International Students in Surrey Disproportionately Affected by the Housing Crisis

Surrey, which was once an affordability haven for new immigrants and young families alike, is fast becoming one of the most expensive Canadian cities to live in. The rising cost of living paired with the steady influx of new people into the city makes Surrey not only one of the priciest places to call home,... Continue Reading

Surrey’s Decision to Ban Parking RVs on City Streets at Night is Oppressive

The City of Surrey voted to remove the right of RV owners to park their vehicles on city streets and sleep in them overnight on Nov. 4. The vote comes on the heels of a report presented by the Corporate Services and Engineering departments of City Hall. The report suggests that there have been complaints... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Brewing Wins Brewery of the Year Award

KPU’s Brewing and Brewery Operations program won Brewery of the Year and took home eight other awards, many of them for first place, at the British Columbia Beer Awards on Oct. 19. KPU Brewing won awards in many categories, among them the North American Amber Ale, the Pale German Beer, and The German Wheat Beer.... Continue Reading

B.C. Makes History by Integrating UNDRIP Into Legislation

In what is being hailed a historic move, the B.C. government introduced Bill 41, also known as the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, at the end of October. This makes B.C. the first province in Canada to introduce legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People. The... Continue Reading

Caste Matters: An Afternoon Unpacking Caste Violence with Dr. Suraj Yengde

A seminar on the caste system in India, led by award-winning Harvard scholar and celebrated author Dr. Suraj Yengde, was held at KPU on Oct. 12. He entered a room buzzing with tension and filled to capacity with students and members from the local South Asian community. The caste system is a class-based social hierarchy... Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About the Transit Strike

Workers at Coast Mountain Bus Company, which provides transit services to commuters across Metro Vancouver including SeaBus operations, announced a 72-hour strike notice on Oct. 28. They will remain in negotiation for 72 hours and make an announcement regarding job action on Thursday night. Job action, depending on how negotiations go over the next couple... Continue Reading

Voting Strategically: When Not to Do It

With Canada gearing up for elections this month, the usual suspects are dominating political discourse: The Liberals and the Conservatives. In its 152-year history of 42 elections, Canada has seen exclusively Liberal and Conservative Prime Ministers. Canadians tend to vote only for these two parties, especially during contested elections such as this year’s, because they... Continue Reading

Sustainability Concerns Should Keep Students Away from Fast Fashion

Fast fashion is defined by the distribution of trendy, cheap, and disposable items made available to consumers at breakneck speeds. Each season, the latest trends hit the catwalk and can be found in stores within weeks. Cheap clothing is of great interest to students in particular, who often survive on loans and tight budgets. Although... Continue Reading