KPU ancillary fee increase on hold

Institution decides further consultation needed before changes can be made Kwantlen Polytechnic University has batted around the idea of an ancillary fee increase, but it’s been put on hold for the time being. The proposed increase would have been an additional $3 per credit. The Kwantlen Student Association received a letter from KPU explaining the... Continue Reading

KSA creates new fund for struggling students

Up to $14,000 will be available for students with non-academic need Students facing non-academic troubles will soon be eligible to receive help from the Student Society Emergency Aid Fund. Alex McGowan, vice president of external affairs and president of the Kwantlen Student Association, explained that the government of British Columbia has recently set up a... Continue Reading

Love In Da Club: Making time for philanthropy

New club focuses on fundraising for various causes Spending time aiding others is something Damanpreet Garcha’s been doing since high school. Pause for a Cause is one of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s newest clubs, and Garcha is the president. She had been a part of a philanthropic social justice-style club in her high school, and she... Continue Reading

New MultiPass bursary helps exchange students

Exchange students aren’t currently included in the U-Pass agreement A new plan is in motion to hopefully give exchange students access to Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s U-Pass/MultiPass program. The U-Pass provides students with access to public transit at a discount rate, and the MultiPass provides additional benefits to Kwantlen students, like the campus-to-campus shuttle, a car-sharing... Continue Reading

Potential revisions to Policy C.39 hope to reduce registration hassle

KPU currently seeking online student feedback on changes Proposed revisions to a policy at Kwantlen Polytechnic University will hopefully make things easier for students in financing their education. Policy C.39, Refunds of Tuition and Other Fees, currently has several potential changes on which KPU is gathering student feedback. The first major change is the fee... Continue Reading

KPU instructor’s art enters the third dimension

New technology means new styles at the SAG A new style of art is going on display at the Surrey Art Gallery. Paulo Majano, instructor of Digital Media at Kwantlen, has been working on this new style. It includes a lot of preemptive work, but it yields unique results. If you were to study the... Continue Reading

Canada is a Leader in Space

Professor from Calgary talks about his research Studying the northern lights just might give scientists insight into the working of the universe, and David Knudsen came to Kwantlen Polytechnic University to tell students all about it. Knudsen is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Calgary. On March 17, he gave a... Continue Reading

Prison Justice Club event focuses on trauma, mental health during incarceration

Prisoners aren’t the only ones who suffer in prison Often there are two sides to the same story, and the Prison Justice Club exists to bring light to both. On March 11, the club held its second annual Tom Allen memorial symposium, titled Illness Institutionalized: Trauma and Corrections. It’s mission—to help people understand that trauma... Continue Reading

KSA Hopes to Battle Climate Change By Signing Paris Pledge

Organization has many environmentally friendly projects on the go The Paris Agreement is a global step forward to reducing the effects of climate change. Now the Kwantlen Student Association has stepped up to the plate by signing The Paris Pledge. Mairi Lester, the KSA sustainability coordinator, says that by signing the pledge, the KSA has... Continue Reading

Nuclear disarmament unlikely, but possible

There are many barriers in the way of a global nuclear disarmament North Korea’s recent claim of nuclear warhead testing has brought up the discussion of worldwide nuclear disarmament once more. The possibility of a nuclear-free world is something that could potentially happen, but there are still many important barriers to discuss before making it... Continue Reading

KSA hires new Events Coordinator

Matt Hunt hopes to create a sense of student presence at Kwantlen The Kwantlen Student Association has a new events coordinator once again. Matt Hunt has joined the team, and he’s ready to use his past experience to make Kwantlen Polytechnic University a much more friendly campus for students to enjoy. Hunt spent four years... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Focus Week celebrates student exchange

Tai Chi, anime and other events promote program From Nov. 16 to 20, Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosted a variety of activities and information booths as a part of International Focus Week, the purpose of which was to demonstrate the institution’s commitment to valuing international cooperation of study. According to the KPU website, “International Focus Week... Continue Reading

Krispy Kreme fundraiser raises money for Prison Justice Club events

Group advocates for better prisoner care Hoping to raise enough funds to host their future events on Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus, members of the Prison Justice club decided to sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the campus’ main atrium. Some might wonder why a school club is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of people inside... Continue Reading

KPIRG appoints new Anti-Oppression Officer

Valiani is ready to work for the benefit of students Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group has recently appointed a new member to their board of directors. With the title of anti-oppression officer, Nida Valiani is ready to work hard to make sure Kwantlen is an open and safe place for students. Valiani will be responsible... Continue Reading

Kwantlen fashion instructor wins teaching award

Sharon Greeno honoured at Vancouver Fashion Week Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s fashion program is booming over at the Richmond campus, and it’s far more diverse than some people might realize. Sewing and dressmaking is an essential part of what fashion students do, but there’s more to the fashion industry than sartorialism. Sharon Greeno, KPU’s coordinator for... Continue Reading