Dis/Orientation 2016 [DISO DAYS]


The two week Dis/Orientation series consists of workshops, discussions, and events where students and members of the community can position themselves as anti-oppressive and environmentally sustainable participants. It is also meant to re-center the narratives on suppressed voices and empower marginalized groups.

Check out our awesome events!

Main DISO DAYS page
We are at Kwantlen
Anti-Pipeline & Just Eats
A Future Without Waste
Fast Fashion
Tai Chi and Chai Tea
Housing Crisis
Women’s Liberation

We also have some great contests planned, get your cameras ready!

If you would like to volunteer for the Dis/Orientation committee, please email dis.o@kpirg.ca. Some tasks include:

  • Event budgeting.
  • Event promotion & outreach.
  • Marketing (design) and communications.
  • Networking with local companies/organizations, and of course, fellow KPU students.
  • Planning/organizing

We provide volunteers with great incentives and, most importantly, a unique non-profit experience for students to enhance their university experience. For all other volunteer inquiries, please email volunteer@kpirg.ca .

KPIRG Wants You! (Looking for 1 Board member)

We’re releasing a call for one (1) regular Board member to be appointed from the Kwantlen Polytechnic University community. 

Board Positions available:
Director: Anti-Oppression Officer

Nominations Packages will be accepted on a rolling basis — so don’t wait to apply! Please email your completed statement to office@kpirg.ca

**What Do I Need to Include in My Nominations Packages

You can also fill out our Nominations Packages which includes a brief statement of why you would like to join the board, skills and perspectives you can offer and a brief summary of campus and/or community involvement or interests.

**What is the KPIRG Board of Directors?

KPIRG is committed to social and environmental justice, KPIRG is a campus-based group with a mandate for research, education and action on issues of social and environmental justice. KPIRG is a student and community funded and volunteer-driven organization that works to empower students and community members, to give people the tools and the opportunity to work cooperatively for a more just and healthy society.

The Board of Directors is the decision-making governing body, elected annually, to uphold KPIRG’s organizational mandate. It implements policy, approves programming, manages the annual budget, and acts as an employer for part-time, unionized staff members. Board members are responsible for decisions made at Board meetings and work collaboratively with staff and volunteers.

**Who Are We Looking For

-Full time and part time undergraduates at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
-Members of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University community (alumni, staff, faculty etc.)
-We especially encourage people with experiential knowledge of racism, colonization, poverty, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, and sexism to apply.

**Reasons You Should Join the KPIRG

-Learn new skills and receive training
-Meet and get to know new and exciting friends, allies and collaborators
-Experience and gain decision-making skills on an organizational level, and as an employer to staff
-Layer your life or school experience with aspects of organizing in issues of social and environmental justice

**How does the KPIRG Board of Directors work?

We ask that ALL individuals who are interested in being part of the 2016-2017 Board of Directors make a commitment to KPIRG until the end of March 2017. The level of participation and involvement of Board members may vary depending on financial constraints, office hours, outreach, holidays, and the going-ons of life—we understand all of this.

The following are the time commitments we ask of ALL our Board members (*Estimated 10-15 hours per month*):

-You MUST attend Board meetings – generally held bi-weekly, though the exact frequency of meetings will be determined by Board members at the beginning of the term
-Involvement in a committee, established and struck by the KPIRG Board (in place of Portfolios), which will meet once a month, or by the discretion of the committee
-Office hours at KPIRG, once a week (for at least five hours)

DEADLINE is Thursday August 25th. 2016 at 4:00pm

**Questions about KPIRG, the Board of Directors or this Appointment Process?

Please email office@kpirg.ca

Sign and Share!

Petition to the House of Commons:
Hate crime against Islam and Islamophobia – sign and share!

Petition to the House of Commons

  • Islam is a religion of over 1.5 billion people worldwide. Since its founding more than 1400 years ago, Muslims have contributed, and continue to contribute, to the positive development of human civilization. This encompasses all areas of human endeavors including the arts, culture, science, medicine, literature, and much more;
  • Recently an infinitesimally small number of extremist individuals have conducted terrorist activities while claiming to speak for the religion of Islam. Their actions have been used as a pretext for a notable rise of anti-Muslim sentiments in Canada; and
  • These violent individuals do not reflect in any way the values or the teachings of the religion of Islam. In fact, they misrepresent the religion. We categorically reject all their activities. They in no way represent the religion, the beliefs and the desire of Muslims to co-exist in peace with all peoples of the world.




Get Creative with KPIRG

KPIRG is always looking for ways for students to get involved. Whether it’s through volunteering, joining a committee, event planning/organizing, or creatively – there is always something to contribute.

KPIRG values the creative process behind art and we are always blown away after getting a snapshot of the mind of the creator. Whether your creativity is found through your words, a paintbrush, a pencil, or photograph – we want to see what you can do. Students can contribute to the KPIRG ZINE series (1 zine released per semester), volunteer to make posters for events & workshops, or even create your own art-based action group.

Art is an extremely powerful way to get a message across, let KPIRG be the medium for you to carry your message forward.


What is a ZINE? 

A zine (/ˈzn/ zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier. (Thanks, Wikipedia!)

Without further ado – check out KPIRG’s first Online ZINE!


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