Sedins Receive Honorary Doctorates of Law From KPU

Local NHL hockey legends honoured for their leadership and community support Joseph Keller, Web Editor A pair of hometown legends were on campus this Thursday to be honored by Kwantlen Polytechnic University for their contributions to the Metro Vancouver community and for their leadership both on and off the ice. Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin... Continue Reading

Haunted Happenings on Campus

This month’s most festive on-campus events Alyssa Laube, Staff Writer & Joseph Keller, Web Editor Pumpkins are being picked, slasher flicks are being watched, and KPU is gearing up for a hair-raising Halloween. There’s enough going on during October this year to get any student ready for the 31st, both in body and in spirit. And... Continue Reading

KPU celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Event aims to bring awareness to Aboriginal issues The courtyard at Surrey campus was crowded for much of Tuesday afternoon for the second-annual Kwantlen Polytechnic University celebration of National Aboriginal Day. The June 21 event saw presentations by Lekeyten, KPU’s Elder in Residence, basket weaving by Patricia Stewart, hoop dancing by Petie Chalifoux and a... Continue Reading
Mourners take flowers, candles to lay before Cedar memorial (Tristan Johnston)

KPU students hold vigil for LGBT community

Over 80 students, faculty, gather to pay respects for those lost in Sunday’s nightclub shooting in Orlando. KPU students gathered, Thursday, to pay respects to the 49 dead and 53 injured in at LGBT-friendly nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida. Pride Kwantlen in association with the Kwantlen Student Association had organized the vigil in the Cedar... Continue Reading

Meet KPU’s Student Ambassadors

Helping build university culture, one student at a time by Kyle Prince and Monica Mah You may have noticed a group of Kwantlen Polytechnic University students flooding your social media accounts with pictures and promotions for everything related to the institution. These are KPU’s Student Ambassadors, and their mission is to “represent the university from... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Focus Week celebrates student exchange

Tai Chi, anime and other events promote program From Nov. 16 to 20, Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosted a variety of activities and information booths as a part of International Focus Week, the purpose of which was to demonstrate the institution’s commitment to valuing international cooperation of study. According to the KPU website, “International Focus Week... Continue Reading

Getting To Know Our Campus Across the Fraser

Open house shows the unique cultural challenges and offerings of Richmond campus Every university offers a unique experience for the typical post-secondary student, and our school is no exception. But Kwantlen Polytechnic is unlike most other universities in Metro Vancouver in that we define ourselves as a multi-campus community. Though SFU has a secondary branch... Continue Reading

KSA to hold public budget consultations

They’re looking for feedback on-campus and online Look, you’re smart. So much so that your resumé includes that obligatory “skilled with Microsoft Excel” bullet. But if you’re a real keener you’ll add that you penned in a budget consultation session with the Kwantlen Student Association, just to see some real-life spreadsheets. The KSA is steadily... Continue Reading

Staying Safe at KPU

Kwantlen’s Security Manager discusses security, precautions following alleged sexual assault in Richmond “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” These words come from manager of security at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Harry McNeil, as he addresses the importance of making sure KPU students keep safe on campus. Students are increasingly some of the... Continue Reading
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WOOW and KSA to launch self-defence classes in response to KPU sexual assault

Forthcoming class a step towards making people feel safer on campus An alleged incident of sexual assault on the Richmond campus has sparked change at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, beginning with the desire to foster a safer environment for female-identifying students. Kwantlen’s administration got in touch with Women Organizing Opportunities for Women and the Kwantlen Student... Continue Reading
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Farhan Mohamed and His Road to Success

Vancity Buzz editor spoke to Marketing Association about how he got where he is today On Sept. 23, the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Marketing Association, a student organization for marketing students, hosted its first event of the fall 2015 semester. Guest speaker, Vancity Buzz editor-in-chief, Farhan Mohamed, shared stories of what drove him as a young... Continue Reading
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Meet Pulp Magazine’s New Staff

Kwantlen’s Arts and Literary Publication enters third year with a new generation Since its inception in the spring of 2012, Pulp magazine has been tri-annually publishing the art and literature of Kwantlen Polytechnic University students and distributing it to all four KPU campuses. This semester the magazine has experienced a complete turnover in staff as... Continue Reading
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“Explore Arts” Shows Off Kwantlen’s Impressive Arts Faculties

KPU alumni credit institution with their career successes On Sept. 23, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Explore Arts convention took place in the Surrey Campus’ conference room. This event featured a variety of information tables for each of the arts faculties available at the school, as well as numerous guest speakers attesting to the talent and employability... Continue Reading
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KPU students hear NDP party platforms at meet-and-greet

Candidates talk climate change, aboriginal issues, mental health and more The meet-and-greet at the Grassroots on Sept. 29 featured a revolving door of NDP candidates coming in and out for meetings, but KPU students still got to hear and ask about the NDP platform. The event was the second of the candidate meet-and-greet series organized... Continue Reading
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Liberal MPs Visit the Grassroots

Opportunities for youth a major priority for party, according to candidates Five Liberal candidates spoke to Kwantlen Polytechnic University students at the Grassroots Café on Sept. 22 about their ideas for a better government. Questions from the students were received and the candidates touched on a myriad of topics in their answers. One of the... Continue Reading