Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. The largest teaching university in British Columbia, KPU is home to one of the biggest undergraduate schools of business in Western Canada, highly specialized and unique design programs in the Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design, research institutes dedicated to sustainable agriculture and food systems, and one of the most technologically advanced trades and technology training facilities in Canada. KPU provides an exceptional learning environment, reinforced by small classes, supportive educational environments and engaged faculty.
KPU supports a broad range of applied research, scholarship, and creative artistry as an integral part of its polytechnic culture of teaching and learning, community engagement, and social innovation. The linkage between distinctive program streams and applied research enables students and faculty to apply practical knowledge and skills in real-world contexts and establish collaborative partnerships with local communities, industry and government.
KPU offers students meaningful, and highly marketable experiences, and opportunities to engage in applied educational experiences through undergraduate research, community-focused research, cooperative learning, practicum placements, international field schools and much more.