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

The Fight to Save Surrey’s Hawthorne Park

Hundreds of protesters, including David Suzuki and members of the Kwantlen First Nation, rallied by Surrey City Hall on Sept. 16 Some of the protesters at the rally to save Hawthorne Park grew up playing on its fields, while others came upon it later in life as a place to birdwatch and admire nature. Advocates... Continue Reading

KSA By-Election: CAMPUS 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 the KPU campuses. KSA By-Election: CAMPUS REPRESENTATIVES Bilan Hassan, Anthropology student Running for: Langley Campus Representative Why are... Continue Reading

Walk for Reconciliation Touches the Heart of Downtown Vancouver

The event was followed by speeches from Mayor Robertson, Premier Horgan, and National Chief Perry Bellegarde, among others Tens of thousands of people marched from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to Strathcona Park, a distance of two kilometers, in the Walk for Reconciliation on Sept. 24. The event was an effort to better relationships between Indigenous... Continue Reading

KSA Makes Its Student Advocacy Coordinator a Full-Time Position

John O’Brian wants to make KPU a better place for students This summer, Kwantlen Student Association Student Advocacy Coordinator John O’Brian began performing his duties on a full-time basis so that the KSA Student Rights Centre would be able to better prioritize the immediate needs of the student body. As Student Advocacy Coordinator, it’s O’Brian’s... Continue Reading