Federal NDP Passes Resolution In Support of Tuition-Free Post-Secondary Education

At its federal convention in Ottawa from Feb. 16-18, the New Democratic Party voted in favor of a resolution to accept free post-secondary education as part of the party’s policy book. The resolution means that offering Canadian students tuition-free post-secondary education is one step closer to becoming an official part the federal NDP’s platform. The... Continue Reading
Budget 2018 carves a new path to shared prosperity for everyone in our province with a made-in-BC child care plan, a comprehensive housing plan and record levels of capital investment in every corner of our province, Finance Minister Carole James announced. Learn more: http://bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/default.htm

This Year’s B.C. Budget Draws Praise From Students and Educators

The government of British Columbia released its 2018 budget in February and, as far as organizations representing post-secondary education are concerned, it’s good news for B.C. students. The Alliance of B.C. Students and the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators have both published responses to the budget praising the province’s expenditures to support students, particularly in regards... Continue Reading

MAPS Researchers Explore the Potential for Psychedelic Drugs to Treat PTSD

MDMA, a stigmatised psychoactive drug that many associate more with parties than with medicine, could soon be a powerful tool for treating post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric afflictions. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) will soon be embarking on a multinational study on the efficacy of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. This marks the third phase... Continue Reading

Vancouver Giants Weather the Storm Despite Injuries to Top Players

It’s been a somewhat rocky few weeks for a Giants team that’s looking at their first playoff appearance in four years. The team holds a record of 6-5-1 in February with four of the month’s losses coming in the past two weeks. Contributing to the Giant’s recent struggles is a slew of injuries that kept... Continue Reading

Yes PR BC Campaign Calls for Proportional Representation

A grassroots call for change in B.C.’s electoral system has sprung, in part, from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Kwantlen Student Association Women’s Representative and Vice President External Affairs Caitlin McCutchen has signed on as a leading member of Yes PR BC, a campaign with a goal of swaying an upcoming referendum in favor of B.C. adopting... Continue Reading

For Black History Month, a KPU Lecture Series is Examining Issues in the Black Community

KPU philosophy professor Leland Harper hopes to encourage discourse and collaboration through his new speaker series for Black History Month. The first event was held on the first day of February. Throughout the rest of the month, the series will feature discussions of issues relating to the Black community in the Lower Mainland and beyond.... Continue Reading

KPU Has Stopped Accepting International Applications for 2018

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has officially received more applications from international students for the remainder of the year than it can handle. As a result, university officials made the decision on Jan. 24 to end international student enrolment for the summer and fall semesters this year. Prospective students who have already applied before applications closed will... Continue Reading

KPU Sport, Recreation & Health Promotion Manager Charged with Sexual Interference with a Minor

A man listed as the Manager of Sport, Recreation & Health Promotion on Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s website has been charged with one count of sexual interference with a minor. The man, Codie Hindle, appeared in court on Feb. 14 before being released on bail, according to a report from The Free Press on Feb. 15.... Continue Reading

Students Looking For Work Can Find It With Career Services

The Career and Volunteer Services department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is reaching out to students to help them find meaningful, paid work during and after their time in university. As part of their effort to help students find work both on and off campus, the career centre has been sending out regular newsletters that include... Continue Reading

KPU Music Department Offers Course in Music Video Production

For the first time, a course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is giving students the tools they need to express their music visually. Music Video Production (MUSI 4602) is the only video production course in Canada aimed at music students, and is being taught through KPU’s music department this semester. “What the music video does for... Continue Reading

Male Nurses Work Through Stigma to Provide Care for the Vulnerable

Recent Kwantlen Polytechnic University graduate Josheal Jessel made his decision to become a psychiatric nurse because he wanted to make a positive change in the lives of extremely vulnerable people. It was only after researching and deciding to pursue KPU’s psychiatric nursing program that the idea of being referred to as a “nurse” began to... Continue Reading

Highlights from the 2018 KSA Election Debates

Candidates in the Kwantlen Student Association election gathered in the Surrey conference centre on Jan. 28 to take part in a series of debates hosted by The Runner. The public forum, which was live streamed and is available on The Runner’s Facebook page, gave the candidates an opportunity to explain why KPU students should vote... Continue Reading

KPU Instructor Examines Lies and Paranoia in New Novel

Kwantlen Polytechnic University business and criminology professor Ari Goelman’s second novel, The Innocence Treatment, is the latest to be featured as part of the annual KPU Reads series. The book, which hit shelves in October, is a work of young adult dystopian science fiction that explores themes of paranoia, lies, and critical thought. In an... Continue Reading

The Vancouver Giants are Exceeding Fans’ Expectations

Few expected that, at this point in the 2017/18 Western Hockey League season, the Vancouver Giants would be staring down a potentially deep playoff run. The Giants, who finished their 2016/17 campaign at the bottom of the B.C. Division standings and in second last for the league, currently hold a very respectable 25-4-15 record. This... Continue Reading

Rank and File Readers Select 2017 “Scumbag of the Year”

The readers of trade unionist publication Rank and File have made their selection for who they believe to be Canada’s worst person in a position of power in 2017. The publication has been running a “Scumbag of the Year” poll for the past four years as a way to bring attention to practices that they... Continue Reading