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DESIGN THINKING

D+FA, Design + Food Atelier, is a research group comprised of students and faculty of the Wilson School of Design - Product Design program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University focusing on wicked problems related to food systems. The project Designing the Resilient Link is inspired by research projects conducted by the Institute of Sustainable Food Systems at KPU, and it addresses the issues with local food hubs — organizations meant to provide support to local farmers and improve connections between local producers and consumers.​

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Drug Use in Surrey

Michael Ma has been researching his findings on the patterns of drug use in Surrey's infamous Strip. 

Footage via Surrey Now Leader

Research Infographics - Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design
Arbutus Drill Cover

Research Bee Lab- Foraging behaviour on occupied flowers: Is Bombus impatiens aggression greater towards heterospecifics or conspecifics?
Our current goal is to investigate the conditions under which workers engage in cheating behaviour, and how aggression in foraging could play a role in the success of the forager’s ability to contribute to the colony.

From London, England, Scott Chasserot is a freelance photographer, artist and founder of the Original Ideal Project. His work combines portrait photography and neuroscience to isolate the subjects' ideal self image, a preference obtained while preventing conscious thought

Tara McLennan from the University of Technology Syndey spoke to us about #Sunset and the uncontrollable need to capture fleeting moments. Drawing on Derrida and Barthes, Tara discussed the affect and punctum of images, the ephemeral quality of digital images and the touch of the image.

David Findlay discusses the affect of selfies on tourism

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. “Mwendo” is a Swahili word that means “journey.” In 2006, deeply depressed after the death of his friend and ex-partner Tania Trepanier, Farhad took a mwendo up Mount Kilimanjaro. He shares that seven day trek in seven vignettes that explore the themes of love, loss, altered perceptions, and ultimately, self-healing.

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. We spend a great deal of time watching television nowadays. We get so fully involved in what we watch that we cry when characters cry, we feel intense joy when great things happen to our characters, and we feel anger when these characters get hurt. We also laugh. We laugh at their misfortunes and we laugh at their successes and joys.…

Watch Owner and Creative Director Taylor Byrom discuss TAYLORHART.DESIGNS and the launch of the company's first brand jolie hart.

Premier Christy Clark announced a partnership between the B.C. government, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), Shannon and Chip Wilson and lululemon athletica worth $36 million to build a new School of Design to position B.C. as a global hub of design expertise.

Interested in a career in design? Some of our students give their opinion on what they think design is...what's yours? Consider Your Options, Compare Your Choices, Choose Kwantlen. Ready to apply? www.kwantlen.ca/apply

Purposeful Innovation

Student Researcher Profile - Faculty of Arts
Creating a Mindful World –One Place at a Time, One Mind at a Time.

Student Researcher Profile - Faculty of Arts - English Literature
The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Student Researcher Profile - Faculty of Arts - English Literature and Creative Writing
Under-City

Student Researcher Profile - Faculty of Arts - Journalism and Communication
Visual Media Workshop

Student Researcher Profile - Faculty of Arts - Journalism and Communication
Making Selfies/Making Self Research Project

Student Researcher Profile - Faculty of Arts - Asian Studies
Hearing the Voices of the People

SUSTAINABILITY THINKING

Making a living: Agricultural Practices, Climate Change, and Cultural Change in Yucatec Maya Communities in Calakmul, Mexico. Acknowledged funding - Student Led Research Grant, Office of Research & Scholarship, KPU awarded to Alexander G. Stark. Faculty PD grant awarded to Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Julia Murphy.

The Future of our Food System: ​Report on the Southwest BC Bioregion Food System Design Project

D+FA, Design + Food Atelier, is a research group comprised of students and faculty of the Wilson School of Design - Product Design program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University focusing on wicked problems related to food systems. The project Designing the Resilient Link is inspired by research projects conducted by the Institute of Sustainable Food Systems at KPU, and it addresses the issues with local food hubs — organizations meant to provide support to local farmers and improve connections between local producers and consumers.​

Summer 2016 Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Quarterly Newsletter

Dr. Kent Mullinix, director of the KPU Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, spoke at the KPU-Science World Speaker Series on August 12, 2015. According to Dr. Mullinix, a truly sustainable food system for today needs to be rooted in the right context: a social, economic and environmental context very different from the one in which our contemporary industrial food system came to dominate.​

How we obtain our daily sustenance, is the foundation of our sustainability. Two opposing agri-food system paradigms, life-science intensive and ecologically intensive, are battling it out now in your community and around the globe. Both claim the sustainability high ground. There is much at stake. We will decide the outcome.

Dr. John Ikerd, world renowned leader in sustainable agriculture and economics discussed the critical role of sustainable agriculture in building healthy communities and provide insights on how to put ideas into action.

Sustainable Futures

Faculty Researcher Profile - School of Business
Predicting from Spatial Data & Statistics

Faculty Researcher Profile - School of Business
Accounting is About More than Just Numbers… it’s About Making Better Decisions.

CLEAN TECHNOLOGY

The Challenge Dialogue team, consisting of students and faculty from: Environmental Protection Technology, Product Design and Business Entrepreneurial Leadership, is designing and piloting an innovation for the City of Surrey's Engineering Department. The innovation will help the city meet an 80% waste diversion target by 2020. The project is in its final 4th phase, and will be officially complete by February 2017.

Clean Technology

KPU's WSoD Clean Tech Expo Trophy - 2015

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Living Well with Dementia: Through Voice and Choice

This is a FREE Open Educational Resource for those wanting to explore how to live a fully engaged, productive, and satisfied life with dementia (at home or in the community). The diagnosis is not the end of your life, but the beginning of a journey. This 4 module course was developed by KPU's Faculty of Health instructors: Judith DeGroot, MSN, RN, and Sharon Leitch, MSN, RN.

How Does a Collaborative Simulation Promote Team Communication and Comprehension of Health Care Provider Roles?

This research study set out to determine if simulation exercises provide an opportunity for health care students to engage in deeper learning.

Taylor Byrom, Fashion and Technology Alumna

Culture, Detection and Monitoring of Equine Parasites in the Fraser Valley

Research Infographics - Faculty of Health and Faculty of Arts
Scotland and Dementia Research

Research Infographics - Faculty of Health
The Effects of a Deliberate Practice Debriefing Model During a 'Response to Rescue' Simulation

Innovation Boulevard is a network of health institutions, universities, companies and talented people located within one square mile in Surrey's City Centre.

Watch Owner and Creative Director Taylor Byrom discuss TAYLORHART.DESIGNS and the launch of the company's first brand jolie hart.

Healthy Communities