Multi-Faith Centre Hosts Discussion Series on Religion and Violence

Do strongly held religious views increase the chance that someone will resort to violence? That’s the question William T. Cavanaugh tackles in his book The Myth of Religious Violence. The book has in turn inspired a series of bi-weekly discussions being facilitated by the KPU Multi-Faith Centre. On the surface, it’s a confusing question. Most... Continue Reading

Festive Things to do this Halloween Season

There is so much to do this month. Between midterms, work, and day-to-day stress, who has time for Halloween? You do. No excuses, kids. There is something for everyone in October, even the faint-of-heart. To start with the least spooky (or the spookiest depending on your personality), Ellen DeGeneres is coming to town. You can... Continue Reading

Remembering January Marie Lapuz Through Film

January Marie Lapuz, a 26-year-old transgender woman, was found in her New Westminster apartment in September 2012 with multiple stab wounds. She later died in the hospital. My Name Was January is a documentary film that explores Lapuz’s life. It was created by Elina Gress and Lenee Son, graduates of KPU’s journalism program. Gress explains... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Gaming Guild Looks to Recapture Former Glory

After it was founded in 2014, the Kwantlen Gaming Guild quickly became one of the most successful student groups at KPU. It boasted a large membership comprised of students from almost every campus and held a number of well-attended events. Several of its executives even went on to fill important positions within the Kwantlen Student... Continue Reading

Improv Comedy Classes Return to KPU

Students looking share some laughs and develop some important skills can once again check out the weekly KPU improv comedy workshops hosted by Daniel Chai. The drop-in classes take place on the Surrey campus every Monday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Birch 250 and every Thursday at the same time in Room 1320... Continue Reading

Slamapalooza’s Fifth Poetry Team Prepares for a Year of Slamming

This year’s Slamapalooza team has officially been determined, and four of its members are hoping to attend the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Guelph this October. The lineup for KPU’s slam poetry team was finalized after the season-ending championship slam was held on the evening of Sept. 21 in Birch 250. The 2018-19 team... Continue Reading

KPU’s ORGASM Research Lab Provides Climactic Opportunities

KPU psychology instructor Dr. Cory Pedersen created a lab in 2007 to develop projects for her class on adolescent development and human sexuality. It wasn’t until 2011, however, that it developed into the Observations and Research in Gender and Sexuality Matters (ORGASM) research lab. “At that time, the lab was reinvented to include any student... Continue Reading

Past and Present KPU Brewing Students Collaborate on New Line of Beers

As if beer wasn’t already glorious enough, the work being done at KPU’s brewery just made it a bit more enticing. The Alumni Collection Series is a new line of beers developed by students in the Brewing and Brewery Operations program working in collaboration with six of the program’s graduates. Alek Egi, an instructor in... Continue Reading

Training of the Shrew Thinks Outside the Box(ing Ring)

One line from William Shakespeare’s Taming Of The Shrew—”Knock, sir! Whom should I knock? Is there a man has rebused your worship?”—began it all. “‘Whom should I knock, sir?’— and all of a sudden I pictured boxing gloves,” says Fred Ribkoff, an instructor at KPU as well as the co-director and co-writer of Training of... Continue Reading

Professors Who Are Arrested for Political Activism Have Limited Job Protection

Despite the recent court ruling against the Trans Mountain pipeline proposal, the controversy surrounding the project rages on. Anti-pipeline protesters continue to demonstrate against the project, and more and more people, including university professors, are joining the picket line to voice their frustrations. In June, Susan Lambert, a retired teacher-librarian for the Burnaby School District... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Creative Writing Guild Hosts Chapbook Making Workshop

The Kwantlen Creative Writing Guild, a club for writing students at KPU, hosted a chapbook-making workshop with Surrey-based poet Kevin Spenst on Aug. 20. Chapbooks are small paperback booklets which typically contain self-published poems or short fiction. Making and distributing them is an inexpensive way for emerging writers to publish their work. Jennifer Pham, the... Continue Reading

Beyond the Pages: A Look at Pulp Magazine’s Latest Issue

Pulp Magazine, the KPU student-run literature and arts publication, has offered readers a colourful and diverse showcase of poetry, prose, and visual artwork since its launch in 2012. The magazine’s latest issue—its 16th overall, published just in time for the fall semester—came together through the collaborative effort of a brand new team of editors from... Continue Reading

B.C. Beats Other Provinces in UFO Sightings

In the 2017 Canadian UFO Survey, B.C. has the highest percentage of “high reliable” UFO sightings among provinces with over 50 annual sightings. Out of the 128 sightings in British Columbia last year, nearly 10 per cent were categorized as high reliable sightings, which is five per cent higher than the national average. The information... Continue Reading

Hot Festivals to Attend this August

Summer is almost over, and for a lot of us that means that it’s time to panic. Having spent most of July thanking my lucky stars that summer had finally rolled around, I neglected to take part in all the festivities that make for a memorable staycation. Fortunately, August in Greater Vancouver has something fun... Continue Reading

KPU Vegan Club Extends Summer Outreach

KPU’s vegan advocacy club is extending its outreach efforts to students who are looking to get involved with animal rights activism, veganism, or vegetarianism. In late July, Richard Macmillan, the head of the Let’s Be Compassionate club, handed out vegan cupcakes to interested students. He believes that when students are exposed to a tasty variety... Continue Reading