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 K. Jane Watt, Surrey: A City of Stories is a book which offers colourful illustrations, photos, historical documents, and artifacts from the city’s history, along with multicultural insights about Surrey’s growth.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

Conference Aims to Educate Arts Students on How to Find a Job After Graduation

Arts students are often unsure of how they will find a job after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Unfortunately, there are a few things Google can’t tell you about networking and what to say when employers ask about your education.  To help fill those gaps, students can consider attending the NEXT: Arts Student... Continue Reading

The Surrey Latin Festival Helps Teach the Public More About Latin America

Note: This article uses the terms “Latino” and “Hispanics” as gender-neutral labels for Spanish-speakers from Central and South America. As someone who was born in Panama and is half Venezuelan, many people approach me and ask where I am from. I usually respond with, “I’m from Panama” but, there’s always a 98 per cent chance... Continue Reading

Evaluating “Eco-Terrorism”

It’s no secret that pollution and environmental contamination is changing the planet. Industry pollutes the environment, and each day that goes by, machines release toxins like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide into breathable air. Slaughterhouses can contribute to pollution immensely through irresponsible wastewater disposal, which can leak manure, grease, and fat into rivers and... Continue Reading

Investing in a Murder House Might Actually Be Worth It

If you’re thinking about buying a murder house, the first thing you should do is find someone like Randall Bell.  Bell is a real estate appraiser who specializes in “stigmatized properties.” According to an article published by The Hustle, Bell has priced and sold dozens of murder houses, including the home where Nicole Brown Simpson... Continue Reading

Canada Will Finally Break Free from Relying on Single-Use Plastics

Plastics are one of the many sources of pollution devaluing and poisoning our oceans, forests and cities. Animals, including humans, suffer from this common unnatural enemy, but thankfully, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on June 10 a plan to ban all harmful single-use plastic items as early as 2021. These items include straws, bags, cutlery,... Continue Reading

Active KSA Visits Bad Axe Throwing in Surrey

Axes aren’t generally considered sports equipment, but that’s just what they were for KPU students when Active KSA visited Bad Axe Throwing on June 7. Axe throwing is a sport in which competitors—just as the name implies—hurl axes through the air at a target while trying not to lose a limb. Bad Axe Throwing, located... Continue Reading

KPU Psychology Prof Dispels Evolution Myths at Science World

If humans evolved from monkeys, why do monkeys still exist? Isn’t the eye too complicated to have evolved naturally? Kwantlen Polytechnic University psychology instructor Dr. Farhad Dastur addressed these and eight other commonly held misconceptions about evolution as part of a presentation at the Telus World of Science on May 29. His talk, titled “Moths,... Continue Reading

Student Advocacy Group Calls for more Sustainable and Ethical Shopping

Six KPU students have created a group with the goal of spreading awareness about the consequences of “fast fashion,” an industry based on the cheap and rapid manufacturing of trendy clothing. The organization, Women Against Fast Fashion, is dedicated to educating people about the negative ethical and environmental effects of selling inexpensive and disposable items... Continue Reading