B.C. NDP Announce Tuition-Free Post-Secondary Education for Youth in Care

Young adults aging out of the foster care system will now be able to go to university free of charge Joseph Keller, Staff Writer The provincial government has announced a tuition waiver program that will give free post-secondary education to young adults aging out of the foster care system. Students aged 19 to 26 who... Continue Reading

Institute For Sustainable Food Systems Creates Policy Database

The database is meant to be a tool for increasing sustainability in the food industry Joseph Keller, Staff Writer Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Institute For Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) has spent the last year and a half developing a tool to make navigating local bureaucracies easier for municipal planners who are looking to integrate sustainable food... Continue Reading

KSA By-Election to be Held Oct. 17-19

Nominations will be open from Sept. 5 to 26 Joseph Keller, Staff Writer As the fall semester welcomes new and returning students to KPU, the Kwantlen Student Association is gearing up for a mid-term by-election. The KSA hopes to see several student representative positions filled, some of which the association has had difficulty finding candidates... Continue Reading

The Thin Line Between Support and Enforcement on the Surrey Strip

The Surrey Outreach Team was created to provide support for the homeless on one street, but critics argue they do more harm than good Joseph Keller, Staff Writer According to the city, the Surrey Outreach Team was created as a means of providing comprehensive support for people living on the Surrey Strip, and since its... Continue Reading

RCMP Warns of Ongoing Cyber Extortion Scheme

Joseph Keller, Staff Writer The RCMP is asking universities in B.C. to warn students about an ongoing cyber extortion scheme targeting Chinese people in Canada, including international students. In several reported cases, Chinese students in Metro Vancouver received automated calls claiming to be Chinese authorities with the goal of manipulating victims to comply with their... Continue Reading

NDP Reintroduces Tuition-Free ABE and ESL Courses at B.C.’s Post-Secondary Schools

Students and educators applaud the province’s decision to scrap adult education tuition Joseph Keller, Staff Writer B.C. Premier John Horgan announced on Aug. 8 that the province will restore funding to allow institutions like Kwantlen Polytechnic University to offer adult basic education (ABE) and English as a second language (ESL) courses without charge. The decision... Continue Reading

KSA Outlines Sustainable Investment Policy

The association has created a guideline for the investment of students’ money Joseph Keller, Staff Writer The Kwantlen Student Association has created a set of guidelines for how it manages the investment of student funds. Council approved the KSA’s Sustainable Investment Policy, which was reviewed multiple times by its Finance Committee and others, on July... Continue Reading

Research Expedition Underway to Examine Impact of Farmed Salmon Industry

Martin Sheen and David Suzuki were in attendance to see off Operation Virus Hunter II Joseph Keller, Staff Writer Members of environmental activist research group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, led by Canadian biologist Alexandra Morton, have embarked on an expedition to investigate the impact of British Columbia’s farmed salmon industry on its native salmon population.... Continue Reading

KPIRG Reintroduces Itself to KPU Community with Open House

The group is still looking for engaged, interested students to join its board Joseph Keller, Staff Writer The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group wants members of the KPU community to know more about what they do on campus. To that end, they invited students to an open house at their new off-campus office on July... Continue Reading

The Hard Times of Surrey’s Homeless

The City is doing “as much as possible,” but is it enough? Joseph Keller, Staff Writer There’s no good time of year to be homeless, in Whalley or anywhere else. Activists who work with the homeless say that there isn’t enough being done to bring these people out of the cycle that keeps them on... Continue Reading

Murdered Woman Identified as KPU Student

Friends and family grieve for Kiran Dhesi as police investigate Joseph Keller, Staff Writer A body that was found in a burned vehicle in Surrey last week has been identified as Kiran Dhesi, a 19-year-old KPU student. Police say that the woman’s injuries suggest that her death was a homicide. KPU students were alerted to... Continue Reading

A Few Thoughts on Chester Bennington

The loss of a voice that connected with millions Joseph Keller, Staff Writer It’s been a couple of weeks since I, along with the rest of the world, found out that an icon from so many of our teen years had taken his own life. I had just landed in Toronto when my phone reconnected... Continue Reading

Kwantlen First Nation to Build Healing Lodge In Defiance of Kinder Morgan

The Kwantlen Student Association is contributing $6,000 to the project Joseph Keller, Staff Writer With some financial support from the Kwantlen Student Association, the Kwantlen First Nation is planning a building project meant to throw an obstacle in the way of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. The KSA will contribute $6,000 towards a healing lodge that... Continue Reading

Several Student-at-Large Positions Remain Vacant on KSA Committees

Application process to be overhauled for fall semester Joseph Keller, Staff Writer The Kwantlen Student Association currently has an unusually high number of vacancies for its student-at-large positions. There are currently 11 student-at-large seats empty on various KSA committees—three each on the Student Life and Appointments committees, two on the University Affairs committee, and one... Continue Reading
Alexander Chiang (right) practices with David Kong, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, to prepare for their upcoming matches. Chiang competed in the men's foil category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)

KPU Professor and Former Student Present at British Shakespeare Association Conference

Performance-based paper examined racial stereotypes in The Merchant of Venice Joseph Keller, Staff Writer   A performance-based paper that was originally conceived as a guest lecture in a Kwantlen Polytechnic University English class was presented at the U.K.-based British Shakespeare Association Conference on May 23. KPU English Prof. Fred Ribkoff and former student John Rowell... Continue Reading