Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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Tuition: $3,932.00  Students: 20,000
12666 72 Avenue
Surrey, BC      V3W 2M8

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, previously known as Kwantlen University College, was initially established in 1981 by a separation of the South Fraser campus from Douglas College. The word “Kwantlen” (Tireless Runner) is derived from the name of the Kwantlen First Nations where the university was initially situated. The college has four campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia, and it became a degree-granting institution in 1995. ... continued below

About Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The University has four campuses: Cloverdale, Langley, Richmond, and Surrey. Kwantlen has been active in its drive for sustainability and resource management. Their pilot project for the province of BC sought to lower energy consumption, repair a chronic heating problem on one campus, improve the parking lot through better lighting, and use holticultural heating systems. They are also continuously retrofitting lighting, air, and heating conditioning equipment to reduce energy. The campus is adding two major buildings on Kwantlen’s main Surrey campus, and construction of a new campus in Cloverdale to accommodate more students.

Student Services and Student Life

Kwantlen offers the following services: Student Awards and Financial Assistance,Smart Card - Id Card, Services For Students With Disabilities, Scholarships And Awards, Registration Online, Recreation Services, Prior Learning Assessment, Parking and Transit, Library – Coast Capital Savings Library, Learning Centres, Kwantlen Student Association, Job Placement Services For Adults With Disabilities, Homestay (Housing), General Education Development (GED) Test, Food Services, First Year Experience, Exchange Studies, Employment, Careers And Jobs, Disability Advisors, Disabilities, Services for Students with, Counselling, Co-Operative Education, Career Services, Career Resource Centres, Bookstores, Athletics, Assessment And Testing Services, Alumni Association, and Advising

The Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) is the student body of the University, and is considered to be the students’ union. Situated in the South Fraser region of British Columbia, its mission is to “to support its members during their time of study by ensuring adequate provision for their welfare, activities, political, and social needs.” KSA maintains a fitness centre, a social justice centre, and a cafe on campus. It also gives day planners and funding for campus events, conferences, clubs, events, and political interest groups. Members can also acquire discounts in train and bus passes, discount movie tickets, and other offers.

There are many clubs available for students. Some of them include: Aviation Club (YVR), Emerging Green Builders, Friends of Falun Gong Club, GIDDA Club, Kwantlen Cricket Association, Helping Every Child Around the World, Kwantlen Chinese Student Association (KCSA) Kwantlen Association of Student Landscapers, Kwantlen Criminology Club,SGI - Canada Student Club, Kwantlen University Christian Ministries, Mahjong Club, Kwantlen English Students' Society, Student Art Collective, Kwantlen D20, Pakistani Student Association, Accounting Society of Kwantlen, Toastmasters, Shoot the 8’s, Hip Hop/Break Dance Club, Sikh Student Association, Punjabi Student Federation, and North Delta Rotaract Club.

Student-Athletes can try the athletic teams of Kwantlen. These include: Badminton, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Golf, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer and Baseball. There are also running clubs, gym rentals and fitness centres available in the campus. Students who plan to go out with friends can enjoy some establishments around the campus: Starbucks, Restaurants, Pub Nights, Live Bands and Shows, Jukebox, Internet Café, Forums, Readings and Guest Speaker Series, Cafeterias, and Arcade Centres.

Surrey Information

Surrey's motto, "City of Parks" is derived from 5,400 acres of passive and active park land, 15 golf courses and driving ranges, including the Northview Golf & Country Club, home to the former Air Canada Championship. The city is characterized by a low population density urban sprawl, typical of western North America, which includes areas of residential housing, light industry and commercial centres and is prone to strip development and malls. Approximately 35% of the land is designated as agricultural, but constant pressure for growth continues to erode the edges of what was once a largely rural landscape.

As the tenth largest city in Canada and the second largest in British Columbia, Surrey is able to offer visitors a rich blend of diverse landscapes, abundant parks, rich cultural opportunities and superb recreational choices. Surrey's state of the art recreational facilities are home to numerous local, provincial, national and international sporting events, including the world famous Cloverdale Rodeo. Nurture your artistic side by catching a live performance at the Bell Performing Arts Centre or see unique local art at the Surrey Art Gallery.


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