KPU’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Shaped at Consultations

What the meetings lack in numbers, they make up in productivity A Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy meeting was held on Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus on the first day of November, with three out of the seven attendees students. Representatives of the university also convened in Main 214 for the consultation, including Consultations Facilitator... Continue Reading

Runner Run-Down: Prior Learning Recognition at KPU

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom Have you ever taken a class that didn’t teach you anything you didn’t already know? Maybe you’ve already dealt with the subject matter at your job. Maybe you’re an international student and you took a similar course back home. Whatever the reason, if you have a course between you... Continue Reading

Psychology Prof Named Open Education Research Fellow

  Dr. Farhad Dastur, a psychology professor at KPU, has been appointed an  open education research fellow for 2016 and 2017, making this the second consecutive year that a KPU instructor has received this distinction. The Open Education Group is an interdisciplinary organization for conducting research and sharing knowledge about the development of open education.... Continue Reading

KSA 2016 By-Election Results Released

Five new constituency and faculty representatives have been elected as a result of the KSA’s annual by-election held Oct. 25 and 26. The role of aboriginal students representative will be occupied by Samantha Davis, with 70 votes in her favour and 10 against. Zahid Dossa will be the students of colour representative with 83 votes... Continue Reading

KSA to Attend Canadian Alliance of Student Association Advocacy Week in Ottawa

CASA members will gather this November to collaborate on policy change On Oct. 6 the KSA approved the release of $6,500 for the upcoming Canadian Alliance of Student Associations Advocacy Week. According to KSA President Alex McGowan, the funds are meant to cover “flights and accommodation and the registration fee, plus per diem, so food... Continue Reading

“Canadians Rallying Against Trump” aims to help defeat Trump in U.S. election

The organization believes Canadians “can’t sit idle” Glyn Lewis, a Canadian citizen living in Vancouver, has co-founded a volunteer group called Canadians Rallying Against Trump. The aim of the group is to mobilize Canadians towards contributing to the defeat of Donald Trump in the upcoming U.S. election. “Donald Trump poses a serious threat to our... Continue Reading

What Can a KSA Councilor Accomplish?

Skytrain lines and the return of varsity sports are not reasonable election promises, KSA President argues Some students vying for Kwantlen Student Association council seats have made some bold claims. Neelham Dhanda, who’s running for arts representative, technically didn’t promise to reduce parking fees, but in an interview said “I believe that when students pay... Continue Reading

KPU Journalism program now includes indigenous course requirements

KPU Journalism program now includes indigenous course requirements   New student journalists at KPU must now take Introduction to Indigenous Studies (INDG1100) as a program requirement. The course’s first offering will begin in the spring of 2017, and Journalism Department Chair Beverley Sinclair says the course was added to the program after the Truth and... Continue Reading

Birch Renovations to be Completed Late October or Early November

Plans for the renovated space include recreation and social justice rooms KPU Surrey’s Birch building is currently being renovated in order to provide more space for students on-campus, but the project hasn’t been without speed bumps. The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group was initially displeased that they weren’t given any space in the new Birch... Continue Reading

KPU partners with Siemens Canada for New Mechatronics Program

The program, starting in 2017, will address the future of manufacturing in Canada A new diploma program at KPU will address the future of Canadian manufacturing. As part of the Advanced Manufacturing Technician diploma program, which will be offered next fall, KPU has partnered with the Canadian subsidiary of multinational engineering and electronics giant Siemens.... Continue Reading

KSA By-Election Candidates Announced

Eight nominees will be running for five spots on council On Thursday, Oct. 13, the names of all of the candidates participating in the Kwantlen Student Association by-election were released. The by-election polling is scheduled to take place on Oct. 25 and 26, whereupon all students will be able to cast their votes for their... Continue Reading

Coalition of Student Associations Lobbies CFS for Change

The KSA and CFS weigh in on causes and outcomes A letter from 10 national student associations requesting reform within the Canadian Federation of Students was released on Sept. 19. In their letter, the associations highlighted six key concerns that they would like to see the CFS address. Nearly 200,000 students are represented by the... Continue Reading

KPU Student Group Calls For Sensible Drug Policy

Group reforms with a focus on local drug issues A student group aimed at advocating for a common-sense approach to drug policy is in the process of being reformed at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Kwantlen Students for Sensible Drug Policy is concerned with issues relevant to mental health and addiction at KPU and it’s surrounding communities.... Continue Reading

Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School Teaches Students How to Grow

Collaboration between KPU and TFN offers hands-on learning Plans for the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School—a collaboration between the TFN and the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University—began back in 2015, and the school is currently in its first year of the program, with applications wide open to the public. The part-time,... Continue Reading

Student Groups Report Negative Experiences with Students with Disabilities Office

Long wait times for accommodation, difficulty obtaining documentation among complaints Unless you’ve gone through the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office, you might believe that if you have a disability, all you need is a doctor’s note and an appointment. It turns out it’s much more complicated than that. “With DAMN (Disability Action Movement... Continue Reading