Richmond World Festival Unites Cultures Across Canada

KPU-sponsored event sees acts like Tokyo Police Club and Shiamak perform to thousands Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Spectacular in its size for an event in the Lower Mainland, the Richmond World Festival brought cultures from all over Canada together on Sept. 2 and 3. Over 75 artists and 40 food trucks congregated in Minoru Park... Continue Reading

Institute For Sustainable Food Systems Creates Policy Database

The database is meant to be a tool for increasing sustainability in the food industry Joseph Keller, Staff Writer Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Institute For Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) has spent the last year and a half developing a tool to make navigating local bureaucracies easier for municipal planners who are looking to integrate sustainable food... Continue Reading

KDocs: Five Years in the Making

A look at the origins of one of KPU’s largest annual events and what it has in store for 2018 Braden Klassen, Photo Editor KDocs, the annual documentary film festival organized by members of the KPU community, will be returning to Vancity Theatre in 2018. This will be the festival’s fourth year running, and it... Continue Reading

Blueridge Chamber Music Festival Concludes its Eighth Season

KPU music instructor and VCC instructor co-hosted festival throughout August Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Although the popularity of chamber music both rose and fell before the beginning of the 20th century, its influence continues to ripple into classical music communities today. Soon-to-be KPU Music Instructor Alejandro Ochoa and Vancouver Community College Instructor Dorothea Hayley have... Continue Reading

KPU Students Bring Hong Kong Nostalgia to Marpole

“Entrepreneurial Leadership” students discuss challenges and risks of starting your own business Tristan Johnston, Contributor For Aurelia Au and Wayne Poon, the decision to start an original company as part of their KPU Business practicum came naturally. Together they co-own and operate Snackshot—or 糖百府 (tong baak fu) “sugar house”—which is located at the south end... Continue Reading

KPU Brewing Department Offers Chemistry Prep Course for New Students

There’s chemistry brewing in Richmond Ashley Hyshka, Community Reporter Being enrolled in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Brewing and Brewery Operations program consists of more than just drinking and learning about beer. Sometimes you’ve got to put down the stein and put on a lab coat. On Aug. 2, KPU introduced a new not-for-credit class called “Brewing... Continue Reading

Langley Eats Local Challenge Ends on a Strong Note at Langley Farmers’ Market

The event encouraged Langley residents to source their food from local farmers for an entire week Mel Pomerleau, Web Editor The Langley Environmental Partners Society has just completed its 9th annual Langley Eats Local Challenge in partnership with the Langley Farmers’ Market. “[The event is] an extra big, special day celebrating all of the bounty... Continue Reading

Rare Solar Eclipse to be Seen From Vancouver

Keep your eyes on the skies on Aug. 21 Ashley Hyshka, Community Reporter For a short amount of time on Aug. 21, day will turn into night. Vancouver will experience a partial solar eclipse, in which 90 per cent of the sun will be temporarily covered by the moon, during late morning that day. Beginning... Continue Reading

Old Piano Finds New Home in Cedar Courtyard

KSA hopes the piano will help to enrich the often-overlooked courtyard space Braden Klassen, Photo Editor The Kwantlen Student Association has purchased an upright piano to be kept in the courtyard of the Cedar building. Charmingly named “Butterfly”, the piano is meant to promote the use of the Cedar courtyard on the Surrey campus. “[The... Continue Reading

KPU’s New Book Club: The Kwantlen Pageturners

Braden Klassen, Photo Editor There’s a new club on campus that caters to KPU’s lovers of literature. The Kwantlen Pageturners was founded earlier this summer by Amanda Grey, who hopes to foster a community for avid readers to come together and discuss literature with other like-minded people. “There’s a certain bond that’s established when you... Continue Reading

KPU Professors Host PHILOsurfer Convergence

Academics from all over the world came to Tofino to talk about their love of philosophy and surfing Braden Klassen, Contributor A pair of philosophy professors from Kwantlen Polytechnic University have combined their love for philosophizing with their love of surfing by organizing and hosting an academic conference that united the two. Dubbed “The PHILOsurfer’s... Continue Reading

Runner Run-Down: Quebec and the Constitution

Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Quebec has never sat comfortably with Canada’s constitution. Even as early as 1763, when the Royal Proclamation that began the country’s journey towards establishing the current constitution was conceived, Quebecers were dissatisfied with the amount of imperial and federal control over their livelihoods. With the Statute of Westminster in 1931 came nearly... Continue Reading
Alexander Chiang (right) practices with David Kong, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, to prepare for their upcoming matches. Chiang competed in the men's foil category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)

KPU Professor and Former Student Present at British Shakespeare Association Conference

Performance-based paper examined racial stereotypes in The Merchant of Venice Joseph Keller, Staff Writer   A performance-based paper that was originally conceived as a guest lecture in a Kwantlen Polytechnic University English class was presented at the U.K.-based British Shakespeare Association Conference on May 23. KPU English Prof. Fred Ribkoff and former student John Rowell... Continue Reading

KSA to Walk with Pride in Vancouver, While Black Lives Matter Protests Police Presence at the Parade

Kyrsten Downton, Contributor The Kwantlen Student Association will be participating again in the Vancouver Pride Parade on Aug. 8, and has released $6000 for marketing and float construction expenses. According to Joseph Thorpe, this year’s float will be the KSA’s best so far, displaying an elaborate tiki-themed design that he feels “we can actually be... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Casinos

Abbotsford band released “Sean”, their first single in three years, in May Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Casinos, an Abbotsford band that has been cranking out alternative rock tunes for nearly a decade, wants you to know that their hometown “is cooler than you think.” The four piece was born out of Catholic school, back when... Continue Reading