News Brief: Upcoming KPU events

Upcoming events to check out at KPU this semester. (File photo)

Upcoming events to check out at KPU this semester. (File photo)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has many events planned for this spring semester worth checking out. 

Hatha yoga sessions are being offered at the Surrey, Richmond, and Langley campuses throughout January from 12:05 pm to 12:55 pm. These sessions include “breathing techniques, strengthening poses and flow sequences,” according to KPU’s website. 

The Surrey campus is offering their classes on Jan. 16 and 20 in The Eagles Nest Gymnasium located in the Cedar building, the Lotus Studio at the Richmond campus on Jan. 17 and 24, and room 1320 in the East Building at the Langley campus on Jan. 19 and 26. No registration is required.

KPU’s Sports & Recreation will offer kickboxing classes on Tuesdays from 12:05 pm to 12:55 pm for six weeks at the Surrey campus. The pre-registered classes are focused on learning basic boxing skills and challenging your body while having fun. The class costs $35 for all six weeks and provides wrist wraps. Students interested in joining can sign up at the Sport & Rec front desk on the Surrey campus or email for more information. 

KPU is hosting the President’s Dialogue Series, an ongoing event created by the university’s President Alan Davis that “welcomes speakers to KPU who are leaders in the private and public sectors, both locally and globally,” according to their website. This year’s event, “Planetary Maintenance Engineers,” will be with Gwynne Dyer, a historian and independent journalist on Jan. 18 in the Spruce Atrium at the Surrey campus from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. 

On Jan. 18, the KPU Debate Club is hosting their first meeting of the spring semester at the Surrey campus at 1:00 pm in room 250 in the Birch building. Every Wednesday, the club hosts meetings in Birch 250 at 1:00 pm. Students interested in joining the club or have questions can email

On Jan. 19, in Birch 250, the Kwantlen Poetry Project is featuring their first Speak Truth event of the semester showcasing poet D Fretter at 6:00 pm. Fretter is a self-published poet who released Joy + Misery, a collection of his poems, last year. Students interested in listening to Fretter can attend or follow their Instagram or Facebook for future club events. 

KPU is hosting a Student Mental Health Fair for those to learn about what resources are available to them through the university and the Kwantlen Student Association, according to an email sent to students on Jan. 13. The event will be at the Surrey Cedar Conference Center at the Surrey campus on Jan. 24 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and will include a photo booth and free pizza. 

KPU International will be celebrating Lunar New Year at the Richmond campus in the atrium with games, treats, and giveaways. The holiday is celebrated in China and other Asian countries that begin with the first new moon of the lunar calendar, and 15 days later ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar.