KPU in the News - July 28, 2014

This report is a modified summary of Kwantlen Polytechnic University's media coverage for the week of July 28, 2014, inclusive of Monday, August 4. 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 July 23-25. The Surrey Leader wrote about one of the event's keynote speakers, who discussed the strengths and values that empower youth.


The Indo-Canadian Voice published two pieces on the conference: One by an Ontario high school student who described the event as "an eye-opening experience;" the other, coverage of the CFSEU-BC and AT-CURA partnership on a new gang prevention booklet, which was announced at the conference.
    - Read the first-hand account and the story about the booklet: Understanding Youth and Gangs.

A column by the chair of the South Asian Community Coalition Against Youth Violence praised Acting Together's conference as one that will "bear fruit" in ending violence in the community.
    - Read the story here.

Gary Jones, co-chair of KPU's School of Horticulture, published his column for the month of August in Greenhouse Canada. His monthly Inside View covers horticulture, green technologies and industry trends.
    - Read the story here.

CBC Radio's BC Almanac featured Dr. Gira Bhatt in its discussion on why gangs thrive in B.C.
    - Listen to the story here.


KPU Arts graduate Braeden Saucy was selected as a finalist in a Canada-wide Cineplex competition to be the next star of the silver screen. He was the only candidate from B.C. to make it to the final round.
    - Read the story here.

Journalism alumna Sarah Kucharski was hired by The Free Press. Her first task as a full-fledged reporter was to write her own introductory article.
    - Read the story here.