Curating Kwantlen

A Walking Guide to KPU’s Public Art Let’s take a walk around the Surrey campus. You step into the main courtyard and take a deep breath. Nothing is out of the ordinary. You head into the Cedar building to get your Timmy’s fix and notice something in the corner of your eye. Outside the window... Continue Reading

Puppy Therapy Takes a Bite out of Stress

St John Ambulance comes to Kwantlen students’ rescue with stress-relief program On Aug. 12, St. John Ambulance and their spirited pack of puppies made their way to Kwantlen’s Surrey campus. The general purpose of this organization, as stated by program coordinator Gerry Redmond, was to provide stress relief for Kwantlen students by allowing them to... Continue Reading

Understanding the Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group

KPIRG still fighting for social justice despite frictions Three Februaries have passed since Kwantlen students voted in a referendum that would see to the creation of a public interest research group, or PIRG. In a nutshell, it’s a movement to influence public policies and philosophies that started in the 1970s on U.S. college campuses. The... Continue Reading

Brewing Students Keep Something Special on Tap

Trying to stay sober at a university beer tasting The horticulture tent at the KPU Langley farmer’s market on July 15 featured little boxes teeming with colourful KPU produce, but finding people who truly cared was difficult because a tapped cooler of free beer was under the same tent. It’s not just any beer, either.... Continue Reading

Kwantlen’s Multi-Faith Centre Expands to Surrey Campus

All creeds or no creed at all. New centre opens for KPU’s spiritual needs. With a student body as diverse as that of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, any faith-based service offered by the institution needs to be all inclusive. This is the line of thinking behind KPU’s multi-faith centres. Billed as “a coalition of diverse faith... Continue Reading

Pride Kwantlen Marches in Vancouver Pride Parade

KPU represented at BC’s largest LGBT event Members of Pride Kwantlen took part in the festivities at the annual Vancouver PrideParade on Aug. 2 to represent and celebrate Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s LGBTQ community. As with previous years, Pride Kwantlen members drove a float in the yearly parade. Spearheading Kwantlen’s participation in the event was Kwantlen... Continue Reading

NoKM@KPU action group to continue efforts against memorandum in fall semester

Information sessions are on the table Kwantlen Polytechnic University president Alan Davis made it clear at a public forum early July that the memorandum he signed with pipeline firm Trans Mountain will, indeed, remain signed. But that’s not stopping KPU community efforts to keep the pressure on. The signed agreement that creates a $300,000 bursary... Continue Reading

Love in this Club: Cricket Returns to Kwantlen

Kwantlen Cricket Club to open for new semester With recent slashes made to the Kwantlen Polytechnic University athletics budget, it’s been something of a bleak summer for KPU athletes. Athletes looking to fill the gap left by the varsity teams may find their answer with KPU’s newest club, dedicated to the Commonwealth’s favorite sport. Having... Continue Reading
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KSA to launch ‘Get Out the Vote’ campaign

Upcoming project will encourage students to get out and vote in federal election Student voters could potentially have a huge impact on the upcoming federal election, if we can overcome our historically low turnout rates on election day. That’s why the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) is hoping to drive up voter turnout among KPU students... Continue Reading

Confirmed list of 2015 KSA representative candidates released

Up to 27 campus, constituency and faculty representatives to vote for. The Kwantlen Student Association’s (KSA) 2015 general election and referendum is on Feb. 18 and Feb. 19, and to properly do your civic/student duty, you’ve got to be in the know. So, Corey Van’t Haaff, the university’s chief returning officer, provided The Runner with... Continue Reading
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Gaming Guild Halloween event well received

If you host it, they will come. By Awais Mushtaq [contributor] “Please do not feed the zombies,” reads the warning sign on the doors of the Surrey conference centre. It must be time for the Dawn of the Gaming Dead, a six-hour event hosted by the Kwantlen Gaming Guild on the afternoon of Oct. 27.... Continue Reading

Space behind the art

KPU art gallery a hidden gem. By Awais Mushtaq [contributor] In an eggshell-white room with a grey, tape-marked, paint-spattered floor and a chorus of buzzing ceiling lights, a guest book carries comments such as, “Awesome,” “Cool,” “Amazing,” “Very Impressive” and “Beautiful.” If you are unfamiliar with this description, or unaware of such a room at... Continue Reading

Court rules in favour of student associations

McGill directed to hold referendum on continued membership.... Continue Reading

Fashion Frenzy: Natalie Mussell

Style profile of KPU fine arts major Natalie Mussell.... Continue Reading

Fashion Frenzy: Greg Thomas

Style profile of KPU English major Greg Thomas.... Continue Reading