KPU Welcome Week Features a Variety of Resources for Students

Welcome Week, which took place across KPU campuses from Jan. 13-16, was open to all students regardless of their year of study. It featured multiple booths offering information on different campus services and organizations. Among the booths were representatives from the Career Development Centre, the Kwantlen Student Association, KSA MultiPass, Surrey for Future, My Student... Continue Reading

Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical Makes Audiences Laugh in Vancouver

Notorious for sprinkling a bit of sass into every meal, the Elbow Room Café has inspired a holiday musical that has been making audiences snort with laughter. The play showed at The Cultch, produced by Zee Zee Theatre company, and directed by Cameron Mackenzie. It ran from Dec. 12 until Dec. 29. Besides being a... Continue Reading

KSA Plans to Send Letter Recommending the Resignation of Inactive Council Members

Councillors with the Kwantlen Student Association are collaborating on a letter to recommend the resignation of other members who have not been regularly attending KSA meetings. On Nov. 15, KSA Students with Disabilities Representative and governance committee chair Jaya Dhillon stated in her council report that the lack of attendance of some other councillors was... Continue Reading

Therapy Dogs Visit KPU for Stress Relief Week

There were some wagging tails at KPU’s Surrey campus eager to help students on Nov. 25 during Stress Relief Week. Three fluffy canines expressed their love for students by licking and vying for their attention on the second floor of the Birch building. From Nov. 25 to 29, the KSA organized much-needed activities for stressed-out... Continue Reading

Artists Get Closer to Nature with How Green Is Your Muse? Exhibit

Filipino-Canadian artists will be showcasing their artistic muses in a nature-themed exhibit at the Surrey Art Gallery which is running until Feb. 2. The exhibit, titled How Green Is Your Muse?, was a celebration of nature and a cry for climate action. To create it, a dozen Filipino-Canadian artists explored and expressed their relationships with... Continue Reading

Surrey Should be Proud of the Peacocks Marching Through its Streets

Big, blue, fluffy birds roaming the streets of Sullivan Heights in Surrey are causing quite the split-up between neighbours and ruffling the feathers of city officials. Peacocks — or more specifically, Indian peafowls — have been casually walking around Sullivan Heights for longer than I have been alive. Last year, a Sullivan Heights resident told... Continue Reading

Flashfood Helps Students Waste Less and Save More on Groceries

Flashfood has changed the way people buy groceries and prevents food from going to waste across Canada. It works by listing items being sold at local grocery stores at a discount a few days or weeks before their best-before date. These items are offered at 50 per cent off or more, and users can pick... Continue Reading

Latincouver Hosts a Night of International Rhythm in Vancouver

Latincouver spiced up the streets of downtown Vancouver with its Afro-Latin Mix Night at the Orpheum Theatre on Nov. 14. Latincouver is a not-for-profit organization that brings together both Latin Americans and Latin culture enthusiasts living in B.C. The organization decided to organize the multicultural celebration for Latin American Heritage Month, which is held throughout... Continue Reading

KPU’s General Studies Degree Is Now Completely Textbook Cost-Free

KPU’s Zero Textbook Cost programs now include an entire arts degree in which students won’t have to pay a single penny for their textbooks — ever. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies program at KPU is the first four-year program to introduce the new ZTC framework, thanks to its utilisation of Open Educational... Continue Reading

This Year’s Diwali Festival Lights Up the KPU Surrey Campus

The KPU International celebration of Diwali festival lit up the halls of the KPU Surrey Campus on Nov. 2, when many joyful students gathered for an evening of dancing and chatter. Diwali is a five-day festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists. It represents new beginnings, light over darkness, and good... Continue Reading

The KPU Gaming Guild Hosts Revival of the Gaming Dead for Halloween

The Gaming Guild spooked KPU students for its sixth annual Halloween event, the Revival of the Gaming Dead, on Halloween this year. The event was free to attend and offered hot and fresh pizza to anyone willing to grab a free slice from a volunteer dressed up as a swordsman. The event also provided free... Continue Reading

Checking in with the Newest Multi-Faith Centre Chaplains

Earlier this year, two new chaplains joined the Multi-Faith Centre at KPU, seeking to connect with students, hold discussions around faith with them, and put smiles on their faces. Chaplains are individuals who study and represent religious or philosophical traditions, though they commonly work in non-religious environments like universities, hospitals, and other public institutions. Chaplains... Continue Reading

KPU Recognizes Historical Researcher and Author with Honorary Degree

Authored by Dr. K. Jane Watt, Surrey: A City of Stories is a book which offers colourful illustrations, photos, historical documents, and artifacts from the city’s history, along with multicultural insights about Surrey’s growth. Dr. Watt was presented with an honorary degree on Oct. 8, during KPU’s fall convocation. Honorary degrees are considered a badge... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: Surrey-Newton

Sukh Dhaliwal The Liberal Party  Sukh Dhaliwal, the current incumbent Liberal MP for Surrey-Newton, is running again in this year’s election. He was the MP for Newton-North Delta from 2006 to 2011, and is a professional engineer and B.C. land surveyor. His campaign states that he is on the Board of Directors for the Self... Continue Reading

Daylight Savings Time Is A Useful Lifehack

It’s that time of year again, in which many cheerful Canadians head over to change their clocks for daylight savings time. But not everyone is excited. According to a recently published government poll, over 90 per cent of British Columbians support ending daylight savings time (DST).  There are many misconceptions about DST, and no one... Continue Reading