Beer Canada establishes award for KPU brewing students

Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Langley, B.C. – Beer Canada has established a new award for students in the Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

The $1,000 award will be presented to the top-performing student entering their final year.

“Beer Canada’s strategy is to unify the brewing community,” says Luke Harford, president. “We are thrilled to announce that we now support three separate student awards at each post-secondary education brewing program available in Canada.”

Beer Canada also supports student awards for brewing programs at Olds College in Alberta and Niagara College.

KPU’s Brewing and Brewery Operations diploma program began in 2014 and is the only diploma of its kind in B.C. For more information, visit

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, 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, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at

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