Richmond man charged with sexual assault of Kwantlen student

Norman Vincent Sagarbarria posed as massage therapy student On Dec. 8, Norman Vincent Sagarbarria was charged with the sexual assault of a female Kwantlen Polytechnic University student. This incident occurred in September of this year. The 24-year-old male, who posed as a massage therapy student, approached the female student on the KPU Richmond campus, saying... Continue Reading

Secular Students Debate Trinity Western, Find Common Ground

Discussants engage in conversational exercise on existentialism, morality and the afterlife If you found yourself on the third floor of Trinity Western University’s Fraser Hall on Dec. 1, you would’ve seen a group of people occupying cream-coloured couches and vinyl sofas arranged into comfortable circles, all asking themselves why they were there. Not why they... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Focus Week celebrates student exchange

Tai Chi, anime and other events promote program From Nov. 16 to 20, Kwantlen Polytechnic University hosted a variety of activities and information booths as a part of International Focus Week, the purpose of which was to demonstrate the institution’s commitment to valuing international cooperation of study. According to the KPU website, “International Focus Week... Continue Reading

U-Pass survives, according to preliminary results

KSA fees also indexed to CPI The U-Pass BC program will continue for the next two years, according to preliminary results from the referendum held on Nov. 24 and 25. The early results show that 2,048 students voted in favour of continuing the U-Pass, and 259 students voted no. The other referendum question, which asked... Continue Reading

Kwantlen fashion instructor wins teaching award

Sharon Greeno honoured at Vancouver Fashion Week Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s fashion program is booming over at the Richmond campus, and it’s far more diverse than some people might realize. Sewing and dressmaking is an essential part of what fashion students do, but there’s more to the fashion industry than sartorialism. Sharon Greeno, KPU’s coordinator for... Continue Reading

KSA Budget Consultations Feature Disappointing Turnout

VP finance Taiwo expected more, but at least got a venue to educate on student services The Kwantlen Student Association’s efforts to hear student ideas and work them into their budget for next year didn’t exactly see students lining up into the foyer on Richmond campus, the host for the fourth day of sessions. By... Continue Reading

Mass exit of student associations from student lobbying groups

KSA remains a member of the Alliance of B.C. Students “We’ve had a couple of members leaving over the last couple of months,” says Alex McGowan, vice-president executive of the Kwantlen Student Association and chairperson of the Alliance of BC Students. “So there’s been some internal issues. A lot of the members have pointed out... Continue Reading

KPIRG asks for stakes in KSA’s Birch building renovation plans

Consultations would re-allocate space on Surrey campus The Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group has formally applied for their seat in the Kwantlen Student Association Birch building consultations with the university. The consultations are about planned renovations to Birch building, which concerns the reallocation of historically scarce space on campus for student groups like KPIRG. KPIRG... Continue Reading

KSA loses case against the Canadian Federation of Students

Judge rules that the KSA is still a member of federal lobbying organization After several months, the verdict for the court case between the Canadian Federation of Students and the Kwantlen Student Association is in, and the judge ruled in favour of the CFS. The KSA filed a petition to the court earlier this year,... Continue Reading

Financing the KSA: New year, new budget

We are entering one of the KSA’s busiest seasons of the year Every business and organization needs to account for their spending and investments throughout the year—where money came in, where it’s going, and how quickly. Larger organizations such as the Kwantlen Student Association need to check their finances more often than normal, in order... Continue Reading

Coming Soon: U-Pass Referendum and Possible Price Hikes

There will be some changes regarding KPU’s U-Pass/Compass Card program Kwantlen Polytechnic University, along with several other universities in Metro Vancouver, will soon be voting in the new U-Pass referendum. The referendum will ask students whether or not they want to keep paying for the mandatory U-Pass, were the price to increase. The referendum will... Continue Reading

KSA Renovations Aim to Increase Comfort for Students

All four campuses will receive major changes to the student association’s offices When you walk down the hallway in Cedar, past the Kwantlen Student Association office, you might notice that something looks a little different. The windows, previously clear and perfectly see-through, are now striped. This is just one of the several renovations planned for... Continue Reading
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Captain of the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team awarded honorary degree

President Davis discusses how Christine Sinclair embodies the Kwantlen spirit She’s an Olympic bronze medalist, captain of the Canadian Women’s National soccer team, and is Canada’s all-time leading scorer. Born and raised in Burnaby, B.C, Christine Sinclair is a pioneer in Women’s soccer. She was awarded an honorary degree from KPU during a special convocation... Continue Reading

Psychology Prof Prepares for Science World Speaker Series

Dr. Jhangiani will discuss the Psychology of Good and Evil by Kyle Prince and Monica Mah Aiming to dispel the myths surrounding “evil,” Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is speaking at the fourth installment of the Telus World of Science-KPU joint talks. He will focus on the psychology of good and evil, and with a background of... Continue Reading

Kwantlen Eagles Continue to Fly Despite Varsity Funding Cuts

Players stay focused on the current season, but the future is uncertain The Kwantlen Eagles did not exactly have a smooth start to the season. With the announcement of funding cuts for varsity sports and the subsequent withdrawal from PACWEST, players and coaches alike were left confused and upset. Despite these announcements, however, both the... Continue Reading