Shaping Peace Together festival full of history and inspiration

The Shaping Peace Together Festival was held virtually over three days, from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29. It celebrated the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The festival’s theme was unity, despite the circumstances of this year, while showcasing the rich diversity and compassion present worldwide. Global Peace Alliance held the festival this year virtually... Continue Reading

KPU international students share their thoughts on virtual convocation

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing restrictions, KPU and many other universities and schools organized virtual convocations this year instead of the usual in-person ceremony. Since March, KPU has stopped hosting large gatherings or events in response to COVID-19, and will continue until further notice. The upcoming spring convocation is scheduled from... Continue Reading

Coast Salish Christmas craft market goes virtual for the 2020 holiday season

The Coast Salish Christmas craft market went virtual this year, so folks could still participate and support local businesses this holiday season. Hosted by the Coast Salish Arts & Cultural Society and the Museum of Surrey for the third year, the market is running from Nov. 12 until Dec. 19 and features 43 vendors, selling... Continue Reading

Ecology and Fine Arts student collaborative project receives research award

Students in ecology, fine arts, and education courses collaborated across the different disciplines to make different kinds of projects to gain a deeper appreciation of their subjects during the process. While working remotely this year, Lee Beavington, Interdisciplinary Instructor and Learning Strategist, Carson Keever, Instructor of Ecology, and Amy Huestis, Instructor of Fine Arts, decided... Continue Reading

Tradition meets fashion in KPU chancellor’s recently unveiled regalia

Fusing historical Indigenous design with modern fashion technology, the regalia for KPU’s newest chancellor was recently unveiled. Kim Baird was installed as KPU’s third chancellor in a ceremony held on Oct.19, and her regalia was unveiled during the virtual convocation on Oct. 20. The regalia was designed by KPU graduate of the Wilson School of... Continue Reading

KPU to host fundamentals of anti-oppression workshop

A free workshop for Kwantlen Polytechnic University students is set to take place on Nov. 10 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and will be led by Cicely Blain, a renowned expert in anti-racism, diversity and inclusion. A grant was approved to bring an interactive workshop that focuses on social justice, anti-oppression, and intersectionality to... Continue Reading

KPU Social Enterprise Club hosts virtual Halloween movie night

In an effort to celebrate the spooky holiday with COVID-19 precautions in mind, KPU’s Social Enterprise Club hosted a virtual watching party for the live-action Scooby-Doo movie. Made possible by Netflix and the Chrome extension Teleparty (formerly known as Netflix Party), students talked about their favourite Halloween costumes, horror movies, and their online school experiences.... Continue Reading

Seven months into the new normal

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on into its seventh month, loneliness, fear, and uncertainty are common feelings for people to experience in 2020. Each day brings new cases and deaths, job losses, potential government-ordered restrictions, and parents struggling to balance working from home while homeschooling their children. The SARS-CoV-2 virus targets and attacks a person’s... Continue Reading

KPU Indigenous Services host online bannock workshop

One cup of flour, one tablespoon of baking powder, one teaspoon of salt, one quarter cup of sugar, half a cup of water, and oil for frying are the ingredients required to make bannock, a fry bread. On Oct. 16, KPU Indigenous Community Coordinator Samantha Daniels, hosted a bannock cooking workshop for THRIVE month. The... Continue Reading

KPU Brewing announces recipients of Diversity in Brewing award

Designed to promote more diversity in B.C.’s craft brewing industry, KPU’s first Diversity in Brewing scholarship has been awarded to Nishant Amin, Jasper Bautista, and Alexander Paul. As a grassroots organization, Diversity in Brewing acknowledges that “racism and discrimination is a systemic issue within the craft brewing industry in Vancouver, B.C. and beyond.” The Diversity... Continue Reading

KPU hosts virtual THRIVE Month event series

After university life moved online, students have gotten used to opening up their laptops to log into lectures, attend events, and sweat through midterms. The fun of summer is over, but there is still a chance to enjoy the month of October with this year’s THRIVE Month hosted by KPU. The normally week-long THRIVE event... Continue Reading

Online Welcome Week brings students together to chat, play games, and learn about KSA services

Despite some hiccups along the way, the Kwantlen Student Association’s Welcome Week event on Zoom left students chatting and laughing. With most campuses closed, Shannen Johnson-Barker, KSA Events Coordinator, knew she wanted to organize something for students. “Trying to figure out how to actually get the information out to students was a bit of a... Continue Reading

Mental health apps available for students this fall

It’s back to school season again, but this year is different than they used to be. KPU has decided to switch to online classes and limited in-person laboratory components for the fall semester. This means staying at home, studying with gadgets open all day, and constantly updating yourself with deadlines and lectures. Students are in... Continue Reading

What’s New With The Updated Pride at KPU Website

KPU students may have noticed something different about the school’s website: For the first time, it offers resources for LGBTQIA2S+ students and educational materials about the Pride community. When it was unveiled in July, it was considered essential for creating “safer and more inclusive spaces for people of all genders and sexualities” at KPU. “In... Continue Reading

A Look at the KDocsFF Film Selections for 2021

COVID-19 can’t stop KDocsFF 2021 from running this February. The social justice film festival, which celebrates the impact of documentary film and activism, will be held virtually from Feb.18 to 21. Tickets will go up for sale sometime later this fall. Picking the official film selections wasn’t easy for Janice Morris, Founder and Festival Director... Continue Reading