Potential New High Speed Rail System to Connect Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland

A summit discussing the possibility of creating a high speed rail system that connects three of the major Northwest Pacific cities was held from Nov. 6-8 in Seattle, Washington. This summit focused on the various studies that have indicated the benefits and possible profits of building the rail system. It also touched on some “important... Continue Reading

B.C. Makes History by Integrating UNDRIP Into Legislation

In what is being hailed a historic move, the B.C. government introduced Bill 41, also known as the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, at the end of October. This makes B.C. the first province in Canada to introduce legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People. The... Continue Reading

Sam Stringer Receives KPU’s Distinguished Alumni Award at the Fall 2019 Convocation

Local designer Sam Stringer was offered a chance to showcase her collection in Vancouver Fashion Week just one day after graduating from a four-year bachelor’s degree program at KPU. Stringer has showcased two collections in VFW: One named Embers and Ashes and one named Vesuvius. The designer is now releasing her third collection, Reign, and... Continue Reading

Thousands Gather for Climate Change March in Vancouver

Every square meter of the Georgia Street side of the Vancouver Art Gallery was packed on Oct. 25, crammed full of people who were there to protest government and corporate inaction on climate change. The protest was headlined by the Sustainabiliteens, a group of high school-aged young people from across the country who are suing... Continue Reading

Provincial Government Invests $17 Million Into Creating Quantum Algorithms Institute at SFU

As announced at the beginning of October, the provincial government will be investing $17 million into forming a Quantum Algorithms Institute at SFU Surrey. The goal of the institute is to develop software and algorithms that can be run on quantum computers, as well as to collaborate with other universities and companies operating in the... Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About the Transit Strike

Workers at Coast Mountain Bus Company, which provides transit services to commuters across Metro Vancouver including SeaBus operations, announced a 72-hour strike notice on Oct. 28. They will remain in negotiation for 72 hours and make an announcement regarding job action on Thursday night. Job action, depending on how negotiations go over the next couple... Continue Reading

KPU Recognizes Historical Researcher and Author with Honorary Degree

Authored by Dr. K. Jane Watt, Surrey: A City of Stories is a book which offers colourful illustrations, photos, historical documents, and artifacts from the city’s history, along with multicultural insights about Surrey’s growth. Dr. Watt was presented with an honorary degree on Oct. 8, during KPU’s fall convocation. Honorary degrees are considered a badge... Continue Reading

KPU Signs Letter Committing to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

The term “carbon neutrality” is used to describe the elimination of as much carbon dioxide as is emitted by an organization, business, and individual. Oftentimes, this is accomplished through reducing waste and energy usage and implementing sustainability-centric policies. At the beginning of October, KPU signed a letter committing to reach carbon neutrality across all campuses... Continue Reading

How the Major Parties in Canada’s 2019 Election Plan to Improve Public Transportation

As a service directly related to environmentalism, commerce, and labour, public transit is an integral element of all of the major parties’ platforms in this year’s federal election. While each of them—including the Green Party, Liberal Party, Conservative Party, and New Democratic Party—aim to address the concerns of commuters from all around the country, how... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: South Surrey-White Rock

Gordon Hogg The Liberal Party Gordon Hogg currently serves as a Member of Parliament for South Surrey-White Rock. He also served in the Legislative Assembly for British Columbia as the MLA for Surrey-White Rock from 1997 until 2017 as a member of the Liberal Party and was White Rock’s mayor from 1984 to 1993. “One... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: Langley-Aldergrove

Leon Jensen The Liberal Party Leon Jensen has served as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, and continues his service today as the President of The Royal Canadian Artillery Association. “I will work with and support the local municipal and provincial leaders in order to build the Langley-Aldergrove region of the future,” he says.... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: Richmond Centre

Steven Kou The Liberal Party Kou currently works as an accountant. He received his Bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Lanzhou, located in Northwest China, and immigrated to Canada 10 years later. Afterwards, he completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of British Columbia in 2006 before receiving his Master’s in law... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: Fleetwood-Port Kells

Annie Ohana The New Democratic Party  Ohana is a Surrey high school teacher, anti-racism educator, and Indigenous rights advocate. She promises to protect supply management and bring in more innovation for making the riding’s economy more sustainable. In addition, the candidate plans on setting up clean energy sectors and creating jobs where the riding already... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: Cloverdale-Langley City

John Aldag The Liberal Party  The incumbent MP for the Cloverdale-Langley City riding, John Aldag, was elected during the 2015 federal election. Aldag has a Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University and had a 32-year career with Parks Canada. During his term as an MP, he was a member of the Environment and... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: Surrey Central

John Werring The Green Party John Werring is a longtime Surrey resident. He resides there with his wife and four kids. Werring obtained a Master’s degree in Animal Resource Ecology from UBC and is a registered professional biologist. He hopes to “build a strong and vibrant community” for Surrey through the use of renewable energy... Continue Reading