KPU Brewing Program Featured at Vancouver Craft Beer Festival

Vancouver Craft Beer Week is a glorious time of year where beer lovers and creators converge at different places around the city to nerd out about their favourite foamy beverage and indulge in a few cold ones with the community.  Each year, the week culminates in the Vancouver Craft Beer Week Tasting Festival held at... Continue Reading

KPU Students Ran an Amazing Race on June 12

On June 12, KPU students were invited to take part in a two-hour race that took them around the Surrey campus as they looked for clues, solved riddles, completed challenges, and cooperated in pairs. This was the second annual KPU edition of The Amazing Race. One competitor, Nick Gill, says he was going all out... 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

Pottery Exhibition Encourages the Growth of Ceramic Artists at KPU

Ceramic artists, including some fine arts students from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, had their work showcased throughout May in the Spruce Gallery on the Surrey campus. Hosted by the Fraser Valley Potters Guild, the annual juried exhibition—which this year was entitled Growth—aimed to display the work of artists at a wide variety of skill levels, from... 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

Celebrate Indigenous People's Day All Month Long at KPU

The summer solstice, June 21, is recognized in Canada as National Indigenous Peoples Day. If one day of acknowledgment and celebration just doesn’t feel like enough to you, you’re not alone. Indigenous Services for Students wanted to spend the whole month celebrating “all the Indigenous culture and resilience on Turtle Island [also referred to as... Continue Reading

Martial Arts School Hosts Self-Defense Classes for Members of the LGBTQ+ Community

A study released by the Canadian Human Rights Commision in 2015 shows that 70 per cent of trans youth aged 19 to 25 in Canada claim to have experienced discrimination because of their gender identity. On a global scale, statistics from The Trans Murder Monitoring Project from 2015 and 2016 show that the murders of... Continue Reading

Mise-en-Scène Celebrates its Third Anniversary

Mise-en-Scène, a peer-reviewed film studies journal founded and edited by Kwantlen Polytechnic University English instructor Greg Chan, has been publishing bi-annually for three years now. Since its conception in 2015 and the release of its first issue in 2016, Mise-en-Scène has engaged film buffs from all over the globe, accepting contributions from as far-ranged places... Continue Reading

Slamapalooza Crowns 2019 Champion, Assembles Team for National Festival

Note: The author of this article, Chelsea Franz—also known as Franz the Poet—is the new Slamapalooza Slam Master, and will be coaching the team throughout the upcoming year. KPU’s monthly poetry slam, Slamapalooza, held its final competitive slam of the 2018-19 year in the Surrey Conference Centre on May 15. The winner of the slam,... Continue Reading

KPU Takes First and Second Place in International Beer School Championship

Although there may be nothing quite as satisfying as cracking open a cold one with the boys, winning an international championship with the boys might come as a close second. Despite being the newest program in the competition, the KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations program took home two gold medals and a silver out of... Continue Reading

Verses Festival of Words Invites Poetry Lovers to Experience the Boundlessness of Storytelling

Verses Festival of Words is an annual poetry festival that just completed its ninth year celebrating Canada’s slam poetry scene. The 10-day event ran from April 25 to May 4 and was held in multiple locations in Vancouver, mainly along Commercial Drive. The festival kicked off with Hullabaloo, the youth poetry slam. Teams from all... Continue Reading

Creative Writing Guild’s Filipinx Poetry Night Features Talent from KPU and Beyond

As host Tawahum Bige pointed out at the beginning of the night, literary events are often dominated by white writers. There will occasionally be a few token BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) writers added to the lineup, but even then, they can end up burdened by the weight of representation. Rather than lumping all... Continue Reading

LitFest 2019 Features a Performance Workshop Hosted By KPU Students

As part of Litfest New West—an annual festival that brings together readers, writers, and community members from New Westminster and the surrounding area—a literary performance workshop called “You’re A Performer, But Also A Writer!” is being hosted by KPU students Chelsea Franz and Tawahum Bige. On Saturday, April 27, in Room 411 of Downtown New... Continue Reading

Guest Artist Spotlight: MOSAIKNIGHTS

MOSAIKNIGHTS is a rap group that crashed and burned at one of the greasiest underground venues in Vancouver. They were fresh off of their first show when Exy Terry, a member of the group, decided to act as his own promoter for their next performance. It was their second show, at the 333, when MOSAIKNIGHTS... Continue Reading

STICKY: A Post-It Note Art Show Makes Fine Art Accessible

STICKY: A Post-It Note Art Show was a free event in East Van that offered three-by-three-inch works of art at the accessible price of $20 a pop. Hosted by Hot Art Wet City on March 30, the night was inspired by a much larger event held at Giant Robot in Los Angeles, and the love... Continue Reading