KPU Richmond Hosts Mixolos Mitchtape Live

Vancouver-based poet performs a spoken word piece on and about Turtle Island A poetic recollection of the last decade on the west coast of Turtle Island—through the eyes of a Vancouver-based performance poet—took place at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on Sept. 27. The show, Mixolos Mitchtape Live, was a spoken word poetry reading that was hosted... Continue Reading

Remembering Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Two Indigenous KPU instructors and “Butterflies in Spirit” hosted an event to raise awareness on Sept. 26 In Canada, around 1,000 Indigenous women and girls have been reported by the RCMP as missing or murdered over the last four decades. Other statistics put that number as high as 4,000. KPU instructors Lisa Monchalin and Melinda... Continue Reading

Meet KPU’s Ladies Who Brew

The brewing industry lacks gender diversity, but these women hope to change that Beer is sometimes seen as the quintessential “man’s drink,” so perhaps it’s not surprising that the beer industry is a male-dominated one. But when KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations instructor Nancy More began her career in the industry over 38 years ago,... Continue Reading

Alycia Barker’s Story: From Cosplay to Classes

KPU student and designer hopes to break into the fashion industry at the Wilson School of Design In the world of fashion, finding a creative edge is not easy. While many designers can get lost in the latest trends, Alycia Barker—who is currently enrolled in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Wilson School of Design—is more interested in... Continue Reading

DigitaLENS Partners With KDocs to Help High School Students “Take Back the Lens”

Participants will have the opportunity to screen their work at KDocs film festival The cameras are about to start rolling for the fourth installment of DigitaLENS, a KPU-hosted program designed to teach high school students visual media skills while empowering them to tell their own stories. DigitaLENS will run from Sept. 27 to Dec. 13,... Continue Reading

Arguing the Exile or Excellence of Modern Poetry

Poet and KPU student Al-Hunaidi responds to Solway’s essay “O Poetry Where Art Thou?” In an essay published last month entitled “O Poetry Where Art Thou?” Canadian essayist and poet David Solway, writing for C2C Journal, says that he is “awaiting the return of poetry from cultural exile.” “Most of the poetry written today …... Continue Reading

Comedian Steph Tolev Performs at Grassroots Cafe

Her set was equal parts raunchy and hilarious Toronto-born comedian Steph Tolev returned to the Grassroots Cafe on KPU’s Surrey campus for a little lunchtime comedy on Sept. 21. Her set, much like the one she performed last year at the same venue, was wild, raunchy, and hilarious. The comic told jokes about what it’s... Continue Reading

Research and Scholarship Celebrated with KPU’s Arts Speaker Series

Members of the Arts faculty will be presenting from September until April Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts Wade Deisman says that the purpose of KPU’s Arts Speaker Series is to “boost the profile of research and scholarship at the institution, and make the role that research plays in teaching excellence clearer.” “What we... Continue Reading

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