Kwantlen welcomes Canada’s top chef in celebration of International Education Week

November 12, 2010 (METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) Chop, dice, sauté. Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes Canada’s best-known chef Michael Smith, television show host and acclaimed cookbook author, on November 17 at the Surrey Campus. The famous chef is making a special guest appearance as the university celebrates International Education Week with a series of festivities to showcase the significant contribution that international education makes in preparing Canadians for the global stage. With experiences cooking in finest restaurant kitchens in Canada, the United … Continued

Kwantlen horticulture student wins industry award for outstanding achievement

November 12, 2010 (METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) There’s a good reason that the Adam Graham’s grass is looking a little greener these days. As a recent graduate of Kwantlen’s Turf Management Diploma program, Graham has just been named as the winner of the 2010 Canadian Golf Superintendent’s Association–Toro “Future Superintendent Award.” The award is given in recognition of the recipient’s passion and dedication to the industry and their academic achievement. “Adam is a personification of the old adage, ‘if you need … Continued

Film focuses on reducing trash

Could you go a day without producing any garbage? No packaging, no tags, no boxes…. How about a year? Vancouver Island University’s Office of Sustainability and the Regional District of Nanaimo invite you to the Vancouver Island premiere of the award-winning film The Clean Bin Project at 7 pm on Monday, Nov. 15 in the Malaspina Theatre at VIU’s Nanaimo campus. The film documents director Grant Baldwin and his partner Jen Rustemeyer’s year-long effort to live waste free. As a … Continued

VIU strengthens ties with students and educators in India

Vancouver Island University is creating a $5,000 scholarship for an Indian undergraduate student and $5,000 to facilitate new faculty exchanges with Indian institutions. VIU President and Vice-Chancellor Ralph Nilson announced the initiatives during an unprecedented Canadian university mission to India. The visit is organized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and includes 15 presidents from universities across Canada. “VIU strongly values our ties to students and educators in India,” Nilson said. “We have more than 120 … Continued

Chan to speak on social justice within a university context in UFV lecture series

Nov 10, 2010 Media contact: Anne Russell Cell: 604-798-3709 Office: 604-795-2826 anne.russell@ufv.ca In an ideal world, a university would be a place where all members of its community have equal rights and opportunities, and also equal responsibilities and obligations. And this is an ideal that most universities strive for, according to Dr. Adrienne Chan, a professor in the School of Social Work and Human Services at UFV. However, it’s not an ideal world, as Chan discovered as she researched social … Continued

Open Set | Film, Video + Integrated Media Event

Thursday, November 25, 2010 – 4:00pm – 7:00pm Emily Carr University of Art + Design invites the public to explore our Film, Video & Integrated Media program during Open Set Prospective students are invited to join our film faculty and students on set at Emily Carr to explore hands-on film production including principles of camera operation, composition, lighting, sound design, studio production, and video editing. Offering a vibrant array of technical and theoretical courses, the Film, Video, & Integrated Media … Continued

Climate cover-up presentation at Vancouver Island University

In their 2009 book Climate Cover-up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming, authors James Hoggan and Richard Littlemore document a well-funded and well organized international campaign to seed doubts about climate change, and to discredit the scientists trying to understand past climate change and predict our climate future. Hoggan and Littlemore showed that the interests behind this campaign are those who expect to benefit from the continuation of the fossil-fuel industry’s stranglehold on our economy, and that many of the … Continued

Kwantlen journalism faculty honoured for excellence

November 9, 2010 (METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) Chad Skelton, Kwantlen Polytechnic University journalism faculty and reporter for the Vancouver Sun, and his colleague Lori Culbert received the Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Online Journalism for their online database tracking municipal election campaign contributions. Upon receiving the prestigious award, a recognition honouring outstanding journalism in B.C., Skelton remarks, “I was excited to share this award with my colleague Lori Culbert and am grateful to work for a newspaper that values online … Continued

Kwantlen leading the way for energy conservation

November 8, 2010 (METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) Kwantlen Polytechnic University was recognized with a 2010 BC Hydro Power Smart Leadership Excellence award for its continued leadership in energy management and conservation. This is the fifth time that BC Hydro has recognized Kwantlen for its leadership in energy conservation and the third year in a row for Kwantlen to be acknowledged for Leadership Excellence. As a 2010 Power Smart Leader in the category of Leadership Excellence, Kwantlen has demonstrated a deep commitment … Continued