B.C. Election: A Provincial Election on Unceded Territory

The complications of voting for Indigenous people in Canada Justin Bige Encouraging Indigenous people to vote seems like an obvious suggestion for the First Nations to make in advance of the upcoming election, but such participation can actually be silencing rather than empowering. In a representative government like British Columbia’s, to have a choice in... Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Everyone is Welcome at Surrey's Vaisakhi celebration

Arshdeep Singh Battu, Business Students Representative at the Kwantlen Student Association At Kwantlen Polytechnic University, there are many students from different countries and cultural backgrounds. From time to time, KPU organizes events and activities during which students can get the chance to share their cultures. The Surrey Sikh Parade, which is celebrated every year, will... Continue Reading

KPU Joins Learning Beyond Borders Initiative

The Canadian Bureau for International Education aims to support exchange students Jesse Pottinger In an effort to increase the number of students studying abroad each year, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has joined the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s Learning Beyond Borders initiative. Learning Beyond Borders is “an initiative to get more Canadian students to take advantage... Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Quiet Study Zones Should Stay Quiet

Josef Porcina You may have noticed those “quiet study zone” signs around the library, but—if you’re like a lot of people—you walked right by them and joined in on a conversation with your friends. The quiet study environment has the perfect acoustics for engaging in a group discussion, or studying silently. Fortunately for groups, they... Continue Reading

Who are KPU’s Rivals?

Douglas, UFV, SFU, Cap… where does KPU fit in? Keely Rammage-Scott, Contributor Most students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University can agree that there are some pretty great advantages in attending a smaller institution, but how does our unviersity compare with other postsecondary schools in the area? Who are KPU’s real rivals, and for what reasons do... Continue Reading

Kwantlen First Nation sets up a GoFundMe page

KFN to oppose pipeline construction in Langley Keely Rammage-Scott, Contributor The Kwantlen First Nation created a GoFundMe page in opposition to the Kinder Morgan Pipeline on Mar. 5. The page allows supporters to contribute directly to the KFN’s water and land protection fund. As of Mar. 19, the page has raised $375 of its $4,000... Continue Reading

KPU Langley Hosts Fraser Valley Guitar Festival

Performers include international musicians and KPU graduates Keely Rammage-Scott The 20th annual Fraser Valley Acoustic Guitar Festival, which is the largest festival of its kind in Canada, was hosted on KPU’s Langley campus on Feb. 25. The event’s feature performance showcased three different finger-style guitar players, American headliner Michael Chapdelaine, Israeli world music guitarist Itamar... Continue Reading

Meet Your KSA Candidates: Campus Representatives

Surrey Campus Representative (1)   Tanvir Singh Running for Re-election Currently VP Student Services/University Affairs No one’s running against you? I’m a little disappointed in the turnout, in general, for this round of KSA elections. I was expecting a couple more people at least, but it seems some people weren’t able to get their nomination... Continue Reading

Meet Your KSA Candidates: Faculty, Arts/Science and Horticulture Representatives

Science and Horticulture Representatives   Nick Young Running for Re-election What have you accomplished in your first term as Science and Horticulture Rep that you’d want to keep working on in your second term? Helping out with projects here and there, and attending meetings and committees. Any issues that have caught your attention? I want... Continue Reading

Fourth-Year Art Students Show Surrey Their Collective Unconscious

Soon-to-be graduates display their artwork at Surrey campus library Paula Aguilar, Contributor Throughout the past few weeks, fourth-year art students have been exhibiting some of their work in the Arbutus gallery on the Surrey campus. The exhibit, Collective Unconscious, includes a number of powerful artworks ranging from oil paintings to sculptures, and offers a hint... Continue Reading

Meet Your KSA Candidates: Faculty, Business Representatives

  Rawan Ramini Running for Re-election Currently VP Finance & Operations You’re running again, do you want your exec position again? Yes, that is the plan. What have you been doing in your past year as a councilor and as a member of the executive team? It has been a great experience, first of all.... Continue Reading

Runner Run-Down: Don't Groan Over Your Student Loan

Important info to consider when signing up for debt Paula Aguilar, Contributor Considering the price of university tuition, coupled with the ever-rising cost of living in the province, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for B.C. students to be able to afford postsecondary education without the help of a Student Loan. This somewhat faustian agreement with a... Continue Reading

WOOW and KSA to Offer Free Self-Defence Classes

The program, which will be open to all KPU students, begins Jan. 23 Paula Aguilar, contributor Student-led feminist organization Women Organizing Opportunities for Women, in tandem with the Kwantlen Student Association, is giving KPU students the opportunity to learn self-defence techniques for free. The program, entitled “Lunch and Learn,” will begin with a 45 minute... Continue Reading

From the Editors: We Share KPU’s Stories

Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor & Connor Doyle, Managing Editor The Runner’s first issue in September tends to be one of the most exciting. The halls of Kwantlen Polytechnic University are once again teeming with students, and even at KPU—dogged as we are by our reputation as a commuter school—where you find students, you’ll find at... Continue Reading

KPU student to act and sing in the “Talent Olympics”

Argel Monte de Ramos will represent his country this July Kyle Prince and Monica Mah, contributors This year, at the 20th annual World Championships of Performing Arts in Long Beach California, Canada will be represented by Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s own Argel Monte De Ramos. The multi-talented business student will compete in six singing competitions and... Continue Reading