KPU Alumni Helps Firefighters Battling Wildfires

Jaymes Williams designed a harness for firefighters Kyrsten Downton, Contributor The wildfire season this summer has been one of the worst in B.C. history with over 1,000 wildfires. Dozens of those fires are still burning, requiring the presence of firefighters in highly dangerous locations. To aid them in their battle, KPU alumnus Jaymes Williams is... Continue Reading

KSA Outlines Sustainable Investment Policy

The association has created a guideline for the investment of students’ money Joseph Keller, Staff Writer The Kwantlen Student Association has created a set of guidelines for how it manages the investment of student funds. Council approved the KSA’s Sustainable Investment Policy, which was reviewed multiple times by its Finance Committee and others, on July... Continue Reading

KPU’s Multi Faith Centre Chaplain Shares his Thoughts on Omar Khadr

As a graduate of The King’s University, Ethan Vanderleek feels a personal connection to the community that fought on Khadr’s behalf Braden Klassen, Photo Editor Amid the controversy surrounding the $10.5 million settlement awarded to Omar Khadr by the Supreme Court of Canada, a member of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University community shares his connection with... Continue Reading

Research Expedition Underway to Examine Impact of Farmed Salmon Industry

Martin Sheen and David Suzuki were in attendance to see off Operation Virus Hunter II Joseph Keller, Staff Writer Members of environmental activist research group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, led by Canadian biologist Alexandra Morton, have embarked on an expedition to investigate the impact of British Columbia’s farmed salmon industry on its native salmon population.... Continue Reading

Cloverdale Arena Provides Critical Role for B.C. Wildfire Evacuees

The KSA is currently planning a fundraiser for wildfire relief as well Ashley Hyshka, Community Reporter The smoke that has lately shrouded our city is a stark reminder that, just hundreds of miles away from Greater Vancouver, the province is burning. City of Surrey Deputy Chief Mark Griffioen oversees emergency planning, community engagement, and operations.... Continue Reading

KPIRG Reintroduces Itself to KPU Community with Open House

The group is still looking for engaged, interested students to join its board Joseph Keller, Staff Writer The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group wants members of the KPU community to know more about what they do on campus. To that end, they invited students to an open house at their new off-campus office on July... Continue Reading

Murdered Woman Identified as KPU Student

Friends and family grieve for Kiran Dhesi as police investigate Joseph Keller, Staff Writer A body that was found in a burned vehicle in Surrey last week has been identified as Kiran Dhesi, a 19-year-old KPU student. Police say that the woman’s injuries suggest that her death was a homicide. KPU students were alerted to... Continue Reading
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Refuge in Surrey: Stereotypes, Survival and Sanctuary

KPIRG hosts seminar event to teach KPU students about refugees Kyrsten Downton, Contributor In response to the recent influx of refugees in Surrey, the Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group hosted a free seminar event for KPU students and staff on July 26. The event, “Refuge in Surrey: Stereotypes, Survival and Sanctuary”, aimed to teach people... Continue Reading

Kwantlen First Nation to Build Healing Lodge In Defiance of Kinder Morgan

The Kwantlen Student Association is contributing $6,000 to the project Joseph Keller, Staff Writer With some financial support from the Kwantlen Student Association, the Kwantlen First Nation is planning a building project meant to throw an obstacle in the way of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. The KSA will contribute $6,000 towards a healing lodge that... Continue Reading

KPU Criminology Students Take Part in Prison Exchange Program

As part of an experiential, hands-on learning approach to restorative criminal justice, Kwantlen Polytechnic University—in partnership with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program—sent students to the Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village to sit in on the classes that inmates take there. The program, which offers post-secondary courses and other learning experiences to inmates, was first introduced by an... Continue Reading

CCTV Cameras on Surrey Campus Still Not Operational

CCTV security cameras on the Surrey campus—despite having been installed in October of last year—are not yet operational. “We’re currently in the Privacy Impact Assessment process, and when that’s completed we can have the cameras be operational, but not until then,” says Kwantlen Polytechnic University Chief Safety Officer Phil Goulet. As written on the Government... Continue Reading

Several Student-at-Large Positions Remain Vacant on KSA Committees

Application process to be overhauled for fall semester Joseph Keller, Staff Writer The Kwantlen Student Association currently has an unusually high number of vacancies for its student-at-large positions. There are currently 11 student-at-large seats empty on various KSA committees—three each on the Student Life and Appointments committees, two on the University Affairs committee, and one... Continue Reading

KSA endorses Richmond Food Security Society’s Food Charter

The Charter promotes ethical food production, consumption, and waste management Mel Pomerleau, Web Editor The Kwantlen Student Association endorsed the Richmond Food Security Society’s Food Charter, which is a set of policies set to promote healthy and local food production, at a meeting of Council on June 9. The charter addresses food systems from production... Continue Reading

Richmond Signage Bylaw Debate Put on Hold

Nearly 100 per cent of signs are already “compliant” with current expectations Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor Out of an estimated 1500 signs in Richmond, only 13 reportedly don’t have either English or French on them. This figure has been used as good reason to both create a bylaw to put the languages on Richmond signs... Continue Reading

Foundry B.C. to Open Five New Clinics Across the Province

Youth clinics have opened or are opening in Campbell River, Kelowna, Prince George, Abbotsford, and the North Shore Kyrsten Downton, Contributor Thanks to new funding, Foundry B.C.’s mental health clinics will be expanding across the province to provide easier access to youth in need. In December of last year, the provincial government announced that it... Continue Reading