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Student Success Stories

Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement

Emad Alrefai

Emad Alrefai
When he moved to Canada from Saudi Arabia, Emad enrolled at KPU in English Language Studies, immersing himself in a new language and culture [see video]



Sasha YouSasha You
After moving from China to Canada several years ago, Sasha wanted to immerse herself in a new culture and new language. ELS helped her do just that [see video]

Emi YumuraEmi Yumura
Emi found a new career and a new support network through KPU's CCLS program [see video]


Faculty of Arts

Calvin Tiu

Calvin Tiu
As an English student at KPU, Calvin's found opportunities and support to share his love of music and connect with others [see video]



Stuart Chase

Stuart Chase
Stuart credits KPU with shaping his critical thinking abilities and helping developing his confidence thanks to the one-on-one learning environment [see video]



Paige GlazierPaige Glazier
Paige turned a horrific act of bullying into an opportunity to speak out and make a difference [see video]

Puneet Rangi Puneet Rangi
Working for WorkSafe BC, Puneet is using what she's learned at KPU to investigate fraud [see video]


School of Business

Emad Alrefai

Emad Alrefai
After completing English Language Studies at KPU, Emad continued to pursue his love of business and math as an accounting student [see video]



  Argel Monte de RamosArgel Monte de Ramos 
  A passionate performer and business student, Argel combined his talents as an outgoing KPU ambassador [see video]

Kristina Obodovskiy Kristina Obodovskiy
 Knowing that marketing is constantly changing makes it exciting and challenging for Kristina  [see video]

Wilson School of Design


Alisa Yao
Alisa's always liked to build and create, which led her to the hands-on product design program at KPU's Wilson School of Design [see video]



  Taylor ByromTaylor Byrom
  Taylor turned her design education into a highly sought-after collection, and an opportunity to make a difference [see video]

Cody BottoCody Botto
Growing up with Hot Wheels and Lego, Cody has always liked to create things. Linking innovation and creativity, product design was a natural fit [see video]

Faculty of Health

April Holland

April Holland
April has always had an interest in health promotion and helping others and psychiatric nursing at KPU was the perfect choice [see video]



  Nikka BagasbasNikka Bagasbas
  Nikka wasn't always sure nursing was the career for her. But with a little encouragement she's found her calling [see video]

Meaghan D'MelloMeaghan D'Mello
With a desire to help others, Meaghan wants to bridge the gap between mental and physical health [see video]


Faculty of Science and Horticulture

Sarah Pucek

Sarah Pucek
Working as a gardener, Sarah fell in love with plants and horticulture and discovered the Faculty of Science and Horticulture at KPU [see video]



  Johanna WalkerJohanna Walker
  Johanna's desire to work outdoors and passion for sustainability led her to KPU and a wealth of unique opportunities [see video]

Tom MorrisonTom Morrison
 After experimenting with a home brew kit, Tom was hooked. He turned his passion into an exciting career in the brewing industry [see video]


Faculty of Trades and Technology

Aaron Sask

Aaron Sask
The knowledge Aaron gained at KPU has given him the opportunity to mentor others and be a leader on the job [see video]



  Shania OldakerShania Oldaker
  Shania's lifelong interest in cars led her to an exciting career in the trades at KPU [see video]

Cole FedirchukCole Fedirchuk
Cole's education in the trades began through ACE-IT. Now he's learning more and developing new skills at KPU  [see video]