KPU Instructor Among Researchers Calling Dodgeball a “Tool of Oppression”

Earlier this month, a study labelling dodgeball as a “tool of oppression” was presented by SFU instructor Claire Robson, UBC instructor Joy Butler, and KPU instructor David Burns. Taking inspiration from the political theorist Iris Marion Young’s definition of the Five Faces of Oppression—those being violence, cultural imperialism, powerlessness, exploitation, and marginalization—the researchers behind the... Continue Reading

KPU Teams with SANSAD to Host Event Challenging Toxic Masculinity

In collaboration with the South Asian Network of Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD), KPU hosted an event on March 15 called “Challenging Toxic Masculinities: A dialogue to discuss socio-cultural representations of gender.” “It was raised in one of our [SANSAD] meetings that this is an issue that concerns young people, so last year we had organized... Continue Reading

Past and Present Unite in Perfect Harmony at KPU Music Faculty Showcase

When a group of distinguished alumni from KPU’s Music Department returned to the Langley campus on Jan. 25, they did so not to learn from their former instructors, but to make music with them. The “Past and Present Faculty Showcase” saw three faculty members—Jane Hayes, Dale Throness, and Gail Suderman—perform alongside alumni Natascia Dell’erba, Katie... Continue Reading