The KSA 2009: A year in Review

The KSA says they are here to provide two things to the students: advocacy and services. This means it is up to the elected staff to work with us and take our concerns to the university administration, the Canadian Federation of Students and to external policy makers. It also means they are there to make sure we get some pretty sweet stuff. As a students get ready for another election, we at the Runner have compiled a list of what our current elected officials have done for us to help our readers make informed decisions in the upcoming election. ... Continue Reading

Students button down for Haiti relief

Fourth year GDMA students put their design skills to the test to collect donations for the Red Cross.... Continue Reading

Kwantlen awards over $1.1 million in scholarships

Kwantlen hands out $1.1 million to deserving students.... Continue Reading

Students step up at Kwantlen’s second annual leadership conference

Kwantlen students had the opportunity to meet and learn from community leaders and professionals at Kwantlen’s second annual Leadership Conference titled “Unleash Your Potential,” held on Jan. 23.... Continue Reading

A Runner Exclusive: One-on-one with the president

David Atkinson, president of Kwantlen, recently sat down with the Runner to discuss the perks of smaller class sizes, the university’s involvment with the Olympics, and the future of our institution.... Continue Reading

Kwantlen community responds to the crisis in Haiti

With the recent events in Haiti, the KSA has been putting together last minute efforts to help the third world country and its people. They are trying to raise money that they intend to donate through World Vision.... Continue Reading

CFS-BC loses court case against KSA

The Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) declared victory after winning a BC Supreme Court case against the BC section of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-BC) earlier this week.... Continue Reading

The decade in review: news

The 2000s, for a lack of a coined moniker, was a decade that will not soon be forgotten. It was filled with moments of hope – Obama’s victory speech in Chicago, moments of terror – the fall of the twin towers, and moments of equality – Canada becoming the fourth country in the world to legitimize same-sex marriage. To celebrate the decade of our birth, we, at the Runner, have decided to provide you, our dear readers, with a decade in review-of sorts. Please enjoy!... Continue Reading

Kwantlen co-op students gain valuable experience in China

By Kassandra Linklater [News Editor] Business students Taryn Gordon and Janna Rudetsky recently completed a co-operative (co-op) education work term at Fuyang No. 2 High School in China. Both students found their experiences to be inspiring and stated that it was an opportunity of a lifetime. While on their work term Gordon and Rudetsky worked... Continue Reading

The effects of SAD on students

By Anastasia Kirk [Travel Bureau Chief] It’s 7 a.m. on Monday morning. The sky is still dark, the air is cold, the fog is low and the rain is pouring down. Welcome to winter in Vancouver. Life seems miserable and pointless and all I want to do is roll over and go back to bed.... Continue Reading

Gang forum shows that there are still many adversities facing the Lower Mainland

By Kyle Benning [Contributor] Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Criminology department held a community forum on gang violence at the Surrey campus conference center on Nov. 3. The forum showed Baljit Sangra’s documentary Warrior Boyz followed by a question session by a panel including Sangra along with social justice advocate Jadeep Mangat, head of the B.C. Integrated... Continue Reading

UBC students refuse to resign after UN complaints scandal

By Kassandra Linklater [News Editor] While a favourite pasttime of students is to complain about the rising cost of tuition, two students at the University of British Columbia’s student association, the Alma Mater Society (AMS), decided to take action. AMS President Blake Frederick and AMS Vice President External Tim Chu, on behalf of the students... Continue Reading

1.2 Million Dollars in ‘renovation,’ but no expansion

Despite the barrage of press releases saying so, Richmond campus will only be receiving upgrades and not a full make-over ... Continue Reading

Social cleaning: the first Olympic event

By Jeff Shantz [Criminology Professor] The Vancouver-Whistler Olympic Winter Games are scheduled to take place on unceded Native lands, lands that were never given up by indigenous communities.  For growing numbers of indigenous people, homeless and poor people, low-income tenants and sex workers the Olympic Games represent a continued history of colonization and “social cleansing”... Continue Reading

Kwantlen gets less than 100 Olympic tickets

By Jeff Groat [Entertainment Bureau Chief] Kwantlen has gained access to less than a hundred tickets to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games. The Vancouver Olympic Organzing Committee (VANOC) has been releasing the lucrative tickets in a series of lotteries, giving the selected winners the opportunity to buy tickets they have signed up for. Kwantlen... Continue Reading