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Nov 8 / 2017
Alisa Yao, product design student

How does a former mining engineering student become a zero-waste entrepreneur?

She reinvents herself.

Alisa Yao is a fourth-year product design student at Kwantlen Polytechnic...

Oct 3 / 2017
Chelsea Cox, winner of Cashmere BT Collection design competition. Photo credit: Raymond Chow

Transforming bathroom tissue into high-end fashion takes vision.

And the coat designed by Chelsea Cox that won last week’s national student design competition was a vision.


Sep 18 / 2017
Alumna Sam Stringer unveils Embers and Ashes collection at Vancouver Fashion Weeks

Designer Sam Stringer’s latest couture gowns are out of this world.

Inspired by sunset on Mars, the Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) graduate’s second collection to be...

Sep 15 / 2017
Product design student Sherry Chang

Sherry Chang is saving our oceans by turning trash into treasure.

Over 640,000 tonnes of commercial fishing gear is abandoned, lost or discarded in oceans annually. Chang, a recent...

Jul 27 / 2017
Alum Jaymes Williams designs wildfire safety harness

Fighting forest fires requires bravery, strength, and the right equipment.

While wildfires continue to rage across British Columbia, firefighter safety is top of mind for designer and...

Jul 17 / 2017

Kathie-Lee Pugsley is designing the future of real estate marketing.

A recent graduate of the interior design program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Wilson School of...

Apr 4 / 2017
Primrose collection by fashion student Jenny Choi

By Nikolina Djuric

KPU students are pushing the boundaries of fashion.

This week, 28 emerging designers set to graduate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will...

Mar 2 / 2017
Fashion design alumna Ashley's Morin's lingerie collection, Ginger & Flora Intimates

Vancouver, B.C. Hang on to your knickers, a retro line of lingerie is hitting the runway.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) design graduate Ashley Morin...

Oct 17 / 2016
Interior Design

Metro Vancouver, B.C. - Interior Designers of Canada is pleased to announce Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) Paola Gavilanez as the recipient of the ...