Career Development Centre Hosting Virtual Drop-in Sessions for KPU Students

This summer, the Career Development Centre introduced virtual drop-in sessions. The sessions run every Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm and every Thursday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. “Given that student services are presently not being delivered in-person on campus, the Career Development Centre (CDC) is now offering alternate online options for students to... Continue Reading

Online Webinar Explores How COVID-19 Has Impacted People with Disabilities

An online webinar on upholding the rights of people with disabilities during COVID-19 sparked discussion about the unique impact of the pandemic on the community. On June 16, over 100 attendees participated via Zoom. The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue organized the event, provided ASL interpretation, and brought on three guest panellists. The... Continue Reading

How B.C’s Prisons Are Being Impacted by COVID-19

As prisons in B.C. cancel support programs and struggle to meet social distancing requirements during the pandemic, the risk of inmates catching COVID-19 grows higher. Correctional Service Canada (CSC)’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Plans state that they are enhancing cleaning practices at all federal prisons. They are also educating staff and inmates about COVID-19 prevention. However,... Continue Reading

KPU Co-op Programs Accepting Online Applications

Students looking for co-op opportunities this summer can still apply until June 15. KPU’s Career Development Centre is encouraging employers to help students complete their work online so they can continue getting paid from home while they learn during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many employers are being encouraged to conduct virtual interviews and access funding support... Continue Reading

KSA to Reopen Food Bank and Offer Discounts for Fresh Produce Program

The KSA food bank is set to open once again this week and the KSA is offering students a 50 per cent discount on KPU’s Community Supported Agriculture program. The CSA is offering a 20-week produce box subscription available through KPU’s farm school. It provides several boxes with a variety of weekly produce items. It... Continue Reading

A Look at KPU's New ISFS Graduate Certificate Program

Starting with the fall semester, the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at KPU will offer a new Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems and Security program. The 18-credit program is composed of six courses offered under the Faculty of Arts, all delivered online in two parts over the course of a year. The first part... Continue Reading

Universities Across B.C. Adjust to the Province’s New Safety Guidelines

KPU’s Academic and Operational Continuity Plan proposes academic and operational continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the directions of B.C.’s public health officer, online learning will continue for the fall and possibly for the spring 2021 semester. The university will continue to comply with WorkSafe BC’s guidelines and provide students with adequate first aid and... Continue Reading

KPU Offers Online Courses To International Students for Summer Semester

As long as they received a student permit by March 18 and self-isolated for 14 days after their arrival in Canada, new international students will be accepted to KPU throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Carole St. Laurent, KPU International’s Interim Associate Vice President, says there are international students taking KPU classes online, both in Canada and... Continue Reading

BC Technology for Learning Society Donates Tech to Low-income Students

In an effort to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic, BC Technology for Learning Society has distributed over 250 refurbished laptops and computers to those in need. The not-for-profit is licensed to operate the ​​Computers for School Plus program in B.C. and has been donating much-needed technology supplies to K-12 students over the past three... Continue Reading

Government and Organizers Give the Homeless Community Space to Self-Isolate

As the pandemic continues, people who are homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness may struggle to find a safe place to self-isolate. The Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism, an organization focused on advocacy for vulnerable communities around the lower mainland, is trying to help. Its members are mostly people from the homeless community... Continue Reading

The New KSA Executive Team Has Been Elected

The Kwantlen Student Association’s executive election took place on April 17, when new candidates were voted in to replace the previous executive team. These positions were for the President, Vice President of External Affairs, Vice President of Finance and Operations, Vice President of Student Life, and Vice President of University Affairs. The new President is... Continue Reading

The Together Vs Virus Hackathon COVID-19 Challenges

Over 500 hackathon participants came together to help communities struggling during the pandemic on April 17 and 18. Their goal was to work together to come up with useful and creative technology solutions that would help communities adapt and deal with effects of the pandemic. The 48-hour competition produced six winning teams, all with different... Continue Reading
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How Scientists Around the World are Racing to Create a COVID-19 Vaccine

The process of developing a regular vaccine can take 10 to 15 years, but scientists around the world are trying to make one for COVID-19 as soon as possible. One of the companies working towards this in the U.S. is Moderna, which is in phase one of vaccine production. China has two companies developing a... Continue Reading

How to Protect Yourself form COVID-19 Fraud

Scammers are taking advantage of vulnerable individuals during the COVID-19 crisis, targeting senior citizens in particular. “The Canada Anti-Fraud Center has received hundreds of reports from elderly victims who have had their money or personal identification stolen,” reads an article on CTV News.  Coronavirus-related scams have increased in frequency during the last couple of months,... Continue Reading

TransLink Temporarily Suspends the U-Pass program

Some university students have no use for their Compass Cards as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to prevent people from using transit. Starting May. 1, TransLink will temporarily suspend the U-Pass B.C. program. Michelle Lam, KSA’s MultiPass Coordinator, says making the cancellation happen was a lengthy process. MultiPass coordinators participated in various meetings with other post-secondary... Continue Reading