Alleged racially motivated vandalism hits Surrey election signs

South Asian candidates see their signs defaced. As the Surrey municipal elections kicked into full-swing in early October, an unpleasant side of the city quickly made itself known. A wave of petty vandalism hit mayoral election signs across the city, with the vast majority of defacements focused on candidates of South Asian descent. Surrey Mayoral... Continue Reading

KPU Surrey’s fitness centre becomes free for students

Kwantlen Student Association chops costs. By Kier-Christer Junos [contributing editor] Kwantlen students can now workout for free at the Surrey campus fitness centre, as the Kwantlen Student Association has made it so that service is free to its members. Steven Button, the KSA vice-president of student services, says the student association helped subsidize student gym... Continue Reading
Louis Luzka and Tristan Johnston / The Runner
Louis Luzka and Tristan Johnston / The Runner

Came for the cake, stayed for the campaign

KSA’s Move Our Cities campaign takes off. By Tristan Johnston [staff Writer] During the first week of November, the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) ran their Move Our Cities campaign to raise awareness for increasing public transit services south of the Fraser. One of the objectives was to encourage students to vote for municipal candidates who... Continue Reading

The changing face of education

Open textbook initiative comes to KPU. By Tristan Johnston [staff writer] “Every semester, faculty asks themselves: ‘What source do I need?’” Rajiv Jhangiani is a new psychology professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and a proponent of open textbooks, which is a textbook that has an open copyright license, and available for free, or a very... Continue Reading
Tristan Johnston / The Runner
Tristan Johnston / The Runner

Storefront language becomes an issue in Richmond

Complex issue has no clear answer. By Tristan Johnston [staff writer] As a municipality, Richmond has a high population of Chinese immigrants and their descendants. According to Statistics Canada, in 2011 59.5 per cent of the local population had a non-official (neither English or French) language as their mother tongue. According to the same set... Continue Reading

Let me be your wings

Passion lives on in aviation collectors in Lower Mainland. By Samantha Thompson [executive editor] When Hamish Telford was a teenager, he would go to the airport with his friends to watch planes, and go around to the different airline counters and take whatever they’d give them—including timetables, baggage labels and stickers. It instilled within him... Continue Reading
Scott McLelland / The Runner
Scott McLelland / The Runner

The grass is getting greener

Foresight receives $80,000 in funding from KPU. By Tristan Johnston [staff writer] Earlier this month, Kwantlen Polytechnic University contributed $80,000 to Foresight, which will “fuel clean technology innovation in Surrey,” according to a press release. Over three years, KPU’s funding will help the company as it works with B.C. start-ups. Cleantech focuses on maximizing productivity... Continue Reading
Mark Stewart / The Runner
Mark Stewart / The Runner

Show me the money

Following student dollars through Kwantlen Polytechnic University. By Kier-Christer Junos [contributing editor] You’re the biology major crying on the umpteenth edition of your new, million-dollar textbook; the black suit walking to a entrepreneurial leadership class; the creative-writer scrawling notes in a remote campus nook. It matters not who you are. To make this ship sail,... Continue Reading

Athletic therapy resources expanded at KPU

Department sees big changes with more access for Eagles. This past summer has seen major growth for Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s athletic departments. Among this growth is the expansion of KPU’s athletic therapy team, which is open to Kwantlen’s student athletes free of charge. The new athletic clinic is staffed by head athletic therapist Sarah Poole... Continue Reading

Love in this club

Politics club returns, launches new events. By Tristan Johnston [staff writer] “You have to understand that everyone has a reason for believing what they believe and you have to respect that,” says Alex McGowan, president of the Politics Club of Kwantlen (PCK). Although the club is generally non-partisan, they aim to help students who do... Continue Reading
Mark Stewart / The Runner
Mark Stewart / The Runner

Came for the pizza, stayed for the democracy.

KPIRG reaches quorum at special general meeting. By Tristan Johnston [staff writer] On Oct. 23, the Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group (KPIRG) had its special general meeting. More than one hundred students showed up to participate, which meant that KPIRG reached their quorum—the amount of members they needed in order to pass any motions. Free... Continue Reading
Rosaura Ojeda / The Runner
Rosaura Ojeda / The Runner

Where did my youth go?

They’re definitely not at the voting booth. By Kier-Christer Junos [contributing editor] The youth inherit this world one retiree at a time. But it’s hard to say how they’ll shape their future when they have the lowest voter turnout of all Canadians. Voters throughout B.C. will cast their ballots for their municipal elections on Nov.... Continue Reading
Mark Stewart / The Runner
Mark Stewart / The Runner

Writing Program enjoys continued success

KPU departments jump on board.               By Tristan Johnston [staff writer] “What I like to do is connect people,” says Fatima Zaidi, a Kwantlen Student Association faculty of arts representative and peer mentor, “Because I feel that different departments and different people bring together more skills and experiences.” Zaidi... Continue Reading

Wilson School of Design Construction delayed

Budget concerns prolong design school creation.... Continue Reading

Where's the funding now?

Alliance of B.C. Students works on organizational reforms.... Continue Reading