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KPU alumni award nominations have been extended to Feb. 28, 2016. Nominate a ‎KPU student as a 'future alum' or a current KPU alumnus. Award categories and criteria can be found at

Interested in creating a KPU alumni chapter? Find details at

Tell your story in 400 seconds. The City of Richmond and Kwantlen Polytechnic University are hosting another PechaKucha Night and looking for presenters. PechaKucha is a live presentation format that tells a story in 20 images, at 20 seconds each: that's just under seven minutes. The event will take place on March 31 and will include 10 presentations. Represent KPU and show your public speaking skills in front of a very receptive audience at KPU Richmond. 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 may be sent to For physical submissions, please email a general description along with display requirements to make arrangement for submission. Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 27, 2016. 

Support future alumni and the 2016 Fashion Show. A tax receipt for 100% of each donation will be provided. For more information on sponsorship and donations, please visit

Want to expand your skillset? Whether you're looking to your next career move or are interested in learning something new, Continuing and Professional Studies at KPU has dozens of educational options. Learn more at

The YWCA is recruiting recent graduates to their career mentorship program, NextStep. Open to university or college graduates who are unemployed or underemployed, the free program connects alumni with one-to-one, group and peer mentorship opportunities that help them plan their career trajectories and land their dream jobs. This program is open to both men and women seeking employment. More information can be found on the YWCA website.