WOOW and KSA to Offer Free Self-Defence Classes

The program, which will be open to all KPU students, begins Jan. 23 Paula Aguilar, contributor Student-led feminist organization Women Organizing Opportunities for Women, in tandem with the Kwantlen Student Association, is giving KPU students the opportunity to learn self-defence techniques for free. The program, entitled “Lunch and Learn,” will begin with a 45 minute... Continue Reading

New Club Calls for “Compassionate” Eating Ethics

“Let’s Be Compassionate” club president welcomes all nature lovers Without being vegan-exclusive, KPU’s new “Let’s Be Compassionate” club aims to unite students with a passion for nature. That includes advocacy for plant-based eating and anti-factory farming efforts, which vegetarians and vegans may find themselves gravitating towards, but omnivores are welcome and encouraged to sign up... Continue Reading

Kate Bird’s New Book Provides a Glimpse into Vancouver’s Past

A collection of images from the city in the 1970’s tells one-of-a-kind tale   CORRECTION: We initially wrote that there were 49 photographs in the book. There are actually 149. We apologize for the error. As seen through 149 photographs in Kate Bird’s Vancouver in the 70’s, life in the city four decades ago was... Continue Reading

KFA and Pride Kwantlen Host Panel, Screening of The T Word, in Surrey

Both film and panel discuss societal issues facing transgender people Pride Kwantlen and the Kwantlen Faculty Association hosted Queer Voices @ KPU on the Surrey campus on Nov. 24. The event featured a screening of an MTV documentary entitled The “T” Word produced by actress Laverne Cox, as well as an informal Q&A discussion with... Continue Reading

KPU Student and “GIF Artist” Creates Art in Motion

Philip Intile has gained thousands of followers on Tumblr for his daily animations A Kwantlen Polytechnic University student has gained a significant following online for his work with animated art. 18 year-old Philip Intile is in his first year of studying information technology and has been creating GIFs for his Tumblr page, PI Slices, since... Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Tigerchild

Hip-hop and R&B hybrid to release new EP before the year’s end Before Max Hayes and Jordan McCuaig started working together in retail, they were making music alone and online. They started playing as a duo shortly after they met, and have now formed the band Tigerchild to perform their songs live. “Basically, I’m the... Continue Reading

The Borealis String Quartet Performs Out of Darkness, Into Light at SAC

Vancouver quartet invites the audience, immersed in darkness, to focus on the music In the absence of light the imagination has ample room to run wild, especially with a theatrical soundtrack to keep it working. Out of Darkness, Into Light immersed its audience in pitch black on Nov. 21, with only the Borealis String Quartet... Continue Reading

KPU Tech’s Fitness Centre Officially Open to Students and Faculty

Equipment at Cloverdale’s gym include a step mill, squat rack, bench press and self-propelled treadmill Students and faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University are now officially welcome to visit KPU Tech’s new fitness centre on the Cloverdale campus. A former locker room owned by the Kwantlen Student Association, the space was converted into a fully operational... Continue Reading

Stand Up, Open Mic Nights Come to Grassroots

KSA partners with Yuk Yuks to bring professional comedians to Surrey campus The Kwantlen Student Association has been focusing on improving student life at KPU by hosting monthly stand up comedy and open mic nights on the Surrey campus. KSA events coordinator Matt Hunt says the events are aimed at getting more people into the... Continue Reading

The Bodies of Film Club Takes a Critical Look at Disabilities in Cinema

The club is a collaboration between KPU faculty and students with disabilities Fiona Whittington-Walsh, a faculty member in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Sociology department, organized the Bodies of Film Club to analyze how people with intellectual disabilities are represented in movies. Five KPU students joined her in the club, all of whom have disabilities themselves, to... Continue Reading

KPU’s Multi-Faith Centre Invites Students to Meet Its New Chaplains

New Christian, Humanist, and Baha’i chaplains join the centre’s ranks The chaplains at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Multi-Faith Centre are devoted to representing and connecting with all of its students, staff, and faculty—whatever their beliefs may be. Religious, spiritual, and secular communities are welcomed into the centres located on the Richmond and Surrey campuses, where visitors... Continue Reading

“M2D2” Aims to Provide Hygiene Products to Women in Need

The Kwantlen Student Association, along with the on-campus feminist group Women Organising Opportunities for Women, are holding a drive this month to collect feminine hygiene products and other assorted toiletries for the Surrey Women’s Centre. The campaign, dubbed M2D2—or, the “Mighty Menstruation Donation Drive”—asks students to provide pads, tampons, wipes, and other hygiene products in... Continue Reading

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

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

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