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How effective is math education in Canada?

Canadian organisation WISEMath is critical of the way math is taught in our schools According to a movement of parents and educators around the country, the way math has commonly been taught in Canada in recent years is fundamentally flawed. “We have concerns about the math curriculum across western Canada,” says Anna Stokke, professor at... Continue Reading
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The Disappearance of the Cantonese Language

UBC linguistics researcher details the complex, worrying trend of Cantonese “cultural genocide” The language with the most native speakers in the world, Mandarin, is threatening to overtake the traditional Cantonese language group of Southern and Southeastern China, including Hong Kong and Macau. Multilingualism proponent Zoe Lam, a University of British Columbia linguistics researcher and PhD... Continue Reading
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Fir 128’s Potential Future Facelift

Vice-president student services and vice-president finance & operations propose renovations As it is, room 128 in the Surrey campus’ Fir building is functioning as a theatre, but not to its full potential—at least, not according to vice-president student services Tanvir Singh and vice-president finance & operations Rawan Ramini.. After watching a play in Fir 128,... Continue Reading
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KSA move to transfer $500 out of old account to help students

Throughout the past eight years, approximately $500 of the Kwantlen Student Association’s investments were sitting around collecting dust under Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. For reasons that Vice-president Finance & Operations Rawan Ramini can’t identify, a small amount of money was kept with the company while the rest of their investments were moved to CIBC. The... Continue Reading

KSA Summer Renovations Going Over Estimate

Forthcoming Birch building renovation expected to come in as budgeted Several of the Kwantlen Student Association’s on-campus renovation projects have turned out to be more expensive than initially estimated, including work on the Grassroots Cafe and two fitness rooms. KSA vice-president Student Services Tanvir Singh and vice-president Finance & Operations Rawan Ramini claim that the... Continue Reading
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Canada’s Inter-Provincial Trade Nightmare

How provincial bureaucracy created a confusing and expensive mess for business to navigate One might assume that doing domestic business in Canada would not only be a preference of Canadian companies looking to encourage economic growth, but also the cheaper and simpler option over conducting business abroad. And yet, a July 8 meeting of provincial... Continue Reading
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B.C. Invests $3 Million in Trades at KPU

Investment will fund 1,238 seats in trades programs A recently announced investment of $3-million by the provincial government will open 1,238 new seats at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s tech campus in Cloverdale. The funding is for education in trade fields such as welding, electrical, automotive, millwright, and carpentry, all of which are expected to be in... Continue Reading
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A Space for Students

What the Birch building’s renovations are going to look like The Surrey campus’ Birch building will soon be undergoing major renovations to accommodate the Kwantlen Student Association, its constituencies, and the university’s clubs. Students from Kwantlen Polytechnic University can also expect to benefit from the revamping of Birch, which will create a more accessible common... Continue Reading
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Funding Confusion Between KPIRG, SOCC, and KSA Draws to a Close

Origin of Genocide Across Space and Time event funding uncertain until shortly before the event Bemusement was in the air this month between the Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group, the Kwantlen Student Association, and the Students of Colour Collective (SOCC)—a KSA club—when none of the three parties could conclusively say who was funding an educational... Continue Reading
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Protesters Outside Vancouver School Board Rally Against Budget Cuts, School Closures

“Education is our right. Fight, fight, fight!” After dealing with recent funding shortfalls from the Ministry of Education, the Vancouver School Board held a meeting to finalize their new budget on June 30. They ultimately rejected the province’s budget proposal, and as a result, British Columbia’s minister of education ordered an audit of the school... Continue Reading
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KSA Approves $30,000 for Peer Support Conferences

The funding is more than double what it has been in the past Approximately $30,000 was approved by the Kwantlen Student Association to be spent across three peer conferences this year. According to the KSA’s VP Finance & Operations, Rawan Ramini, the proposal to fund these events was originally higher by about $5,000, but was... Continue Reading

Two Vancouver dispensaries forgo doctor’s notes

You no longer require a medical reason to buy The end of cannabis prohibition nation-wide is coming to Canada at a snail’s pace, but two Vancouver dispensaries are no longer waiting for the feds’ go ahead. Whether using for medical reasons are just looking to enjoy a lazy afternoon, anyone over 18 can now acquire... Continue Reading
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KSA Conducts Consultations for Annual Budget Planning

VP Finance & Operations hopes for more student involvement at this year’s budget plans Each year, students and faculty are invited by the Kwantlen Student Association to learn about how the KSA’s finances should be spent. Rawan Ramaini, the KSA’s vice president of finance and operations, will be hosting this year’s consultations and hopes that... Continue Reading

One year later, city cannabis regulations remain a point of contention

Cannabis activists, dispensaries at odds with city council over regulatory bylaws Nearly a year ago Vancouver became the first city in Canada to regulate the sale of medical cannabis in dispensaries. A vote from the city council in July last year set in motion a process of developing and enforcing a strict set of bylaws... Continue Reading
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Liberal MP talks Climate Change

Town hall at Tong Louie YMCA hosted by MP facilitates discussion “From a Liberal government’s perspective, we’re about making evidence-based policies. The evidence that we’re seeing is that climate change is here,” says Cloverdale Liberal MP John Aldag. He stands before a room of ten guests, two staff members at his side, and a television... Continue Reading