Supporters Decry Court Injunction, RCMP Raid in Wet’suwet’en Territory

Hundreds of people carried signs advocating for the government to respect Indigenous rights and take meaningful climate action through the streets of downtown Vancouver on Jan. 11. The aim of the march was to bring attention to the court’s late December decision to allow the RCMP to remove people who are preventing workers from entering... Continue Reading

What It Takes to Get a Snow Day at KPU

As soon as snow shows up in the forecast, Marlyn Graziano picks up her phone to schedule meetings and gather troops for scoping out roads and sidewalks. As the university’s vice-president of external affairs, she is the primary point of contact for anyone interested in how KPU makes the decision to either shut down or... Continue Reading

The Vaping Health Epidemic Affects More Canadians Each Day

The use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products are causing health complications in both the United States and Canada. This isn’t stopping people from vaping, however, and the largest demographic of vape users are teenagers and young people. The case making headlines in Canada is that of a 17-year-old boy in London, Ontario, who was... Continue Reading

EXPLAINER: The Provincial Inquiry Into B.C. Gas Prices

Gas prices in B.C. are on the rise, and it appears that major companies still don’t know the true reason why. British Columbians are well aware of the high prices they pay at the pump, with Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island receiving the short end of the stick. This past May, Premier John Horgan issued... Continue Reading

EXPLAINER: BC Teachers Advocate for New and Improved Contracts

At the beginning of October, British Columbia Teachers Federation said they were short almost 400 teachers. And as we near the end of November, not much has changed. Hundreds of teachers gathered outside of the 2019 NDP convention in Victoria, B.C. on Nov. 23 after turning down a new contract offer. The B.C. Teachers Federation... Continue Reading

KPU Installs hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ Signage on Langley and Surrey Campuses

If you’re attending classes on the Langley or Surrey campuses, you may have noticed some relatively new signage in both English and hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, the dialect of Halkomelem traditionally spoken by members of the Kwantlen First Nation. The new signage, installed mid-November, was the result of a collaboration between KPU President Alan Davis, Kwantlen First Nation... Continue Reading

KSA Plans to Send Letter Recommending the Resignation of Inactive Council Members

Councillors with the Kwantlen Student Association are collaborating on a letter to recommend the resignation of other members who have not been regularly attending KSA meetings. On Nov. 15, KSA Students with Disabilities Representative and governance committee chair Jaya Dhillon stated in her council report that the lack of attendance of some other councillors was... Continue Reading
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SkyTrain Service to Continue as Scheduled This Week

BC Rapid Transit Company and CUPE 7000, the union which represents SkyTrain workers, have reached a tentative deal after days of negotiations which carried into early Tuesday morning. This tentative deal was reached after the union issued a 72-hour job action notice on Dec. 6. The job action has now been called off, though the... Continue Reading

An Update on KPU’s Student Union Building

Though there has been talk about a student union building being built at KPU for years, the first steps towards building it are taking place now, according to the Kwantlen Student Association. KSA President David Piraquive says that creating the plan to build the SUB has been a long process, and the actual construction of... Continue Reading

What KPU’s 2020 Field Schools Have to Offer

Every year, KPU International offers various field schools that provide students with a great opportunity to travel to new places, experience different cultures, and learn new skills while earning credits. Apart from the field schools, KPU also offers various exchange programs that provide students with the opportunity to travel, study, and work. These exchange programs... Continue Reading

KSA Calls on KPU to Suspend the Sale of Textbooks Amid Plagiarism Allegations

The Kwantlen Student Association is calling for the suspension of sales of two sociology textbooks carried by the KPU bookstore, and for the issuing of refunds to students who purchased them. This request follows allegations that the author, KPU faculty member Dr. Charles Quist-Adade, used plagiarized content throughout multiple sections of the books. The books,... Continue Reading

News Brief: RCMP Deport Three International Students After Investigating Public Fights in Surrey

Three international students have been deported due to a violent altercation that took place in Strawberry Hills in August, and the visas of three others are under review as a result of another incident that took place along 128 Street on Nov. 11. Both of these fights, which took place in large groups, were caught... Continue Reading

KSA Publicly Supports Transit Worker Job Action

Weeks of negotiations between Metro Vancouver transit workers, trades people, and their employers have not yet resulted in an agreed-upon deal between the parties. On Nov. 1, Unifor Locals 111 and 2200, which represent transit operators and skilled trades workers respectively, decided to pursue job action after receiving contract adjustment offers by Coast Mountain Bus... Continue Reading

Explainer: ICBC’s Money-Saving Measures Ruled “Unconstitutional”

Back in February, B.C. Attorney General David Eby set caps on the number of experts and expert reports allowed in auto insurance lawsuits. However, Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson ruled this to be unconstitutional because, according to his ruling, “it violated the exclusive powers of a court to control its own processes.” The provincial government’s decision... Continue Reading

International Students in Surrey Disproportionately Affected by the Housing Crisis

Surrey, which was once an affordability haven for new immigrants and young families alike, is fast becoming one of the most expensive Canadian cities to live in. The rising cost of living paired with the steady influx of new people into the city makes Surrey not only one of the priciest places to call home,... Continue Reading