KPU Cancels Amazon Interdisciplinary Field School Due to Pandemic

A KPU field school program that would have taken students to the Amazon Rainforest has been cancelled due to the risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The school was supposed to take place for the sixth time this year, and the classroom sessions and pre-departure orientations happened during the spring semester as usual, and students... Continue Reading

KPU Instructor Featured in Museum of Anthropology Ceramics Exhibit

The Museum of Anthropology, located on the UBC campus in Vancouver, is known for displaying various programs and cultural exhibitions. The MOA also promotes artwork from different communities around the world. According to MOA’s website, it hosts three or four temporary exhibitions a year as well as a wide range of public programs and events.... Continue Reading

Uber and Lyft Deserve to Stay in Surrey

The day after Uber and Lyft finally got approval to operate in Metro Vancouver, the City of Surrey sent a letter to Uber to cease operations within the city limits. In most of Vancouver, it seems that everyone was happy about the arrival of ride sharing. Meanwhile, Uber drivers were ticketed by bylaws officers in... Continue Reading

English and Ceramics Students at KPU Collaborate to Create Maple-Washing: A Disruption

Last December, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s English department paired up with the fine arts department for the collaborative exhibit Maple-Washing: A Disruption. The final works were displayed in the Arbutus gallery throughout January. Described as “a synthesis of literary analysis and ceramics” by the KPU English instructor who spearheaded the project, Greg Chan, the project “articulates... Continue Reading

B.C. Residents Stop Paying MSP Premiums, International Students Pay Double

The elimination of Medical Service Plan (MSP) premiums came into effect on Jan 1. According to the B.C. government’s MSP website, “as per the elimination, British Columbia residents are no longer required to pay any MSP premiums. However, enrolment in MSP remains mandatory for all residents.” “Only adult international students who formally opt out of... Continue Reading

Spring Saving Tips From KPU Students

Utilize Disability Advisors and Academic Accommodations Marcus Jones, Contributor It’s a new semester, and for first-year students, an entirely new environment. All of a sudden, you’re a little fish in a big pond. There’s a daunting list of responsibilities to take on. You’re taking a big step to becoming an adult, and making that leap... Continue Reading

What’s New with KPU’s Career Development Centre

KPU’s Career Development Centre holds the largest fair on campus: The annual Career Fair, which will be happening on March 11 and 12 on the Richmond and Surrey campuses respectively. It gives students the opportunity to meet with over 40 employers from various industries. “The focus here is more for students who are getting ready... Continue Reading

What Christmas Looks Like to Someone Who Has Never Celebrated It

If you live in North America, it’s difficult to ignore Christmas — decorations, carols, events, gift buying, and all. Being a person from a different culture where Christmas is never celebrated, this festive season seems full of excitement and happiness. But from the outside, the tradition of decorating trees and homes, family gatherings, and exchanging... Continue Reading

What KPU’s 2020 Field Schools Have to Offer

Every year, KPU International offers various field schools that provide students with a great opportunity to travel to new places, experience different cultures, and learn new skills while earning credits. Apart from the field schools, KPU also offers various exchange programs that provide students with the opportunity to travel, study, and work. These exchange programs... Continue Reading

The Booming Bhangra Music and Dance Scene in Surrey

Bhangra is in the blood of every Punjabi. For those who are not familiar with this term, bhangra is the vivacious folk dance and music of Punjabi culture. Surrey is home to a vast number of Punjabi people, and even non-Punjabi residents celebrate Punjabi culture to an extent by appreciating the food, festivals, and of... Continue Reading

The Benefits of Speaking Multiple Languages

Knowing Multiple Languages Can Help You Grow, but Can Sometimes Get Confusing Dilpreet Kaur For me, being born in India and fluent in three languages brings a lot of benefits. In the very beginning, when children step into schools, they’re taught that they can’t survive without learning English. That’s the power of English language. It... Continue Reading