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The Runner's Interviews with the Candidates Running in the KSA By-Election

Running for Students of Colour Representative  (1 seat available) Zahid Dossa Candidate Statement: My name is Zahid Dossa and I want to become your Students of Colour Representative.  I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Policy Studies.  As your Students of Colour Representative, I will strive to put an... Continue Reading
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Safe Spaces 101

Just before the fall semester began, a letter addressed to students in the class of 2020 from the University of Chicago’s Dean of Students, John Ellison, went viral. In the letter, Ellison says that the university’s commitment to academic freedom means they cannot support trigger warnings for subjects in their classes, which may prove controversial... Continue Reading
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Making Room for Student Housing in B.C.

The fight for on-campus residencies pits student unions against the provincial government “Student housing houses everyone,” reads a tagline from the Alliance of BC Students’ recently-launched campaign to get student residences constructed across the province. The campaign asks a simple question—where’s the housing? A high number of students in Metro Vancouver help to clog an... Continue Reading
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Canada’s First Generation of Truly Professional Soccer Players

Major League Soccer youth academies offer the resources needed to turn kids into tomorrow’s athletes   People tend to talk about Canada’s lack of success in the world of soccer as if it’s some big mystery. Hundreds of thousands of kids grow up playing the sport in Canada, so why can’t we field a decent... Continue Reading
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The History of KPU

A timeline documenting the good, the bad, and the ugly It wasn’t long ago that Kwantlen Polytechnic University wasn’t a university at all. Our humble institution has come a long way since it cleaved itself from Douglas College in 1981, and since then the history of KPU has been somewhat of a mixed bag. Through... Continue Reading

Where Does Your Money Go?

Breaking down the various student fees you pay, and what they pay for Understanding how your student fees are spent is a great way to help get the most out of your education. According to the Kwantlen Student Association Vice President Finance and Operations Rawan Ramini, “It’s [the students’] right to know where their money... Continue Reading
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Who’s Who at KPU

Get to know some of the university’s movers and shakers Some faces are easy to find on KPU campuses, from club members to councillors to presidents. As a new student, it can be tricky to know who to go to when you’re in a pickle, but the best person to talk to is usually less... Continue Reading
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Around the World at KPU

From Chinese Acupuncture to Bhangra Dancing, KPU offers a wide variety of multicultural classes There’s a whole wide world outside of the Lower Mainland—a fact which can be easily forgotten by university students enrolled here full-time. Spending five days a week staring at white boards, computer screens, textbooks, and notepads could make anyone want to... Continue Reading
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Investing in Earthships, The Houses Made of Trash

Passive solar housing option could keep homeowners debt and guilt-free under right conditions As Earth’s natural resources dwindle away, by-products of human society multiply. There’s more than 2.5 trillion pounds of garbage on this planet, but nothing helpful to do with it and nowhere for it to go. Regardless of how you slice it, that’s... Continue Reading
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City of Surrey Hosts Women’s World Softball Championship

Some of the world’s top softball teams came to KPU’s backyard to play ball The only diamonds these women love are made of gravel and have three bases, a home plate, and a pitching rubber. From July 15 to 24, Surrey hosted the 2016 Women’s World Softball Championship at Softball City in White Rock. It... Continue Reading

Is KPU a Pit Stop School?

Why some students choose to leave, and others stick around When I first arrived at KPU, the prestigiousness of its reputation was not a priority. As an enthusiastic high school graduate, I was too excited to be moving onto my post-secondary career to consider that my school of choice may not be the most reputable... Continue Reading
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The Long Shadow of the CFS

Why the Federation has been rubbing student associations the wrong way for years There’s some bad blood between the Canadian Federation of Students and several of their members, KPU included. The two organizations have been to court a couple of times before—once in 2009 and again in 2015—so it isn’t surprising that tensions remain high.... Continue Reading

The Shocking! The Strange! The Weirdest Courses at KPU

At least you can say we’re one-of-a-kind Kwantlen Polytechnic University is anything but an “ordinary university.” And we wouldn’t have it any other way. KPU is known for its industry-ready programs—particularly for those meeting the demands of “niche” industries—in which the same level of training a student receives here is not likely to be found... Continue Reading
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Where in the World is Kwinten the Eagle?

The new roles of a varsity mascot “Show me,” I say placidly, cooly concluding the coercion of my informant from the athletics department. He rises from the chair in his small Cedar building office and unlocks the door to a back room, where on the second-bottom shelf of a steel, five-by-five garage organization unit sits... Continue Reading

A Stroll Down KPU’s Hall of Fame

Studying the habits of highly successful KPU graduates Last year, Kwantlen Polytechnic University produced 2,990 graduates. At the end of May yet another class of Kwantlen Polytechnic University graduates will leave their institution behind. Some will be entering the workforce for perhaps the first time, others will already be employed in their chosen fields. Many... Continue Reading