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

Anime Fandom Forms KPU’s Newest Club

For its first event, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s newest student group, the KPU Anime Club, joined a crowd of anime fans from other post-secondary institutions. The club was founded in November by Murdoch de Mooy, Kwantlen Student Association Faculty of Arts Representative, after he was contacted by a UBC librarian who asked if KPU had an... Continue Reading

Friendship After Murder: How Margot Van Sluytman Befriended the Man Who Killed Her Father

On Easter Day in 1978, Glen Flett murdered Theodore Van Sluytman during an armed robbery in Scarborough, Ontario. 39 years later, on Nov. 24, Van Sluytman’s daughter Margot shared how she dealt with the loss of her father while sitting next to Flett at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s first Restorative Justice Week event. The discussion was... Continue Reading

The Great Canadian Baking Show Features KPU Physics Prof.

Dr. James Hoyland took some time off from teaching to try his hand at becoming “Star Baker” Canadian fans of The Great British Bake Off can now rejoice, as the show has finally made its way here in the form of The Great Canadian Baking Show. The inaugural season was shot in northern Toronto over... Continue Reading

Indigenous Community Justice Lecture Series Provides a Platform for First Nations Speakers

In accompaniment with Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s new Indigenous Community Justice program, ICJ instructor Lisa Monchalin is coordinating the Indigenous Community Justice Lecture Series. The series has seen activists, allies, and performers visit the Surrey campus nearly every Tuesday night this semester to talk about Indigenous issues. “When the new minor in Indigenous Community Justice had... Continue Reading

Evaluating Trudeau at the Two Year Mark

KPU Political Science professors discuss the Prime Minister’s performance halfway through his four-year term It may be hard to believe, but two years have already passed since the last federal election resulted in a Liberal majority in the Parliament of Canada. It has been two years since Justin Trudeau became the Prime Minister, and two... Continue Reading

Meet the Humans of KPU

Social media campaign hopes to tell the stories of KPU community members Two employees in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Marketing and Communications Department, Leland Dieno and Whitney Sharp, want to bring the KPU community a little closer together by highlighting the experiences of those who work and go to school here. To that end, they launched... Continue Reading

KPU Farm School Grad Grows Hard-to-Find Chinese Veggies in Richmond

Caroline Chiu is bridging the gap between Vancouver and Hong Kong with locally-grown bok choy KPU Farm School graduate Caroline Chiu has been making sure that Vancouverites eat their greens by growing organic Chinese veggies on her farm in Richmond. Chiu moved to Hong Kong from Vancouver at a young age, and when she returned... Continue Reading

Business Students Help Provide School Supplies to Kids in Need

In-Need No-More was started as part of KPU’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program Three students in the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Entrepreneurial Leadership program have turned their practicum into an opportunity to help kids in need. Matthew Wollin, Tyler Carmont, and Chad Nehring launched In-Need No-More in early October after laying groundwork and putting together a business plan... Continue Reading

Slamapalooza Places 13th at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word

Student and poet Justin Bige says it was “life changing” to see poets in final rounds The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Slam Poetry Team, known as Slamapalooza, placed 13th out of 22 teams from around the country at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. In a poetry slam, writers fuse poetry with performance and compete for... Continue Reading

Surrey Filmmakers Receive $10,000 Grant for Web Series

The money will fund the Lux-Me pilot, which will air on the Storyhive website in February A team of Surrey filmmakers were granted $10,000 last month to create a sci-fi romantic comedy web series that follows two South Asian youths in Vancouver. The grant comes from the Storyhive contest which funds community-based film projects in... Continue Reading