KSA seeks to increase mental health support on campus

Student Services VP Alison Gonzales discusses accessibility to resources at KPU Since last summer, Kwantlen Polytechnic University students struggling with their mental health have mostly relied on the Peer Support Program, supported by the university and the Kwantlen Student Association. Options for treatment within the program include one-on-one meetings with volunteers, referrals for on and... Continue Reading

New MultiPass bursary helps exchange students

Exchange students aren’t currently included in the U-Pass agreement A new plan is in motion to hopefully give exchange students access to Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s U-Pass/MultiPass program. The U-Pass provides students with access to public transit at a discount rate, and the MultiPass provides additional benefits to Kwantlen students, like the campus-to-campus shuttle, a car-sharing... Continue Reading

Potential revisions to Policy C.39 hope to reduce registration hassle

KPU currently seeking online student feedback on changes Proposed revisions to a policy at Kwantlen Polytechnic University will hopefully make things easier for students in financing their education. Policy C.39, Refunds of Tuition and Other Fees, currently has several potential changes on which KPU is gathering student feedback. The first major change is the fee... Continue Reading

Meet the person behind KPU’s Snapchat account

New profile features student perspective on campus Since its launch in 2011, Snapchat has grown to be one of the most popular smartphone and social media applications in the world. Now, five years later, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has finally created a Snapchat profile of its own. Followers of KPU’s Snapchat will already know that many... Continue Reading

Council elects new KSA executives for 2016-17

The Kwantlen Student Association council has just elected the new KSA executives for the 2016-17 year at a special meeting of council April 1. Surrey Campus Representative Tanvir Singh was elected as the vice-president of student services, Women’s Representative Natasha Lopes was elected as vice-president of student life, Business Representative Rawan Ali was elected as... Continue Reading

KPU student calls for pre-registration syllabi

Vikram Saggu, a Kwantlen Polytechnic University political science student, started a petition two months ago with the intent of getting course syllabi released before class registration. When speaking to a friend, he discovered that advanced syllabi were available at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Northern British Columbia, and Langara,... Continue Reading

Canada is a Leader in Space

Professor from Calgary talks about his research Studying the northern lights just might give scientists insight into the working of the universe, and David Knudsen came to Kwantlen Polytechnic University to tell students all about it. Knudsen is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Calgary. On March 17, he gave a... Continue Reading

KPIRG AGM elects new board of directors, discusses space

Khan announces that AGM is squatting in social justice space The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group held their annual general meeting on March 23 in the social justice room on Kwantlen’s Surrey campus. The meeting’s primary focus was to conduct the elections for the society’s board of directors, and to discuss KPIRG’s continuing issue with... Continue Reading

KPU Prof’s Photo Essay Sheds Light on the Lives of Long-Term Heroin Users

Aaron Goodman photographs and interviews participants of heroin-assisted treatment program Heroin use is spiralling out of control in North America. The New York Times has called it an “epidemic,” and it’s not just in the United States—there are as many as 90,000 heroin users in Canada alone, according to Providence Health Care. Aaron Goodman, a... Continue Reading

KPU fails to forward program changes to ministry, kills the CCJ

Purvey recommends KPU undertakes study to see if other programs affected The faculty of arts has suspended the community criminal justice program, according to a public letter from Dean of Arts Diane Purvey to CCJ students Feb. 11. The letter attributed the suspension to “process concerns.” But internal emails from Purvey to the criminology faculty... Continue Reading

City buys Arbutus Greenway from CP for $55-million

Greenway to be used as “transportation corridor” for pedestrians and cyclists A “historic agreement” was reached between the Canadian Pacific Railway and the City of Vancouver when they settled on the purchase of the Arbutus Corridor. The corridor was a long-unused railway which will now be converted into a pedestrian and cyclist passage connecting False... Continue Reading

Student Business Ideas Take Flight at KPU Eagles Den Competition

Winner says most of the work was “just showing up” Last month the annual Eagles’ Den business idea pitch competition was held in the Richmond campus conference centre. The competition pits Kwantlen Polytechnic University students against one another in a bid to present their business ideas to a judge’s panel, all in the hopes of... Continue Reading

KSA Hopes to Battle Climate Change By Signing Paris Pledge

Organization has many environmentally friendly projects on the go The Paris Agreement is a global step forward to reducing the effects of climate change. Now the Kwantlen Student Association has stepped up to the plate by signing The Paris Pledge. Mairi Lester, the KSA sustainability coordinator, says that by signing the pledge, the KSA has... Continue Reading

Business students launch charity program

Consumers purchase care packages to help Lower Mainland homeless As part of the Bachelor’s of Business Administration program, senior students are required to do an eight-week project where they have to create their own online business. Both Michelle Lashin and Antony Le, two of the six co-founders of Project Hastings, say their group wanted to... Continue Reading

It’s Sexy (Candle) Time

Student business venture integrates local businesses with aromatherapy candles Boost Your Mood is a company consisting of Kwantlen Polytechnic University marketing students Yuli Dhani, Jesse Kopan, Bri Livramento, Kyle Oser, Dorothy Poudel, Nina Wang, and Robyn Wheeler, who together may have come up with something truly great for their practicum project: sexy candles. Boost Your... Continue Reading