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KDocs Hosts Screening of Kombit: The Cooperative

Documentary follows Timberland’s tree-planting initiative in Haiti Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s resident documentary film organization, KDocs, screened Kombit: The Cooperative , a film which follows a tree-planting initiative in Haiti that was backed by the outdoor boot company Timberland, on Oct 27. The goal of the initiative was to plant five million trees in Haiti over... Continue Reading
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Second Annual SEXPO Stresses the Importance of Sexual Awareness and Knowledge

Guest speakers included students, graduates, and YouTuber Laci Green Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault. For the second year in a row, SEXPO—Sexual Education eXplores Positivity and Openness—offered students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University a chance to talk about sex. As with last year, the conference was held by the Kwantlen Student Association’s Peer Support... Continue Reading
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KPU Poetry Slam Team Competes at Canadian Festival of Spoken Word

The biggest poetry slam tournament in Canada hosted the talent of twenty-two slam teams from across the country in downtown Winnipeg from Oct 23-30. Among them was Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s own Slamapalooza team, who performed impressively in the first two rounds of the tournament. “It’s nice to have an avenue where you can actually perform... Continue Reading
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Journalism Graduate Receives KPU Distinguished Alumni Award

Sports Writer Steve Ewen on getting the award, overcoming cancer, and tips for student journalists Steve Ewen’s career in journalism has been successful, eventful, and a source of pride for Kwantlen Polytechnic University for over two decades. He completed his practicum in the program at The Coquitlam Now, eventually moving on to writing sports coverage... Continue Reading
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“Hello Future” Event Held for Psychology Students at KPU

Panelists prepare students to say hello to their future in psychology Oct. 13 Psychologists care for the wellbeing of people all across the globe, and it takes a lot of schooling to prepare to do that job right. In turn, getting the necessary degrees and qualifications demands an enormous amount of time, effort, and dedication... Continue Reading
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Alumni Association Holds Craft Beer Night

Craft brew program hosts Kwantlen Grads at Langley Brew Lab The Kwantlen Alumni Association hosted it’s inaugural craft beer night on Oct. 13. For an entrance fee of $20 per head, KPU grads were treated to a selection of beer samples brewed right here at the university as part of the Brewing and Brewery Operations... Continue Reading
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KPIRG Could Help KPU Become A Fair Trade Campus

Public Interest Research Group encourages students to get goods without abusive labor The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group hosted “Fair Trade Campus Week” at KPU from Sept. 26 to 30. The initiative was an opportunity to celebrate the fair trade movement and encourage fair trade certified products on campuses across Canada. “[A fair trade campus]... Continue Reading
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Active KSA Releases New Fall Schedule

KPU students looking to get active can sign up for an action-packed autumn “We so often get stuck in our little shells, and we go in our routines and never try new things. I just hope that people will give it a shot,” says Active KSA Coordinator Tonya Myhedyn. Such is the aim of Active... Continue Reading
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Now Playing: American Presidential Debates at the Grassroots

Students can watch Trump and Clinton argue from the comfort of the cafe on Oct 19 They say watching American politics is Canada’s favourite sport, and 2016’s campaigns are more entertaining than ever. “Students asked me about [the Presidential debates],“ says KSA Vice President Student Life Natasha  Lopes. “They asked, ‘why aren’t we playing them?’... Continue Reading
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UBC Researchers Develop Educational Video Game about Delta, B.C.

Future Delta 2.0 imagines a suburb devastated by climate change Released by researchers from Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning at UBC, Future Delta 2.0 explores the effects that climate change could potentially have on the Metro Vancouver suburb. “The model of the game is basically a Back to the Future game,” says Project Manager Alicia... Continue Reading
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KPU’s Fourth Annual Pow Wow a Celebration of Aboriginal Culture

The event featured stunningly elaborate regalia, and equally stunning dance moves Over the course of ten hours on Sept. 24, KPU held its fourth annual Pow Wow in the Cedar building’s gymnasium. A variety of dance competitions were held throughout the day, and willing participants were invited to don their traditional regalia and dance in... Continue Reading
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Canadian Paralympic Athletes Keep Cool Thanks to KPU Alumn

The men’s wheelchair rugby team are sporting vests developed by Design School graduates Throughout September, Canadian athletes competed in Rio as part of the Summer Paralympic Games. Amongst them were the men’s wheelchair rugby team who, thanks to two enterprising Kwantlen Polytechnic University alumni, were able to boast a slight advantage over their competition. Product... Continue Reading
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KPU Grad Offers Kwantlen Improv Workshops

Improv sessions free for KPU students KPU students looking to break up the monday evening monotony have something new to look forward to. On Sept. 19 the first of many Kwantlen Improv sessions was hosted by local performer and former KPU student Daniel Chai. The sessions take place every Mondays in Cedar 2005 at 5... Continue Reading
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Undead Hordes Take to the Streets in Annual Vancouver Zombiewalk

Zombie culture isn’t dead yet It wasn’t an episode of The Walking Dead, but zombies took over the streets of downtown Vancouver on Sept. 10 for the city’s largest annual flash mob: the 2016 Zombiewalk. The gruesome horde could be seen limping and strutting down Robson Street and onto Denman, eventually ending their march at... Continue Reading
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Father of Canada’s Craft Brewing Movement Visits KPU Campus

Frank Appleton talks beer, brewing, and revolution The father of the craft brewing movement, Frank Appleton, visited Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Langley campus on Sept. 12 in support of his new book, Brewing Revolution – Pioneering the Craft Beer Movement. Everyone was welcome to meet the legendary brewmaster, but the talk was held in Langley, as... Continue Reading