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  • Calvin Crinklaw

    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

    Carina Corinth


    “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

    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

    Jennifer O'Brien


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

  • Jill Cowan

    Jill Cowan


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

  • Julia Vergara

    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.”


  • Paige Glazier

    Paige Glazier


    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 the ultimate goal of eliminating bullying....

  • Puneet Rangi

    Puneet Rangi

    alumni, criminology

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

  • Rawia Inaim

    Rawia Inaim

    alumni, english

    Rawia Inaim has always loved literature and writing. At an early age, Rawia wanted to develop her writing skills and wished to pursue a major in English. 

    After graduating high school...

  • Shewit Kidane

    Shewit Kidane


    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

    Stuart Chase

    alumni, journalism

    Stuart Chase has always enjoyed storytelling and pursued a career in journalism to utilize his writing skills. 

    As the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Make a Wish...