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

A Peek into Pulp Magazine

Managing Editor Brooks Lewis talks paying contributors, goals, and changes Behind the cover of Pulp Magazine, readers will find a cherry-picked fusion of cultivated texts and images. Poetry, prose, interviews, paintings, sculptures, and other works by mostly-local talent can be viewed on every one of its 40-50 pages, with a majority of them distinctly sourced... Continue Reading

Argel Monte de Ramos is KPU’s Resident Superstar

After winning gold at the “Talent Olympics” he considers his future, at KPU and abroad Over the span of two busy years, Argel Monte de Ramos has done more for KPU than most students will throughout their entire university experience. Born in the Philippines, Monte de Ramos arrived in Canada young and overwhelmed by culture... Continue Reading

Gamers, Cosplayers, and Voice Actors Converge for Anime Evolution

Vancouver’s longest-running anime con caters to fandoms new and old Vancouver’s Anime Evolution is “for the fans, by the fans,” says Mikal Peterson, the Table-top Gaming Coordinator for the annual Anime convention. “And so we try to put on as best of a show as we can.” Anime Evolution started in 2003 at Simon Fraser... Continue Reading

Get involved with some of KPU’s most active clubs

If you have a passion, chances are there’s a club for you University life extends well beyond the classroom. Sure, many students can go through their KPU careers only doing what they need to do to earn their degrees, but for those of us looking to find something more out of our time here at... Continue Reading

Stepping up International Student Orientation

KSA International Students Rep. talks about what KPU could be doing better Going to school in another country is an experience many students look forward to their entire lives, but the culture shock can be damaging in the wrong environment. In order for someone from another part of the world to feel happy and comfortable... Continue Reading

KPU Students Ask, “Does the Bible Make Sense?”

Weekly group discussion hosted by Kwantlen Christian Fellowship and Multi-Faith Center The mostly empty halls of Kwantlen Polytechnic University on a Saturday afternoon in summer are good place to ask some of the big questions. This is precisely what a group of spiritually-minded students have been doing throughout the summer as they gathered in the... Continue Reading

Lack of Visible Support for LGBTQ+ Community a Problem for Queer Students at KPU

Some students still do not feel comfortable being out on campus Eric Berg Kwantlen Polytechnic University “isn’t necessarily the safe space that people might think it is,” says Kari Michaels, a positive space campaign facilitator and volunteer for KPU Pride. In her time in these roles, she’s heard first hand accounts from KPU students of... Continue Reading