Kwantlen holds first Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Student Conference

Tue, Mar 13, 2012



For immediate release

Kwantlen holds first Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Student Conference

Metro Vancouver, BC – (March 14, 2012) – Kwantlen Polytechnic University is pleased to announce its first annual Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Student Conference. The conference will be held on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28 in the Surrey campus conference centre from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days.

The two day event is a celebration of the work being done collaboratively between faculty and students across many disciplines. Research, symposiums, poster sessions, performance pieces, panel discussions, music, dance and art exhibits will be seamlessly woven together for the purpose of highlighting some of the traditional and non-traditional teaching and learning methods in the exploration of new educational landscapes.

Key Note speakers at the conference include Max Valiquette and Dan Basham. Valiquette is a motivational speaker on youth empowerment and culture and Basham is a restorative justice expert.

The event will close with the "Gala Community Change Dinner" the evening of Wednesday, March 28. MLA, Jagrup Brar will be sharing his recent "Welfare Challenge" experience with Gala attendees. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Conference and Gala Community Change Dinner are both open to the public.
Conference admission is free and the Gala Dinner tickets are $25.00 each or by donation.
A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will go back to the community.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for more than 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,500 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


For further information on the Conference and Gala, please contact:
Dr. Joan Nesbitt or
Mr. Steve Dooley at

For more information about Kwantlen, contact:
Joanne Saunders
Director, Marketing and Communications
Tel: 604.599.2243