News, events and updates

  • Seeking Alumni Representative for KPU Board of Governors​. KPUAA is currently seeking nominations for an alumni representative to serve on the KPU Board of Governors. At this time, applications are being encouraged from alumni who hold a CPA or equivalent designation. To be considered for this role, please submit your CV and a short biography with your contact information including email, phone number, and address to by January 15, 2016 at 5 p.m. Applicants should review the additional details about the role that can be found here.
  • Interested in creating a KPU alumni chapter? Find details at
  • KPU needs PechaKucha presenters! The City of Richmond and Kwantlen Polytechnic University are hosting another PechaKucha Night. PechaKucha is a live presentation format based on telling a story with 20 images for 20 seconds each. That's just under 7 minutes. The event will take place on March 31 and include 10 presentations. Represent KPU and show your public speaking skills in front of a front of a very receptive audience at the Richmond campus. For more information email  David Young at .
  • The UN World Interfaith Harmony Week is a multimedia festival celebrating harmony and acceptance among people of all faiths and secular beliefs. Alumni are invited to submit creative work that explores the theme of “Friendship not Fear”.  Work can include creative writing pieces, games, structures, music, visual art, edible art, film, apparel, design, performance arts, and creative projects that promote ways communities celebrate diversity, harmony, and the common good between secular and faith groups. Electronic submissions via email to Physical submissions: please include a general description and display requirements to make arrangement for submission. Submissions accepted until January 27, 2016. 
  • KPU alum Kevin Kokoska is in the process of combining his acting and counselling interests in the form of a one-person play that he will perform on January 14-16th at The Cultch in Vancouver. The play is a fictionalized account of his master’s practicum experience working as a counsellor at an American weight loss camp and addresses themes of body image and privilege with empathic hilarity. More information and tickets available at .
  • Would you want to help by making a donation to support the 2016 Fashion Show? A tax receipt for 100% of your donation will be provided! For more information on sponsorship & donations, please visit
  • Did you know that KPU offers a variety of Continuing and Professional Studies courses? See details at
  • The YWCA is recruiting recent grads that are unemployed/underemployed. NextStep is a free program that connects recent university/college graduates with one-to-one, group and peer mentorship to help them plan their career trajectories and land their dream jobs! This program is open to both men and women jobseekers. More information can be found on the YWCA website.


KPU News

Dec 14 / 2015
Movember tourney second place

Surrey, B.C.

Dec 14 / 2015
Chanel Kwong

Surrey, B.C. – Surrey resident Chanel Kwong turned good grades into high notes for a ‘pitch perfect’ pronunciation performance.

Dec 11 / 2015
jolie hart line launch

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Between medical appointments, feeding tubes, health exams or wheelchair navigation, managing complex medical needs at an early age can take the i

Dec 10 / 2015
Sam Knopp

Surrey, B.C. – A local artist is seeing her colourful ceramics pass with flying colours.

Dec 7 / 2015
Kwantlen Science Challenge 2015

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Hundreds of high school students competed in chemistry, battled in biology and squared off in a variety of sciences at the 10th annual Kwantlen

Dec 4 / 2015
Sharon Greeno

Richmond, B.C. – Thinking of a post-secondary education in design? 

Dec 4 / 2015
Lumen Jacket sketch

Richmond, B.C. – A combination of fashion and safety, Eva Garcia Mockford’s Lumen Jacket is a light at the end of the tunnel for cyclists travelling dark winter ro

Nov 26 / 2015
NEVR Healthy Relationships fundraising dinner

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – “It is imperative that we as citizens speak out against violence in relationships if we are going to change society's culture,” s

Nov 26 / 2015
KPU Science Challenge students

Richmond, B.C. – This Saturday, hundreds of high schoolers will compete in chemistry, battle in biology and square off in a variety of sciences at Kwantlen Polytechnic U

Nov 20 / 2015
KPU Awards

Richmond, B.C. – Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) held its biggest awards night yet, with hundreds of KPU students taking home a record-breaking $810,000 in scholar