The KSA’s New Strategic Plan Goes to AGM

Students can vote and provide feedback on the plan on Mar. 30 Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Kwantlen Student Association is recommending its recently drafted strategic plan—which is the first comprehensive guide to be used as an organizational framework by the KSA—to its annual general meeting on Mar. 30. The plan will help direct the... Continue Reading

KPIRG Holds AGM, Elects New Director

Braden Klassen, Contributor The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group’s Annual General Meeting was held on March 13 in the Cedar building’s conference room. The purpose of the AGM was to give student members a chance to vote on motions proposed by the PIRG, as well as vote in the new director, Zafreen Jaffer. “I’m really... Continue Reading

Student-Led “Count on Our Vote” Campaign Goes Live

ABCS, KSA hope to encourage students to register to vote in the upcoming election Braden Klassen, Contributor In preparation for the provincial election in May, the Kwantlen Student Association is joining the Alliance of B.C. Students in their Count on Our Vote Campaign. The campaign is an effort to convince students to register to vote... Continue Reading

KPIRG Holds AGM, Elects New Director

Braden Klassen, Contributor The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group’s Annual General Meeting was held on March 13 in the Cedar building’s conference room. The purpose of the AGM was to give student members a chance to vote on motions proposed by the PIRG, as well as vote in the new director, Zafreen Jaffer. “I’m really... Continue Reading

Kwantlen First Nation sets up a GoFundMe page

KFN to oppose pipeline construction in Langley Keely Rammage-Scott, Contributor The Kwantlen First Nation created a GoFundMe page in opposition to the Kinder Morgan Pipeline on Mar. 5. The page allows supporters to contribute directly to the KFN’s water and land protection fund. As of Mar. 19, the page has raised $375 of its $4,000... Continue Reading

Flooding, Climate Change Cause for Concern in Fraser Valley

Highly politicized environmental issues paint a bleak picture Neil Bassan, Contributor According to a report provided by the Fraser Valley Regional District and the B.C. Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative, a major flood in the eastern half of the Lower Mainland would result in agricultural losses that exceed $1 billion.   As agriculture production... Continue Reading

Women’s Collective Consults with KPU on Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

Recommendations made before public posting draws to a close Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor KPU’s recently published Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy draft has been viewable by the KPU community on the university’s policy blog since Jan. 31. On the blog, viewers are encouraged to provide their feedback to policies that are in development via comment... Continue Reading

Car2go to suspend Langley and Cloverdale campus service

Surrey in need of greater use to justify service Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor Ride sharing service Car2go is discontinuing service on both Langley and Cloverdale campuses at Kwantlen polytechnic University. Service will remain at the Richmond location, as well as Surrey campus. Usage at Richmond campus remains standard, while Surrey campus usage is on the... Continue Reading

Activists Debate the VPD’s Role in Vancouver Pride Parade

Vancouver Police Department seeks to work with community partners Jesse Pottinger   In response to a push by Black Lives Matter to remove uniformed police from the Vancouver Pride Parade, a group of Vancouver’s veteran LGBTQ2+ activists submitted a counter-petition to the Vancouver Pride Society on Feb. 12. It raises concerns that the removal of... Continue Reading

What to Expect with KPU’s Upcoming Fifth Campus

Plans expanded to make Civic Plaza a full sized campus Joseph Keller, Web Editor With major renovations being made to KPU Surrey’s Spruce building, it’s easy to forget about the institution’s soon-to-be fifth campus, which is currently under construction in Surrey Central. The campus is part of a massive building project at 3 Civic Plaza,... Continue Reading

KSA Office Broken Into on Feb. 28

While no valuables were stolen, security will increase Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor A crime was believed to be committed on KPU’s Surrey campus on Feb. 28 when burglars broke into the Kwantlen Student Association office. A window in the Grassroots Cafe was smashed at approximately 5:00 that morning, and by the time the security team... Continue Reading

The CFS, BCFS, and KSA Butting Heads

Division, separation, and fees between three parties are on the rise Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor While the Kwantlen Student Association was fighting in court last year to leave the British Columbia Federation of Students, the BCFS announced its split from the Canadian Federation of Students. The KSA represents students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, whereas both... Continue Reading

WOOW Gets a FaceLIFT

KPU’s women’s collective is being rebranded this spring Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor With the name Women Organizing Opportunities for Women, the perception of KPU’s feminist collective was scattered. Some wondered if it offered job opportunities or planned community events for self-identified women. Others saw it for what it was—an on-campus feminist club—or conversely, weren’t aware... Continue Reading

Waiting for Vancouver’s Housing Bubble to Burst? Don’t Hold Your Breath

Despite lower prices, the Lower Mainland’s real estate slump predicts little for the future Neil Bassan, Contributor Home sales in Vancouver have plunged 40 per cent over the last 12 months. In the face of low mortgage rates, average residential prices are also beginning to see a drop after years of steady growth. In addition,... Continue Reading

Nine of 14 Conservative leadership candidates debate in Vancouver

Topics included taxation, housing, and international relations Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor & Joseph Keller, Web Editor As the 2019 federal election inches ever closer, the Conservative Party of Canada is searching for it’s new direction. The party is currently at a crossroad after the departure of Stephen Harper who led them for eleven years, nine... Continue Reading