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

Trump Vs. the Media

Buzzfeed News was right to publish allegations against Donald Trump, but doing so may have backfired for the media as a whole Of all the worrying aspects of Donald Trump’s early days as President, his relationship with the press might be the most terrifying. Before and since winning the White House, Trump has taken every... Continue Reading

KSA Hosts Pub Night to Fight Fentanyl

Proceeds from fundraiser support the Overdose Prevention Society The Kwantlen Student Association gave KPU students a chance to help with one of the most serious humanitarian issues in the Lower Mainland, all while enjoying some burgers and brews. The fundraiser to fight fentanyl was held on Friday, Jan. 13 at Brewsters Pub, not far from... Continue Reading

Don’t Make the Mistake of Underestimating Kevin O’Leary

An introduction to the man who wants to be Canada’s Trump   As the 45th President of the United States moves into the White House, the shock of Trump’s electoral victory has, for many of us, yet to fully wear off. Here in Canada the Conservative Party is already flirting with the possibility of selecting... Continue Reading

Student Rights Centre Report Remains in Limbo

KSA waiting to release document compiling student complaints The Kwantlen Student Association’s Student Rights Centre—which assists students involved in disputes with KPU staff or faculty—has created a report detailing issues with the university’s structure and policies that have been brought to the Centre by KPU students. Unfortunately, the report cannot presently be released to the public.... Continue Reading

KSA to Release Campus Space Audit

Report will compile info on public spaces across KPU campuses The Kwantlen Student Association has been working on an audit to find out how effectively campus space is utilized at KPU for the past year. KSA members decided to do the audit after realizing neither the student association nor the university had any sort of... Continue Reading

KPIRG Offices Broken Into

KPU student group’s off-campus office hit with burglary last week The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group’s off-campus office was broken into by thieves last week along with several other offices in the building on 72nd street. The office door was found ajar by cleaning staff early Wednesday morning with the lock broken. An office computer,... Continue Reading

KPU to Pilot Remote-Science Labs Starting in January

Students will operate real world lab equipment from across the Strait of Georgia Kwantlen Polytechnic University students taking Introductory Physics (PHYS 1100) next semester will for the first time have the option of taking the lab portion of the course online from the comfort of their homes. A program being piloted for the spring 2017... Continue Reading

The Westerman Legacy and the Future of Student Life at KPU

Plans underway for Surrey property bequeathed to the university Not too many KPU students know who the Westermans were, despite the considerable role the couple played in the birth of our university. In 1982 Ernest and Margaret Westerman sold a plot of land to Kwantlen College that would later become KPU’s Surrey campus. Had the... Continue Reading

KSA to Campaign for Open Education Resources

The student association will encourage the use of free, open textbooks The Kwantlen Student Association is working on a campaign aimed at saving students hundreds of dollars per semester. For many students, paying for a specific class or textbook is a barrier to achieving a post-secondary education. To address that, the KSA is raising awareness... Continue Reading

KPU Student and “GIF Artist” Creates Art in Motion

Philip Intile has gained thousands of followers on Tumblr for his daily animations A Kwantlen Polytechnic University student has gained a significant following online for his work with animated art. 18 year-old Philip Intile is in his first year of studying information technology and has been creating GIFs for his Tumblr page, PI Slices, since... Continue Reading

Stand Up, Open Mic Nights Come to Grassroots

KSA partners with Yuk Yuks to bring professional comedians to Surrey campus The Kwantlen Student Association has been focusing on improving student life at KPU by hosting monthly stand up comedy and open mic nights on the Surrey campus. KSA events coordinator Matt Hunt says the events are aimed at getting more people into the... Continue Reading

“M2D2” Aims to Provide Hygiene Products to Women in Need

The Kwantlen Student Association, along with the on-campus feminist group Women Organising Opportunities for Women, are holding a drive this month to collect feminine hygiene products and other assorted toiletries for the Surrey Women’s Centre. The campaign, dubbed M2D2—or, the “Mighty Menstruation Donation Drive”—asks students to provide pads, tampons, wipes, and other hygiene products in... Continue Reading

Canadian Federation of Students Moves for Reform After Pressure from Student Unions

Proposed policy amendments would lower the barrier for leaving the CFS Following pressure from a coalition of several member associations, the Canadian Federation of Students may soon see major reforms. Most notably, it could lower the barriers for member organisations to leave the Federation. The motion—which was approved at the CFS national executive meeting on... Continue Reading

CCTV Cameras Installed at KPU Surrey campus

Cameras part of ongoing safety and security efforts by KPU administration KPU administration began the process of installing CCTV cameras in high traffic outdoor areas throughout the Surrey campus last month. According to an email sent out to students, the cameras will be placed on rooftops and canopies and will capture areas where there is... Continue Reading