BC announces "Kwantlen Polytechnic University"

April 22, 2008

Following the UFV announcement on Monday, BC Premier Gordon Campbell announced yesterday that Kwantlen University College will be redesignated Kwantlen Polytechnic University, pending amendments to BC's Universities Act. "As a polytechnic university, Kwantlen will be better positioned to serve the fast-growing segment of the population with higher education needs that are increasingly career-focused." Kwantlen will build on its international reputation in key areas of specialization and excellence including: trades and technology; community health studies, which includes a unique bachelor of psychiatric nursing program; the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture; and applied design programs. BC media release | Kwantlen media release