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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Kwantlen First Nation, From the Early Years to Now

The band’s history, walking tours in Fort Langley, and upcoming events The History At this point in Canadian history, it’s well-known that the Europeans weren’t the first to touch ground here. In many areas of the Fraser Valley, the Kwantlen First Nation—after which our institution is named, with permission from the late Grand Chief Joe... Continue Reading

Slamapalooza Team Competes in Vancouver Poetry Slam

Fundraising competition brings laughs, tears, and celebration for KPU team It’s a dim, humid evening in Cafe Deux Soleil, and tensions are high. Situated in the heart of Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, the cozy nook is crammed with spectators and performers readying themselves to take the stage. There are four groups of poets here, packed around... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Art Collective Goes Public with New Exhibit

Work by 14 KPU artists showcased at Newton PopUp gallery The Kwantlen Art Collective is beginning the semester by showcasing some of their members’ finest work. The Collective has been hosting an exhibition titled Private Inquiries from a Public Exposure at the Newton PopUp Gallery from Aug. 30 to Sept. 16, and to kick the... Continue Reading