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

Ghostwriting Ads Found on KPU Campus

Advertisements for a ghostwriting service by an entity called Vanstar Essay have been spotted on at least one Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus. The ads are written in Mandarin and though they appear to have a stamp of approval from the Kwantlen Student Association, the stamp is a forgery. The service being advertised is a $60.00... Continue Reading

KPU, SFU to Provide Training for the Future of Surrey Industry

Provincial and municipal governments will be working with the universities to plan the future of Surrey’s manufacturing sector The City of Surrey is partnering with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Simon Fraser University, and the provincial government to develop the city’s advanced manufacturing sector and support local manufacturing companies. The province has invested $125,832 into identifying future... Continue Reading

Places4Students Wants First Time Renters to Know Their Rights

Your first time is usually rough, but as a renter you’ve got plenty of rights and responsibilities Finding a good place to rent for the first time can be incredibly intimidating, and it’s likely one of the first legally binding contracts young students sign on their own. Places4Students is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness... Continue Reading

KSA By-Election: FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES

The Kwantlen Student Association is holding a by-election to fill several unoccupied positions on Council. Polls will be open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Oct. 17 and 18. Here are the candidates running to represent students of various faculties. KSA By-Election: FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES Paula Aguilar, Design student Running for: Faculty of Design Representative... Continue Reading

KSA By-Election: CONSTITUENCY REPRESENTATIVES

The Kwantlen Student Association is holding a by-election to fill several unoccupied positions on Council. Polls will be open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Oct. 17 and 18. Here are the candidates running to represent various constituencies recognized by the KSA. KSA By-Election: CONSTITUENCY REPRESENTATIVES Sarah Strachan, Anthropology student Running for: Aboriginal Students... Continue Reading