Kwantlen Improv Returns for its Second Season

KPU grad and local improviser Daniel Chai is back to lead this year’s workshops Kwantlen Improv has returned for a second season, and as any good improviser would do in the middle of a scene, the workshop’s host and founder Daniel Chai plans to build on what came before. Chai, a KPU graduate and local... Continue Reading

A Message to Whistler Mayor: British Columbia Belongs To All British Columbians

Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden thinks Lower Mainlanders shouldn’t visit on the cheap In a recent interview with CBC News, Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden had a couple of complaints about some of the summer visitors to her little piece of our province, and she specifically singled out day trippers from my little piece of British Columbia.... Continue Reading

The Weirdest Courses at KPU: Fall 2017

Three of the university’s Anthropology courses are offering an out-of-this-world approach to education this semester Anthropology and archeology are both studies of humanity, and since time immemorial one thing has always been true about humans: we are weird. It’s not surprising, then, that some of the strangest courses being offered at KPU this semester come... Continue Reading

DigitaLENS Partners With KDocs to Help High School Students “Take Back the Lens”

Participants will have the opportunity to screen their work at KDocs film festival The cameras are about to start rolling for the fourth installment of DigitaLENS, a KPU-hosted program designed to teach high school students visual media skills while empowering them to tell their own stories. DigitaLENS will run from Sept. 27 to Dec. 13,... Continue Reading

KPU, SFU to Provide Training for the Future of Surrey Industry

Provincial and municipal governments will be working with the universities to plan the future of Surrey’s manufacturing sector The City of Surrey is partnering with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Simon Fraser University, and the provincial government to develop the city’s advanced manufacturing sector and support local manufacturing companies. The province has invested $125,832 into identifying future... Continue Reading

Slamapalooza Team Performs Poetry in the Park

KPU’s slam poets are raising funds to attend the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word The poets of Slamapalooza, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s slam poetry team, hope to recreate their previous success at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, so long as they can scrape the together enough funds to attend the festival again. To that end,... Continue Reading

Make Your Pitch at the Great Canadian Sales Competition

Business students are encouraged to submit a video sales pitch by Dec. 4 Last year, KPU student Matthew Woolin made it to the final round of the Great Canadian Sales Competition. This year Dilsharn Kaur is trying to get as many of her fellow students as possible to follow in Woolin’s footsteps. Kaur is an... Continue Reading

KSA Makes Its Student Advocacy Coordinator a Full-Time Position

John O’Brian wants to make KPU a better place for students This summer, Kwantlen Student Association Student Advocacy Coordinator John O’Brian began performing his duties on a full-time basis so that the KSA Student Rights Centre would be able to better prioritize the immediate needs of the student body. As Student Advocacy Coordinator, it’s O’Brian’s... Continue Reading

KPU Responds to Parking Problems on its Surrey Campus

Shuttle service to nearby Newton Athletic Park will run from Monday to Friday during peak hours Students and staff driving to Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus were greeted with a parking nightmare to start the semester. On top of the higher-than-normal volume of drivers that typically comes with a new semester, a construction crew is... Continue Reading

First Nations Activists Settle in for Lengthy Salmon Farm Occupation

Environmental activists and industry interests clash on farmed salmon Joseph Keller, Staff Writer A group of First Nations activists is occupying a salmon farm on Swanson Island, B.C., to protest the environmental impact of the operation and demand the removal of the farmed salmon industry. The occupation is made up of four representatives from local... Continue Reading

KPU Launches Free Safety App

Joseph Keller, Staff Writer Kwantlen Polytechnic University has released a free app designed to keep students safe on campus. The app, titled KPU Safe, is available on the Android market and iOS App Store. “We want to give the students and staff of KPU as many tools as we can to keep them safe, and... Continue Reading

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