Chelsey Wong’s “Textilier” Collection Combines Futuristic and Victorian Styles

In KPU’s newly-built Wilson School of Design, fourth-year fashion student Chelsea Wong has created a seamless blend of Victorian and futuristic styles with her upcoming collection, “Textilier.” Wong is slated to unveil her graduation collection alongside 31 of her peers on April 19 and 20 at the School of Design’s year-end fashion show. She says... Continue Reading

KPU Fine Arts Graduates Prepare for Year-end Exhibition

With the spring semester nearly over, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s art aficionados should be happy to learn that the upcoming BFA graduates will soon be exhibiting some of their best works. The exhibit, titled Until Now, will be made up of art pieces in a variety of mediums such as paintings, sculptures, ceramic works, photography, and... Continue Reading
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World Junior Championship Curlers Bring Gold Home to Canada and KPU

Brothers Tyler and Jordan Tardi, along with the rest of the Canadian Men’s Curling Team, won gold in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 10. They defeated the Scottish team in a nail-bitingly close 6-5 game in the final round of the World Junior Curling Championship. “Ever since I can remember, I’ve always dreamt … of winning... Continue Reading

KPU Music Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Kwantlen Polytechnic University celebrated 25 years of music-making March 24. The school’s music program was established in 1993 on the same day that the Langley campus opened for business, back when it was still Kwantlen College. In celebration of the milestone, the department held a gala and performance in the Langley campus auditorium attended by... Continue Reading

KPU Poetry Slam Receives Funding for New Year

  Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s poetry slam team, Slamapalooza, has received funding from the Kwantlen Student Association that will keep the team and the monthly slam competition alive for at least another year. The KSA decided to fund the slam at a Feb. 15 meeting of their Executive Committee, which Slamapalooza organizer and team coach Simon... Continue Reading

In Celebration of Women’s Day, KSA Hold Day-Long Series of Events

Ecofeminism was the topic on the table for the six panelists at Women Working Together, a day-long event at KPU Surrey on March 12. Designed to spark a conversation about the ties between race, gender, and sustainability, was divided into three sections for anyone interested in brushing up on the meaning behind modern women’s issues.... Continue Reading

Former Poet Laureate Speaks at KPU’s Day to Eliminate Racism

As the seventh poet laureate of Canada, and as an Afro-Métis man, George Elliot Clarke has a unique perspective on the country he lives in. In government, policy, and society at large, Clarke sees not only systemic racism and sexism, but also a path forward for creating a more inclusive and genuinely multicultural Canada. He... Continue Reading

Bites for Kids Brings Food Kits to Inner-City Children in Surrey

Child food insecurity is a major issue in the Lower Mainland, but Bites for Kids, a KPU-based startup and social enterprise, is tackling the issue one food kit at a time. Bites for Kids was founded in January, when students in KPU’s BBA Entrepreneurial Leadership program began work on their practicum. Co-founder Braedon Campbell says... Continue Reading

KPU Hosts Talk on Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

The Marketing Department at KPU hosted The History and Impact of Bitcoin and Blockchain, an event featuring four speakers from either HoneyBadger and KOI Research Group, on Feb. 26. KOI Research currently organizes workshops, offers consultations, and features speakers at conferences and events to share information on cryptocurrencies. “We currently have a team of about... Continue Reading

Italian Brewing Students Discover Vancouver Craft Brewing

A group of brewing students from Italy has come to Kwantlen Polytechnic University to learn the art of craft brewing the Canadian way. The 25 students arrived in Vancouver in early February and will be receiving 12 weeks of training at KPU’s brew lab in Langley. During their training they will also be touring the... Continue Reading

KPU Langley Hosts Third Annual Brewing Career Fair

The third annual Brewing Career Fair was held at the KPU Langley campus on Feb. 26. Representatives from 22 breweries across the province were in attendance, including Four Winds Brewing, Parallel 49, Moody Ales, and Faculty Brewing. The fair was hosted by Ken Beatty, a brewing instructor in the program. The Helles Lager and Dubbel,... Continue Reading

Public Relations Cohort Holds Gala for “Forgotten Children”

This year’s graduating cohort from KPU’s public relations program has spent the past five months preparing an event to support the children of people who are incarcerated. The group’s work culminated in a gala held at Surrey City Hall on March 1, with all funds from the event going to support charitable organization JustKids. “I... Continue Reading

Chelsea Johnson Brings “Old Soul Rock & Roll from the Heart” to Grassroots Cafe

Students, KPIRG directors, and curious passersby listened as Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Chelsea Johnson belted out her songs during a Feb. 28 performance at the Grassroots Cafe. The event was held by the Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group as part of a string of events celebrating Black History Month. KPIRG Outreach and Communications Coordinator Idil Isse says... Continue Reading

Podcasting Workshop Inspires KPU Students To Become Creators

The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group hosted a seminar based on the work and podcasting expertise of Peter McCartney, a climate campaigner for Wilderness Committee On Feb. 22. Wilderness Committee is a charity and “wilderness protection group” that boasts more than 60,000 volunteers nationwide, according to its website. One of Peter McCartney’s projects with the... Continue Reading

KPU Shows its Colours for Pink Shirt Day

If you saw more people than usual wearing pink on Feb. 28, it wasn’t a new fashion trend or an elaborate reference to Mean Girls, but rather an awareness campaign that aims to address bullying in everyday life. Pink Shirt Day has been occurring every February for the past 10 years. Its founders created the... Continue Reading