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The Complicated Relationship Between the KSA and KPIRG

A tale of two student organisations Joseph Keller, Web Editor The two major student societies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University have a complicated relationship. Kwantlen Student Association President Alex McGowan says that the KSA has always been open and receptive to working with the Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group. However, staff and students close to KPIRG... Continue Reading

KSA Holds Panel to Address Violence Against Environmentalists

How do we protect the protectors of the environment? Joseph Keller, Web Editor The Kwantlen Students Association invited a panel of experts to discuss the worldwide issue of violence perpetrated against those fighting to protect the health of our planet. Environmentalists have been targeted all over the world because they threaten exiting power structures and... Continue Reading
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What to Expect with KPU’s Upcoming Fifth Campus

Plans expanded to make Civic Plaza a full sized campus Joseph Keller, Web Editor With major renovations being made to KPU Surrey’s Spruce building, it’s easy to forget about the institution’s soon-to-be fifth campus, which is currently under construction in Surrey Central. The campus is part of a massive building project at 3 Civic Plaza,... Continue Reading
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Department of Language and Cultures Hosts Mother Language Day Celebration

Performers showcase their native tongues at Bear Creek Park Pavilion. Joseph Keller, Web Editor In honor of International Mother Language Day, KPU’s Department of Language and Cultures put together a showcase of music and poetry featuring performers from all five of the department’s represented languages. The event was held at the pavilion at Bear Creek... Continue Reading
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$22 Million Invested for Spruce Building Renovations

Building to receive major overhaul with funds from provincial and federal governments Joseph Keller, Web Editor A $22 million joint investment by the provincial and federal governments will allow Kwantlen Polytechnic University to begin work on a major overhaul of the Spruce building, which hosts the Surrey campus’ fine arts and science facilities. Construction will... Continue Reading
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KSA Breaks Record for Emergency Aid Funding

Fundraising results in $1800 surplus Joseph Keller, web editor Fundraising efforts in 2016 by the Kwantlen Student Association for the Student Society Emergency Aid Fund and Student Educational Enhancement Fund have not only met their intended target, but surpassed it by nearly $2000. The KSA runs fundraising events throughout the year to fill the $3500... Continue Reading
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KPU Acupuncture Clinic Plans Replaced With Student Placements

Students in the TCM acupuncture program will be placed in professional clinics around the Lower Mainland When KPU’s Acupuncture Diploma program was announced last year, an acupuncture clinic staffed by KPU students was meant to be one of its most important components. Through the clinic, students would be able to gain practical, professional experience. Now,... Continue Reading
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KSA Hopefuls Address Student Concerns at All-Candidates Forum

Candidates in the election made their case before students go to the polls on Feb. 7 & 8 In advance of the Kwantlen Student Association general election, The Runner held an all-candidates forum on Thursday, Feb 2. to give candidates an opportunity to show their students why they are the right people to represent them... Continue Reading
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Vigil Held at KPU to Honour the Victims of the Quebec City Mosque Attack

Three days after the tragedy that occurred in Quebec on Jan. 29 the KPU community came together to memorialize the victims while rejecting the hateful rhetoric that lead to the act of violence. Students, staff, and other community members packed into the conference centre on KPU’s Surrey campus for the solemn, hour-long vigil. Several students... Continue Reading
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Langara Publication Uncovers Corruption within Student Union

The firing of LSU’s general manager kicks off lengthy expose by The Voice Corruption in the Langara Student Union A Special edition of The Voice—Langara’s campus publication—released this past December brings allegations of misconduct by the Langara Student Union to light. In late November 2016, Langara Student Union General Manager Desmond Rodenbour was abruptly fired,... Continue Reading
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Trump Vs. the Media

Buzzfeed News was right to publish allegations against Donald Trump, but doing so may have backfired for the media as a whole Of all the worrying aspects of Donald Trump’s early days as President, his relationship with the press might be the most terrifying. Before and since winning the White House, Trump has taken every... Continue Reading
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KSA Hosts Pub Night to Fight Fentanyl

Proceeds from fundraiser support the Overdose Prevention Society The Kwantlen Student Association gave KPU students a chance to help with one of the most serious humanitarian issues in the Lower Mainland, all while enjoying some burgers and brews. The fundraiser to fight fentanyl was held on Friday, Jan. 13 at Brewsters Pub, not far from... Continue Reading
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Don’t Make the Mistake of Underestimating Kevin O’Leary

An introduction to the man who wants to be Canada’s Trump   As the 45th President of the United States moves into the White House, the shock of Trump’s electoral victory has, for many of us, yet to fully wear off. Here in Canada the Conservative Party is already flirting with the possibility of selecting... Continue Reading
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Student Rights Centre Report Remains in Limbo

KSA waiting to release document compiling student complaints The Kwantlen Student Association’s Student Rights Centre—which assists students involved in disputes with KPU staff or faculty—has created a report detailing issues with the university’s structure and policies that have been brought to the Centre by KPU students. Unfortunately, the report cannot presently be released to the public.... Continue Reading
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KSA to Release Campus Space Audit

Report will compile info on public spaces across KPU campuses The Kwantlen Student Association has been working on an audit to find out how effectively campus space is utilized at KPU for the past year. KSA members decided to do the audit after realizing neither the student association nor the university had any sort of... Continue Reading