KSA to oppose Kinder Morgan MOU at Board of Governors

Some council members worried about impact on relationship with KPU A motion was submitted to the Kwantlen Student Association council meeting on Sept. 11 pertaining to Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s recent memorandum of understanding with Kinder Morgan. The motion, submitted by Aboriginal students’ representative Justin Bige, proposed that the KSA write a letter to the Board... Continue Reading

Kwantlen policy student runs for Green Party MP

Former KSA exec, KPIRG director, Board of Governors member looking at Ottawa Richard Hosein felt discontent in his proving days at KPU. Calling himself an observer, Hosein has always thought that many things could be made better. He says he’s been privileged to grow up in a racially and politically diverse family and it resulted... Continue Reading

Criminology event emphasises injustice on First Nations peoples

Crim class explores FN justice issues The Vancouver Art Gallery used to be a courthouse. But that was never a place where First Nations people often saw justice. In many cases they either saw jail or the gallows. Brandon Gabriel of the Kwantlen First Nation emphasized these injustices to the attendees of his talk at... Continue Reading

Bank separation law returns to American congress

The Return of Glass-Steagal comes from Democrats and Republicans Early last month in the United States, Republican John McCain and Democrat Elizabeth Warren announced that they were going to work together to pass a new version of the Glass-Steagall Act, otherwise known as the Banking Act of 1933. For the Americans, and the rest of... Continue Reading

Bank of Canada cuts key rate in the midst of a weak economy

Loonie drops to lows unseen since 2009 In July The Bank of Canada cut their target for the overnight rate to 0.5 per cent in a move to stimulate the economy amidst steady shrinkage and falling oil prices over the first half of the year. Call it a recession, and the BoC isn’t looking positive... Continue Reading

NoKM@KPU action group to continue efforts against memorandum in fall semester

Information sessions are on the table Kwantlen Polytechnic University president Alan Davis made it clear at a public forum early July that the memorandum he signed with pipeline firm Trans Mountain will, indeed, remain signed. But that’s not stopping KPU community efforts to keep the pressure on. The signed agreement that creates a $300,000 bursary... Continue Reading
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They Said No: What’s next for Surrey transit post-plebiscite?

Surrey Mayor to press ahead with transit improvements “I was of course disappointed, but not surprised,” Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner told The Runner while reflecting upon that the results of the Metro Vancouver transit plebiscite, which revealed that the people of her city were overwhelmingly against the “Yes” campaign. It was a setback for the... Continue Reading

Love in this Club: Cricket Returns to Kwantlen

Kwantlen Cricket Club to open for new semester With recent slashes made to the Kwantlen Polytechnic University athletics budget, it’s been something of a bleak summer for KPU athletes. Athletes looking to fill the gap left by the varsity teams may find their answer with KPU’s newest club, dedicated to the Commonwealth’s favorite sport. Having... Continue Reading
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Ninety minutes gone and one last season of extra time

Is this the final whistle for the KPU Eagles? When centre-defender Jessica Anderegg was a rookie in 2012 she received two calls on a Friday in September. The one in the morning, from her former KPU soccer coach Don Sparks, told her to be ready for Saturday’s game, assuming she’d be mostly a benchwarmer. Sparks... Continue Reading

Cuts to athletics programming blindsides student athletes, coaches

But there may still be hope for competitive sports at KPU The KPU Eagles will fly no more, now that their funding has been cut—and that means the university will no longer be in competitive varsity sports after the end of their final seasons. But it doesn’t necessarily spell the end of competitive sports at... Continue Reading
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Vancouver passes cannabis dispensary regulations, draws ire from feds

Becomes the first city in Canada to regulate dispensaries With a unanimous vote by Vancouver City Council, the city will become the first in Canada to regulate dispensaries selling cannabis for medical purposes. The decision will see the city issuing business licenses to sellers that meet the city’s requirements. Vancouver is already host to nearly... Continue Reading
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KPU president responds to community critiques at public forum

Majority of students, faculty see Trans Mountain agreement as an unwelcome endorsement At a public forum on July 6, KPU president Alan Davis stood in front of professors, students and activists to explain the reasoning behind signing a memorandum of understanding with Trans Mountain, which would grant KPU a $300,000 scholarship contingent on federal approval... Continue Reading
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KSA to launch ‘Get Out the Vote’ campaign

Upcoming project will encourage students to get out and vote in federal election Student voters could potentially have a huge impact on the upcoming federal election, if we can overcome our historically low turnout rates on election day. That’s why the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) is hoping to drive up voter turnout among KPU students... Continue Reading
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Oiling up the education machine

What else is behind Kinder Morgan’s $300,000 memorandum with KPU? At the end of June, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Trans Mountain (under Kinder Morgan) signed a memorandum of understanding that would see KPU in receipt of $300,000. Despite criticisms of bribery, according to Lizette Parsons Bell, stakeholder management lead for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project,... Continue Reading

KPU cuts funding to varsity teams

KPU has clipped the Eagles’ wings with the announcement of major cuts to the varsity athletics programs. It’s all aligned with the “strategic direction” for KPU’s Vision 2018 and academic plan.... Continue Reading