KPU cuts varsity athletics program due to funding prioritization

July 14, 2015

Last week, Kwantlen Polytechnic University announced that it would be eliminating its varsity athletics program due to budget constraints. The school will continue its soccer, golf, basketball, and badminton programs through the end of the 2016 school year, but will then cease operations. The decision was made after determining that the costs necessary for the program to become competitive were unfeasible. The $750,000 cost of the program is not being cut from the budget, said Vice Provost of Students Jane Fee, but rather being reallocated to benefit a “broader sporting community” at the institution. Surrey Now | KPU