Surrey MLA to Kwantlen students: prepare to lead the future

Legislative Assembly for Surrey-Newton, visited Kwantlen on Oct. 19 to meet with students of Political Science for an hour-long chat. A very active member of the community, Bains has been MLA since 2005 and served in the Kwantlen University College Board of Governors 1993-1999.... Continue Reading

KSA WTF: No council minutes for almost a semester?

KSA council has not been able to reach quorum, which means it has not had enough people present to legitimately hold a meeting since September.... Continue Reading

Looking at Kwantlen’s new BBA in marketing

With the co-op programs being so popular at Kwantlen, many students have come to covet the much needed boost that the co-op work experiences bring to the table and their resumes. But in terms of a four-year degree program in Marketing, Kwantlen has unfortunately been left behind. Until September of this year that is.... Continue Reading

G20 countries promote currency stability at Korea talks

Meet the Kwantlen Political Science Society (KPSS). They have hijacked our political column. Every week they will talk about a different political issue and explain how it relates to you. Every week will feature a guest columnist. Check it out.... Continue Reading

Social advocates fight for safety in the sex-trade

Earlier this month, retired sex-worker Sheryl Kiselbach and the Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society were granted standing by the B.C. Court of Appeal to challenge the provincial laws surrounding prostitution. The group is trying to make sex-work safer for those who operate both on and off the street.... Continue Reading

The happiest seminar in the world

In fact it is a series of highly sophisticated market strategies and some of the most advanced theories on customer service in the business that keeps the Disney cogs turning. And all of it comes from the business innovation that is the Disney Institute.... Continue Reading

Former BC Lion speaks about leadership

Despite the controversy in recent weeks, a former Lion quarterback shares his insight into the importance of leadership, finding your passion, and how attitude makes all the difference.... Continue Reading

BUSINESS 101 - TOPIC THIS WEEK: AN EXPLORATION IN WHITE COLLAR CRIME

On October 5th, French courts ruled that Jérôme Kerviel, a rogue trader at Société Générale, France’s second-largest bank, was guilty of breach of trust and forgery. The courts sentenced him to 5 years in jail, although they suspended the last two, and ordered him to repay the bank the full amount of the losses derived from the hisactions.... Continue Reading

Kwantlen’s EconCafe: Is a life worth $7 million?

EconCafe, a new discussion series hosted by the Economics Department, kicked off its inaugural event last week. The topic of the first event was the monetary value of human life in regards to public policy. ... Continue Reading

TOPIC THIS WEEK: The Decline of Housing Affordability

Owning a home in Canada is getting harder, according to a RBC Economics Research report. The quarterly report shows that their key RBC Housing Affordability Measures for Canada, which measures the percentage of household income taken up by ownership costs, moved up between 1.1 and 2.1percent in the second quarter of 2010- the fourth straight increase.... Continue Reading

Friends 4 Food fraught with obstacles

On Sept. 15, Eva Botten and Stefanie Leonard received $615 in fines from the Fraser Health authority for operating without license. The not-for-profit vegan vendor was created to give students another option than Sodexo, Grassroots and Tim Hortons.... Continue Reading

Council members boycott meetings

Decisions on the U-Pass and student union building may be delayed, as four members of the KSA student council walked out of last Thursday’s special council meeting, vowing to boycott all future council meetings until the newly appointed chair of the executive board resigns.... Continue Reading

BUSINESS: Job Hunting

For most students, back to school means working less or not working at all. However, there are those who continue to work while in school, and even some students still struggling to find a job. There are some people, not just students, that do not know how to approach their search for a job. It’s simple: you have to show that you want the job.... Continue Reading

CramJam goes off without a hitch

After a long day of perusing Welcome Week booths, Kwantlen students chilled out with a beer and pop-singer Karl Wolf at this year’s CramJam.... Continue Reading

UPASS a no-go for another year

The Kwantlen Student Association is expecting the university to have its hands on a $30 dollar U-Pass deal this September. But that doesn’t mean students will have their hands on the pass.... Continue Reading