KPU Consults Students for Vision 2023

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s administration is currently working on an academic plan to shape what the institution should look like by 2023. To this end, representatives from the university’s senate has been surveying students both online and in-person on each of KPU’s four campuses. The results of the surveying will be used to form Vision 2023,... Continue Reading

KPU Design Grads Showcase Their Work at re:vision

Graduating students from Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s various design programs had the opportunity to showcase their best work this month. The event, named re:vision, was KPU’s first interdisciplinary design show held in the recently opened Wilson School of Design. re:vision in part put together by KPU design students along with the dean’s office and an outside... Continue Reading
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BC Parks Looks to Hire 48 Students as Park Rangers

BC Parks is looking to students to find the next generation of park rangers in the province. Applications are currently open for the province’s first student ranger program, which will see 48 students from across the province work in eight teams operating out of Prince George, Smithers, Kamloops, Victoria, Black Creek, Manning Park, North Vancouver,... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Student Association to Sponsor Student Refugee

Starting this summer, the Kwantlen Student Association will be sponsoring a student refugee as part of a partnership with World University Service of Canada. The KSA has been considering the possibility of sponsoring a refugee for the past year, and at the KSA Council meeting on March 2, then-VP Finance and Operations Rawan Ramini passed... Continue Reading

KPIRG Should Continue to Pursue Litigation Against Former Employee Despite the Cost

So it’s happened again. For the second time in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s short history, a trusted student representative has been caught—allegedly—stuffing his pockets with tens of thousands of dollars that were entrusted to him by his fellow students. This time it was—allegedly—Richard Hossein, founder of Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group who—allegedly—stole over $110,000 in student-provided... Continue Reading

KSA Releases 2015 and 2016 Student Rights Centre Reports

After years of delay, the Kwantlen Student Association has publicly released its Student Rights Centre reports for 2015 and 2016. The documents list the complaints of students who contacted the KSA Student Rights Centre because of troubling experiences they had with Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2015-16. They also make soft recommendations to the KPU administration... Continue Reading

Canadian Federation of Students Approves Motion to Split from the B.C. Federation of Students

The Canadian Federation of Students is preparing to sever ties with the British Columbia Federation of students and its 12 member associations, also known as member locals. The motion to expel the BCFS and its member locals was approved by the CFS executive and will go to a vote at the CFS national general meeting... Continue Reading

KPU Music Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Kwantlen Polytechnic University celebrated 25 years of music-making March 24. The school’s music program was established in 1993 on the same day that the Langley campus opened for business, back when it was still Kwantlen College. In celebration of the milestone, the department held a gala and performance in the Langley campus auditorium attended by... Continue Reading

Giants Fall to Royals in First Round

The Vancouver Giants’ first playoff run in four years came to a heartbreaking early end in round one against the Victoria Royals. The series was as close as they come, with both teams’ goal totals tied at 25 at the end of seven hard fought games. “We played well. We could easily be on the... Continue Reading

KPU Crim Profs Study Addiction, Homelessness, Outreach on the Surrey Strip

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Social Justice Centre (SJC) is at work to better understand the issues of homelessness and addiction in Surrey, particularly on 135a Street, where inequality in the city is most visible. KPU criminology professors Michael Ma and Mike Larsen have set out to understand the circumstances of people living on 135a—colloquially known as... Continue Reading

Exploring Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Trade Renaissance

When Katherine Vreugde told her friends and family that she was going to become a farmer, they responded unanimously with surprise. She had spent the past 10 years as an accountant, and neither she nor her family had any roots in a farmer’s field. Her professional experience was gained almost entirely in an office environment.... Continue Reading

New KSA Executive Team Elected

It’s the start of a new era at the Kwantlen Student Association. A freshly-elected executive team took the reigns at the start of April and will be leading the KSA for the next year-long term. The association’s Womens Representative and Vice President External Caitlin McCutchen is succeeding Tanvir Singh as KSA President. Arts Representative David... Continue Reading

KPU Board of Governors Votes to Raise International Student Tuition by 15 Per Cent

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Board of Governors has voted to approve a 15 per cent increase to the price of tuition for incoming international students. University President Alan Davis says that the price increase is a necessary measure to maintain the university’s quality of service to international students. However, the decision has been met with anger... Continue Reading

Candidates Announced for Student Seats on KPU’s Senate and Board of Governors

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has announced this year’s candidates for student representatives on its senate and board of governors. Those who hold these positions will represent the voices of KPU students on two of the university’s most important governing bodies. This year, there are six students vying for four senate spots and five students looking to... Continue Reading

KSA Fail to Meet Quorum Necessary to Change Bylaws at 2018 AGM

Despite making a significant effort to draw in students, the Kwantlen Student Association did not reach the quorum of 200 student voters necessary to update the association’s bylaws at its annual general meeting on March 27. “I think this is a lesson to the KSA that we need all hands on deck and we need... Continue Reading