Where the Grass is Greener: The Impact of Growing Weed on B.C. Farmland

A recent bulletin released by the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) of B.C. now classifies cannabis production as “farm use” on Agricultural Land Reserves (ALR), but the city of Delta fears new and more lenient regulations around cannabis growth will undermine the importance of local produce. In an interview with The Tyee, the Mayor of Delta... Continue Reading

B.C. Teacher Blows Whistle on Twitter for Censoring LGBTQ2S+ Content

Editor’s Note: “Queer” is a reclaimed term, once widely used as an insult, that has been adopted by many members of the LGBTQ2S+ community in reference to the “spectrum of non-heterosexual and/or non-cisgender people,” as written in QMUNITY’s queer terminology handbook.  Joseph Tong, a teacher at UBC and in the Surrey school district, recently started... Continue Reading

Essay Writing Services Don’t Make the Grade

Every student has been there. It’s the night before a big essay is due and the stress is slowly taking over. Sweat pours from your brow as you stare at a blank Word document and slowly press “next episode” on Netflix.  There are, however, certain services that claim to offer a way out for students... Continue Reading

Legalization Won’t Stop the 4/20 Protests

  This year’s 4/20 event marked 25 years of protesting cannabis laws in Vancouver. According to the event’s official website, the protest was first held in 1995 at Victory Square Park, but moved to the Vancouver Art Gallery just two years later. Back then, the event attracted about 1,000 protesters, but this year nearly 100,000... Continue Reading

Escalator Tax on Liquor Is the Government’s Way of Keeping the Lower-Class Poor

For the third consecutive year, an “escalator tax” will make wines, spirits, and beers a little pricier for the average Canadian starting on April 1. Up to 80 per cent of the cost of alcohol in Canada is due to taxes that are typically paid by the producer and then added on top of the... Continue Reading

Months After Legalization, Black Market Cannabis is Still More Appealing

The legalization of cannabis has not prevented Canadians from purchasing cannabis on the black market as the government had hoped it would. If anything, legalization has made cannabis being sold illegally even more appealing due to the variety of products being offered at unlicensed dispensaries and how much cheaper they are than legal weed. Still,... Continue Reading

Canadian Universities Should Consider Saying No Way To Huawei

The political climate between China and Canada has been tense since the Canadian government detained Huawei’s CFO,  Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver last December​. Consequently, Canadian universities are reconsidering existing partnerships with the telecommunications company. Many Western and European countries—including the United States, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand—have banned Huawei and ZTE, a similar telecom company... Continue Reading

KPU Promotes Higher Education, and Educates the High, at Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo

On the surface, the Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo looks like your average business conference. For the vendors, many of whom wear lab coats and stand next to large, important looking metal contraptions, it’s simply an opportunity to network and do business. That business, however, involves getting Canadians medicated and—post-legalization—getting them recreationally high. The expo... Continue Reading

The B.C. Government’s Plan for Electric Vehicles is Unattainable

The provincial government’s new legislation intended to eliminate fossil fuel vehicles by 2040 seems too far fetched to be successful. The lack of charging stations, electric vehicles in dealership lots, and knowledge on the efficiency of hydrogen extraction is a huge issue that the government has not planned on addressing properly. It seems nearly impossible... Continue Reading

How I Cured My Road Rage With Self Care

Road rage has been a huge part of my life since childhood. Watching my dad pull the car over to get into physical altercations with people, ultimately smashing their windows and fleeing the scene, ensured that some of his bad driving habits were passed onto me. For years, I wouldn’t think twice about hopping out... Continue Reading

Make Your Volunteering Count This Holiday Season

The months leading up to Christmas tend to put many folks in a charitable mood. Many enjoy helping the less fortunate, whether by making contributions to toy and food banks or doing hands-on work in their community. It feels good to give, and it can be a source of personal pride and fulfillment to volunteer.... Continue Reading

Students Should Stop Romanticizing Sleep Deprivation

A study published last year by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) shows that the best way to maximize performance on final exams is to study and get a good night’s sleep. For students entering their midterm exam season, it can be difficult to identify if your classmates are suffering from exhaustion and sleep... Continue Reading

The Canadian Federation of University Women Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary Through Giving Bursaries

The Canadian Federation of University Women is a group of over 8,400 Canadians dedicated to improving the lives of women through the pursuit of higher education. “CFUW is the largest affiliate of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW), the leading girls’ and women’s global organization run by and for women, advocating for women’s rights,... Continue Reading

Run-Down: What Legalization Means for You

Canada is the second country after Uruguay to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use. Medicinal marijuana was legalized in Canada in 2001, but now, thanks to the 2018 Cannabis Act, every adult citizen here can take part in purchasing the green leaf. Gabriel Bélanger, a professor for Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Cannabis Professional Series... Continue Reading

LGBTQ+ Students Have Higher Student Loan Debt than Average

A recent poll conducted by Forum Research shows that 48 per cent of the LGBTQ+ community left post-secondary education with up to $10,000 in debt. This means that their debt is on average more than 15 per cent higher than the rest of the student and recent graduate population. “It’s interesting to note that almost... Continue Reading