KPU Offers More than 50 Arts Courses with No Textbook Costs as Part of “Zed Cred” Program

Thanks to a $35,000 grant from BCcampus, KPU continues to lead the way in open education resources According to advocacy group BCcampus, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is leading the way for open education, and has adopted more open education resources than any other post-secondary institution in the province. Now, to further dedicate themselves to offering open... Continue Reading

KSA Student Rights Centre Reports Discussed at Council Meeting, Still Not Released

  Multiple iterations of a yearly report from the Kwantlen Student Association outlining student-reported issues with the university’s structure and policies remain unreleased. The reports detail anonymous case studies of students who have gone to the KSA’s Student Rights Centre for assistance, and offers recommendations for improvement to Kwantlen Polytechnic University. “What we want people... Continue Reading

How KPU Advertises Itself on a Budget

Post-secondary institutions wage a marketing war to win over students, and Surrey is their battleground KPU students who take transit to get around might notice that their university has stepped up its advertising efforts lately, with ads appearing on dozens of buses and SkyTrains across Metro Vancouver. “We’ve never operated with a big bank account.... Continue Reading

BRice Apartment Complex for Low-Moderate Income Residents Opens on Kingsway

The City of Vancouver eyes a 10-year strategic plan for combatting the housing crisis Vancouver’s first housing complex built as part of a long-term land trust opened at 1720 Kingsway on Oct. 22. The BRice building, as it is named, will offer 48 homes to families with low to moderate incomes at an affordable rate.... Continue Reading

The Risks of Health-Care Work

KPU’s nursing program prepares students for one of the province’s most dangerous jobs Health-care workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in B.C. according to workplace statistics. As found by data from WorksafeBC from 2012 to 2016, providers of patient care report more time-loss injuries than those in any other profession in the province.... Continue Reading

Journalistic Sources Protection Act Slated to Become Federal Law

Bill S-231 will protect journalists’ confidential sources in almost all circumstances Bill S-231, also known as the Journalistic Sources Protection Act, received royal assent on Oct. 18, amending both the Canada Evidence Act and the section of the Criminal Code that relates to the protection of journalistic sources. The bill was first proposed in November... Continue Reading

KPU Wins Environmental Leadership Award

The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce celebrated KPU for its commitment to sustainability In recognition of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s tireless effort to go green, the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce granted the university a Business Excellence Award in the category of environmental leadership. KPU remains dedicated to environmentalism, exemplified by the fact that it was... Continue Reading

The Delicate Balance Between Equality and Religious Rights at TWU

Trinity Western University and the law societies of B.C. and Ontario will have their case heard in court later this fall A contentious battle over equality and religious rights in post-secondary institutions is headed to the Supreme Court of Canada on Nov. 30. Trinity Western University, a private Christian school in Langley, B.C., requires its... Continue Reading

Legal Trouble Between the KSA and the BCFS Continues

The BCFS have appealed a court decision that would allow the KSA to continue with a referendum they tried to hold in 2013 The Kwantlen Student Association was the respondent of an appeal from the British Columbia Federation of Students on Sept. 18 that could delay the KSA’s ongoing efforts to defederate from the BCFS.... Continue Reading

Is Post-Secondary Education in Surrey Being Shortchanged?

KPU faculty member Geoff Dean points out a funding inequality that goes back decades Recent announcements regarding an increase in funding for education from the B.C. and Surrey governments, specifically targeting certain demographics or special areas of interest for the area, have been met with praise from educators. One of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s longest-serving faculty... Continue Reading

Vancouver Ranked Fifth Best Canadian City for Women to Live In

Study by the CCPA does not have an “intersectional lens,” but its future work will Vancouver was declared the fifth best city in Canada for women to live in by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives this month, following Kingston, Hamilton, Gatineau, and Victoria, beating out over 20 other cities. It received the high ranking... Continue Reading

George Melville Reappointed KPU Chancellor

Kwantlen Polytechnic University announced on Oct. 17 that George Melville was appointed the university’s chancellor for another term. Melville first became chancellor in 2014, with university officials citing his “professional and philanthropic achievements, commitment to community, and valuable service to KPU” as reasons for his selection. Melville’s new term will last until October 2020. “I’m... Continue Reading

KSA Council By-Election Winners Announced

The results of the 2017 Kwantlen Student Association By-Election were announced Oct. 19. Emily Haugen, Mamanjot Kaur, and Munir Khalid-Dossa are the KSA’s new constituency representatives. With 90 votes, Haugen was elected the Aboriginal Students Representative while her competitors, Sarah Strachan and Bruce Ferguson, received 50 and 38 votes, respectively. Kaur is the new International... Continue Reading

KPU’s Cannabis Professional Series to Improve and Adapt as Legalization Draws Nearer

David Purcell, the university’s Director of Emerging Business, is optimistic about the future of the program The government of British Columbia recently announced that it will be consulting the public about how marijuana legalization, including regulations and sales, should be undertaken across the province. Director of Emerging Business at Kwantlen Polytechnic University David Purcell is... Continue Reading

New KSA Health and Dental Plan Offers Extensive Mental Health Resources to Students

KPU students will now be able to claim up to $500 for medical help per year As part of an effort to start a conversation about mental health and ensure that KPU students are faring well on campus, the Kwantlen Student Association has released a new and improved version of its health and dental plan.... Continue Reading