B.C. ELECTION: Surrey-Newton and North Delta Riding Profiles

North Delta Liberal Candidate: Scott Hamilton Scott Hamilton has been the Liberal MLA for North Delta since 2013. He is also a member of the Select Standing Committees on Finance, the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy, and the Select Standing Committees on Aboriginal Affairs and Legislative Initiatives. Before getting involved in politics, he was on... Continue Reading

KPU Brewing Program Recognized by Master Brewer’s Association of the Americas

The recognition will give students a better chance at finding jobs post-graduation Braden Klassen, Contributor   The KPU Brewing & Brewery Operations Diploma Program has received official recognition from the Master Brewer’s Association of the Americas for being one of eight Brewing and Fermentation Science programs in North America to meet the standards and learning... Continue Reading

Funding Cuts Put Fraser Valley HIV Organization in Jeopardy

Positive Living Fraser Valley Society may be forced to close its doors next year Joseph Keller, Web Editor The future is looking uncertain for the Fraser Region’s only major service provider helping people infected with HIV and hepatitis C. The Public Health Agency of Canada, the government body which currently provides the majority of funding... Continue Reading

New Councillors Elected to the KSA

Queer students, students of colour, aboriginal students, and students from Langley and Richmond are now represented on council Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor Six new councillors were elected to the Kwantlen Student Association at its annual general meeting on Mar. 30, bringing the total number of students on Council up to 20 out of a possible... Continue Reading

Students Struggle to Find Access to Post-Secondary Education in Surrey

A lack of space in post-secondary institutions is forcing residents to achieve higher learning across the Fraser Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor A paper released by the Surrey Board of Trade in 2012 titled “Can the Future Learn in Surrey and in the South Fraser?” raises many questions still relevant to students and potential students living... Continue Reading

Students Elect New Queer Rep to KSA Council

Joseph Thorpe hopes to revamp Pride this year Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor During his time as a student at KPU, Joseph Thorpe has seen Pride’s presence on campus rise, fall, and eventually settle into relative inactivity. The previous two Queer Representatives for the Kwantlen Student Association, Ryot “R” Jey and Kayla England, both left part-way... Continue Reading

KPU, Maple Leaf Education MOU Stirs Up Controversy

Concerns about space and KPU student needs raised by the community Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor An MOU between Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Maple Leaf Education has led to the establishment of the Maple Leaf Education Partnership Opportunity, which was approved by KPU’s Board of Governors on Mar. 29. The initiative will allow non-KPU students enrolled... Continue Reading

Students Vote Yes on SUB Debenture, Strategic Plan, New Councillors at KSA AGM

Revisions to the Association’s bylaws postponed due to inability to reach quorum Jesse Pottinger, Contributor The Kwantlen Student Association held their Annual General Meeting on KPU’s Surrey campus on Mar. 30, with the Richmond, Langley, and Cloverdale campuses participating via video conference. Students voted on topics such as the authorization of the student union building... Continue Reading

Meet the KSA’s New Executive Team

Ramini, Singh, McCutchen, and Reedy begin their year-long terms Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Kwantlen Student Association elected their new Executive Committee at a meeting of Council on April 2. Rawan Ramini and Tanvir Singh were re-elected to their positions as VP Finance & Operations and VP Student Services, also referred to as University Affairs,... Continue Reading

Student Rights Centre Report Not Released At Annual General Meeting

Though initially planned for release in November, the report has been delayed several times Joseph Keller, Web Editor A report by the Kwantlen Student Association’s Student Rights Centre which details students’ problems with KPU was initially set to be released during November of last year. However, after a series of delays, the report has yet... Continue Reading

KPU Joins Learning Beyond Borders Initiative

The Canadian Bureau for International Education aims to support exchange students Jesse Pottinger In an effort to increase the number of students studying abroad each year, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has joined the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s Learning Beyond Borders initiative. Learning Beyond Borders is “an initiative to get more Canadian students to take advantage... Continue Reading

The KSA’s New Strategic Plan Goes to AGM

Students can vote and provide feedback on the plan on Mar. 30 Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Kwantlen Student Association is recommending its recently drafted strategic plan—which is the first comprehensive guide to be used as an organizational framework by the KSA—to its annual general meeting on Mar. 30. The plan will help direct the... Continue Reading

KPIRG Holds AGM, Elects New Director

Braden Klassen, Contributor The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group’s Annual General Meeting was held on March 13 in the Cedar building’s conference room. The purpose of the AGM was to give student members a chance to vote on motions proposed by the PIRG, as well as vote in the new director, Zafreen Jaffer. “I’m really... Continue Reading

Student-Led “Count on Our Vote” Campaign Goes Live

ABCS, KSA hope to encourage students to register to vote in the upcoming election Braden Klassen, Contributor In preparation for the provincial election in May, the Kwantlen Student Association is joining the Alliance of B.C. Students in their Count on Our Vote Campaign. The campaign is an effort to convince students to register to vote... Continue Reading

KPIRG Holds AGM, Elects New Director

Braden Klassen, Contributor The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group’s Annual General Meeting was held on March 13 in the Cedar building’s conference room. The purpose of the AGM was to give student members a chance to vote on motions proposed by the PIRG, as well as vote in the new director, Zafreen Jaffer. “I’m really... Continue Reading