KPU Alumna Self-Publishes New Book

Amrita Lit’s Chasing Kismet follows a young woman challenging the expectations her community has of her Kyrsten Downton, Contributor Growing up, Amrita Lit struggled to find accurate representations for South Asian people in mainstream media. Instead of continuing to wait for that to change, Lit created her own role model in her newly self-published novel... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Music Students Association Coming This Fall

New club will be open to all music-loving students Kyrsten Downton, Contributor Despite the small size of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Music Department, students enrolled in the program will soon be able to connect with each other in a big way. Earlier this month the Kwantlen Students Association approved the formation of the Kwantlen Music Students... Continue Reading

David Granirer Talks Comedy and Mental Health

Comic and counselor visited KPU on April 5 Keely Rammage-Scott, Contributor David Granirer came to KPU to give a presentation on comedy and mental health on April 5. Granirer is a comedian, counselor, author, and the founder of Stand Up For Mental Health, a program that teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental illnesses. Granirer’s... Continue Reading

Celebrated Columnist Gwynne Dyer Visits KPU to Talk Trump

Dyer was KPU President Alan Davis’ latest guest for his President’s Dialogue series Joseph Keller, Web Editor KPU President Alan Davis sat down with Canadian author, journalist, and military historian Gwynne Dyer for the university’s President’s Dialogue talk series on April 10. The talk was held in the conference centre on KPU’s Surrey campus and... Continue Reading

SASA Plants Seeds of Community in Richmond

The Sustainable Agriculture Student Association moves into its second year Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Sustainable Agriculture Student Association has been organizing extra-curricular events for students in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Sustainable Agriculture program for over three years. Through initiatives such as skill training, conference trips, and visits to farms, the Association fosters both professional opportunities... Continue Reading

How Ryan Reynolds Became an Honorary Member of the KSA

What started as a joke has led an A-list celebrity to become KPU’s unofficial mascot Jesse Pottinger, Contributor At the Kwantlen Student Association’s annual general meeting on Mar. 30, students took to a vote and appointed Ryan Reynolds as an honorary member of the KSA. “It just started as a joke,” says Landon Charney, the... Continue Reading

KPU Students Perform Agamemnon

Those enrolled in IDEA 1400 get theatrical for their final project Mel Pomerleau, Contributor In almost total darkness, a dramatic monologue has the audience anticipating both the beginning of the performance to come and its plot’s looming, inevitable downfall. Students of Fred Ribkoff’s Expressive Arts through Drama and Theatre class (IDEA 1400) performed Agamemnon, a... Continue Reading

The Faculty of Health Student Association Keeps Student Life Alive in Langley

New club aims to support students in the Faculty of Health Joseph Keller, Web Editor Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s newest student club, The Faculty of Health Student Association, aims to bring student life to the Langley campus while also supporting Faculty of Health students in dealing with unique challenges in their area of study. “I feel... Continue Reading

Anthropology 3502 to Explore Abnormal Human Biological Variation

Students will examine both the archaeological and socio-cultural implications of “the different” Joseph Keller, Web Editor Anthropology students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University will have the opportunity to explore “biological normalcy and the abnormal” as part of Anthropology 3502 this summer. The class, Special Topics in Biological Anthropology, focuses on a new topic each semester as... Continue Reading

Gamers Flock to KGG’s Fourth Annual Multiplayer Madness Event

The Kwantlen Gaming Guild remains KPU’s biggest student club Braden Klassen, Contributor   The Cedar Conference Centre on KPU’s Surrey campus was filled with gamers looking to indulge in video games, tabletop games, and free pizza at the Kwantlen Gaming Guild’s fourth annual Multiplayer Madness event. Students were invited to participate in any of the... Continue Reading

Should the Queer Representative Be Called Something Else?

KSA student reps debate “Queer” vs “Pride” Braden Klassen, Contributor The possibility of changing the title of “Queer Student Representative” was raised by the Kwantlen Student Association’s council before its Annual General Meeting in April. The current title was adopted in 2007, when a student came to the constituency representative to express the fact that... Continue Reading

Radio Free Kwantlen is Still a Possibility

Kimberley McMartin is spearheading the push for a radio program at KPU Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor University radio is a beacon of student life on many campuses across the province, but so far in its history, KPU has not produced a program of its own. The idea of Radio Free Kwantlen was approved by the... Continue Reading

Holi Fest Brings Colour to KPU

The Hindu spring festival was celebrated on the Surrey campus Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors, is a celebration of new life, love, fertility, and joy. Every year, it occurs on the last full moon of the Hindu lunar month of Phalguna, falling on the 13th and 14th of March in... Continue Reading

Crim Department Hosts Conference to Break Silence on PTSD

Former 911 operator and KPU alumnus Rae-Lynn Dicks no longer suffers in silence Neil Bassan, Contributor Having been diagnosed with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder in 2002, Former 911 operator and KPU alumnus Rae-Lynn Dicks was invited to speak at the Connections in First Responder Mental Health conference on Feb. 23 and 24. The symposium was... Continue Reading

Student Groups Report Issues With Room Bookings

Events have had to be canceled or postponed due to higher frequency requests Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Booking space has been difficult for KPU community members lately. Several events have either been postponed or cancelled due to complications with reserving rooms, and the Kwantlen Gaming Guild, Women Organizing Opportunities for Women, and KPU’s Creative Writing... Continue Reading