New Indigenous Studies Instructors Arrive for KPU’s Summer Semester

Note: Since the publishing of this article, Dr. Kerrie Charnley took a full-time position at another university and will not be teaching at KPU this semester. Kwantlen Polytechnic University has welcomed two new instructors for the summer semester, Dr. Kerrie Charnley and Jules Koostachin, to teach INDG 1100, Introduction to Indigenous Studies. Both have expertise... Continue Reading

Facebook Group Reflects Student Frustrations with KPU

If the Facebook group KPU Complaints is any indication, some students enrolled at Kwantlen Polytechnic University are looking for new ways to voice their frustrations with the institution. “I think one issue is the tuition breakdown,” said Renee Singh, a Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Psychology. “When I look at the new semester charges,... Continue Reading

This Canadian Man Eats Pigeons for the Planet

Curtis Fagan is a resident of Calgary, Alberta who started trapping and consuming pigeons to reduce his carbon footprint. Because Canada is one of the biggest greenhouse gas contributors in the world, he decided to change his lifestyle by weaning off beef. In a year, a single dairy cow produces the same amount of greenhouse... Continue Reading

Finding Creative Inspiration During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Quarantined KPU artists are letting their creativity flourish during the COVID-19 pandemic. Faced with increased spare time and even boredom, KPU artists like Mika Zhu and Julian Dix are working on new projects inspired by this strange time in history. Zhu is a third-year international student enrolled in the fine arts program. For her Issues... Continue Reading

LGBTQ+ Parties Are Moving Online

While we try to protect ourselves and those around us from COVID-19, it is essential that we comply with social distancing. Some folks thrive in isolation and are using this time to better themselves, learn something new, or take a lot of baths — but others who are more socially needy are going bananas without... Continue Reading

Get to Know the Kwantlen Psychology Society

The Kwantlen Psychology Society is a student-led club with the aim of enriching students’ educational experience in the field of psychology through events and community.. The club has been hosting events since it was founded in 2003. It  provides unique resources and lessons from faculty and alumni, teaching students about graduate school, tools used in... Continue Reading

KPU Sponsors Annual Growing Room Festival

Room Magazine, Canada’s oldest feminist literature magazine, has been hosting the Growing Room Festival in Vancouver since 2017. This year’s festival, held March 11-15, is filled with many new and exciting events and activities. Attendees have the chance to take part in panels, workshops, movie screenings, markets and many more literary events in accessible spaces.... Continue Reading

KPU Instructor Featured in Museum of Anthropology Ceramics Exhibit

The Museum of Anthropology, located on the UBC campus in Vancouver, is known for displaying various programs and cultural exhibitions. The MOA also promotes artwork from different communities around the world. According to MOA’s website, it hosts three or four temporary exhibitions a year as well as a wide range of public programs and events.... Continue Reading

KPU Hosts Second Annual Multicultural Dance Day

The KPU School of Business hosted the second annual Multicultural Dance Day in the Cedar Conference Centre on Feb. 13. The event, which ran from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, hosted groups performing traditional dances from six countries around the world including Japan, Scotland, Spain, and Mexico. Each performance was accompanied by a presentation on the... Continue Reading

Get to Know KPU’s Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association is not only for students of Muslim faith. Their club welcomes students of any background, religion, or race, and their goal is to promote diversity and create a safe space. The club founders’ vision was to build a community for people to feel represented within while also promoting awareness of their... Continue Reading

KPU’s Multi-Faith Centre Celebrates UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

The KPU community celebrated the United Nation World Interfaith Harmony Week in the Surrey Cedar Conference Centre on Feb. 5 with food, activities, and conversation. The week-long event was initially introduced by King Abdullah II of Jordan at the United Nations in 2010. He suggested its main objective was “to promote a culture of peace... Continue Reading

Delay of Student Loan Funding Causes Confusion for KPU Students

With assignments stacking up and the occasional snow day throwing the city into temporary chaos, nobody needs to worry about being unable to pay their bills mid-semester. Yet, many students were faced with financial uncertainty after a technical glitch prevented student aid money from reaching some of its applicants on time. While students who applied... Continue Reading

A First Timer’s Experience at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver

Until I visited the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on Sunday, Jan. 12, I had never been to church. I was not raised to believe in any religious practice or belief system. As I grew older, the concept of religion portrayed in the media was often negative — always committing horrific acts in the name of... Continue Reading

Surrey Filmmaker Portrays Gang Violence from a First-Person Perspective with Monster

The film Monster reveals a different side to Surrey’s gang violence while crushing the “Surrey jack” stereotype. Earlier in January, local filmmaker, actor and writer Inderveer Sodhi released the film Monster which only took six days to film. The movie can now be watched on YouTube and Prime Video, and it’s based on a coming-of-age... Continue Reading

The Langley Farmers Market Is on Hiatus for 2020

The Langley Community Farmers Market Society recently announced their decision to go on hiatus after a “disappointing market season in 2019.” They will not be organizing a 2020 farmers market due to a lower number of customers and “society revenues that fell significantly below projections,” according to a press release posted on their website in... Continue Reading