Ross Michael Pink and Luthfi Dhofier: Climate change impacts water security in Egypt, India, Indonesia and Australia
On March 21, 2020 Dr. Ross Michael Pink, Chair of the Political Science Department along with former KPU BA Graduate and UBC MA Graduate, Luthfi Dhofier published an article for World Water Day in the Vancouver Sun under the Options section of the newspaper. The article can be found:
Networking for Success Talk
In February 2020 Dr. Ross Michael Pink, Chair of the Political Science Department presented a Talk entitled 'Networking for Success' to Student Ambassadors and Staff from the KPU Future Students Office
KPU Open House
The KPU Open House on February 8, 2020 was a successful Event. The Political Science Department was hosted by Department Chair Dr. Ross Michael Pink and Instructor Dr. Serdar Kaya who had the opportunity to showcase an exciting display booth and engage with scores of interested guests and prospective students.
KPU Student Climate Change Ambassador Program
The KPU student climate change ambassador program is innovative environmental activism that brings students and professors into high schools, universities and the community to discuss important climate change topics. climate change is the leading environmental and human rights issue on the planet. By 2050 the United Nations predict there will be 200 million climate change refugees.
On December 11, 2019 at Princess Margaret Secondary School in Surrey, 4 outstanding student climate change ambassadors, Kine Afework, Ronell Pena, Abdul Salam Arif and Lincoln Saugstad along with Dr. Ross Michael Pink addressed 3 different classes with 100 students. Social science department head, Drew Kowalenko welcomed the KPU team. The PowerPoint session outlined the main issues around climate change and highlighted 4 country experiences:
The Philippines, Ethiopia, India, and Kenya. the high school students were eager to learn and asked dozens of fascinating questions.
Visit by the UN Independent Expert for Persons with Albinism
On October 8, 2019, Dr. Ross Pink's Political Science 1125 Class in KPU Richmond hosted IK Ero who is the United Nations Expert for Albinism. She was born in Nigeria, attended law school in Canada, and works in a leadership role with the NGO 'Under the Same Sun.' She spoke about the awful discrimination and violence that albinos face worldwide.
KPU Political Science Department Federal Candidate Debate
A lively and important Federal candidate debate attended by 140 guests was hosted by the Political Science Department on September 26th, 2019 at KPU Surrey featuring the candidates in the Surrey Newton riding which is home to KPU.
Attending were the Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal, Conservative candidate Harpreet Singh and NDP candidate Harjit Singh Gill. The event was moderated by Political Science Instructor and Chair of the Political Science Department Dr. Ross Michael Pink. Enthusiastic students from Dr. Pinks Political Science 3131 class attended and participated with articulate questions along with members of the public and media.
Student Samantha Jack opened the event with an important First Nations acknowledgement. Students George Gardinetti, Karishma Ram and Marco Limongelli were excellent moderating the audience questions. There was a strong clash of ideas and opinions that was conducted peacefully which is a hallmark of democracy.
In the subsequent October 2029 Federal election, Mr. Sukh Dhaliwal retained the Federal seat for the Liberal Party.