KPU in the News - July 21, 2014

This report is a modified summary of Kwantlen Polytechnic University's media coverage for the week of July 21, 2014. For more KPU news, visit:

KPU's Canadian-University Research Alliance research project Acting Together (AT-CURA) held a three-day gang violence prevention conference in Surrey. The Province covered the event's forum speakers and the prevention research that has been done at KPU. AT-CURA's research has found that youth who exhibit positive qualities are less likely to engage in criminal or violent activities.
    - Read the stories about the conference's community forum and AT-CURA's research.

B.C.'s anti-gang unit partnered with AT-CURA to develop a booklet that describes how gangs work. Kim Bolan with The Vancouver Sun wrote about the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit's handbook that aims to prevent youth gang-involvement through education.
    - Read the story here.

The conference was covered in the Langley Times, Surrey Leader, Peace Arch News, Tri-City News, Aldergrove Star, Maple Ridge News and Chilliwack Times. RCMP Chief Superintendent Dan Malo told over 200 researchers, academics, police officers, policymakers, parents and youth aboutt the province's End Gang Life campaign.

Radio Canada also covered Acting Together's conference in French, and Dr. Gira Bhatt - the project's principle investigator - was featured on the Harpreet Singh Show.

Province story featured Richmond's Sharing Farm Society, which hosts KPU's Farm School: a project that allows students to cultivate their agricultural skills through practical experience.
    - Read the story here.

Randy Shore also wrote about the school in his piece on young B.C. farmers finding creative solutions to high land values - which includes farm incubators like the Richmond Farm School.
    - Read the story here.

Twenty academics with doctorates in psychology from around B.C. met in Chilliwack to create a body of high-quality test questions for the Open Textbook Project. KPU's Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani was part of the group of scholars aiming to make educational history.
    - Read the story here.