Service Learning

We would like to thank some of our most recent community partners for providing such great learning opportunities.

Seyem' Qwantlen Business Group
Surrey Libraries

Student Projects

The following are some examples of students’ past projects. All of these community engagements take place with nonprofit organizations in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland.

Are you interested in having KPU students or faculty involved with your organization? Whether you have a project, aren't sure how to get started, or want to gather more information, please contact the Program Coordinator at

Manuals, Guides, etc.

  Organization Project




PADS Students created profiles for dogs and created a guide to the process so that others could complete it more easily in the future.
TGLL Poster
United Nations of Canada - Vancouver Event-Planning Guide for UNA's TGLL  Students have worked each year on updating a guidebook on event-planning for UNA's TGLL, and revised it with new additions for this long-running community partnership.

Data, Research, Surveys, etc.

  Organization Project




Fig. 2. Agencies within 5km radius of NSM NightShift Street Ministries One student providing food to those in need noticed possible overlap with other agencies, so she created a map with all of the agencies that bordered Nightshift Ministries.
GPS   Antronig A. was asked by a local community to match current locations with historical photographs and to provide GPS coordinates.




Chart Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition Mary H. and Nadine M. researched poverty markers from updated statistics to be used for the THIS is poverty event organized by the Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition.
Seyem' Qwantlen Kwantlen First Nation Research on Cultural Tourism with Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group for Kwantlen First Nation and the Launch of the QuestUpon app in New Westminster. Thanks to Ashley, Brenda and the Kwantlen First Nation community.
REB & Surrey White Rock Food Action Coalition Surrey White Rock Food Action Coalition Research ethics application and survey work for the Surrey White Rock Food Action Coalition. Thanks to our community partner Deirdre!



Family Richmond Place Richmond Family Place Report-writing and client interviews for Richmond Family Place. Thanks so much to our community partners Janice and Hala.



Surrey Libraries

Thanks to our community partner Ravi Basi for organizing at Surrey Libraries, and John Shepherd (KPU Accounting) for organizing with the library, and to all of the librarians for hosting the students for the surveys. It was a great experience!

Richmond Public Library

Surveys of Richmond Library Users - Richmond Libraries

Students gathered over 300 surveys to assess use of the Brighouse and Steveston Libraries, and entered the data.  Thank you to community partner, Lee Ann Smith, for all of her hard work, and to John (KPU, Accounting) for survey design.

Event Planning, Moderating, etc.

  Organization Project

Event Planning



United Nations of Canada - Vancouver Since 2015 students have taken on a variety of roles to help plan and organize UNAC-Vancouver's Annual "Think Global Link Local" networking event. Students were in charge of: communicating with participants, setting up ticket sales, website management, social media marketing, registration, and much more! Thank you to our community partners Courtney, Melanie, and the whole UNA Board.

Moderating Community Discussion

Richmond Multicultural Community Services

Students facilitated small group discussions with diverse Richmond residents to explore what it means to be part of the Richmond community.  Thank you to the amazing group of people that we got to speak with, and to community partner, Alan Hill, for organizing.

The Richmond Poverty Response Committee (RPRC)
Richmond Poverty Response Committee  

Group Facilitation




Richmond Poverty Response Committee

Students acted as note-takers and facilitators to speak with small groups of people who are experiencing poverty in Richmond, to brainstorm possible solutions.  Thank you to UBC graduate student, Colin, for organizing the whole event, and welcoming the KPU students. 




Nonprofit Database PechaKucha 20x20

City of Surrey 20X20 Pecha Kucha Presentation on Nonprofit Organizations: Social Innovation Has to Start Somewhere… And the Launch of the Nonprofit Database on this website.

Thank you to everyone we connected with!

Social Media



Sources Connection Cafe & Catering Sources Connection Cafe and Catering Brittany helped out Sources Café, a social enterprise started by a local non-profit organization.