A Look at the COVID-19 Testing Centre at KPU Langley Campus

In an effort to join the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has dedicated space for a testing centre at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus. The facility is a partnership between Fraser Health and the Langley Division of Family Practice, and is one of 11 centres throughout the region. It first opened... Continue Reading

Surrey Board of Trade Eyes Waterfront Development Along the Fraser River

The Surrey Board of Trade has launched an initiative to develop areas along the Fraser River into residential, commercial, and recreational zones. The Fraser River Waterfront Revitalization Initiative is a plan spearheaded by the Surrey Board of Trade and Purpose Driven Development, a real estate planning and development firm. “It is a revitalization roadmap and... Continue Reading

Tradition Meets Fashion in KPU Chancellor’s Recently Unveiled Regalia

Fusing historical Indigenous design with modern fashion technology, the regalia for KPU’s newest chancellor was recently unveiled. Kim Baird was installed as KPU’s third chancellor in a ceremony held on Oct.19, and her regalia was unveiled during the virtual convocation on Oct. 20. The regalia was designed by KPU graduate of the Wilson School of... Continue Reading

Government of Canada Updates Travel Restrictions for International Students

The Government of Canada has lifted travel restrictions, once again allowing international students to enter Canada to study. Earlier this month, Marco Mendicino, Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister, announced that beginning Oct. 20, international students attending a designated learning institution (DLI) will be permitted to enter Canada. International students must have a valid study... Continue Reading

When Halloween Is No Longer The Scariest Thing About 2020

My plan for Halloween was simple. I was going to dress up in costume, attend a house party, and down boozy drinks as I danced to Michael Jackson’s Thriller until the wee hours of the morning. Needless to say, that party was cancelled. However, one look at the abundance of Halloween parties on social media,... Continue Reading

Seven Months Into The New Normal

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on into its seventh month, loneliness, fear, and uncertainty are common feelings for people to experience in 2020. Each day brings new cases and deaths, job losses, potential government-ordered restrictions, and parents struggling to balance working from home while homeschooling their children. The SARS-CoV-2 virus targets and attacks a person’s... Continue Reading

KPU Brewing Announces Recipients of Diversity in Brewing Award

Designed to promote more diversity in B.C.’s craft brewing industry, KPU’s first Diversity in Brewing scholarship has been awarded to Nishant Amin, Jasper Bautista, and Alexander Paul. As a grassroots organization, Diversity in Brewing acknowledges that “racism and discrimination is a systemic issue within the craft brewing industry in Vancouver, B.C. and beyond.” The Diversity... Continue Reading

Misogyny Against Female Journalists Must End

Trigger warning: This article discusses subject matter related to sexual abuse and harassment, violence against women, and explicit language.  Miranda Fatur is a video journalist with City News Vancouver. On Sept. 24, she shared her story of being sexually harassed by two separate men while shooting a stand-up. One said, “F**k her right in the... Continue Reading

Runner Debates: A Provincial Election Can Wait, Battling a Global Pandemic Cannot

Read the other half of this debate here. Because 2020 wasn’t full of enough surprises, Premier John Horgan recently called an election. So on Oct. 24, like it or not, some British Columbians are heading to a polling booth. “I’ve struggled mightily with this decision, and it did not come easy to me,” Horgan said... Continue Reading

B.C. Should Adopt a Version of Ontario’s Mandatory Mask Policy

Note: This article has been updated to include Ontario’s provincial mask policy which came into effect on Oct. 2. Before you leave the house in B.C., you make sure your door is locked. In Ontario, you also ask yourself, “Do I have a mask?” Wearing masks in indoor public places was made mandatory in Toronto... Continue Reading

Explainer: The B.C. Government’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

In a plan unveiled Sept. 9, the government of B.C. announced they would be investing $1.6 billion into a fall and winter preparedness plan designed to support the province’s health care system in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed to protect British Columbia’s most vulnerable, the province announced an increase in COVID-19 testing to up... Continue Reading

UVic Launches Dual Degree Program Combining Canadian and Indigenous Law

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which called upon post-secondary institutions in Canada to include more Indigenous courses, the University of Victoria has recently launched a dual degree program which combines Canadian common and Indigenous law. The B.C. government will contribute $2.25-million in funding over two years, according to the CBC. The program... Continue Reading
Protester hold a sign during Occupy Vancouver Day 2.

Canada’s Contract University Faculty Struggle to Make Ends Meet

While many university students scrimp and save to get through school, they tend to think of their instructors as relatively well-off. Unfortunately, gainfully employed academics enjoying five or six-figure salaries are rarely seen in reality. A recent survey by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) of over 2,600 contract university faculty members reveals that... Continue Reading

How to be Financially Responsible this School Year (Like an Adult)

If I asked a room full of KPU students if they were struggling financially, I imagine that most would raise their hands. But there are things you can do to alleviate that burden. I know what you’re thinking: “Why am I taking financial advice from someone with a journalism degree?” Well, I learned from the... Continue Reading

The War on Women Rages on in Media and Reality

I recently started watching The Handmaid’s Tale and quickly became enthralled by its drama and characters. Then I felt terrified because that fictional world isn’t too far off from our own. In the critically acclaimed Hulu series, adapted from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, a religious dictatorship governs the Republic of Gilead—formerly the United States—where women... Continue Reading