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  • Calvin Crinklaw
    Mar11

    Calvin Crinklaw

    Experienced Learners

    “Psychology is where I ultimately want to end up. Returning to my education after 10 years and committing to that decision, is something I am very proud of” says Calvin Crinklaw....

  • Carina
    May27

    Carina

    international

    “I was doing a year of work and travel first, and I loved Canada so I decided I wanted to stay here longer… [I chose KPU after] an agency recommended that KPU would be a great fit...

  • Fernando Cilento
    Nov10

    Fernando Cilento

    international, Testimonial

    Fernando first came to KPU in 2017 while studying Music on an exchange from Brazil. His experience at the university inspired him to stay and complete his second degree in Political Science. The...

  • Jennifer O'Brien
    Nov10

    Jennifer O'Brien

    Testimonial

    Jennifer O’Brien first heard of Kwantlen Polytechnic University at a young age as she is the daughter of a (now retired) KPU Instructor. Growing up, Jennifer met many of the faculty,...

  • Jill Cowan
    Nov10

    Jill Cowan

    Testimonial

    After receiving her Certificate and Diploma from Douglas college (CISY and Business respectively), Jill Cowan started working at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in June 2013. After working...

  • Julia Vergara
    Mar11

    Julia Vergara

    Experienced Learners

    Julia Vergara was a mom raising young kids when she decided to change careers and go back to school.

    “I have always enjoyed writing and I wanted to pursue that.”

    Julia...

  • Paige Glazier
    Mar19

    Paige Glazier

    arts

    Paige turned a horrific act of bullying into an opportunity to speak out. Now she's blending her education with her desire to raise awareness and ultimate goal of eliminating bullying.

    ...
  • Puneet Rangi
    Mar19

    Puneet Rangi

    alumni, criminology

    Working for WorkSafe BC, Puneet is using what she's learned at KPU to investigate fraud.

  • Rawia Inaim
    Mar19

    Rawia Inaim

    alumni, english

    I've always loved literature and writing. I knew I wanted to major in English to develop my writing skills. I was offered an entrance scholarship to KPU, which covered my first two and a half...

  • Shewit Kidane
    Nov10

    Shewit Kidane

    Testimonial

    Shewit Kidane knows what it means to work hard. Holding multiple jobs at once throughout his time at KPU, he’s found ways to give back, create opportunities, and make a difference for others...

  • Stuart Chase
    Mar19

    Stuart Chase

    alumni, journalism

    I wanted a more focused, one-on-one type learning environment which is exactly what I got here. KPU gave me confidence and shaped my critical thinking abilities. I ask ‘why’ and...