Chai. The drop-in classes take place on the Surrey campus every Monday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Birch 250 and every Thursday at the same time in Room 1320... Continue Reading

Challenging Canada’s Colonial History

On July 1, 1867, the British Colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada were united, setting the foundation for the country as we know it today. This union of the colonies was orchestrated by the 36 “Fathers of Confederation,” including Canada’s first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, and Quebec MP Hector Louis Langevin. Macdonald’s... Continue Reading

Canadian Researchers Study Long-Term Cannabis Use Among Students

The Canadian government is preparing to turn over a new leaf by legalizing marijuana, a substance which has been legally restricted since 1923. Leading up to October, researchers are looking to clear some of the smoke surrounding the impact of long-term cannabis use, particularly among younger students. A report published in The Canadian Journal of... Continue Reading

Weighing the Cost of Corporate Accountability

From the first day of 2016 to the last day of July 2018, the BC Coroners Service reported that 3,214 people died as a result of illicit drug overdoses in British Columbia. Prescription opioids, including codeine, oxycodone, morphine, and hydromorphone were detected in 16.5 per cent, or one in six, of these deaths.   This... Continue Reading

Afterthought: What Proportional Representation Means for B.C.

On Oct. 22, eligible B.C. voters will receive voting packages that will allow them to determine whether the province will drop its current electoral system—first-past-the-post—and adopt a new system of proportional representation. This is the province’s third attempt at electoral reform, following similar referendums posed in 2005 and 2009, both of which failed to pass.... Continue Reading

Surrey City Lab Connects Students with Civic Policymakers

Students interested in Surrey’s urban development will soon get the chance to work directly with city staff to create proposals for community-based projects. A new collaboration between KPU, SFU, and the City of Surrey called Surrey City Lab will offer a series of multidisciplinary, civic-related courses to students over the next three years. Students will... Continue Reading

Buck the Chilliwack Rodeo

Earlier this month, The Fraser Valley Animal Rights Association staged a peaceful protest at the Chilliwack Rodeo. The Association drew the support of actor and outspoken animal right activist Pamela Anderson, who called for an end to “rodeo cruelty in Chilliwack” on Twitter. The reason why the Chilliwack rodeo was singled out is because it... Continue Reading

One.KPU is the New Online Portal for Students and Faculty

This fall, KPU is launching a new online software tool that will give members of the university community an easier way to access applications, websites, and information relevant to them. One.KPU will help students organize and centralize online resources like their student email, library and course websites, campus maps, online self service, Moodle, WordPress, and... Continue Reading

Beyond the Pages: A Look at Pulp Magazine’s Latest Issue

Pulp Magazine, the KPU student-run literature and arts publication, has offered readers a colourful and diverse showcase of poetry, prose, and visual artwork since its launch in 2012. The magazine’s latest issue—its 16th overall, published just in time for the fall semester—came together through the collaborative effort of a brand new team of editors from... Continue Reading

KSA Planning By-Election, SGM for Fall Semester

As new and returning students descend on campus like gently falling leaves, the Kwantlen Student Association will be working on a number of initiatives to elect new members, bolster committee meeting attendance, and update the association’s bylaws before changes to the B.C. Societies Act comes into effect this November. The By-Election Nominations for the association’s... Continue Reading

Advocates at KPU Help Reduce Surrey Gang Violence

For years, Surrey has had a uniquely problematic history with gang-related violence flaring up in the streets, shattering lives and leaving communities torn. Residents have been calling on City Council to take action that results in a meaningful reduction in organized crime, which is why Mayor Linda Hepner formed the Mayor’s Task Force on Gang... Continue Reading