KPU Design instructor receives funding for virtual reality and 3D tech-focused course

KPU Wilson School of Design instructor Jessica Bayntun has received a financial award from KPU Teaching and Learning, meant to help Bayntun blend virtual reality into her special topics summer course called “3D futures.” This is a fashion program course, and Bayntun says it looks into “designed futures” and “how technology is integrated in production,... Continue Reading

KDocsFF 2021 virtual opening night a ‘seamless’ success, festival to run until March 21

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s esteemed social justice film festival, KDocsFF, kicked off March 12 with And Then They Came for Us, a documentary about the forced incarceration of Japanese Americans in 1942. At 8:00 pm, film subjects George Takei and Satsuki Ina, director Abby Ginzberg, and Diana Morita Cole discussed the increased hate against Asian communities... Continue Reading

KPU Arts Speaker Series event to discuss trilobites and 'othering' of the Neanderthal

On March 17, Kwantlen Polytechnic University sociology instructors Dr. Rebecca Yoshizawa and Dr. Ryan Higgitt will give students and faculty a peek into the contemporary, exciting research they have been working on. Yoshizawa will be sharing her research on how trilobites — which are ancient arthropods with thick exoskeletons that fossilize easily — can be... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Psychology Society to feature speaker series titled ‘The PWEOR of CNOTXET’

The brain is the most complex organ in the body, and it is in charge of making decisions that will impact individuals for the rest of their lives. However, just like any other organ, the brain has its flaws and weaknesses that we need to be aware of. The Kwantlen Psychology Society will host a... Continue Reading

March is going greener with the Campus Ecochallenge

St. Patrick’s Day might be on March 17, but that’s not the only thing that’s going extra green this month The Campus Ecochallenge kicked off this month, a free platform where individuals or teams at post-secondary institutions participate in various sustainable actions, earn points, compete with others, and learn about their environmental footprint along the... Continue Reading

Vancouver’s new Poetry Hotline

The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association has launched the Poetry Phone project, making it available to the public for free. Charles Gauthier, CEO of the DVBIA, led the initiative with a team of 10 local poets and Renee Sarojini Saklikar as the curator. When you dial 1-833-POEMS-4-U (763-6748), you can select from 10 poems to... Continue Reading

Catching up with KPU’s Muslim Student Association

For the past 11 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. At KPU, in-person education at the five bustling campuses was traded for online learning. It’s not just the students and instructors who’ve had to readjust to the new normal, but also KPU’s extracurriculars. Wajeeha Rahman, president of KPU’s Muslim Student Association,... Continue Reading

The significance of Black History Month in Canada

The month of February is a month set aside by many people in Canada to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who, throughout history, have contributed immensely to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation it is today. As a black woman who immigrated from Nigeria to... Continue Reading

KPU Sports and Recreation encourages staff and students to get active through Virtual Vancouver Sun Run

The Vancouver Sun Run will be held from April 18 to 30, where participants can run their 10 kilometres from wherever they like during the 12-day window. Even though the event will be different from the traditional Sun Run, runners and walkers are still encouraged to get out there and set a fitness goal to... Continue Reading

Coquitlam artist featured during inspirational talk hosted by Surrey Art Gallery

Local abstract artist Deb Chaney was featured at the Thursday Artist Talk Online presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association on Feb. 4. Thursday Artist Talk Online is a weekly event for local and regional artists to discuss their work and bring more awareness to what’s happening in the community. Since the beginning of the... Continue Reading

KPU brewing student is the first recipient of the Nancy More Award

Second-year KPU brewing student Emily Comeau has won the first annual Nancy More Award presented by the BC Hospitality Foundation and BC Craft Brewers Guild. The $1,000 award is named after Nancy More, who became the first North American female brewmaster in 1985. More has been a KPU instructor for six years and helped create... Continue Reading

Imagine Van Gogh arrives in Vancouver this spring

Art is highly emotional. An artist often uses mediums to express the complexity of the human condition in a way that words sometimes fall short. There are few who better encapsulates this than the extremely renowned post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition directors Julien Baron and Annabelle Mauger have curated... Continue Reading

For one woman, adventure is only a SkyTrain ride away

When people plan a vacation, they dream of tropical beaches or cities teeming with history. But for Rachel Marshik, locations like Marine Drive and Moody Centre made their way onto her itinerary. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted Marshik’s yearly international travel plans. Despite border lockdowns, she continued with tradition, and staying local, by travelling as far... Continue Reading

Documentary film festival KDocsFF 2021: ‘Resistance. Freedom. Justice’

Despite all the challenges throughout the process of organizing a film festival during a pandemic, Janice Morris, founder and festival director of KDocsFF, is proud to announce that the virtual event will run this year from March 12 to 21. The 10-day virtual festival is more than double the original length of the event that... Continue Reading

The Surrey Public Library offers digital resources during the pandemic

During the pandemic, the Surrey Public Library has stepped up, and now provides a wide variety of free resources that are available to the public and students of all age groups online. In an email exchange with The Runner, Seline Kutan, director, communications, and advancement, who is a representative of SPL, wrote that “when the... Continue Reading