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KSA Breaks Record for Emergency Aid Funding

Fundraising results in $1800 surplus Joseph Keller, web editor Fundraising efforts in 2016 by the Kwantlen Student Association for the Student Society Emergency Aid Fund and Student Educational Enhancement Fund have not only met their intended target, but surpassed it by nearly $2000. The KSA runs fundraising events throughout the year to fill the $3500... Continue Reading

KSA Legal Fees Increased for BCFS Lawsuit

“Regular preparations” lead to $250,000 allocated for legal spending Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor CORRECTION: We initially reported this story with the Canadian Federation of Students in place of the British Columbia Federation of Students. We apologize for the error. Three years into a legal battle with the British Columbia Federation of Students. the Kwantlen Student Association has increased... Continue Reading
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Collaboration Between KPU and Tech Consortium to Encourage Sustainable Research

The partnership will provide benefits for local businesses and KPU students Small businesses in the Fraser Valley and those in KPU’s Institute for Sustainable Horticulture can look forward to future collaboration between the institute and technology consortium SRTec. The Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech is designed to create more jobs and innovation in the... Continue Reading
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Consultation Continue on Surrey’s LRT Project

Light rail transit’s benefits and drawbacks still being debated by residents When the City of Surrey proposed a light rail transit system as its solution to the municipality’s inefficient transportation network seven years ago, it likely didn’t expect to receive such a passionate response. Citizens from the Fraser Valley to North Vancouver have come out... Continue Reading
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KPU, KSA Submit Copies of Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policies

KSA policy officially approved by Council, KPU’s policy still in draft form British Columbia’s sexual violence and misconduct policy, Bill 23, was passed during May of 2016, requiring all provincial post-secondary institutions to create a policy to address and prevent sexual violence and misconduct on-campus. In response, KPU has posted the first draft of its... Continue Reading
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Anti-Fascist Rally in New West Responds to Neo-Nazi Propaganda

Demonstration held after discovery of posters displaying swastikas and racist phrases An anti-fascism rally was held in front of the New Westminster Skytrain station on Sunday, Jan. 29. The rally was staged in response to two pro-Nazi flyers that were found posted at bus stops near the station, as well as the circulation of Ku... Continue Reading

KSA Constituency Representatives Frequently Left Vacant on Council

International, aboriginal, queer, and students of colour rep. positions will all be left unfilled next term In the past several years, the Kwantlen Student Association’s constituency representative positions—meant to represent groups which traditionally face systematic barriers in accessing post-secondary education—have been left vacant with a higher frequency than the faculty or campus rep. positions. Now,... Continue Reading
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KPU Acupuncture Clinic Plans Replaced With Student Placements

Students in the TCM acupuncture program will be placed in professional clinics around the Lower Mainland When KPU’s Acupuncture Diploma program was announced last year, an acupuncture clinic staffed by KPU students was meant to be one of its most important components. Through the clinic, students would be able to gain practical, professional experience. Now,... Continue Reading
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KSA Hopefuls Address Student Concerns at All-Candidates Forum

Candidates in the election made their case before students go to the polls on Feb. 7 & 8 In advance of the Kwantlen Student Association general election, The Runner held an all-candidates forum on Thursday, Feb 2. to give candidates an opportunity to show their students why they are the right people to represent them... Continue Reading
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KSA to Attend Leadership Conference in Oregon

$7000 released for exec. team and others to participate in NWSLC The Kwantlen Student Association approved the release of $7,000, which will cover the cost of student politicians attending February’s Northwest Student Leadership Conference, on Jan. 19. The conference will be held in Portland, Oregon’s Benson Hotel from the 24th to the 26th, and calls... Continue Reading
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Who are the Third Parties?

A look at some potential underdogs in the B.C. election The 41st B.C. general election is scheduled for May 9, and although the Liberals and NDP currently dominate the legislature, there will be 24 other political parties vying for a slice of the pie. These “third parties” have an opportunity to win seats in the... Continue Reading
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Vigil Held at KPU to Honour the Victims of the Quebec City Mosque Attack

Three days after the tragedy that occurred in Quebec on Jan. 29 the KPU community came together to memorialize the victims while rejecting the hateful rhetoric that lead to the act of violence. Students, staff, and other community members packed into the conference centre on KPU’s Surrey campus for the solemn, hour-long vigil. Several students... Continue Reading
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Langara Publication Uncovers Corruption within Student Union

The firing of LSU’s general manager kicks off lengthy expose by The Voice Corruption in the Langara Student Union A Special edition of The Voice—Langara’s campus publication—released this past December brings allegations of misconduct by the Langara Student Union to light. In late November 2016, Langara Student Union General Manager Desmond Rodenbour was abruptly fired,... Continue Reading
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Construction on the DTES is Endangering Trans Sex Workers

Gentrification putting trans sex workers at risk, study by KPU prof finds Recent construction on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has endangered trans sex workers by forcing them into more dangerous and inhospitable locations. Criminology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Tara Lyons, contributed to a study published this month by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS... Continue Reading
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KDocs Will Be Screening Fresh Films this February

Annual documentary festival brings new content and structure in 2017 Some of the most topical issues of the year will be studied through documentary and dialogue at this February’s KDocs festival, running in Vancity Theatre from the 16th to the 19th. As it has since it began, the festival will focus heavily on social justice,... Continue Reading