Funding Cuts Put Fraser Valley HIV Organization in Jeopardy

Positive Living Fraser Valley Society may be forced to close its doors next year Joseph Keller, Web Editor The future is looking uncertain for the Fraser Region’s only major service provider helping people infected with HIV and hepatitis C. The Public Health Agency of Canada, the government body which currently provides the majority of funding... Continue Reading

The Faculty of Health Student Association Keeps Student Life Alive in Langley

New club aims to support students in the Faculty of Health Joseph Keller, Web Editor Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s newest student club, The Faculty of Health Student Association, aims to bring student life to the Langley campus while also supporting Faculty of Health students in dealing with unique challenges in their area of study. “I feel... Continue Reading
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Anthropology 3502 to Explore Abnormal Human Biological Variation

Students will examine both the archaeological and socio-cultural implications of “the different” Joseph Keller, Web Editor Anthropology students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University will have the opportunity to explore “biological normalcy and the abnormal” as part of Anthropology 3502 this summer. The class, Special Topics in Biological Anthropology, focuses on a new topic each semester as... Continue Reading
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Student Rights Centre Report Not Released At Annual General Meeting

Though initially planned for release in November, the report has been delayed several times Joseph Keller, Web Editor A report by the Kwantlen Student Association’s Student Rights Centre which details students’ problems with KPU was initially set to be released during November of last year. However, after a series of delays, the report has yet... Continue Reading
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Vancouver’s 4/20 Event Needs to be Held to a Higher Standard

Last year’s gathering was an embarrassment to responsible cannabis consumers Joseph Keller, Web Editor April 20th used to be my favorite day of the year. I looked at the yearly festival as a way of showing the community that cannabis users don’t necessarily fit the negative stereotypes that have been perpetuated for decades, and to... Continue Reading
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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