Advanced Directives Help Dying Canadians Control Their Future

Bill C-14 is an Act passed by the federal government last May which legalized medical assistance in dying. Though it was an important accomplishment for Canadian legislatures, the bill fails to address the availability of advanced directives for patients seeking a medically assisted death. Advanced directives are documents which specify what steps should be taken... Continue Reading

Reconciliation Through an Academic Lens

The Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society begins its first semester of Reconciliation Studies this fall As the nation continues to pursue reconciliation between Indigenous people and Canadians, post-secondary institutions seek to add to the conversation by discussing and re-examining Canadian history. “There’s a number of things and different angles you could use to approach reconciliation... Continue Reading

KPU’s Second Annual Music Faculty Showcase Premieres on Oct. 27

Three concerts between the fall and spring semesters let students see their instructors perform outside of the classroom For the second year in a row, KPU’s Music faculty will perform a series of concerts throughout the fall and spring semesters to showcase the talent and hard work of the department’s instructors. The three concerts will... Continue Reading

Richmond’s Underground Food Market is a Too-Risky Business

Underground food markets and private kitchens in Richmond put consumers at risk with lack of health and safety regulations Something’s growing underground in Richmond, and it’s not just the vegetables. Like several cities before it, Richmond has seen an underground food market spread its roots over the last few years, giving community members easy access... Continue Reading

Places4Students Wants First Time Renters to Know Their Rights

Your first time is usually rough, but as a renter you’ve got plenty of rights and responsibilities Finding a good place to rent for the first time can be incredibly intimidating, and it’s likely one of the first legally binding contracts young students sign on their own. Places4Students is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness... Continue Reading

Comedian Steph Tolev Performs at Grassroots Cafe

Her set was equal parts raunchy and hilarious Toronto-born comedian Steph Tolev returned to the Grassroots Cafe on KPU’s Surrey campus for a little lunchtime comedy on Sept. 21. Her set, much like the one she performed last year at the same venue, was wild, raunchy, and hilarious. The comic told jokes about what it’s... Continue Reading
The provincial government has issued a ban on trophy hunting bears in B.C.(RayMorris1/Flickr)

With the NDP Ban, the B.C. Bear Hunt Goes Exactly Far Enough

The NDP has followed through with their promise to ban the trophy hunting of grizzly bears. After this year’s hunting season has ended, on Nov. 30, the ban will officially come into effect. Most studies suggest that the grizzly bear population is safe despite their numbers being a little low. An average of 250 grizzlies... Continue Reading

Langley Eats Local Challenge Ends on a Strong Note at Langley Farmers’ Market

The event encouraged Langley residents to source their food from local farmers for an entire week Mel Pomerleau, Web Editor The Langley Environmental Partners Society has just completed its 9th annual Langley Eats Local Challenge in partnership with the Langley Farmers’ Market. “[The event is] an extra big, special day celebrating all of the bounty... Continue Reading

KPU Criminology Students Take Part in Prison Exchange Program

Students visit the Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, a minimum security prison, to attend class with inmates Mel Pomerleau, Web Editor As part of an experiential, hands-on learning approach to restorative criminal justice, Kwantlen Polytechnic University—in partnership with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program—sent students to the Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village to sit in on the classes that inmates... Continue Reading

CCTV Cameras on Surrey Campus Still Not Operational

Privacy Impact Assessment process must be completed before footage can be captured Mel Pomerleau, Web Editor CCTV security cameras on the Surrey campus—despite having been installed in October of last year—are not yet operational. “We’re currently in the Privacy Impact Assessment process, and when that’s completed we can have the cameras be operational, but not... Continue Reading

KSA endorses Richmond Food Security Society’s Food Charter

The Charter promotes ethical food production, consumption, and waste management Mel Pomerleau, Web Editor The Kwantlen Student Association endorsed the Richmond Food Security Society’s Food Charter, which is a set of policies set to promote healthy and local food production, at a meeting of Council on June 9. The charter addresses food systems from production... Continue Reading

Muslim Student Association Hosts Second Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner

The event united KPU’s Muslim community on June 14 Mel Pomerleau, Contributor The Muslim Student Association hosted their second annual Ramadan Iftar dinner, for KPU students and staff to come together at the end of a day of fasting, on June 14. Ramadan is a fasting month for Muslims that acts as a time of... Continue Reading

KPU Students Perform Agamemnon

Those enrolled in IDEA 1400 get theatrical for their final project Mel Pomerleau, Contributor In almost total darkness, a dramatic monologue has the audience anticipating both the beginning of the performance to come and its plot’s looming, inevitable downfall. Students of Fred Ribkoff’s Expressive Arts through Drama and Theatre class (IDEA 1400) performed Agamemnon, a... Continue Reading

Sustainable Living: Eco-friendly Sex

How to stay green in the bedroom Mel Pomerleau, Contributor When it comes to sex and sustainability, there are a number of things that can be done to keep both your sexual partners and the environment safe. From toys to protection, here are few ways to green up your sex life. Consider the condom. Often,... Continue Reading

KFA and Pride Kwantlen Host Panel, Screening of The T Word, in Surrey

Both film and panel discuss societal issues facing transgender people Pride Kwantlen and the Kwantlen Faculty Association hosted Queer Voices @ KPU on the Surrey campus on Nov. 24. The event featured a screening of an MTV documentary entitled The “T” Word produced by actress Laverne Cox, as well as an informal Q&A discussion with... Continue Reading