KPU Indigenous Services Host Online Bannock Workshop

One cup of flour, one tablespoon of baking powder, one teaspoon of salt, one quarter cup of sugar, half a cup of water, and oil for frying are the ingredients required to make bannock, a fry bread. On Oct. 16, KPU Indigenous Community Coordinator Samantha Daniels, hosted a bannock cooking workshop for THRIVE month. The... Continue Reading

From the Editor: Why elections are important

This is surely an odd time to have a provincial election, but the ball is rolling, and we need to fill you in on all the candidates. Before digging into why elections are important, I should let you know that The Runner also had an election, and guess who their new editor in chief is?... Continue Reading

Water Scarcity Caused By Avocado Farming is Unethical

The word “avocado” comes from Mexico. In 500 BC, the Aztecs named the fruit “ahuácatl,” which means testicle. When the Aztecs were looking at the avocados hanging from the tree, they came to a realisation that the fruit looked similar to that particular male body part. Therefore, they called it a testicle. Ahuácatl has become... Continue Reading

Meet KPU: Andre Gress

Andre Gress is a KPU alumnus who graduated from the creative writing program. Earlier this year, he released his first novel series called Boone and Jacque. The first instalment is subtitled Saddleton’s Secret, and the upcoming installment is called The Brothers’ Odyssey.  Gress has a passion for writing fiction, screenwriting, and poetry. Whenever he starts... Continue Reading

KSA Designates New VP Finance and Operations Following Resignation

On Sept. 21, Sukhpreet Kaur, the Kwantlen Student Association’s former VP of Finance and Operations, sent a letter of resignation to Titus Gregory, Speaker of Council. The position is now held by Ripunjot Brar, Science and Horticulture faculty representative. In the KSA’s General Council Meeting on Sept. 25, Gregory announced Kaur’s resignation by sharing the... Continue Reading

Scholar Strike Canada Calls for Action Against Racial Inequality

On Sept. 9 and 10, hundreds of academics and activists across Canada paused their teaching and administrative duties in order to organize public digital teach-ins on subjects of racial inequality and injustice. The initiative, called Scholar Strike Canada, was a call to action for Canadian academics to protest systemic racism and anti-Black police brutality in... Continue Reading

Meet KPU: Dr. Asma Sayed

Dr. Asma Sayed is a faculty member in the English department, and she was named Canada Research Chair in South Asian Literary and Cultural Studies in August. Sayed is also the President of the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta, and... Continue Reading

Meet KPU: Harriet Ronaghan

Harriet Ronaghan was about to start classes at KPU in 2007. Then she was in a car crash that left her in a three-month coma with a traumatic brain injury that required emergency surgery. Against all odds, she was able to overcome her coma and has since visited rehabilitation centres and physiotherapists to share her... Continue Reading

KSA Peer Support Centre Presents Catching Up with Kiran and Kayla

Peer Support Coordinators Kiran Natt and Kayla MacGillivray have initiated Instagram live sessions through the KSA’s Instagram. The two coordinators go live every Wednesday from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. They began hosting the live sessions on July 13 and have been actively doing them ever since. They talk about a different topic each Wednesday and... Continue Reading

How Decriminalizing Drug Possession Can Improve Public Health

This summer, B.C. witnessed the two worst months for overdose deaths in the province’s history with 171 lives lost in May and 175 lost in June. Meanwhile, in the hopes of addressing the overdose crisis, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police sent a recommendation to the federal government to decriminalize simple illicit drug possession.... Continue Reading

How to Stay Creative During Quarantine

While others complain about being stuck at home, I believe quarantine is the perfect opportunity to experiment with some new hobbies, like growing an oyster mushroom farm or starting a YouTube channel. I got my dad an oyster mushroom farm for Father’s Day. I didn’t want to go for cremini mushrooms or portobello mushrooms because... Continue Reading

Surrey's Art Takeout Courses Spark Participants' Imaginations at Home

The Feed Your Inner Artist program with Art Takeout Courses hosted by the Surrey Art Gallery enables participants of all ages to try new mediums and artistic techniques from home. The two takeout courses to choose from were Drawing in the Field and Hand Building with Clay. The six-week interactive hands-on courses included material pickup... Continue Reading

KPU Sports and Rec Introduces Virtual Fitness Classes

Sports and Recreation at KPU is keeping students, faculty, and staff physically active during the pandemic with their newly-introduced virtual classes. The classes, which used to be taught in-person, started in June and are completely free for students. Sports & Rec is offering Mindful Yoga classes with coordinator Julia Nobauer and Full Body Workout classes... Continue Reading

B.C. Rallies for Justice For Mona Wang After Police Incident

Mona Wang, a UBC Okanagan nursing student who was dragged from her apartment by an RCMP officer, is receiving support from across the Lower Mainland. The incident occurred on Jan. 20 when RCMP officer Lacy Browning entered Wang’s apartment for a wellness check. Video evidence shows Browning dragging and kicking Wang while she was lying... Continue Reading

The Alliance of BC Students Advocates for Government Service Budget Changes

The Alliance of BC Students has submitted their recommendations for B.C.’s 2021 and 2022 Budget to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. The ABCS is a student-led organization which advocates at the provincial level for accessible and affordable post-secondary education in B.C. It is a coalition of five different student associations from... Continue Reading