KSA and WOOW Move Ahead with On-Campus Women’s Centre

The centre is expected to be opened in January For the past several months, feminist group Women Organizing Opportunities for Women and the Kwantlen Student Association have been busy laying down the groundwork for KPU’s new women’s centre. The centre will be housed in the renovated Birch building on the Surrey campus and is expected... Continue Reading

Runner Run-Down: Prior Learning Recognition at KPU

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom Have you ever taken a class that didn’t teach you anything you didn’t already know? Maybe you’ve already dealt with the subject matter at your job. Maybe you’re an international student and you took a similar course back home. Whatever the reason, if you have a course between you... Continue Reading

Alumni Association Holds Craft Beer Night

Craft brew program hosts Kwantlen Grads at Langley Brew Lab The Kwantlen Alumni Association hosted it’s inaugural craft beer night on Oct. 13. For an entrance fee of $20 per head, KPU grads were treated to a selection of beer samples brewed right here at the university as part of the Brewing and Brewery Operations... Continue Reading

KPU partners with Siemens Canada for New Mechatronics Program

The program, starting in 2017, will address the future of manufacturing in Canada A new diploma program at KPU will address the future of Canadian manufacturing. As part of the Advanced Manufacturing Technician diploma program, which will be offered next fall, KPU has partnered with the Canadian subsidiary of multinational engineering and electronics giant Siemens.... Continue Reading

KPU Student Group Calls For Sensible Drug Policy

Group reforms with a focus on local drug issues A student group aimed at advocating for a common-sense approach to drug policy is in the process of being reformed at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Kwantlen Students for Sensible Drug Policy is concerned with issues relevant to mental health and addiction at KPU and it’s surrounding communities.... Continue Reading

ABCS takes fight for student housing to B.C. legislature

Student group makes headway in Victoria with public demonstration Members of the Kwantlen Student Association joined with other Alliance of British Columbia Students associations in Victoria to push for more student housing in B.C. The rally was held outside the the legislature buildings on Sept. 27. ABCS members were met during the demonstration by opposition... Continue Reading

Vancouver’s liquor laws need an overhaul more radical than the city is willing to offer

Overbearing liquor laws aren’t keeping anyone safer   The city of Vancouver is once again looking to residents for input on how municipal liquor laws should be changed. A survey went up on the city’s website earlier this month looking for opinions on subjects like allowing live music in bars until later in the evening... Continue Reading

Is Government Funding Dictating Our Career Paths?

B.C. supports trades education to the detriment of other fields, says post-secondary teachers organisation An organisation representing post-secondary educators in B.C. claims that the way education is being funded in the province is forcing students down career paths that they may not be suited for. Earlier this month, the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of B.C.... Continue Reading

Canada’s First Generation of Truly Professional Soccer Players

Major League Soccer youth academies offer the resources needed to turn kids into tomorrow’s athletes   People tend to talk about Canada’s lack of success in the world of soccer as if it’s some big mystery. Hundreds of thousands of kids grow up playing the sport in Canada, so why can’t we field a decent... Continue Reading

A Generation in Debt

Postsecondary student and teacher organisations agree that student debt has gotten out of hand Our generation is the most debt-ridden generation in history, according to a report by the Canadian Federation of Students. The organisation cites a decline in government funding for post-secondary education as the root cause for the growing issue of wealth inequality... Continue Reading

KPU Grad Offers Kwantlen Improv Workshops

Improv sessions free for KPU students KPU students looking to break up the monday evening monotony have something new to look forward to. On Sept. 19 the first of many Kwantlen Improv sessions was hosted by local performer and former KPU student Daniel Chai. The sessions take place every Mondays in Cedar 2005 at 5... Continue Reading

Runner Run-Down: KSA Committees

What are they and what do they do? For many newcomers to KPU—and probably more than a few people who have been here for a while—the Kwantlen Student Association can seem complex and difficult to understand. The KSA can essentially be broken down into three parts: the executive team, the council, and the various specialized... Continue Reading

ISIS or Daesh. Why Does it Matter What We Call Them?

An enemy by any other name There has been a change in the official language used by Justin Trudeau’s Liberals lately. Anyone who’s been paying attention to the speeches of Trudeau and his ministers may have noticed that the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has not been referred to by that name... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Art Collective Goes Public with New Exhibit

Work by 14 KPU artists showcased at Newton PopUp gallery The Kwantlen Art Collective is beginning the semester by showcasing some of their members’ finest work. The Collective has been hosting an exhibition titled Private Inquiries from a Public Exposure at the Newton PopUp Gallery from Aug. 30 to Sept. 16, and to kick the... Continue Reading

Understanding the Future of Peacekeeping with Harjit Sajjan

Canada’s Defense Minister discusses his upcoming fact-finding mission to Africa Peacekeeping has long been a key component of both Canadian identities and our reputation abroad, yet it has been scaled back in recent years. The modern idea of peacekeeping—put simply, the maintenance of peace conditions in conflict areas by international non-combatant forces—is largely credited to... Continue Reading