KSA Council By-Election Winners Announced

The results of the 2017 Kwantlen Student Association By-Election were announced Oct. 19. Emily Haugen, Mamanjot Kaur, and Munir Khalid-Dossa are the KSA’s new constituency representatives. With 90 votes, Haugen was elected the Aboriginal Students Representative while her competitors, Sarah Strachan and Bruce Ferguson, received 50 and 38 votes, respectively. Kaur is the new International... Continue Reading

Fifth Annual Pow Wow Returns to Surrey

KPU community comes together to celebrate and honor Darlene Willier For the fifth consecutive year, the hallways of Surrey’s Cedar building echoed with singing and the proud rhythm of pounding drums. As with Pow Wows of the past, First Nations singers, dancers, vendors, and audience members from all over Western Canada convened at Kwantlen Polytechnic... Continue Reading
Culture and heritage ministers from across Canada attended the 2016 Federal-Provincial-Territorial Conference of Culture and Heritage Ministers in Victoria from July 5-6, hosted by British Columbia.   Attending the conference were, from Newfoundland - Minister Christopher Mitchelmore, Quebec - Minister Luc Fortin, Alberta - Minister Ricardo Miranda, Federal Minister: Mélanie Joly, British Columbia - Minister Peter Fassbender, Prince Edward Island - Minister Doug Currie, Yukon - Minister Elaine Taylor, and Nova Scotia - Minister Tony Ince

After Thought: The “Three Pillars” of Creative Canada

There are a lot of unanswered questions about the future of Canadian content Canada isn’t exactly known for being a hotbed of cultural activity—a fact that Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly vowed to change when she unveiled the government’s new Creative Canada plan in September. The plan contains several elements that have the potential to... Continue Reading

Decriminalisation Can Save Lives

Canadians should end the stigma towards addiction in order to fight the overdose epidemic In 1971 the U.S. government unveiled a wave of policies aimed at containing the propagation of narcotics like cocaine, heroin, and cannabis and minimizing addiction rates by deterring people from using through punitive enforcement. In the decades that followed, the effects... Continue Reading

After Thought: Reigning in The Corporate Spending in B.C. Politics

B.C. NDP will limit the amount of influence that corporations can buy from the government, but at what cost? The word “capital” refers to an accumulated wealth of financial or other assets. While money and politics are inseparable, capital can take different forms, and for politicians, the “other assets” category can sometimes be more important.... Continue Reading

The Politically-Motivated Censorship of Chelsea Manning is Wrong

The American whistleblower has lost multiple speaking roles and now is being denied entry into Canada Chelsea Manning is one of the most polarizing figures of the last decade. She’s been the target of both adoration and hate from the public because, in 2010, she leaked hundreds of thousands of classified military documents to a... Continue Reading

KPU Students Organize Health and Wellness Convention

Members of the Biology Club and the Health Science in Action Club came together to plan the event Keeping track of your health is an important part of life, especially for students who are prone to neglecting their health when their priorities draw them towards schoolwork. Fourth-year KPU students Rimi Afroze, President of the Health... Continue Reading

The Logical Next Step: Naloxone Kits on Campus

KPU should follow other universities’ lead in making overdose prevention methods accessible for students By Braden Klassen, Photo Editor In an effort to prevent deaths due to opioid overdoses, Nova Scotia universities have begun to acquire Naloxone kits for inclusion in their standard first-aid kits, and are training students and staff on how to administer... Continue Reading

KDocs: Five Years in the Making

A look at the origins of one of KPU’s largest annual events and what it has in store for 2018 Braden Klassen, Photo Editor KDocs, the annual documentary film festival organized by members of the KPU community, will be returning to Vancity Theatre in 2018. This will be the festival’s fourth year running, and it... Continue Reading

After Thought: B.C.’s New Environment Minister

George Heyman should come as a breath of fresh air for those who enjoy breathing fresh air Braden Klassen, Photo Editor George Heyman is the new Minister of Environment and Climate Change succeeding Mary Polak, who served as the environment minister for the Liberal Party since her appointment in 2013. Heyman has been the NDP... Continue Reading
The second annual international LNG in BC conference provides an opportunity to develop responsible government policy and industry best practices.
 This will ensure BC is at the forefront of natural gas production and global LNG supply.  

READ MORE: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/lnginbc/lng-conference/

R.I.P. LNG: The Long and Short of it

The pros and cons of several billion dollars’ worth of proposed liquefied natural gas development going to waste Braden Klassen, Photo Editor After years of deliberations, research, campaigning, and arguments over the benefits and detriments of installing a new $36 billion liquefied natural gas facility in the vicinity of Lelu Island near Port Edward, the... Continue Reading

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