Services for Students with Disabilities Office Revises Approach to Accommodation

SSD will adopt a more holistic attitude, thanks to new coordinator Joseph Keller, Web Editor Kwantlen Polytechnic University is overhauling its policies for services for students with disabilities. The university hired a new Services for Students with Disabilities Coordinator, Ruth Fraser, to oversee changes that will help the institution better serve students who require special... Continue Reading

KPU Releases Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

Policy will address the prevention of and response to sexual misconduct at the university Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor As mandated by the provincial government, Kwantlen Polytechnic University published an official sexual violence and misconduct policy for all members of the university community in late April. The document is designed to “support the University’s commitment to... Continue Reading

Birch Building Renovations Offer New Student Space on Surrey Campus

Following several pushed completion dates, work is finally finished on space renovations Joseph Keller, Web Editor After more than a year of planning, and following several delays, the Kwantlen Student Association has finished work on renovations to a student space on the Surrey campus. The newly renovated Birch building now features facilities to be used... Continue Reading

Addressing Student Poverty and Homelessness at KPU

The university and student association offer services to students in need Joseph Keller, Web Editor There are more post-secondary students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and beyond who are at risk of homelessness than one might think. The ever increasing cost associated with gaining a post-secondary education can put many students in a precarious position where... Continue Reading

John Horgan Concludes Campaign in Surrey

NDP leader holds final rally at Guildford Sheraton Joseph Keller, Web Editor B.C. NDP leader John Horgan was in Surrey on the final day of his campaign to be elected B.C.’s Premier. A small rally was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Guildford on Monday May 8, the day before the British Columbia provincial election.... Continue Reading

B.C. ELECTION: ABCS Hope to See Results in Next Provincial Government

Student housing is one of the most important election issues amongst student voters Joseph Keller, Web Editor One issue that’s on many students’ minds this election is the issue of student housing in B.C. The Kwantlen Student Association, as part of the Alliance of B.C. Students (ABCS), has been active for the past several months... Continue Reading

B.C. ELECTION: Langley and Surrey-Cloverdale Riding Profiles

Surrey-Cloverdale Liberal Candidate: Marvin Hunt Marvin Hunt has been the MLA for Surrey-Panorama since 2013, and has served as a Surrey City Councillor for a total of 23 years. “I’m running because I am a free-enterpriser. I believe in a small government [and] low taxes, so that the individuals can fulfill their dreams and vision,... Continue Reading

B.C. Election: Surrey-Panorama and Surrey-Whalley Riding Profiles

Surrey-Panorama   Liberal Candidate: Puneet Sandhar Puneet Sandhar is a Surrey-based lawyer and first time candidate. She says that, through her outreach to voters, she has found that the most important issue to Panorama is job growth and stability, and she credits the B.C. Liberal government’s tax cuts with creating the growth that her potential... Continue Reading

B.C. ELECTION: Richmond North-Centre and South-Centre Riding Profiles

RICHMOND NORTH-CENTRE Liberal Candidate: Teresa Wat Teresa Wat has been a Richmond MLA since 2013, and was the Minister responsible for Pacific Trade and Multiculturalism. She has also been involved in Chinese-language broadcast radio and television. Wat immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in 1989, and has worked in media and broadcasting since. The B.C.... Continue Reading

B.C. ELECTION: Surrey-Newton and North Delta Riding Profiles

North Delta Liberal Candidate: Scott Hamilton Scott Hamilton has been the Liberal MLA for North Delta since 2013. He is also a member of the Select Standing Committees on Finance, the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy, and the Select Standing Committees on Aboriginal Affairs and Legislative Initiatives. Before getting involved in politics, he was on... Continue Reading

KPU Brewing Program Recognized by Master Brewer’s Association of the Americas

The recognition will give students a better chance at finding jobs post-graduation Braden Klassen, Contributor   The KPU Brewing & Brewery Operations Diploma Program has received official recognition from the Master Brewer’s Association of the Americas for being one of eight Brewing and Fermentation Science programs in North America to meet the standards and learning... Continue Reading

Funding Cuts Put Fraser Valley HIV Organization in Jeopardy

Positive Living Fraser Valley Society may be forced to close its doors next year Joseph Keller, Web Editor The future is looking uncertain for the Fraser Region’s only major service provider helping people infected with HIV and hepatitis C. The Public Health Agency of Canada, the government body which currently provides the majority of funding... Continue Reading

New Councillors Elected to the KSA

Queer students, students of colour, aboriginal students, and students from Langley and Richmond are now represented on council Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Six new councillors were elected to the Kwantlen Student Association at its annual general meeting on Mar. 30, bringing the total number of students on Council up to 20 out of a possible... Continue Reading

Students Struggle to Find Access to Post-Secondary Education in Surrey

A lack of space in post-secondary institutions is forcing residents to achieve higher learning across the Fraser Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor A paper released by the Surrey Board of Trade in 2012 titled “Can the Future Learn in Surrey and in the South Fraser?” raises many questions still relevant to students and potential students living... Continue Reading

Students Elect New Queer Rep to KSA Council

Joseph Thorpe hopes to revamp Pride this year Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor During his time as a student at KPU, Joseph Thorpe has seen Pride’s presence on campus rise, fall, and eventually settle into relative inactivity. The previous two Queer Representatives for the Kwantlen Student Association, Ryot “R” Jey and Kayla England, both left part-way... Continue Reading