Guest Artist Spotlight: MOSAIKNIGHTS

MOSAIKNIGHTS is a rap group that crashed and burned at one of the greasiest underground venues in Vancouver. They were fresh off of their first show when Exy Terry, a member of the group, decided to act as his own promoter for their next performance. It was their second show, at the 333, when MOSAIKNIGHTS... Continue Reading

STICKY: A Post-It Note Art Show Makes Fine Art Accessible

STICKY: A Post-It Note Art Show was a free event in East Van that offered three-by-three-inch works of art at the accessible price of $20 a pop. Hosted by Hot Art Wet City on March 30, the night was inspired by a much larger event held at Giant Robot in Los Angeles, and the love... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Gaming Guild Hosts Sixth Annual Multiplayer Madness Event

The Kwantlen Gaming Guild’s sixth annual Multiplayer Madness lived up to the hype of previous events in the series by offering students a nostalgic trip through the games they grew up playing. All throughout the day on March 26 they poured in and out of the Cedar Conference Centre on KPU’s Surrey campus to challenge... Continue Reading

KPU hosts Fifth Annual Symposium on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

For the fifth year in a row, Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosted the Symposium on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Vancouver. Considering that nearly everyone has experienced data breaches, even with impacts as small as needing to reset their password, it’s hardly a surprise that such an event... Continue Reading

Study Finds that People Attracted to DILFs Seek Emotional Stability in Partners

The archetypal “Dad I’d Like to Fuck” might show up in searches on websites like PornHub and xHamster, but real, academic research into why DILFS have become a contemporary phenomenon is hard to find. The ORGASM Research Lab in the department of Psychology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University set out to fix this by creating a... Continue Reading

Unlearning Anti-Blackness Workshop Helps Allies Learn and Self-Criticize

A workshop focusing on Black history in Canada was led by best friend activist duo Cicely Blain and Ivan Leonce on March 28. Blain, founder of Black Lives Matter Vancouver, worked with Leonce to create a space conducive to honest conversation about the Black experience in both past and present-day Canada. The workshop, which took... Continue Reading

Documentary The Shadow of Gold Exposes How the New Wave of “Gold Fever” Affects Us All

With glasses of wine and bags of popcorn in hand, the audience in the Vancouver International Film Centre on March 11 were prepared to watch The Shadow of Gold, a documentary by Denis Delestrac, Robert Lang, and Sally Blake. The Shadow of Gold takes an intimate look into the impact of gold mining across the... Continue Reading

KPU Teams with SANSAD to Host Event Challenging Toxic Masculinity

In collaboration with the South Asian Network of Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD), KPU hosted an event on March 15 called “Challenging Toxic Masculinities: A dialogue to discuss socio-cultural representations of gender.” “It was raised in one of our [SANSAD] meetings that this is an issue that concerns young people, so last year we had organized... Continue Reading

“I Am a Tandoori Chicken, Swallow Me With a Glass of Alcohol” Addresses Bollywood’s Objectification of Women

Trigger warning: This article mentions physical and sexual violence against women. Bollywood is a massive industry. With over 300 films produced every year, there is little wonder that the industry is hugely successful in cinema. However, for all its glitz and glamour, there lies a dark underbelly to Bollywood’s history and success; one that comes... Continue Reading

Voices of Muslim Women Amplified Through KPU Art Exhibit

Nine Muslim women recently created works of art to tell their stories and defy stereotypes as part of the Voices of Muslim Women course taking place at KPU Surrey. “It’s basically a way for Muslim women to write their own narrative by visual media,” explains Allison Youssef, the instructor and program coordinator. “This installation shows... Continue Reading

“Namaslay” Combines Yoga and Heavy Metal with Surprising Ease

Beginning and ending in the corpse pose, a session of yoga accompanied by heavy metal music may be a more of a natural combination than one might expect. “Namaslay” debuted at the Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness Centre on March 15, and was led by Kwantlen Polytechnic University creative writing student Chelsea Franz. Janine Lehfeldt,... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Art Collective Re-Launches After Brief Hiatus

After several months of inactivity, the Kwantlen Art Collective has begun holding meetings again. The collective’s new president, Kia Eriksson, says she is proud to offer new and experienced art students at KPU a chance to meet up and hone their craft. In the past, the collective has held a number of high-profile events such... Continue Reading

Former Convict Discusses Justice Reform at KPU Club-Led Event

By discussing his experience as a victim of relentless abuse both in and outside of the Canadian prison system, Jim Mandelin advocates publicly for the necessity of justice reform. The KPU Prison Justice Club recently hosted an event called “Prison Justice: The Walls That Close In”, which Mandelin attended as a guest speaker. The event... Continue Reading

Check Out Lear Inc., an Adaptation of King Lear, on the Surrey Campus on March 28 and 29

A modernized version of King Lear called Lear Inc. will be held in the main atrium of KPU’s Surrey campus on March 28 and 29. The performances are adapted from Act I, Scene I of Shakespeare’s play, and will be entirely free to the public. The group behind Lear Inc., 1001 Steps Theatre Company, took... Continue Reading

KPU’s Public Relations Cohort Raises Funds to Support Women in the Workforce

The public relations cohort at KPU held Works of Art, a fundraiser for Dress for Success Vancouver, at Braid Street Art Studio and Gallery on March 7. Dress for Success is an international non-profit organization that provides women the opportunity to gain economic independence by giving them the basic tools they need for success. The... Continue Reading