Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic


Canada's only polytechnic university

Established by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen, now Kwantlen Polytechnic University has five campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. KPU offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and citations in more than 140 programs. Almost 20,000 students annually attend courses at KPU campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale, and Civic Plaza.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University currently offers a range of credentials, many of which are completely unique, to successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. Students have the opportunity to bridge certificate and diploma credentials into bachelor’s degrees, creating the option of academic and professional enhancement of applied and technical programs.


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Sholto Scruton
Furniture Design - Sholto Scruton established Sholto Design Studio in 2011. Since then, the studio has created bespoke furniture and exhibits for universities, museums, galleries, embassies, and other cultural institutions.
Paola Gavilanez
Interior Design - A registered interior designer with Interior Designers Institute of BC and Interior Designers of Canada. Her projects includes residential, commercial, hospitality and educational spaces.
Gordon Cobb
Music Educator - Graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School for the Contemporary Arts in Simon Fraser University and his Master of Music in Composition for New Media from the London College of Music in the UK and completed a PhD in Arts Education at SFU.
Nicola Harwood
Creative Writer - Chair of the Creative Writing Department and Coordinator of IDEA. She is a writer, theatre and interdisciplinary artist and teaches both Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts courses. Her most recent work is in interactive media installation. She is also a playwright and memoirist.

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Vancouver, Canada

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