Alex Tam (right) won third place in the "Chinese Bridge" competition. (
Alex Tam (right) won third place in the "Chinese Bridge" competition. (

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

Five Unique Hiking Spots Near Surrey

Active KSA, a branch of the Kwantlen Student Association designed to help KPU students participate in group-oriented outdoor events, recently hiked to Jug Island in the middle of Belcarra Regional Park. Maybe you were one of those hikers and had a blast, or maybe you couldn’t make it that day. Don’t let that stop you... Continue Reading

KPU Design Grads Showcase Their Work at re:vision

Graduating students from Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s various design programs had the opportunity to showcase their best work this month. The event, named re:vision, was KPU’s first interdisciplinary design show held in the recently opened Wilson School of Design. re:vision in part put together by KPU design students along with the dean’s office and an outside... Continue Reading

Classic Sci-Fi Meets Modern Programming at the Surrey Art Gallery

Created by Ben Bogart, a local artist who takes a research-based approach to computational creativity, Watching and Dreaming shows viewers three classic sci-fi films from the machine’s point of view. As part of the exhibit, Bogart employs machines which deconstruct and reassemble Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982), and... Continue Reading

Organizers of Science Rendezvous Hope to Inspire the Next Generation of Science Enthusiasts

In conjunction with hundreds of other events held across Canada for Science Odyssey week, KPU Langley will be hosting a Science Rendezvous for the sixth year in a row. The event is free to the public and will be held on May 12 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Event organizers from the Faculty of... Continue Reading

Chelsey Wong’s “Textilier” Collection Combines Futuristic and Victorian Styles

In KPU’s newly-built Wilson School of Design, fourth-year fashion student Chelsea Wong has created a seamless blend of Victorian and futuristic styles with her upcoming collection, “Textilier.” Wong is slated to unveil her graduation collection alongside 31 of her peers on April 19 and 20 at the School of Design’s year-end fashion show. She says... Continue Reading

KPU Fine Arts Graduates Prepare for Year-end Exhibition

With the spring semester nearly over, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s art aficionados should be happy to learn that the upcoming BFA graduates will soon be exhibiting some of their best works. The exhibit, titled Until Now, will be made up of art pieces in a variety of mediums such as paintings, sculptures, ceramic works, photography, and... Continue Reading
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World Junior Championship Curlers Bring Gold Home to Canada and KPU

Brothers Tyler and Jordan Tardi, along with the rest of the Canadian Men’s Curling Team, won gold in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 10. They defeated the Scottish team in a nail-bitingly close 6-5 game in the final round of the World Junior Curling Championship. “Ever since I can remember, I’ve always dreamt … of winning... Continue Reading

KPU Music Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Kwantlen Polytechnic University celebrated 25 years of music-making March 24. The school’s music program was established in 1993 on the same day that the Langley campus opened for business, back when it was still Kwantlen College. In celebration of the milestone, the department held a gala and performance in the Langley campus auditorium attended by... Continue Reading

KPU Poetry Slam Receives Funding for New Year

  Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s poetry slam team, Slamapalooza, has received funding from the Kwantlen Student Association that will keep the team and the monthly slam competition alive for at least another year. The KSA decided to fund the slam at a Feb. 15 meeting of their Executive Committee, which Slamapalooza organizer and team coach Simon... Continue Reading

In Celebration of Women’s Day, KSA Hold Day-Long Series of Events

Ecofeminism was the topic on the table for the six panelists at Women Working Together, a day-long event at KPU Surrey on March 12. Designed to spark a conversation about the ties between race, gender, and sustainability, was divided into three sections for anyone interested in brushing up on the meaning behind modern women’s issues.... Continue Reading

Former Poet Laureate Speaks at KPU’s Day to Eliminate Racism

As the seventh poet laureate of Canada, and as an Afro-Métis man, George Elliot Clarke has a unique perspective on the country he lives in. In government, policy, and society at large, Clarke sees not only systemic racism and sexism, but also a path forward for creating a more inclusive and genuinely multicultural Canada. He... Continue Reading

Bites for Kids Brings Food Kits to Inner-City Children in Surrey

Child food insecurity is a major issue in the Lower Mainland, but Bites for Kids, a KPU-based startup and social enterprise, is tackling the issue one food kit at a time. Bites for Kids was founded in January, when students in KPU’s BBA Entrepreneurial Leadership program began work on their practicum. Co-founder Braedon Campbell says... Continue Reading