Upcoming Events


I. Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) Outdoor Events in July and August  2013!

KSA Summer Events July 2013

KSA is inviting all international and exchange students to join their amazing outdoor events happening in July and August! Don't miss these opportunities to meet friends, to learn another language, and to have some SUMMER FUN!

We all love summer here in Vancouver!


1. Lynn Valley Loop (hiking) - July 13th
2. Jericho Beach Day - July 27th


1. Buntzen Lake (hiking) - August 10th

Seats are limited so be hurry and register now!

2. Destination KPU - a week-long orientation program - August 26 to 30th

3. New student Orientation - mandatory for all incoming international students - August 27/29


II. Summer Local Tours by TRAVEL CUTS!



Do you want to visit Whistler, Victoria, or Seattle with your friends this summer?  OISS got some good deals for you through Travel CUTS and below are the dates and prices for June and July. These trips are organized by Travel CUTS which means, you will be meeting new friends from other institutions too!

Whistler $58
June 2, 9, 16 and 23
July 6, 7, 13, 20, 21, 27 and 28

Victoria $105 (includes ferry)
June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
July 6, 13, 20 and 27

eattle $58
June 2, 9, and 16
July 7, 14, 21, and 28

Sign up with Kam Johal from Travel CUTS to reserve your spots now!

Kam Johal | Manager | Travel CUTS

42U-6138 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
604.822.2426 | 1.800.667.2887 x7504 |
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm | Thu 9:30am - 5pm | Closed Weekends


TRAVEL CUTS was started by students and their mission is to provide cost-effective pricing for students. (






Past Events

I. OISS Summer Welcome Back Barbeque



We all love Summer in Vancouver! Before the Summer semester starts, we would like to invite you to join us for a barbeque at the Stanley Park! Bring your sunglasses, your sunscreen, your camera with you and meet friends from all around the world! (Or meet with your old friends again!)

Date: Friday, May 3rd*
Location: Stanley Park
Time: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Pick-up at Surrey campus 10:00 am
Pick-up at Richmond campus 10:30 am
Arrive at Stanley Park 11:15 am
Depart at Stanley Park 3:00 pm
Arrive at Richmond campus 3:30 pm
Arrive at Surrey campus  4:15 pm

*The date of the event is subject to change depending on the number of registrants
**All times are approximate and are suject to change


Registration Deadline: APRIL 26th at 12PM
Cost: $5 CAD including transportation (e.g. pick-up and drop-off at KPU), food, drinks, utensils, and park reservation fee! Deadline to pay is: APRIL 29th at 12PM


Please come to OISS Office Richmond R1565 (e.g. until further notice) or at Surrey OISS Cedar 1145 in person at the front counter for payment.



II . International Dodgeball Tournament
APRIL 19at


Time to move around and hit it hard! Join the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) and Kwantlen Recreation on Friday April 19th at the Surrey gumnasium for a dodgeball tournament! No matter you are newbie/beginner or a master of dodgeball, you are welcome to participate!

*No entrance fee required!

Other sports available that day:


  • badminton
  • volleyball
  • broomball
  • or tell us what you want to play during registration!

















III. Cedar Weaving Workshop for International and Exchange Students
*Registration has reached the limit and is now closed.


Discover the Canadian Aboriginal Culture together and learn how to make traditional cedar bracelet with our native student, Patricia Stewart!

No Admission fee! Free refreshments will be served!

E-mail Darlene Willier and reserve your spot now!


Don't miss it! Make one.
Bring it home. Show it off!

IV. Curling at Richmond Curling Club *Registration has reached the limit and is now closed.


Join us for a day of learning the 'Sport of Curling' and save $10 as a KPU International/Exchange student! Enjoy an hour curling lesson and an hour game among teams!

Curling Facts in Canada

* 1.2 Million registered players in the world
* In Canada it is as popular as Ice Hockey
* Canada is the world leader, and has won 27 of a possible 42 Men's World Championships

Cost: $5 only!
Date: Friday - February 22nd, 2013
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Location: Richmond Curling Club, 5540 Hollybridge Way, Richmond

How to Get There?

Option 1:
Meet at OISS Richmond Office at 1:30pm and we will walk to the rink together. It will take us 15 minutes. Taking the bus will take 14 minutes so we decided to walk.
Option 2: Meet at OISS Surrey Office at 12:45pm and we will take the bus together. It will take us around 45 minutes to get there.
Option 3: You are welcome to go to the ice rink by yourself. We will meet at the entrance at 2pm.

What Should I Wear?

Limited Seats ONLY!

Deadline to register: FEB 19th at 12pm
Payment deadline: FEB 20th at 12pm (at OISS Office front counter)



V.  British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) Information Session


Want to immigrate to Canada after you have finished your program at Kwantlen? Representatives from the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training are coming to Kwantlen and talk about the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) on Tuesday February 12 at both Surrey and Richmond campuses.

Don't miss this opportunity to speak with the Ministry's representatives and get your questions answered right away!

Surrey Campus Information Session
*Registration is now closed.

Date Feb 12
Time: 11am to 12pm
Location: Surrey Conference Centre Side A


Richmond Campus Information Session
*Registration has reached the limit and is now closed.

Date: Feb 12
Time: 3pm - 4pm
Location: Richmond Conference Centre Side A



VI. OISS Street Food City Tour & Skating at the Robson Square Ice Rink

Street Food Fair 2013 

*Registration has reached the limit and is now closed.

On Friday January 25th, come join us to a Street Food City Tour at Downtown Art Museum's North Plaza! Try out different authentic Vancouver 'street food' from those food karts that you can only found in Vancouver! *Droogling*....yum...!

If you want to take the Skytrain with us ....

Richmond Meeting Place: OISS Office R1565
Time: 11:30 am
Cost: bring cash for food

Surrey Meeting Place: OISS Office Cedar 2005
Time: 11:30 am
Cost: bring cash for food 

OISS Group Picture at the Ice Rink!
Meeting Place: Robson Square Ice Rink Entrance
Time: 2 pm (don't be late!)
Rental: $4 (cash only) - FREE helmet for Kwantlen students!

Please R.S.V.P. by January 23rd, 2013

VII. Cypress Ski & Snowboard Day Trip

*Registration is closed*

Come join Kwantlen students for a ski and snowboard day trip at the Cypress Mountain!

Date: Saturday, January 26th 2013
Time: 7:15am - 6:30pm
Place: Cypress Mountain (meet up and drop off at Surrey/Richmond campus)
Cost: $34 - lift ticket only, $72 - lift ticket + rental or $105 - lift ticket + rental + 2hour lesson

*Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) will subsidize $20 FOR EVERY KWANTLEN STUDENT!!

**OISS will subsidize an additional $20 listed price if you are a Kwantlen International or visiting exchange student!

Spots are limited. For more info and to register, please click here.