KPU takes to the skies to wish Canada a happy 150th birthday

Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Can you capture Canada in a photo?

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) took to the skies, literally, to wish Canada happy birthday. Flying a drone above the campus, the university captured an aerial photo of students, staff and faculty forming a human 150. 

“It was a wonderful opportunity to see everyone across the university come together and celebrate what Canada means to them,” said Joanne Saunders, executive director of marketing and recruitment. “KPU is an extremely diverse and multicultural university and that’s something we love to celebrate.”

In addition to posing for the one-of-a-kind photo, members of the university community also recorded video messages for a digital time capsule, leaving behind advice and words of wisdom for future generations of KPU students. It’s not the first time the university has created a time capsule, either. In 2000, a class of arts students buried a time capsule on campus, to be unearthed in 2097.

Photos and video footage from the drone will be shared on the KPU website and social media channels on Canada Day.

KPU will also be out in the community on July 1, participating in events at both Surrey Canada Day at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale (17728 64 Ave, Surrey) and Richmond Canada Day in Steveston Village.

Canada 150 video
Time capsule video

Story by marketing department