Slamapalooza Team Performs Poetry in the Park

KPU’s slam poets are raising funds to attend the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word The poets of Slamapalooza, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s slam poetry team, hope to recreate their previous success at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, so long as they can scrape the together enough funds to attend the festival again. To that end,... Continue Reading

Make Your Pitch at the Great Canadian Sales Competition

Business students are encouraged to submit a video sales pitch by Dec. 4 Last year, KPU student Matthew Woolin made it to the final round of the Great Canadian Sales Competition. This year Dilsharn Kaur is trying to get as many of her fellow students as possible to follow in Woolin’s footsteps. Kaur is an... Continue Reading

KPU Students Organize Health and Wellness Convention

Members of the Biology Club and the Health Science in Action Club came together to plan the event Keeping track of your health is an important part of life, especially for students who are prone to neglecting their health when their priorities draw them towards schoolwork. Fourth-year KPU students Rimi Afroze, President of the Health... Continue Reading

A Lesson in History from KPU’s Elder-in-Residence

KPIRG event sees the Kwantlen First Nation’s past help to inform the future of KPU students Ashley Hyshka, Community Reporter Students and eager listeners in Lisa Monchalin’s Indigenous Activism criminology course were treated to a speech by KPU’s very own Elder-in-Residence, Lekeyten, on Sept. 19. The event, titled Our Home on Native Land, was hosted... Continue Reading

KPU Brewing Heads to the Great Canadian Beer Festival

For the first time, KPU’s Brewing and Brewery Operations program turned on their taps for the GCBF Sarah Maryschuk With 66 breweries and two cideries pouring, the Great Canadian Beer Festival kicked off its 25th year on Sept. 8 2017. Guests had access to over 240 different drinks and a chance to socialize with other... Continue Reading

Richmond World Festival Unites Cultures Across Canada

KPU-sponsored event sees acts like Tokyo Police Club and Shiamak perform to thousands Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Spectacular in its size for an event in the Lower Mainland, the Richmond World Festival brought cultures from all over Canada together on Sept. 2 and 3. Over 75 artists and 40 food trucks congregated in Minoru Park... Continue Reading

Institute For Sustainable Food Systems Creates Policy Database

The database is meant to be a tool for increasing sustainability in the food industry Joseph Keller, Staff Writer Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Institute For Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) has spent the last year and a half developing a tool to make navigating local bureaucracies easier for municipal planners who are looking to integrate sustainable food... Continue Reading

KDocs: Five Years in the Making

A look at the origins of one of KPU’s largest annual events and what it has in store for 2018 Braden Klassen, Photo Editor KDocs, the annual documentary film festival organized by members of the KPU community, will be returning to Vancity Theatre in 2018. This will be the festival’s fourth year running, and it... Continue Reading

Blueridge Chamber Music Festival Concludes its Eighth Season

KPU music instructor and VCC instructor co-hosted festival throughout August Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Although the popularity of chamber music both rose and fell before the beginning of the 20th century, its influence continues to ripple into classical music communities today. Soon-to-be KPU Music Instructor Alejandro Ochoa and Vancouver Community College Instructor Dorothea Hayley have... Continue Reading

KPU Students Bring Hong Kong Nostalgia to Marpole

“Entrepreneurial Leadership” students discuss challenges and risks of starting your own business Tristan Johnston, Contributor For Aurelia Au and Wayne Poon, the decision to start an original company as part of their KPU Business practicum came naturally. Together they co-own and operate Snackshot—or 糖百府 (tong baak fu) “sugar house”—which is located at the south end... Continue Reading

KPU Brewing Department Offers Chemistry Prep Course for New Students

There’s chemistry brewing in Richmond Ashley Hyshka, Community Reporter Being enrolled in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Brewing and Brewery Operations program consists of more than just drinking and learning about beer. Sometimes you’ve got to put down the stein and put on a lab coat. On Aug. 2, KPU introduced a new not-for-credit class called “Brewing... Continue Reading

Langley Eats Local Challenge Ends on a Strong Note at Langley Farmers’ Market

The Langley Environmental Partners Society has just completed its 9th annual Langley Eats Local Challenge in partnership with the Langley Farmers’ Market. “[The event is] an extra big, special day celebrating all of the bounty of the Fraser Valley” says LEPS Agriculture Program Coordinator Ava Reeve. “The challenge was a week long event where Langley... Continue Reading

Rare Solar Eclipse to be Seen From Vancouver

Keep your eyes on the skies on Aug. 21 Ashley Hyshka, Community Reporter For a short amount of time on Aug. 21, day will turn into night. Vancouver will experience a partial solar eclipse, in which 90 per cent of the sun will be temporarily covered by the moon, during late morning that day. Beginning... Continue Reading

Old Piano Finds New Home in Cedar Courtyard

KSA hopes the piano will help to enrich the often-overlooked courtyard space Braden Klassen, Photo Editor The Kwantlen Student Association has purchased an upright piano to be kept in the courtyard of the Cedar building. Charmingly named “Butterfly”, the piano is meant to promote the use of the Cedar courtyard on the Surrey campus. “[The... Continue Reading

KPU’s New Book Club: The Kwantlen Pageturners

Braden Klassen, Photo Editor There’s a new club on campus that caters to KPU’s lovers of literature. The Kwantlen Pageturners was founded earlier this summer by Amanda Grey, who hopes to foster a community for avid readers to come together and discuss literature with other like-minded people. “There’s a certain bond that’s established when you... Continue Reading