Candidates Announced for Student Seats on KPU’s Senate and Board of Governors

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has announced this year’s candidates for student representatives on its senate and board of governors. Those who hold these positions will represent the voices of KPU students on two of the university’s most important governing bodies. This year, there are six students vying for four senate spots and five students looking to... Continue Reading
From left to right: KPIRG Directors Jagdeep Mangat, Simon Massey, and Raqiya Khan at KPIRG's annual general meeting. (Tristan Johnston)

Details on Hossein Lawsuit Revealed Following KPIRG AGM

with files from Tristan Johnston, Contributor  While the case between the Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group and Richard Hossein remains in its earliest stages, some affiliated with KPIRG are opening up about what happened with approximately $112,000 in allegedly misappropriated funds collected from its membership. They have also divulged what they are doing now to address... Continue Reading

KSA Fail to Meet Quorum Necessary to Change Bylaws at 2018 AGM

Despite making a significant effort to draw in students, the Kwantlen Student Association did not reach the quorum of 200 student voters necessary to update the association’s bylaws at its annual general meeting on March 27. “I think this is a lesson to the KSA that we need all hands on deck and we need... Continue Reading

KPU Institute for Sustainable Food Systems Finds that B.C. Farmland is Underutilized

Farmland in B.C. is going to waste under current provincial policies, according to a white paper recently released by Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS). The ISFS has spent the past 11 months creating a comprehensive document titled Protection is Not Enough: Policy Precedents to Increase the Agricultural Use of British Columbia’s... Continue Reading

Surrey RCMP Visit Schools to Help Keep Kids Out of Gangs

The RCMP’s Surrey Gang Enforcement Team has been delivering presentations to school communities in Surrey that aim to educate students—particularly those in grades six and seven—about the hazards of getting involved with criminal gangs. The outreach initiative, Shattering the Image, was started in the fall of 2017 to dispel the myth that gang activity is... Continue Reading

KPU to Offer Retail Cannabis Consultant Certificate Program

The days of buying a dimebag from your friend’s apartment are over. Marketing and selling cannabis in Canada is rapidly changing under new legal frameworks, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to being engaged in the future of budtending. This spring, the university is developing a program to prepare future cannabis retail workers for selling... Continue Reading

Playoff Primer: Giants Face Tough Test Against Victoria Royals

The only playoff hockey in Metro Vancouver this year will be played in Langley. The Vancouver Giants are on their way to their first playoff appearance in four years after wrapping up the regular season with a double header against the first-in-the-west Kelowna Rockets. The Giants will face the Victoria Royals in the first round,... Continue Reading

Health Canada’s Cannabis Regulations Leave Small Operations Behind, Says Industry Advocate

As Canada’s cannabis industry awaits legalization, some of the growers who have been producing cannabis for years under the old “grey market” system worry that Health Canada’s regulations are leaving them behind. The current version of Health Canada’s framework could also lead to the disappearance of hundreds of existing cannabis strains due to what some... Continue Reading

KPU Releases Policies for Surveillance Cameras

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has outlined a set of policies and procedures for how its Closed Circuit Video Equipment (CCVE) cameras will be used. The policies come in the form of two documents which went into effect in early February. The documents state that the cameras are in place to protect the safety of KPU students... Continue Reading

Conservatives Fight for Trudeau to “Pay It Back” for Bahamas Vacation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has an expensive tab and the Conservative Party is making sure he settles up. In December 2016, Trudeau vacationed with his family in the Bahamas on the Aga Khan’s private island, Bells Cay. The trip cost at least $215,000 and was paid for by Canadian taxpayers. Expenses included providing the Prime... Continue Reading

Federal NDP Passes Resolution In Support of Tuition-Free Post-Secondary Education

At its federal convention in Ottawa from Feb. 16-18, the New Democratic Party voted in favor of a resolution to accept free post-secondary education as part of the party’s policy book. The resolution means that offering Canadian students tuition-free post-secondary education is one step closer to becoming an official part the federal NDP’s platform. The... Continue Reading
Budget 2018 carves a new path to shared prosperity for everyone in our province with a made-in-BC child care plan, a comprehensive housing plan and record levels of capital investment in every corner of our province, Finance Minister Carole James announced. Learn more: http://bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/default.htm

This Year’s B.C. Budget Draws Praise From Students and Educators

The government of British Columbia released its 2018 budget in February and, as far as organizations representing post-secondary education are concerned, it’s good news for B.C. students. The Alliance of B.C. Students and the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators have both published responses to the budget praising the province’s expenditures to support students, particularly in regards... Continue Reading

Federal Budget Incentivises Universities to Address Sexual Assault on Campuses

The federal government has committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and misconduct at universities across Canada. The newly released federal budget contains a section that designates $5.5 million to be spent over the next five years to fund sexual assault support centres in Canadian universities. The government also issued a warning to universities that... Continue Reading

Canadian Charity Initiatives Challenge Students to Investigate their Food

A charity organization called Meal Exchange has started The Good Food Challenge in the hopes of transforming food accessibility and tackling food-related issues across Canadian post-secondary institutions. “The Good Food Challenge is one of Meal Exchanges’ main programs and its focus is supporting campuses to create more socially just and sustainable food [options on campus],”... Continue Reading

Vancouver Giants Weather the Storm Despite Injuries to Top Players

It’s been a somewhat rocky few weeks for a Giants team that’s looking at their first playoff appearance in four years. The team holds a record of 6-5-1 in February with four of the month’s losses coming in the past two weeks. Contributing to the Giant’s recent struggles is a slew of injuries that kept... Continue Reading