KPU Case Analysis Network introduces business case competition

On March 1 to 6, KPU’s Case Analysis Network will join sixteen universities across Canada to complete a business case study in under 40 hours. KPUCAN is a School of Business initiative that was launched in 2020, and was designed to connect KPU students with case teams. “Our mission is to connect students with Case... Continue Reading

KPU implementing changes to the Bachelor of Arts framework

The new Bachelor of Arts framework will lower the number of credits that arts students need to complete for the quantitative and arts and breadth requirements. The university released the minutes from a meeting on Jan. 25, where the senate discussed and passed a motion to reduce the nine quantitative credit requirement to three credits.... Continue Reading

Explainer: Julie Payette stepping down as governor general

Julie Payette stepped down from her role as governor general on Jan. 21 after a report conducted last year by Quintet Consulting Corporation showed Payette to be responsible for workplace harassment at Rideau Hall. According to the report, 43 staff members at Rideau Hall described the work environment as being “hostile or negative” during Payette’s... Continue Reading

Explainer: The cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline project

Cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline project was one of U.S. President Joe Biden’s campaign promises. The pipeline, initially proposed in 2008 by TC Energy Corp, formerly known as TransCanada Corp and ConocoPhillips, was intended to span over 2,700 kilometres between Alberta and Nebraska to deliver 800,000 barrels of oil a day to the U.S. However,... Continue Reading

KSA prepares for general election, passes motions during January meeting

The Kwantlen Student Association is accepting nominations for the upcoming student council general election. Nominations are now open to all student members until Feb. 11 at 12:00 p.m., and each package needs to be signed by at least 25 valid nominators in good standing with the KSA. The voting period will start on Feb. 25... Continue Reading

Explainer: Vancouver plans to update and create new public washrooms

The Vancouver Park Board plans to build new washrooms and upgrade existing ones in parks, recreation centres, and other public places to address the public’s health and accessibility concerns. Demands regarding this matter have increased as the pandemic continues to affect businesses like fast-food restaurants or local shops, which originally allow people to use their... Continue Reading

International student graduates can extend their work permits in Canada

On Jan. 8, the Canadian Ministry of Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship announced an update to the rules for international student graduates whose work visas are about to expire. International student graduates who currently have or previously had a post-graduate work permit will be able to apply for another open work permit starting Jan. 27 and... Continue Reading

New approaches to academic honesty in a virtual world

The cornerstone of the COVID-19 pandemic has been learning to adapt to new circumstances. For professors in post-secondary institutions, a new problem has revealed itself — the ease of cheating in virtual learning. Gira Bhatt, KPU psychology instructor, and Michael Picard, Douglas College philosophy instructor, recently penned an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun titled “Will... Continue Reading

Explainer: Surrey’s new tree protection bylaw and plastic items ban

The City of Surrey recently passed a plastic bags and single-use items bylaw, as well as a tree protection bylaw. The new tree protection bylaw increased the fine an individual must pay for cutting down a “specimen quality tree” from $2,000 to $5,000. The fine increase for “protected trees” is from $1,000 to $3,000. The... Continue Reading
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Explainer: Travellers flying into Canada must test negative for COVID-19 before boarding

Effective Jan. 7, air travellers coming into Canada, ages five and up, will be required to test negative for COVID-19 within 72-hours before their flights, the federal government announced in a news release. The new travel measures were announced on Dec. 31, and are being put in place by Minister of Transport Marc Garneau to... Continue Reading

First KSA meeting of the new year doesn’t meet quorum

Council and staff members of the Kwantlen Student Association waited until 10:30 am to reach quorum for their Jan. 8 meeting, but the required number of people did not attend. The council members in attendance were Palwinder Singh, Ripunjot Kaur Brar, Ravinder Pal Singh, Mayur Gupta, Jeremy Law, Dhanwant Singh, Paramjit Singh, and Kiranjeet Kaur... Continue Reading

Explainer: The harm smoking and vaping can have on B.C. youth

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes are two of the most consumed products in the world. Over the years, smoking has evolved from using pipes and roll-ups to electronically-powered cigarettes. Though cigarettes are more commonly used than e-cigarettes, it has still become a popular alternative. Health experts say that smoking presents dangerous risks to a person’s overall health.... Continue Reading

Explainer: The COVID-19 U.K. variant in B.C.

The new COVID-19 variant has made its way to Canadian soil, with the first identified B.C. case from a U.K. flight that touched down on Dec. 15. Ontario publicly reported its first case of the COVID-19 U.K. variant on Dec. 26, B.C. reported its first case on Dec. 27, Alberta on Dec. 28, and Quebec... Continue Reading

Basic income in Canada

The debate over a basic income has come up most recently due to the economic impacts of the pandemic, leaving many wondering if the idea of establishing a basic income in Canada could be the answer to some widespread problems. Basic income is defined as a minimum amount of money an individual can live on,... Continue Reading

Explainer: The plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution in B.C.

Update: the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was approved for distribution by Health Canada on Dec. 23. At the start of December, B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines in the province. Pfizer-BioNTech is the first vaccine approved by Health Canada for distribution in the country, having been pre-ordered... Continue Reading