Plans for Student Union Building Move Forward

Process of designing and building a SUB in the early stages Joseph Keller, Web Editor The Kwantlen Student Association is beginning to move forward with plans to build a new student union building on the Surrey campus. A KSA “steering committee” for the creation of a SUB recently held its first meeting to form project... Continue Reading

KSA, ABCS Supportive of NDP-Green Coalition

Joseph Keller, Web Editor Student organisations in B.C. are optimistic about what the cooperation between the B.C. NDP and B.C. Greens means for students in the province. The two parties agreed to a partnership that will see them form a coalition government after the B.C. Liberal government failed to retain a majority of seats in... Continue Reading

KPU Institute Researches Possibilities for Food Self-Reliance in B.C.

Institute for Sustainable Food Systems helps imagine the province’s ability to feed itself Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Food production in Southwest B.C. is a rapidly evolving industry. Amid environmental concerns regarding the province’s population growth, the B.C. government is considering what the future of food production here should look like in the coming years. A... Continue Reading

Student Survey Finds Most KPU Students Suffering from Mental Health Issues Don’t Make Use of University Resources

Psychology student Raman Dhaliwal surveyed 263 students before releasing the April report Neil Bassan, Contributor A Kwantlen Polytechnic University student has concluded a study that determines how, why, and to what degree students in need have accessed KPU’s on-campus mental health services. Under the supervision of Professor Jocelyn Lymburner, psychology student Raman Dhaliwal concluded a... Continue Reading

KPU, City of Langley Collaborate to Develop Urban Agriculture beneath BC Hydro Lines

South Langley power corridor to be used as farmland thanks in part to Institute for Sustainable Food Systems Joseph Keller, Web Editor KPU’s Institute for Sustainable Food Systems is working with the City of Langley and Metro Vancouver regional authority to develop an underutilised powerline corridor into the first urban agriculture project of its kind.... Continue Reading

Sedins Receive Honorary Doctorates of Law From KPU

Local NHL hockey legends honoured for their leadership and community support Joseph Keller, Web Editor A pair of hometown legends were on campus this Thursday to be honored by Kwantlen Polytechnic University for their contributions to the Metro Vancouver community and for their leadership both on and off the ice. Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin... Continue Reading

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