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

How effective is math education in Canada?

Canadian organisation WISEMath is critical of the way math is taught in our schools According to a movement of parents and educators around the country, the way math has commonly been taught in Canada in recent years is fundamentally flawed. “We have concerns about the math curriculum across western Canada,” says Anna Stokke, professor at... Continue Reading

Get involved with some of KPU’s most active clubs

If you have a passion, chances are there’s a club for you University life extends well beyond the classroom. Sure, many students can go through their KPU careers only doing what they need to do to earn their degrees, but for those of us looking to find something more out of our time here at... Continue Reading

The Runner Debates: Fraternities & Sororities: The Pro Side

Despite the bad rap, fraternities might just be what KPU needs Click here to read the other side! Recent rumblings from the Kwantlen Student Association and the Alliance of BC Students about the possibility of one day building student housing on campus have gotten me thinking about what our young university could look like a... Continue Reading

Canada’s Inter-Provincial Trade Nightmare

How provincial bureaucracy created a confusing and expensive mess for business to navigate One might assume that doing domestic business in Canada would not only be a preference of Canadian companies looking to encourage economic growth, but also the cheaper and simpler option over conducting business abroad. And yet, a July 8 meeting of provincial... Continue Reading

KPU Students Ask, “Does the Bible Make Sense?”

Weekly group discussion hosted by Kwantlen Christian Fellowship and Multi-Faith Center The mostly empty halls of Kwantlen Polytechnic University on a Saturday afternoon in summer are good place to ask some of the big questions. This is precisely what a group of spiritually-minded students have been doing throughout the summer as they gathered in the... Continue Reading

KPU Students, Faculty, Come Together to Present Jag and the American

Plastic Theater Company’s debut performance brings together Hemingway classics   A year of hard work came to fruition this month for Plastic Theater Company as the brand new theater troupe, formed by KPU students and english department faculty, gave their debut performance at the Cultch on August 5 and 6. Their play, Jag and the... Continue Reading

B.C. Invests $3 Million in Trades at KPU

Investment will fund 1,238 seats in trades programs A recently announced investment of $3-million by the provincial government will open 1,238 new seats at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s tech campus in Cloverdale. The funding is for education in trade fields such as welding, electrical, automotive, millwright, and carpentry, all of which are expected to be in... Continue Reading
The Grassroots cafe (Joseph Keller)

KSA announces improvements to campus shuttle, Grassroots Cafe

Free WiFi and purchasable craft beer for all The Kwantlen Student Association recently announced two new quality of (student) life enhancements for the upcoming semester. Come September, intercampus shuttles will feature free on-board WiFi, and patrons of the Grassroots cafe will be treated to craft beer on tap, possibly brewed right here at KPU. Though... Continue Reading

PREVIEW: Jag and the American premieres this weekend at the Cultch

Plastic Theater Company’s debut performance brings together two Hemingway classics Two Hemingway classics will be reimagined with a South Asian flare this weekend on August 5 and 6 at the Cultch in East Van when a new theater company put together by KPU students and faculty takes the stage. The play was directed by KPU professors... Continue Reading