Fall Fashion at KPU

It’s that time of the year again. With temperatures dropping for classic Vancouver weather, out come the thick coats and scarves. Here are students at KPU who have some unique style. Students were asked: A: What’s your favorite piece of clothing that you’re wearing today? B: What do you like most about fall fashion? Madison... Continue Reading

If Kwantlen’s Campuses Were Students in Your Class

By: Connor Doyle & Danielle George Cloverdale is…The Tech Geek. Furrowed brow says he’s probably the hardest working member of class.  Power glove gives Cloverdale +2 to welding, masonry. Constantly fiddling with wires. Rumours that he is in fact a cyborg remain unfounded. Most Likely To: Test his Kerbal Space Program theories out in real... Continue Reading
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Kwantlen Gaming Guild Brings Revolution to Richmond

KGG continues to promote student life despite upcoming cuts to club funding On Sept. 22 the Kwantlen Gaming Guild hosted Richmond Revolution, an event which featured a plethora of card, video and board games played across numerous screens and table tops. The Richmond campus conference centre took in over 100 visitors during the event, with... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Holds Third Annual Pow Wow in Surrey

Celebration of Aboriginal culture important for all members of KPU On Sept. 19 Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosted its third annual pow wow at the Surrey campus. The main component of the pow wow is a dance competition where members of individual age and gender brackets compete for first, second and third place cash prizes. “It’s... Continue Reading
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Love In This Club: Kwantlen Entrepreneurial Student Association

KESA offers outside-the-classroom education for its members “Book smarts and an education are a great base. However, they don’t teach you anything about the real world.” So says Jonathan Fader, Director of IT for one of KPU’s most enterprising and ambitious clubs, the Kwantlen Entrepreneurial Student Association. Established last fall, KESA continues to provide an... Continue Reading

Shifting to Revolutionary Feminism

Women’s liberation event touches on the movement’s evolution KPIRG’s recent event on women’s liberation provided a substantial overview of modern feminism. The event, held on Sept. 15, was part of KPIRG’s fall Dis/Orientation series, which seeks to educate students with information that challenges traditional back-to-school-orientation knowledge. Speakers of the event included Dr. Fiona Whittington-Walsh and... Continue Reading

An Unhelpful Guide to Starting Your Very Own Kwantlen Club

A story of red tape and tennis When I figured I’d start Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s first-ever student organization for tennis enthusiasts, I didn’t expect to be reading my weight in “Start a Club” documents. Well actually, my editor told me to start a club, then write about my experience. In doing so, I found out... Continue Reading

Construction on KPU Design school has been delayed for the last year

Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design on hold amidst budget constraints For the last several months, a third of the Richmond campus parking lot has been a fenced-off dirt lot. In October of last year, The Runner interviewed Gordon Lee, then-vice-president of finance and administration, who said that construction hadn’t started due to being... Continue Reading
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KSA peer support diversifies students’ counselling options

Program to launch this fall The advent of the Kwantlen Student Association’s (KSA) peer support program aims to bridge that gap between hands in need and hands that can. The new program is poised to launch this Fall, and though it does connect students with personal support from approved, trained peer volunteers, the program also... Continue Reading

Meet The Kwantlen Agricultural Department’s Feline Guardians

Langley Campus is totally cool for cats As it turns out, having a bunch of food in one place is a great way to get mice. The agriculture department at Kwantlen’s Langley campus knows this better than anyone, so in an attempt to rectify their rodent problem, they began adopting cats to patrol the area.... Continue Reading

Behind The Music: Surrey Campus’s Resident “Guitar Guy”

An accoustic set with Wonsucc Lee The Surrey campus courtyard is the closest thing Kwantlen Polytechnic University has to a social epicentre. Although KPU students are windswept across four different campuses, the courtyard sees an impressive amount of traffic on a day-to-day basis. Surrey-goers can become familiar with the courtyard’s array of sights, ranging from... Continue Reading

KPU Slam poetry team gets new roster

Members set to compete in Saskatoon this October A measly sum of people made their way into the social justice space in Surrey to attend the second Slamapalooza team finals on Sept. 3. In fact, I was the only audience member. But KPU’s slam poetry team, complete with new faces, can anticipate performing in front... Continue Reading

KPIRG hosts counter-orientation days for new and future Kwantlen students

“Dis/Orientation” events aim to un-teach students’ common information The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group (KPIRG) insists on providing students with a series of alternative information events for students new and old this fall—information that likely won’t make it to the regular orientation days. This is why they’re calling it “Dis/Orientation,” and it’s the second-ever annual... Continue Reading

Kwantlen to begin offering online medical marijuana course

The first university in the country to offer a marijuana class KPU has recently announced that they will be offering two online courses on medical marijuana. The program, announced Aug. 18, is one of the first of such courses in Canada. The courses will consist of four modules, each one priced at $1250. One will... Continue Reading

KSA to oppose Kinder Morgan MOU at Board of Governors

Some council members worried about impact on relationship with KPU A motion was submitted to the Kwantlen Student Association council meeting on Sept. 11 pertaining to Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s recent memorandum of understanding with Kinder Morgan. The motion, submitted by Aboriginal students’ representative Justin Bige, proposed that the KSA write a letter to the Board... Continue Reading