CCTV Cameras on Surrey Campus Still Not Operational

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 until then,” says Kwantlen Polytechnic University Chief Safety Officer Phil Goulet. As written on the Government... 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 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 prayer and self-reflection, and provides the opportunity to focus on an individual’s... 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

SUSTIANABLE LIVING: Holiday Edition

The tree isn’t the only thing that should be green this holiday season Marketing during the holidays is pretty intense to say the least. It seems that advertisements demand your attention everywhere you look, telling you that you can’t be happy without the product they’re selling. You might feel momentarily elated by making new purchase,... Continue Reading

KPU Tech’s Fitness Centre Officially Open to Students and Faculty

Equipment at Cloverdale’s gym include a step mill, squat rack, bench press and self-propelled treadmill Students and faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University are now officially welcome to visit KPU Tech’s new fitness centre on the Cloverdale campus. A former locker room owned by the Kwantlen Student Association, the space was converted into a fully operational... Continue Reading

Sustainable Living: The Bathroom

How to green your bathroom routine From using ethically sourced ingredients to picking out bathroom decor, there’s always a way to be a little friendlier to the environment in your life. As with any switch to a new product or routine, work within your means and make choices that reflect your goals as an individual.... Continue Reading

Sustainable Living: Green up your clean up

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that long exposure to chemicals can be hazardous to your health. So why is there an ever-growing list of chemicals present in all your standard household cleaners and other common household items? Here’s the kicker: when it comes to cleaners, you don’t even need chemicals to get... Continue Reading

KPU Students Deserve a Safety App of Their Own

Apps allow users to report and be notified of dangerous or emergency situations in their area In conjunction with AppArmor—a company that specializes in mobile safety apps—Capilano University, BCIT, Thompson Rivers University, and UBC Okanagan are among many post-secondary institutions worldwide that have established campus safety apps for their students. These apps are designed to... Continue Reading

UBC Researchers Develop Educational Video Game about Delta, B.C.

Released by researchers from Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning at UBC, Future Delta 2.0 explores the effects that climate change could potentially have on the Metro Vancouver suburb. “The model of the game is basically a Back to the Future game,” says Project Manager Alicia LaValle. “You start in [the year] 2100, where we didn’t... Continue Reading

Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School Teaches Students How to Grow

Collaboration between KPU and TFN offers hands-on learning Plans for the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School—a collaboration between the TFN and the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University—began back in 2015, and the school is currently in its first year of the program, with applications wide open to the public. The part-time,... Continue Reading

Sustainable Living: How to Reduce Your Plastic Consumption

Living sustainably doesn’t have to be hard, and it certainly doesn’t have to mean giving up or going without. One of the first things I chose to commit to in my quest to live more sustainably was to purchase fewer single-use items. That meant not allowing myself to purchase my morning cup of joe without... Continue Reading

Undead Hordes Take to the Streets in Annual Vancouver Zombiewalk

Zombie culture isn’t dead yet It wasn’t an episode of The Walking Dead, but zombies took over the streets of downtown Vancouver on Sept. 10 for the city’s largest annual flash mob: the 2016 Zombiewalk. The gruesome horde could be seen limping and strutting down Robson Street and onto Denman, eventually ending their march at... Continue Reading