Dr. Adele Diamond addresses the audience during her keynote speech at the end of the Connecting Minds conference. (Lincoln Saugstad)
Dr. Adele Diamond addresses the audience during her keynote speech at the end of the Connecting Minds conference. (Lincoln Saugstad)

Psychology Department Hosts Bi-Annual Research Conference

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s psychology department hosted their bi-annual research conference, Connecting Minds, on the Richmond campus on May 18 and 19. The conference saw students from across Canada present psychology-based research they conducted while earning their undergraduate degrees. Dr. Cory Pedersen, the chair of the psychology department and the lead organizer of the conference, explains... Continue Reading
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KPU Again Deemed One of Canada’s Greenest Employers

Less than a week before this year’s Earth Day, Mediacorp Inc. published a list of the “greenest employers in Canada.” Along with the City of Vancouver and the University of Toronto, Kwantlen Polytechnic University once again earned a top place on the list. According to its website, Mediacorp is the “nation’s largest publisher of quality... Continue Reading

The B.C. Speculation Tax Shouldn’t Impact Non-Speculators

The B.C. government has recently decided to make much-needed changes to the speculation tax it announced in February. These changes reflect concerns raised by several Canadians both in and outside of the province who would have been unfairly affected by it. Yet, in some ways, the changes don’t go far enough. The speculation tax is... Continue Reading

KPU Hosts Talk on Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

The Marketing Department at KPU hosted The History and Impact of Bitcoin and Blockchain, an event featuring four speakers from either HoneyBadger and KOI Research Group, on Feb. 26. KOI Research currently organizes workshops, offers consultations, and features speakers at conferences and events to share information on cryptocurrencies. “We currently have a team of about... Continue Reading

KPU’s Environmental Sustainability Report is in Dire Need of an Upgrade

As with most other universities, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has increasingly invested in sustainability-related initiatives over the past decade. In addition to the construction of five LEED-certified buildings, the development of sustainability-centred programs, and an increase in energy efficiency, KPU has also signed the Talloires Declaration, a “10-point action plan for incorporating sustainability into teaching, research,... Continue Reading

EIGHT x EIGHT Exhibit Showcases KPU Students’ Artwork

From Dec. 8 to 28, eight of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Fine Arts students and graduates hosted an exhibition entitled EIGHT x EIGHT which featured their artwork chosen through an independent jury process. Students and alumni sent their work to three KPU Fine Arts professors, who chose which pieces should be exhibited at the Gam Gallery... Continue Reading

Policy Studies Students at KPU Offer Input for the Future of Newton Sustainability

After receiving funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the City of Surrey recently began implementing the Newton Sustainability in Action Plan to make the Newton area more environmentally friendly. Newton was chosen for its strong community and lack of pre-existing eco-friendly infrastructure. As part of the action plan, the city will be reaching out... Continue Reading

Get a Glance Inside KPU’s Automotive Programs

The Automotive programs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, a division of the Faculty of Trades and Technology, offer a range of courses and services that many students likely don’t know about. Most probably haven’t heard about how they can get their cars fixed at a rate lower than what’s offered at many other auto shops. The... Continue Reading