Mass exit of student associations from student lobbying groups

KSA remains a member of the Alliance of B.C. Students “We’ve had a couple of members leaving over the last couple of months,” says Alex McGowan, vice-president executive of the Kwantlen Student Association and chairperson of the Alliance of BC Students. “So there’s been some internal issues. A lot of the members have pointed out... Continue Reading

KPIRG asks for stakes in KSA’s Birch building renovation plans

Consultations would re-allocate space on Surrey campus The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group has formally applied for their seat in the Kwantlen Student Association Birch building consultations with the university. The consultations are about planned renovations to Birch building, which concerns the reallocation of historically scarce space on campus for student groups like KPIRG. KPIRG... Continue Reading

KSA loses case against the Canadian Federation of Students

Judge rules that the KSA is still a member of federal lobbying organization After several months, the verdict for the court case between the Canadian Federation of Students and the Kwantlen Student Association is in, and the judge ruled in favour of the CFS. The KSA filed a petition to the court earlier this year,... Continue Reading

Financing the KSA: New year, new budget

We are entering one of the KSA’s busiest seasons of the year Every business and organization needs to account for their spending and investments throughout the year—where money came in, where it’s going, and how quickly. Larger organizations such as the Kwantlen Student Association need to check their finances more often than normal, in order... Continue Reading

Coming Soon: U-Pass Referendum and Possible Price Hikes

There will be some changes regarding KPU’s U-Pass/Compass Card program Kwantlen Polytechnic University, along with several other universities in Metro Vancouver, will soon be voting in the new U-Pass referendum. The referendum will ask students whether or not they want to keep paying for the mandatory U-Pass, were the price to increase. The referendum will... Continue Reading

KSA Renovations Aim to Increase Comfort for Students

All four campuses will receive major changes to the student association’s offices When you walk down the hallway in Cedar, past the Kwantlen Student Association office, you might notice that something looks a little different. The windows, previously clear and perfectly see-through, are now striped. This is just one of the several renovations planned for... Continue Reading
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Captain of the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team awarded honorary degree

President Davis discusses how Christine Sinclair embodies the Kwantlen spirit She’s an Olympic bronze medalist, captain of the Canadian Women’s National soccer team, and is Canada’s all-time leading scorer. Born and raised in Burnaby, B.C, Christine Sinclair is a pioneer in Women’s soccer. She was awarded an honorary degree from KPU during a special convocation... Continue Reading

Psychology Prof Prepares for Science World Speaker Series

Dr. Jhangiani will discuss the Psychology of Good and Evil by Kyle Prince and Monica Mah Aiming to dispel the myths surrounding “evil,” Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is speaking at the fourth installment of the Telus World of Science-KPU joint talks. He will focus on the psychology of good and evil, and with a background of... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Eagles Continue to Fly Despite Varsity Funding Cuts

Players stay focused on the current season, but the future is uncertain The Kwantlen Eagles did not exactly have a smooth start to the season. With the announcement of funding cuts for varsity sports and the subsequent withdrawal from PACWEST, players and coaches alike were left confused and upset. Despite these announcements, however, both the... Continue Reading

KSA to hold public budget consultations

They’re looking for feedback on-campus and online Look, you’re smart. So much so that your resumé includes that obligatory “skilled with Microsoft Excel” bullet. But if you’re a real keener you’ll add that you penned in a budget consultation session with the Kwantlen Student Association, just to see some real-life spreadsheets. The KSA is steadily... Continue Reading

KPU designates new gender-inclusive washrooms

More choices for washrooms helps students feel more comfortable The new gender-inclusive washrooms are now up and running at KPU. Students, staff, and faculty members all have access to them, regardless of which campus they are at. Nine different men’s and women’s washrooms, which were identified to be in high-traffic locations, have been converted. Two... Continue Reading
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Kwantlen Bee Lab creates opportunities for students

Studying bees may help to understand human psychology Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s new cognitive bee lab is well on its way to being ready for use. The fly cage is up. Several boxes with small bee hives contained within them stand ready. Cameras and TV monitors are ready to go. Unlike what one might expect, this... Continue Reading
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau visits Richmond B.C.

Richmond Liberal MPs promise jobs, debt solutions Justin Trudeau was in Richmond on Sept. 30 at the Liberal campaign office, a 10 minute walk from KPU’s Richmond campus. The event was very crowded, with what seemed to be at least 100 people trying to cram themselves into the small office building on Westminster, a few... Continue Reading
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KPU students hear NDP party platforms at meet-and-greet

Candidates talk climate change, aboriginal issues, mental health and more The meet-and-greet at the Grassroots on Sept. 29 featured a revolving door of NDP candidates coming in and out for meetings, but KPU students still got to hear and ask about the NDP platform. The event was the second of the candidate meet-and-greet series organized... Continue Reading
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Liberal MPs Visit the Grassroots

Opportunities for youth a major priority for party, according to candidates Five Liberal candidates spoke to Kwantlen Polytechnic University students at the Grassroots Café on Sept. 22 about their ideas for a better government. Questions from the students were received and the candidates touched on a myriad of topics in their answers. One of the... Continue Reading