Students Looking For Work Can Find It With Career Services

The Career and Volunteer Services department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is reaching out to students to help them find meaningful, paid work during and after their time in university. As part of their effort to help students find work both on and off campus, the career centre has been sending out regular newsletters that include... Continue Reading

KPU Music Department Offers Course in Music Video Production

For the first time, a course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is giving students the tools they need to express their music visually. Music Video Production (MUSI 4602) is the only video production course in Canada aimed at music students, and is being taught through KPU’s music department this semester. “What the music video does for... Continue Reading

Male Nurses Work Through Stigma to Provide Care for the Vulnerable

Recent Kwantlen Polytechnic University graduate Josheal Jessel made his decision to become a psychiatric nurse because he wanted to make a positive change in the lives of extremely vulnerable people. It was only after researching and deciding to pursue KPU’s psychiatric nursing program that the idea of being referred to as a “nurse” began to... Continue Reading

Highlights from the 2018 KSA Election Debates

Candidates in the Kwantlen Student Association election gathered in the Surrey conference centre on Jan. 28 to take part in a series of debates hosted by The Runner. The public forum, which was live streamed and is available on The Runner’s Facebook page, gave the candidates an opportunity to explain why KPU students should vote... Continue Reading

KPU Instructor Examines Lies and Paranoia in New Novel

Kwantlen Polytechnic University business and criminology professor Ari Goelman’s second novel, The Innocence Treatment, is the latest to be featured as part of the annual KPU Reads series. The book, which hit shelves in October, is a work of young adult dystopian science fiction that explores themes of paranoia, lies, and critical thought. In an... Continue Reading

The Vancouver Giants are Exceeding Fans’ Expectations

Few expected that, at this point in the 2017/18 Western Hockey League season, the Vancouver Giants would be staring down a potentially deep playoff run. The Giants, who finished their 2016/17 campaign at the bottom of the B.C. Division standings and in second last for the league, currently hold a very respectable 25-4-15 record. This... Continue Reading

Rank and File Readers Select 2017 “Scumbag of the Year”

The readers of trade unionist publication Rank and File have made their selection for who they believe to be Canada’s worst person in a position of power in 2017. The publication has been running a “Scumbag of the Year” poll for the past four years as a way to bring attention to practices that they... Continue Reading

Federation Of Post Secondary Educators Campaigns For “Precarious Profs”

For thousands of college and university instructors across the province, job security is far from guaranteed. In B.C., around 30 per cent of post-secondary faculty and staff are employed on a part-time or temporary basis. According to the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of British Columbia, the working conditions for these educators are not equal to... Continue Reading

KDocs Talks Wants to Talk About Docs, K?

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s yearly documentary film festival, KDocs, has introduced its own small-scale take on the TED Talks format. The videos in the series, titled KDocs Talks, are presented in a similar format as the festival’s existing footage of past keynote speeches, but will feature a higher production value. “I think viewers will get the... Continue Reading

A Radical Tradition: KPU Prof. Explores Vancouver’s History of Anarchism and Punk Rock

In his upcoming book, Kwantlen Polytechnic University history professor Dr. Eryk Martin explores Vancouver’s history of radicalism through the lenses of anarchism and punk rock. Martin was inspired to write Black Flags Rising: Anarchism, Activism, and the Vancouver Five, 1967-1984 because of his own experiences growing up amidst the Vancouver-area counterculture. He says that the... Continue Reading

KPU to Admit Six New Students Based on Portfolios, Not Grades

The days of provincial exams and GPAs may be coming to an end in B.C. thanks in part to a project by Kwantlen Polytechnic University Educational Studies professor David Burns and his team. Burns, who is the primary investigator for the Kwantlen Educational Policy Incubator (KEPI), believes that a letter grade is not the best... Continue Reading

MacMillan House Offers A Place for Recovery amid Vancouver’s Opioid and Housing Crises

Rick Vickers has been in and out of recovery for most of his life. He says that he can’t stay clean without a safe place to live, but believes that he has now found that safe place at Surrey’s MacMillan House. MacMillan House is run by the Lookout Society which operates shelters, psychiatric facilities, safe... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Student Association Prepares 2018 Budget for Final Approval

The Kwantlen Student Association’s 2018 budget has been drafted by its finance committee and is scheduled to receive final approval at the next KSA Council meeting on Dec. 15. Toward the end of each year, the KSA Finance & Operations Committee works to create a plan for how the association will use the money entrusted... Continue Reading

Net Neutrality in Canada Isn’t as Safe as You Might Think

As the United States’ short-lived protections for net neutrality are being cut down, Canadians can seemingly rest easy knowing that our government is committed to strengthening affordable access to the web. But how safe is the internet in Canada if our southern neighbors go through with the FCC’s plans to sacrifice the consumer to the... Continue Reading

KPU Students Develop Clean Composting Technology

A group of KPU students have designed a product that has the potential to raise the rate of composting in Surrey. With the help of the City of Surrey, the group has spent over a year researching and developing a solution for issues preventing composting in multi-residential buildings. They are now in the process of... Continue Reading