Five Reasons to Be Proud (and Ashamed) of KPU

Our institution’s newness makes for lacklustre culture and reputation, but every cloud has its silver lining Joseph Keller, Staff Writer & Connor Doyle, Managing Editor Imagine a classroom filled with students from each of British Columbia’s post-secondary institutions. The UBC student would probably represent the “top of the class,” with SFU and UVic trailing close... Continue Reading

Sustainability Week Encourages KPU to go Green

By Lincoln Saugstad The final week of October marked KPU’s annual Sustainability Week, intended to raise awareness of sustainability-related issues on and off campus. The four-day series saw a number of events featuring demonstrations from KPU students in science and horticulture, psychology, policy studies, and product design courses, amongst other on-campus organizations. Let’s Be Compassionate,... Continue Reading

Facing Prejudice on the Public Stage

Sikh politicians locally and across Canada continue to fight racism with optimism Joseph Keller, Staff Writer & Braden Klassen, Photo Editor Jagmeet Singh was already the first turban-wearing Sikh in Ontario to sit as a provincial legislature when the New Democratic Party elected him as their next leader on Oct. 1. Now he has become... Continue Reading

KSA By-Election: FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES

The Kwantlen Student Association is holding a by-election to fill several unoccupied positions on Council. Polls will be open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Oct. 17 and 18. Here are the candidates running to represent students of various faculties. KSA By-Election: FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES Paula Aguilar, Design student Running for: Faculty of Design Representative... Continue Reading

KSA By-Election: CONSTITUENCY REPRESENTATIVES

The Kwantlen Student Association is holding a by-election to fill several unoccupied positions on Council. Polls will be open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Oct. 17 and 18. Here are the candidates running to represent various constituencies recognized by the KSA. KSA By-Election: CONSTITUENCY REPRESENTATIVES Sarah Strachan, Anthropology student Running for: Aboriginal Students... Continue Reading

KSA By-Election: CAMPUS REPRESENTATIVES

The Kwantlen Student Association is holding a by-election to fill several unoccupied positions on Council. Polls will be open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Oct. 17 and 18. Here are the candidates running to represent the KPU campuses. KSA By-Election: CAMPUS REPRESENTATIVES Bilan Hassan, Anthropology student Running for: Langley Campus Representative Why are... Continue Reading

Introducing KPU’s Student Institutions

Your guide to the big three student-run organizations on campus Joseph Keller, Staff Writer and Ashley Hyshka, Community Reporter University life is about far more than just attending class—it’s also about being part of a community of students, staff, and faculty. Whether you’re just coming to KPU from high school or returning for your final... Continue Reading

How Ryan Reynolds Became an Honorary Member of the KSA

What started as a joke has led an A-list celebrity to become KPU’s unofficial mascot Jesse Pottinger, Contributor At the Kwantlen Student Association’s annual general meeting on Mar. 30, students took to a vote and appointed Ryan Reynolds as an honorary member of the KSA. “It just started as a joke,” says Landon Charney, the... Continue Reading

Students Vote Yes on SUB Debenture, Strategic Plan, New Councillors at KSA AGM

Revisions to the Association’s bylaws postponed due to inability to reach quorum Jesse Pottinger, Contributor The Kwantlen Student Association held their Annual General Meeting on KPU’s Surrey campus on Mar. 30, with the Richmond, Langley, and Cloverdale campuses participating via video conference. Students voted on topics such as the authorization of the student union building... Continue Reading

Surrey’s New Dog Bylaw Will Benefit Both Dog Owners and the Public

Keeping an extra eye on your pooch Daniella Javier, Contributor No matter how friendly your dog may be, keeping it leashed and/or muzzled in public is a smart move. If you do that, you’ll avoid getting fined or restricted. The City of Surrey is in the process of implementing its new Animal Responsibility Bylaw as... Continue Reading

Canadians Are in the Front Lines in the Protests Against Trump

We can’t forget that this is not normal Keely Rammage-Scott, Contributor Canadians have made it clear that Trump will not just be on the front cover of American newspapers for the foreseeable future. He’ll be on ours as well. In the few short weeks of his presidency, Trump has already begun to repeal Obamacare, and... Continue Reading

Meet Your KSA Candidates: Constituency Representatives

Mature Students Representative (1)   Zahid Dossa Previously Students of Colour Rep. Major: Political Science, minor in Policy Students This is your first time running for Mature Students Rep, but you’ve served for a few months now as Students of Colour Rep. Why the change? I ran in the by-election [last October] uncontested, and won.... Continue Reading

What KPU Campus Would Best Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?

Anthropology prof. Sam Migliore weighs in on how the walking dead would affect student life Alyssa Laube Staff Writer & Melissa Pomerleau Contributor   KPU anthropology instructor Dr. Sam Migliore discusses zombies—among many other preternatural things—in his second year anthropology course Religion, Magic and Witchcraft. Migliore’s interest in zombies came from his brother, an actor... Continue Reading

KDocs Hosts Screening of Kombit: The Cooperative

Documentary follows Timberland’s tree-planting initiative in Haiti Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s resident documentary film organization, KDocs, screened Kombit: The Cooperative , a film which follows a tree-planting initiative in Haiti that was backed by the outdoor boot company Timberland, on Oct 27. The goal of the initiative was to plant five million trees in Haiti over... Continue Reading

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at KPU

Alyssa Laube, Staff Writer & Joseph Keller, Web Editor Although rare, the days that paws and claws touch KPU soil are often the happiest ones. There’s nothing like a fuzzy face to make nine hours of gruelling classwork a little easier to stomach, but both pets and wildlife can be tragically tough to find here.... Continue Reading