KPU Journalism program now includes indigenous course requirements

KPU Journalism program now includes indigenous course requirements   New student journalists at KPU must now take Introduction to Indigenous Studies (INDG1100) as a program requirement. The course’s first offering will begin in the spring of 2017, and Journalism Department Chair Beverley Sinclair says the course was added to the program after the Truth and... Continue Reading

Bible Studies Club will receive their $1,000 prize after all

“Let there be cash,” said KSA Council, and there was cash The Bible Studies @ Kwantlen group won $1,000 in a raffle at the Kwantlen Student Association’s annual general meeting in March—which they wanted to put towards a Christian students’ conference. But because of a KSA regulation that implicates the religion-based nature of the conference,... Continue Reading

KSA aims to improve future student senate and board of governors elections

Organization suggests there are improvements to be made The Kwantlen Student Association is looking to take on the university-run senate and board of governor elections at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. KSA Council’s recently adopted policy expresses the student association’s aim to take over student representative election duties for the university’s highest decision-making bodies. Students are currently... Continue Reading

Where in the World is Kwinten the Eagle?

The new roles of a varsity mascot “Show me,” I say placidly, cooly concluding the coercion of my informant from the athletics department. He rises from the chair in his small Cedar building office and unlocks the door to a back room, where on the second-bottom shelf of a steel, five-by-five garage organization unit sits... Continue Reading

Runner Run-Down: Dutch Disease

Does Canada have it? I’m trying to keep you from the conclusion that Canada accidentally imported weaponized tulips from the Netherlands. That’s super wrong. No, Dutch Disease is something much less exciting than that. But it’s still a crucial diagnosis, especially because it’s been suggested that Canada has contracted it. The orange ailment refers to... Continue Reading

Senate student election results still not available

Issue pending review in June Over a month has passed since new student representatives were elected to the Kwantlen Polytechnic University board of governors, but the results for new student senators still remain unavailable. Zena Mitchell, KPU’s chief returning officer, is withholding the results until they can be validated in the midst of a “potential... Continue Reading

KSA summer welcome week over-budget by a grand for DJ costs

The Kwantlen Student Association’s summer welcome week on Surrey campus was over-budget by about $1,050 this year. The budget was originally $5,000, but they shot through it because of professional DJ costs. “We budgeted $8,000 last year, and that’s what I asked for again this year,” said KSA General Manager Jeremy McElroy, during a KSA... Continue Reading

Lack of student representatives leaves holes in representation

By-elections will likely be held in September or October Nine seats remain vacant on the Kwantlen Student Association council this year after the 2016 general election, leaving many students without representation in the association that collects and uses their fees. Aboriginal students, mature students, students of colour, Cloverdale students, design students, health students, trades and... Continue Reading

KPU business students can graduate with CIM certifications

New designations are nationally-acclaimed Students graduating this May with a business management diploma and a BBA in entrepreneurial leadership programs can now achieve their Certified in Management and Professional Manager certifications while still taking classes. The CIM and P. Mgr. are nationally-acclaimed designations in professional management. The CIM certification process normally requires an eight-course academic... Continue Reading

Federal government puts $444.4-million towards combatting tax evasion

Liberal MP John Aldag says it’s “necessary” A 2.6-terabyte cache leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in early April revealed the many ways the world’s wealthiest citizens are exploiting secretive offshore tax evasion on an enormous scale. Alongside heads of state, despots, criminals, and Lionel Messi, 550 Canadians have also been named in... Continue Reading

Former KSA executives elected to Board of Governors

Student senate results still pending The new student representatives for the Kwantlen Polytechnic University board of governors have been announced, following the 2016 election. Former Kwantlen Student Association representatives Allison Gonzalez and Eric Wirsching won their two seats in a race against three other candidates. They ran as a slate, and together received 249 votes.... Continue Reading

Council elects new KSA executives for 2016-17

The Kwantlen Student Association council has just elected the new KSA executives for the 2016-17 year at a special meeting of council April 1. Surrey Campus Representative Tanvir Singh was elected as the vice-president of student services, Women’s Representative Natasha Lopes was elected as vice-president of student life, Business Representative Rawan Ali was elected as... Continue Reading

KPU fails to forward program changes to ministry, kills the CCJ

Purvey recommends KPU undertakes study to see if other programs affected The faculty of arts has suspended the community criminal justice program, according to a public letter from Dean of Arts Diane Purvey to CCJ students Feb. 11. The letter attributed the suspension to “process concerns.” But internal emails from Purvey to the criminology faculty... Continue Reading

Student nominees begin race for two BoG seats, four Senate seats

Several outgoing KSA councillors to stand as candidates 2016 KPU Senate and Board of Governors Elections Create your own infographics Nominations have now closed for student representatives to the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Board of Governors and University Senate. The BoG is the highest governing body in a B.C. university, with two-thirds of its members appointed... Continue Reading

A Day in the Life of a KSA Politician

Outgoing arts representative Simon Massey discusses life in student office, offers advice for new councillors Student councillors have several reasons for taking breaks at Kwantlen Student Association council meetings. Most of the time, the reason is lunch. Other times, the reason is head-butting. The student association and the university have a generally great relationship, great... Continue Reading