Kathy Dunster is hoping to "re-indigenize" the area around Logan Creek with edible or medicinal plant life. (Amei-lee)

Horticulture Instructor Receives $25,000 to Restore Langley Forest

Kathy Dunster, an instructor in KPU’s horticulture department, has received a grant of $25,000 from CN EcoConnexions for the completion of the Logan Creek Integrity Project. The project is aimed at repairing the damage that has been done to the area around Logan Creek from buildings, road structures, and invasive plants seeded during the early... Continue Reading
Promotional art for Inderveer Sodhi's film Monster. (Submitted)
Promotional art for Inderveer Sodhi's film Monster. (Submitted)

Surrey-Based Filmmaker’s New Movie Isn’t Your Typical Gangster Flick

Inderveer Sodhi, a 20 year-old director and music composer from Surrey, is set to begin work on his first feature film in a few months. The film, Monster, will follow a night in the lives of several Surrey teenagers who find themselves caught up in the world of crime and gang violence after finishing high... Continue Reading
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Anthropology Department Offers KPU’s First Ethnographic Field Studies Course

Students enrolled in KPU’s Ethnographic Field Studies course, which is being offered for the first time ever this summer, will be volunteering alongside community organizations in Surrey to better understand how homelessness influences the use of public space. Ethnographic research typically involves immersing oneself in a cultural group or environment different to one’s own in... Continue Reading
New KPU Multifaith Centre chaplain Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi. (Braden Klassen)
New KPU Multifaith Centre chaplain Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi. (Braden Klassen)

Multi-Faith Centre Welcomes Two New Chaplains

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s multi-faith centre has expanded its services to students by recently inviting two new chaplains to join the team. Even though Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi and Pastor Christoph Reiners have only been a part of the Multi-Faith Centre for a few weeks, both chaplains say they are excited to start offering guidance to students... Continue Reading
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Strong Women Paved the Way to Graduation for KPU Student Rimi Afroze

For recent KPU graduate Rimi Afroze, taking part in spring convocation signified “a triumph for many girls and women who still think that they are lesser than men.” In her home country, which she chose to leave unnamed, Afroze faced ostracism and misogyny as she pursued her education. She recalls being escorted to school every... Continue Reading
Five actors, all portraying fairy delinquent Puck, deliver the final soliloquy of the performance. (Photo: Braden Klassen. Costume design: Shayan Naziripour)
Five actors, all portraying fairy delinquent Puck, deliver the final soliloquy of the performance. (Photo: Braden Klassen. Costume design: Shayan Naziripour)

Midsummer Shakespeare Performance Springs to Life in Surrey

If the combination of Ren Fair-style roleplay, classical theatre, and scavenger hunting sounds intriguing to you, then the Surrey Arts Centre’s presentation of Slumber Here is an experience you shouldn’t miss. The production is an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure-style take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream where the audience is encouraged to take on the roles of... Continue Reading
Social media coordinator for Jelly Marketing, Jessica MacLeod says that KPU prepared her for her career by offering her real-world experience in the marketing field (Submitted).
Social media coordinator for Jelly Marketing, Jessica MacLeod says that KPU prepared her for her career by offering her real-world experience in the marketing field (Submitted).

Viewing The Marketing World Through the Eyes of a KPU Graduate

Walking across the stage and accepting your university diploma on convocation day is one of the most exciting moments of being a student. Figuring out what to do with your life from that point on, however, can be a challenge. For Jessica MacLeod, a graduate of KPU’s marketing program, making this decision required a bit... Continue Reading
Some of the produce found at the market is grown locally by KPU students in the Sustainable Agriculture program, the sales of which go back into the program. (Tristan Johnston)
Some of the produce found at the market is grown locally by KPU students in the Sustainable Agriculture program, the sales of which go back into the program. (Tristan Johnston)

The Kwantlen St. Market Moves to a New Location

The Kwantlen St. Market is back once again for the summer, this time in a new location with free parking. It will be held every Tuesday until October from 12:00 to 4:00 pm in Minoru Plaza, just outside of the Richmond Public Library. In the past, KPU’s own farmers market took place in the large... Continue Reading
Dr. Adele Diamond addresses the audience during her keynote speech at the end of the Connecting Minds conference. (Lincoln Saugstad)
Dr. Adele Diamond addresses the audience during her keynote speech at the end of the Connecting Minds conference. (Lincoln Saugstad)

Psychology Department Hosts Bi-Annual Research Conference

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s psychology department hosted their bi-annual research conference, Connecting Minds, on the Richmond campus on May 18 and 19. The conference saw students from across Canada present psychology-based research they conducted while earning their undergraduate degrees. Dr. Cory Pedersen, the chair of the psychology department and the lead organizer of the conference, explains... Continue Reading
A photo of the second-class deck on display at the Titanic Exhibition. (Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition)
A photo of the second-class deck on display at the Titanic Exhibition. (Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition)

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Sails into Metro Vancouver

Over a century after the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the stories of its approximate 2,228 passengers are still being told to the world. From June 23 to January of next year, they will be told by Richmond’s own Lipont Art Centre. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will transport visitors back to 1912 by displaying recovered... Continue Reading
Jen Currin reads from newly published book of short stories titled Hider/Seeker. (Marcus Barichello)
Jen Currin reads from newly published book of short stories titled Hider/Seeker. (Marcus Barichello)

Hider/Seeker Explores How People Pursue and Avoid Spirituality

KPU creative writing instructor Jen Currin recently published a book of short stories entitled Hider/Seeker. Though this is Currin’s first collection of short fiction, she has previously published four books on poetry and has won multiple awards for her writing. “The collection works with characters who are spiritual seekers, people who are looking for some... Continue Reading
Disability workshop facilitator Q, specializes in teaching about the history and culture of people who live with disabilities. (Braden Klassen)
Disability workshop facilitator Q, specializes in teaching about the history and culture of people who live with disabilities. (Braden Klassen)

Local Activist Leads KPIRG Disability History Workshop

In 1957, archaeologists from Columbia University discovered a cave burrowing into the side of a mountain in the Bradost range of northern Iraq. The cave, now commonly known as Shanidar Cave, contained several interesting artifacts and a collection of remains belonging to Neanderthals who were estimated to have lived in the area 35,000 to 65,000... Continue Reading
Alex Tam (right) won third place in the "Chinese Bridge" competition. (kpu.ca)
Alex Tam (right) won third place in the "Chinese Bridge" competition. (kpu.ca)

KPU Student Wins Award in Mandarin Speech Contest

With over a billion native speakers, Mandarin is the most commonly spoken language worldwide. It is also the fastest growing and second most common language in Greater Vancouver, with 2016 census data recording over 385,000 Chinese speakers here. Each year, the Confucius Institute at BCIT hosts the annual “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Speech Contest and Mandarin... Continue Reading
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Antarctic iceberg in the snow

Climate Change Activists are Fundraising to Carve Trump’s Face into a Glacier

One evening not long ago, three Finnish friends got together for a couple beers. The melting ice on the beer glasses prompted the friends to discuss the melting ice caps and the gravity of climate change. One thought led to another and eventually an idea emerged—to carve the face of political indifference to the melting... Continue Reading
KSA President, VP External and Women's Rep. Caitlin McCutchen. (Ashley Hyshka)
KSA President, VP External and Women's Rep. Caitlin McCutchen. (Ashley Hyshka)

KSA President to Take a Feminist Approach to New Term

As Caitlin McCutchen settles into her first term as Kwantlen Student Association president, she brings with her plenty of ideas for how to improve life at KPU, particularly for female-identifying students. McCutchen recently travelled to Victoria to meet with local MLAs, including Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark. They discussed KPU’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy,... Continue Reading