Kwantlen Polytechnic University put its Surrey campus and its programs on shows for two days (Feb. 27 and 28), allowing the community to take a look and potential students to sound our instructors in the full range of the university’s programs. Reporter Nick Major snapped some photos of the event.
Two masonry students show off their craft in the Trades tent at Kwantlen's Big Big Open House.
Nursing instructors demonstrate one of the robots used to train student nurses. The robots are designed to be as life-like as possible, with a simulated breath, pulse and bowel sounds.
The Big Big Open House, held at Kwantlen's Surrey campus, was advertised with much fanfare.
The School of Horticulture was giving away free organic cucumbers and lettuce during the Open House.
Reporters Rachelle Ashe and Alexander Nkrumah spent part of their weekend watching Kwantlen’s best badminton players face-off against collegiate competition from through the weekend. The slideshow below captures some of the action; their coverage is here.
The Kwantlen eagles men’s basketball team, in anticipation of the latest college season, has been sharpening its skills in tournaments. Reporter/photographer Sandy Buemann was at Douglas College Saturday, Oct. 18, as the Eagles took on Camosun College (they lost, 75-59) and brought back these images.
Omid Davani gets tangled with a teammate as he leaps for the ball as the Kwantlen Eagles play Camosun College on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Players' eyes are glued to the ball as a lone fan watches from the bleachers.
Guard Omid Davani dribbles the ball up the court before being challenged by Kamal Vaid, a forward for the Camosun Chargers.
Devon Carney, a first-year Eagles guard, meets his number match as both battle for possession for the ball during Saturdayâ€™s game.
The Kwantlen Eagles convene and listen to head coach Bernie Love during a time-out.
They ripped it up in Cloverdale Friday, at one of the biggest KSA-sponsored events of the semester. Kwantlen students and other music fans turned out for headliners Sloan, Daniel Wesley and Ten Second Epic — and other bands — at the all-ages event. We’ll be adding to our coverage over the next few days. To start, here’s a photographic look at some what happened.
Ten Second Epic's guitarist rocks out on stage for the band's final song of the evening. (Alicia-Rae Light photo)
The crowd screams as Sloan finally arrives on stage. (Alicia-Rae Light photo)
Nick Goy, lead vocalist of alternative rock band Exit 200, sings his heart out for fans. (Cori Alfreds photo)
Twelve-year-old Mishel Salum of Childsplay assures the crowd that the future of rockâ€™nâ€™roll most definitely isnâ€™t at stake. (Cori Alfreds photo)
Sloan plays the final act of the evening, concluding a successful third annual Cram Jam. (Nick Major photo)
Local twin sisters from Cloverdale celebrate their birthday at Cram Jam 2008. (Alicia-Rae Light photo)
Local favourite Daniel Wesley drew one of the biggest crowds of the event. (Nick Major photo)
By the time the headliners hit the stage, the Cram Jam crowd was at its peak (Nick Major photo)
Diehard fans fire up their lighters in support of up-and-coming Vancouver based artist, Daniel Wesley. (Cori Alfreds photo)
Bassist Jason Scannell of Surrey's Verses the Nothing, during the band's ominous set. (Alicia-Rae Light photo)
Dan, guitarist for headlining band Ten Second Epic, rocks the stage of Cram Jam Friday night. (Cori Alfreds)
The opening weeks of the semester carry traditions, among them the sprouting of booths and activities that welcome back students. Tuesday, at Richmond, there was pizza, live music, information aplenty and even a political party on hand. Some images:
Information about the Student Health Plan and what coverages it offers, including options for opting out, could be found at the table or from eager volunteers.
Coast Capital set up a "Fun Cube" where participants tried to grab two $5 bills mixed in with pieces of paper, being blown by a fan from below.
Supporters of Stephane Dion and the federal Liberals were the only political party campaigning out in the sunshine.