Kwantlen co-op students gain valuable experience in China

By Kassandra Linklater [News Editor] Business students Taryn Gordon and Janna Rudetsky recently completed a co-operative (co-op) education work term at Fuyang No. 2 High School in China. Both students found their experiences to be inspiring and stated that it was an opportunity of a lifetime. While on their work term Gordon and Rudetsky worked... Continue Reading

The effects of SAD on students

By Anastasia Kirk [Travel Bureau Chief] It’s 7 a.m. on Monday morning. The sky is still dark, the air is cold, the fog is low and the rain is pouring down. Welcome to winter in Vancouver. Life seems miserable and pointless and all I want to do is roll over and go back to bed.... Continue Reading

Gang forum shows that there are still many adversities facing the Lower Mainland

By Kyle Benning [Contributor] Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Criminology department held a community forum on gang violence at the Surrey campus conference center on Nov. 3. The forum showed Baljit Sangra’s documentary Warrior Boyz followed by a question session by a panel including Sangra along with social justice advocate Jadeep Mangat, head of the B.C. Integrated... Continue Reading

UBC students refuse to resign after UN complaints scandal

By Kassandra Linklater [News Editor] While a favourite pasttime of students is to complain about the rising cost of tuition, two students at the University of British Columbia’s student association, the Alma Mater Society (AMS), decided to take action. AMS President Blake Frederick and AMS Vice President External Tim Chu, on behalf of the students... Continue Reading

1.2 Million Dollars in ‘renovation,’ but no expansion

Despite the barrage of press releases saying so, Richmond campus will only be receiving upgrades and not a full make-over ... Continue Reading

Social cleaning: the first Olympic event

By Jeff Shantz [Criminology Professor] The Vancouver-Whistler Olympic Winter Games are scheduled to take place on unceded Native lands, lands that were never given up by indigenous communities.  For growing numbers of indigenous people, homeless and poor people, low-income tenants and sex workers the Olympic Games represent a continued history of colonization and “social cleansing”... Continue Reading

Kwantlen gets less than 100 Olympic tickets

By Jeff Groat [Entertainment Bureau Chief] Kwantlen has gained access to less than a hundred tickets to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games. The Vancouver Olympic Organzing Committee (VANOC) has been releasing the lucrative tickets in a series of lotteries, giving the selected winners the opportunity to buy tickets they have signed up for. Kwantlen... Continue Reading

Some profs have students costs in mind

In recent interviews with several instructors across a number of faculties, The Runner learned the method behind textbook choices. ... Continue Reading

Kwantlen wants to know if its grads are getting hired

By Adam Vincent [Creative Writing Bureau Chief] Now that Kwantlen is a fully fledged university, there is a need for statistical information about its graduates, especially as it relates to the effectiveness of their degree when they join the workforce. Kwantlen have contracted a market research company who have been emailing previous grads “on behalf... Continue Reading

Rate my professor: Kwantlen

By Denny Hollick [Co-ordinating Editor] Have you ever wanted to find out what kind of professor you’ll end up with in the upcoming semester? Perhaps you’re trying to rack up an all-star line-up of hipster profs who wear sunglasses at night during their lectures. With registration already here, these are questions that students want to... Continue Reading

Kwantlen student clubs: building community and resumes

Kwantlen has numerous student clubs that help students gain a broader perspective in their area of study and allow them to socialize/work with like-minded individuals.... Continue Reading

Kwantlen students participate in Peace discussions with Governor General

Nine Kwantlen students were invited by the Governor General of Canada, Michaelle Jean along with the Vancouver Organizing Committee to participate in a youth forum to discuss what has been a tradition of the game for many centuries – peace.... Continue Reading

My Life: Outsourced

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your very own personal assistant? I’ve always wanted to have someone take on the many tasks that I can never find the time to do: working on my website, booking my appointments, and doing my dry cleaning. It seems that the more immersed in the real world I become, the less time I have to get these sort of things done. Sometimes I go for weeks without being able to get small simple tasks done. Quite honestly, between working three jobs, going to school and still trying to have a social life, there isn’t enough time in the day to be me. Maybe you can relate.... Continue Reading

Kwantlen a first in North America

By Kassandra Linklater [News Editor] On Friday Oct. 16, Kwantlen launched their grand opening of Institute for Sustainable Horticulture (ISH). The event’s honoured guests included Langley MLA Mary Polak and Langley Major Peter Fassbender. Guests also had the opportunity to hear special guest speaker Mike Harcourt speak on sustainable communities in his capacity as Associate... Continue Reading

Kwantlen’s green efforts among best in B.C.

Kwantlen has been implementing programs, updating their bathrooms, and putting money into research to become a greener institution. The latest success in their quest to be greener is the grand opening of the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture’s research building.... Continue Reading