Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation
When I came here from Mexico I was a little bit shy. I didn’t know much English. Starting in ELS at KPU was awesome. We began working in English right away and the instructors were very helpful. If you want to learn English you can’t just practice having a conversation. You have to study reading, writing, and speaking. There’s students here from all over the world and you’re learning together, helping each other.
When he moved to Canada from Saudi Arabia, Emad enrolled at KPU in English Language Studies, immersing himself in a new language and culture [see video]
After moving from China to Canada several years ago, Sasha wanted to immerse herself in a new culture and new language. ELS helped her do just that [see video]
Emi found a new career and a new support network through KPU's CCLS program [see video]
Faculty of Arts
I've always loved literature and writing. I knew I wanted to major in English to develop my writing skills. I was offered an entrance scholarship to KPU, which covered my first two and a half semesters. My educational experience was completely customizable and personalized. There is a support system at KPU to help you succeed. There is a thriving community that you can access if you reach out.
As an English student at KPU, Calvin's found opportunities and support to share his love of music and connect with others [see video]
Stuart credits KPU with shaping his critical thinking abilities and helping developing his confidence thanks to the one-on-one learning environment [see video]
Paige turned a horrific act of bullying into an opportunity to speak out and make a difference [see video]
Working for WorkSafe BC, Puneet is using what she's learned at KPU to investigate fraud [see video]
School of Business
I found my true calling in entrepreneurial leadership. My instructors would latch onto my ideas and I realized I could take a step back to get a larger view of business. KPU prepared me well for my own entrepreneurial journey. I started Kitply out of my parents' basement and now we're doing business nationally and internationally. It's important to me to give back to society. Creating opportunities for others is my way of paying forward what KPU gave to me.
After completing English Language Studies at KPU, Emad continued to pursue his love of business and math as an accounting student [see video]
Argel Monte de Ramos
A passionate performer and business student, Argel combined his talents as an outgoing KPU ambassador [see video]
Knowing that marketing is constantly changing makes it exciting and challenging for Kristina [see video]
Wilson School of Design
KPU came highly recommended as a place to study interior design. I had a great experience here and made a lot of meaningful connections with peers and faculty. The friendships made at KPU last a lifetime, and one day it may lead to employment like it did for me. I’m very proud to have been on the project team for the new Wilson School of Design building. It’s the cherry on top of my career.
Alisa's always liked to build and create, which led her to the hands-on product design program at KPU's Wilson School of Design [see video]
Taylor turned her design education into a highly sought-after collection, and an opportunity to make a difference [see video]
Growing up with Hot Wheels and Lego, Cody has always liked to create things. Linking innovation and creativity, product design was a natural fit [see video]
Faculty of Health
I grew up in Romania and went to nursing school there. I knew it was my calling. The re-entry program at KPU appealed to me because the classes are led by instructors with real experience and there’s hands-on learning opportunities and lab experiences weekly. Everything I learned about the program was encouraging and a testament to its success. There’s numerous resources available and so much support to help students succeed.
April has always had an interest in health promotion and helping others and psychiatric nursing at KPU was the perfect choice [see video]
Nikka wasn't always sure nursing was the career for her. But with a little encouragement she's found her calling [see video]
With a desire to help others, Meaghan wants to bridge the gap between mental and physical health [see video]
Faculty of Science and Horticulture
When I was preparing to return to my education, I applied to several universities. I chose KPU, ultimately, as most of my previous credits could be transferred and there was a community feeling here. I’m amazed by the encouragement and support I’ve received in my journey at KPU. People from every sphere of the university, whether they’re faculty, staff, or students are truly inspiring, helpful, and they motivate others. If you bring your thought to light, KPU will make it an action.
Working as a gardener, Sarah fell in love with plants and horticulture and discovered the Faculty of Science and Horticulture at KPU [see video]
Johanna's desire to work outdoors and passion for sustainability led her to KPU and a wealth of unique opportunities [see video]
After experimenting with a home brew kit, Tom was hooked. He turned his passion into an exciting career in the brewing industry [see video]
Faculty of Trades and Technology
Welding, to me, fulfills a desire to build. KPU is really involved in the welding community. It’s not just a program and then you’re done. It’s a home base to come back to and a welcoming place to return throughout your career. Every experience you have at KPU is helping prepare you for the next. The faculty as a whole becomes your support network. It’s such a good feeling when you’ve done something better than you thought you would be able to.
The knowledge Aaron gained at KPU has given him the opportunity to mentor others and be a leader on the job [see video]
Shania's lifelong interest in cars led her to an exciting career in the trades at KPU [see video]
Cole's education in the trades began through ACE-IT. Now he's learning more and developing new skills at KPU [see video]