Bhangra Music and Dance Brings Rhythm to KPU Classes

Aspects of Punjabi culture are all around us at KPU Surrey, from restaurants serving delicious food to events like the annual Vaisakhi parade. A central part of this culture is Bhangra, a type of dance and music characterized by exuberance, high-energy movements, and hard work. Within the Punjabi community, Bhangra is an opportunity to connect... Continue Reading

Bigger and Better: A Sneak Peek at the KDocs 2018 Festival

KDocs is back again with more documentaries and more speakers than ever before. Starting on Feb. 15, documentary film lovers will be able to attend the festival at Vancity Theatre on Seymour Street in Vancouver. Those who go will be able to check out a the latest documentaries and listen to panel discussions featuring directors... Continue Reading

KPU Instructor Examines Lies and Paranoia in New Novel

Kwantlen Polytechnic University business and criminology professor Ari Goelman’s second novel, The Innocence Treatment, is the latest to be featured as part of the annual KPU Reads series. The book, which hit shelves in October, is a work of young adult dystopian science fiction that explores themes of paranoia, lies, and critical thought. In an... Continue Reading

Coffee & Islam Challenges Misconceptions from Canadian Cafes

British Columbians who have found themselves with unanswered questions about Islam can now pursue a greater understanding of the religion by having a personal conversation, and a hot drink, with a local Muslim. As part of the Coffee & Islam campaign, Canadian Muslims are making themselves available to anybody with an inquisitive mind to sit... Continue Reading

KDocs Talks Wants to Talk About Docs, K?

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s yearly documentary film festival, KDocs, has introduced its own small-scale take on the TED Talks format. The videos in the series, titled KDocs Talks, are presented in a similar format as the festival’s existing footage of past keynote speeches, but will feature a higher production value. “I think viewers will get the... Continue Reading

A Radical Tradition: KPU Prof. Explores Vancouver’s History of Anarchism and Punk Rock

In his upcoming book, Kwantlen Polytechnic University history professor Dr. Eryk Martin explores Vancouver’s history of radicalism through the lenses of anarchism and punk rock. Martin was inspired to write Black Flags Rising: Anarchism, Activism, and the Vancouver Five, 1967-1984 because of his own experiences growing up amidst the Vancouver-area counterculture. He says that the... Continue Reading

EIGHT x EIGHT Exhibit Showcases KPU Students’ Artwork

From Dec. 8 to 28, eight of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Fine Arts students and graduates hosted an exhibition entitled EIGHT x EIGHT which featured their artwork chosen through an independent jury process. Students and alumni sent their work to three KPU Fine Arts professors, who chose which pieces should be exhibited at the Gam Gallery... Continue Reading

Saskatchewan Center for Science and Religion Discusses Spirituality & A.I. at its First Annual Conference

The Saskatchewan Center for Science and Religion hosted its first international conference at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on Dec. 1 and 2. Throughout the two-day event, a number of high-profile speakers took to the stage to discuss various aspects of artificial intelligence and how scientific enhancements may impact the human experience. Executive Director for... Continue Reading

Upcoming KPU Course Encourages Students to Find Beauty in Mathematics

A quantitative course that will be offered at Kwantlen Polytechnic University this spring, MATH 1216, aims to encourage more students outside the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to take an interest in math. “In the math you normally take in school, they have you doing trigonometry and algebra—basically marching you towards calculus—and... Continue Reading

A Pantomime Twist on The Little Mermaid

If you were fortunate enough to see The Little Mermaid – The Panto by the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society (FVGSS), you managed to be a part of a world of pantomime humour. The performance, based off of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale about a mermaid named Ariel, was showing from Nov. 23 to Dec.... Continue Reading

Next Year KPU Students Can Visit Havana and Earn Credits with the Cuba Field School

If you’ve ever thought about taking a summer course but hate the idea of staring at the sunshine from behind a classroom window, there’s an exciting opportunity for you next year. From May 29 to June 12, Kwantlen Polytechnic University will be taking students to Cuba as part of an interdisciplinary field school. This is... Continue Reading

KPU Student Designs Arabic Calligraphy Workbook

A Kwantlen Polytechnic University business student, Tauheed Faheem, has designed and self-published his own workbook, Grey Lines, to teach people the art of calligraphy. Faheem, who is also president of the Muslim Student Association, currently has two volumes of the workbook available as part of an ongoing LaunchGood campaign. Volume 1 focuses on basic pen... Continue Reading

KPU Brewing Student Leaves Program, Returns as an Instructor

Last September, Jon Howe returned to school by enrolling in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Brewing and Brewery Operations Program. A year later he returned again—this time as an instructor. Prior to coming to KPU, Howe earned a degree in Biology at UBC and worked as a researcher at the UBC Hospital studying fetal alcohol syndrome. As... Continue Reading

New Science in Action Club is Fueled by a Passion for Health Sciences

According to Science in Action Club executives Priya Purewal and Nathan Speirs, over 100 people participated in its Health and Wellness Convention in September. There, they brought people together to learn about the many dimensions of health and well-being. The Science in Action Club came into being when the Biology Club and Horticulture Club, after... Continue Reading

Get a Glance Inside KPU’s Automotive Programs

The Automotive programs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, a division of the Faculty of Trades and Technology, offer a range of courses and services that many students likely don’t know about. Most probably haven’t heard about how they can get their cars fixed at a rate lower than what’s offered at many other auto shops. The... Continue Reading