Kwantlen students take elevator speeches to the next level

They don’t have a company to pitch or an employer to pitch to—yet—but Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s 4th year Bachelor of Business Administration students have proven they already have what it takes to deliver an award-winning elevator speech. In fact, Kwantlen student Pawan Bhandal did just that, when she won the Elevator Speech Contest at a networking event for Vancouver Island University (VIU) and Kwantlen students in April.   Read more…….

Kwantlen Interior Design students take first place in North America design competition

It takes creativity and a keen eye for detail to stand out in a design competition open to students across North America. Kwantlen students Lorin Bordeville and Josie Smith have both. The Kwantlen Polytechnic University third year Interior Design students clinched first place in the Durkan Discover 2012 Student Carpet Design Competition. Now in its third year, the competition, held by Durkan – a leading manufacturer of printed carpet for the hospitality industry – and NEWH – the Network of the Hospitality Industry … Continued

Kwantlen's President travels to Brazil to encourage students to study in Canada

Kwantlen Polytechnic University President and Vice Chancellor John McKendry is in Brazil until May 2, 2012 to explore opportunities for university partnerships in the country and promote Kwantlen as a destination for Brazilian students. McKendry is joined by over 30 Canadian university presidents in the mission to build and strengthen partnerships in research, innovation and higher education. Identified as one of the BRIC countries, Brazil, along with Russia, India and China, are known as large and emerging economic powers. “The … Continued

Kwantlen's ESL courses going tuition-free

Effective April 1, 2012, some applicants to Kwantlen Polytechnic University ’s English as a Second Language (ESL) programs may be eligible to receive their ESL instruction tuition-free. A joint initiative between the Canadian federal government, the ministries of Advanced Education and Jobs, Tourism and Innovation are making funding available to cover the costs of ESL tuition for some ESL students at Kwantlen. Seventeen BC universities, colleges and institutions that provide ESL are eligible for the tuition-free initiative. The tuition-free program supports access for … Continued

Kwantlen Student Makes News in New York

Sarah Jackson, an undergraduate student in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s journalism program, made news in New York with a 10-week winter internship at MSNBC where she helped produce live television. In 2010 Jackson received Kwantlen’s prestigious “John Reiss Award in Journalism,” named after the executive producer of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. She has also won seven other student awards and has been on the Dean’s Honour Roll six times. After Jackson sent her internship application to John Reiss, her talent … Continued

Kwantlen Polytechnic University appoints Dr. Alan Davis to President

The Board of Governors at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alan Davis as incoming President effective September 1, 2012. Dr. Davis has studied and worked at well known institutions in the UK, Unites States and Canada, and has played leadership roles at the British Columbia Open University, Athabasca University, Niagara College and Vancouver Community College. Most recently, Dr. Davis held the position of President at State University of New York, Empire State College in … Continued

Kwantlen Polytechnic University graduates unveil dynamic fashion designs at "the SHOW"

You don’t have to go to New York, London or Paris to experience a fashion event like no other. Fashion returns to the runway with 32 innovative design collections from Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Fashion Design and Technology graduates during Kwantlen’s annual fashion event held at the River Rock Show Theatre, Tuesday, April 3. The stunning event, “the SHOW” celebrates the graduating class and showcases their portfolio’s that feature designs of inspiration, imagination and marketing sensibility. Read more… Buy Tickets to “the SHOW” More Info on “the SHOW”

Explore University. Discover Kwantlen. Open House March 31st, 2012

Saturday March 31, 2012 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Surrey Campus on 72nd Avenue Open House 2012 The Kwantlen Experience Kwantlen wants to tell you our great stories. From our unique programs to our engaged faculty, there is so much about Kwantlen that you’ll want to learn – like our new bachelor’s degree programs, the scholarships we offer, and our supportive student services! Join us on Saturday March 31, 2012 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Kwantlen’s Surrey Campus on 72nd Avenue.