KPU in the News - August 18, 2014

This report is a modified summary of Kwantlen Polytechnic University's media coverage for the week of August 18, 2014. For more KPU news, visit:

Provost and Vice-President Academic Dr. Salvador Ferreras spoke to the Langley Advance about how the university is responding to the province's Skills Blueprint.
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Dr. Jean Nicolson-Church, Associate Dean for the Faculty of Health, talked about KPU's psychiatric nursing degree, and potential students, with the Georgia Straight.
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Jacq Smith is the lead designer behind Vancouver-based activewear brand Karma. She graduated from KPU's bachelor of design, fashion and technology program, and is setting out to launch a fashion movement. Her style Q&A was picked up across Canada.

The third biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference was held at KPU Richmond's Melville Centre for Dialogue August 20-22. Scholars and activists from around the world discussed the challenges and opportunities facing Africa today.
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A new course at KPU is teaching students how to save the world.
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The Langley Hospice Society is making plans to build on the Narnia theme developed by two KPU fine arts students. Earlier this summer, a special family room inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia was unveiled at the hospice.
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