KPU Students Walk Out in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

On March 4, KPU students congregated in front of the Surrey campus library after walking out of class in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s fight against the construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline, which is planned to cross Wet’suwet’en traditional unceded lands. The sun was shining as students showed their support, creating a circle where... Continue Reading

The Rise of Psychedelics in Research and Business

Legal psychedelics and other drugs currently seen as recreational are being heavily invested in through the Canadian Stock exchange, Bloomberg reports. “Mind Medicine Inc., which is undertaking clinical trials of psychedelic-based drugs, intends to list on Toronto’s NEO Exchange by the first week of March, said JR Rahn, the company’s co-founder and co-chief executive officer,”... Continue Reading

KPU’s Multi-Faith Centre Celebrates UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

The KPU community celebrated the United Nation World Interfaith Harmony Week in the Surrey Cedar Conference Centre on Feb. 5 with food, activities, and conversation. The week-long event was initially introduced by King Abdullah II of Jordan at the United Nations in 2010. He suggested its main objective was “to promote a culture of peace... Continue Reading

Explainer: UN Human Rights Ruling on Climate Refugees

Fires, rising sea levels, and other natural disasters induced by the rapidly changing climate are impacting countries around the world and the people living in them. A recent ruling by the United Nations has stated that deporting a person to a country where they may be put in danger by the climate crisis is a... Continue Reading

A First Timer’s Experience at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver

Until I visited the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on Sunday, Jan. 12, I had never been to church. I was not raised to believe in any religious practice or belief system. As I grew older, the concept of religion portrayed in the media was often negative — always committing horrific acts in the name of... Continue Reading

Solidarity Blockades Spread Across Vancouver After Arrests Made at Gidimt'en Checkpoint

In the early hours of Feb. 6, armed Royal Canadian Mounted Police moved in on the Gidimt’en Checkpoint in Wet’suwet’en territory, forcefully removing peaceful protesters from their unceded territory. Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and their supporters are defending their land in an ongoing conflict with TransCanada. This company wants to build the Coastal GasLink pipeline that... Continue Reading

The Vaping Health Epidemic Affects More Canadians Each Day

The use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products are causing health complications in both the United States and Canada. This isn’t stopping people from vaping, however, and the largest demographic of vape users are teenagers and young people. The case making headlines in Canada is that of a 17-year-old boy in London, Ontario, who was... Continue Reading

How To Stay Festive But Frugal This Holiday Season

Christmas Frugality is an Art Form, So Get Crafty By Jayne Wright, Contributor ‘Tis the season for peppermint hot chocolate, fuzzy socks, and giving the ones you love gifts of appreciation. But for many of us, the seasonal change doesn’t change the fact that we are still poor students trying to save money by making... Continue Reading

EXPLAINER: BC Teachers Advocate for New and Improved Contracts

At the beginning of October, British Columbia Teachers Federation said they were short almost 400 teachers. And as we near the end of November, not much has changed. Hundreds of teachers gathered outside of the 2019 NDP convention in Victoria, B.C. on Nov. 23 after turning down a new contract offer. The B.C. Teachers Federation... Continue Reading

An Update on KPU’s Student Union Building

Though there has been talk about a student union building being built at KPU for years, the first steps towards building it are taking place now, according to the Kwantlen Student Association. KSA President David Piraquive says that creating the plan to build the SUB has been a long process, and the actual construction of... Continue Reading

The First Annual Tree Planting Film Festival Breaks Ground in Vancouver

The first ever tree planting film festival was about tree planters, by tree planters, and attended by — yep, you guessed it — tree planters. People filed into the Imperial for the festival on Nov. 14, which started with a friendly mixer followed by film screenings, live music, and dancing. The point of the night... Continue Reading

What Lowering the Voter Registration Age Means for Youth in B.C.

Perhaps one of the scariest occurrences that happened this Halloween was the introduction of B.C. legislation lowering of the youth voter registration age in B.C. In case that fooled you at first as it did me, this doesn’t mean that youth aged 16 and 17 can vote. They can just pre-register. “What does this mean?... Continue Reading

Millennial Burnout: Two Student Perspectives

Academic Workism Pushes Students Past Their Limits Jayne Wright There is a new idea emerging in North America: the concept of “workism,” which suggests that the most personal fulfilment can be found through professional achievement. Derek Thompson works for the Atlantic and is a self-professed “workaholic.” He has researched the concept of workism and the... Continue Reading

KDocs Screens Because We are Girls Documentary to a Full House

The KPU Surrey Conference Center was packed with audience members awaiting the KDocs screening of Because We are Girls on Oct. 24. The waitlist exceeded over 200 people who waited in line outside hoping to get a last-minute seat to view the film. Directed by Vancouver-based filmmaker and director Baljit Sangra, Because We are Girls... Continue Reading

Vancouver Podcast Festival Prepares for Its Second Year

Vancouver is hosting its second annual VanPodFest from Nov. 7-10, welcoming guests from podcast series like Dirty John, Secret Life of Canada, The Allusionist, Red Man Laughing, Thunder Bay and Dark Poutine. It will also include local podcasters, master classes, meet ups with creators, panel discussions on podcasting, and a pod fair. Selina Crammond, the... Continue Reading