Ousted Kwantlen Student Association members consider legal action

December 6, 2011

Members of the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) board who were ousted at a meeting last week at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Surrey campus say they plan to take their fight to court if the "botched" and "unfair" situation is not resolved. The chairperson of the KSA board before the impeachment vote says she and several others have been suspended from Kwantlen. University officials have not confirmed or denied the suspensions, but they say an investigation into the matter is underway. The KSA president who was voted out by students says his group sent a complaint to Kwantlen noting the rising tensions and a perceived racism as all of the targeted KSA members are South Asian. "The university did nothing to protect us," says the former president in a news release. "Shockingly, they responded by banning our councillors from campus altogether, changing the locks on our office doors and handing the keys to the opposition group purportedly appointed on Nov. 30." The impeached executives want last week's meeting declared null and void. If not, the group vows to take its fight to the BC Supreme Court. Surrey North Delta Leader | Surrey Now