Surrey, Canada

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a public degree-granting undergraduate polytechnic university with campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Cloverdale and Langley. KPU is one of the largest institutions by enrollment in British Columbia with a total of 20,000 students across the four locations.Prior to being granted authority as a University college in 1988, Kwantlen was founded as Kwantlen College. In 2008, the provincial government announced its intention to amend the University Act at the legislative assembly of British Columbia to make Kwantlen University College a polytechnic university. The legislation renaming the University College to University received royal assent on May 29, 2008 and KPU began operation as Kwantlen Polytechnic University on September 1, 2008.KPU became a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada on October 24, 2008.The Globe and Mail Canadian University Report ranked KPU among the top post-secondary institution relative to enrollment across Canada, earning numerous grades in the "A to B Range" in categories such as quality of teaching and learning, career preparation, student satisfaction and information technology. Wikipedia.


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News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 24, 2017) - The winners of the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards were announced last night at the Pan Pacific Vancouver during an evening of drinks, appetizers and networking with 500 entrepreneurs, industry influencers, government officials and special guests. The Small Business BC Awards is the largest small business awards competition in the province. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of British Columbia's entrepreneurs and celebrate the contributions that new and existing businesses registered in BC, with fewer than 50 employees, make to their local communities and the global economy. Between October 1 and November 30, 2016, Small Business BC and the Insurance Bureau of Canada asked British Columbians to nominate their favourite small businesses. This year, 699 nominations were received from 72 communities across the province. The businesses with the highest number of votes in each award category were asked to complete an extended application, to decide the Top 5 Finalists, who moved on to face a panel of judges earlier this month. Those who met the criteria and demonstrated they were the best for the category were announced as the winners -- they are: The winners received a Small Business BC Awards trophy, the Premier's Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash, a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education, resources and experts and one-on-one business mentorship with notable advisors from the award sponsors. Nominations for next year's Small Business BC Awards competition will open October 1, 2017. More details on the Small Business BC Awards can be found at www.sbbcawards.ca. "Congratulations to Carlo Galvani and the Sea to Sky Air team in Squamish for winning the Premier's People's Choice Award. True ambassadors not only of their community, but of B.C.'s growing ecotourism industry, Sea to Sky Air offers a unique glimpse into the endless beauty of our province." - Premier Christy Clark "The significant impact small businesses can have on their communities is no secret -- they are the heart and soul of neighbourhoods throughout B.C. Many provide opportunities for young people and new British Columbians to enter the workforce, while others champion causes to give to those in need, and sponsor local sports and cultural programs. Congratulations to all the Small Business BC Awards winners. And thank you to all the participants for your drive and energy -- your contributions to B.C.'s economy and culture are part of what makes our province such a great place for small businesses to thrive." - Hon. Coralee Oakes, Minister of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Liquor Distribution "We saw an incredible level of participation in the Small Business BC Awards this year with 699 nominations from 72 communities across the province. We're proud to acknowledge all the companies who participated and would like to congratulate all those who came out on top as winners in this year's competition. These entrepreneurs are helping build a vibrant economy in our province and the Small Business BC Awards are the best way to celebrate and acknowledge their success and contribution." - George Hunter, CEO, Small Business BC "On behalf of Canada's insurers, I would like to offer my sincerest congratulations to the winners of the 14th Annual Small Business Awards. At IBC, we know that small businesses and entrepreneurs are the backbone of the Canadian economy. That is why we're proud to support this great program. Canada's insurance industry will always be there to help entrepreneurs protect the businesses they worked so hard to build." - Bill Adams, Vice President, Western and Pacific, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) "Congratulations to all the winners in this year's Small Business BC Awards -- especially, the winners of the Best Innovation Award, which we are proud sponsors of. They're helping to grow BC's economy by advancing innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in British Columbia. We're proud to help companies in BC grow through our support of these awards and through initiatives like our Regional Innovation Opportunities tour, #BCTECH Summit and our province-wide BC Acceleration Network." - Carl Anderson, President and CEO, BC Innovation Council "It's always a challenge a select a winner for the Best Apprenticeship Training Award, as all of the businesses are doing exceptional work in training the future of skilled trades. Congratulations to Ironside Design Manufacturing Inc. Their passion for passing on their knowledge and unique training model is exemplary of what we need more of in this province to ensure the skilled trades industry continues to grow stronger. We'd like to thank all businesses for participating in the Best Apprentice Training category and doing their part in training apprentices in British Columbia." - Gary Herman, CEO, Industry Training Authority "Small business is big business. Small business represents 98 per cent of all business in the province and employs more than 1 million people. Small business drives innovation, inspires transformation and provides the most diverse platform for new ideas. As a post-secondary institution with a polytechnic university mandate, KPU is proud to note that many of our graduates either work at, or operate, their own small businesses and play a significant part in bringing prosperity and a bright future to communities across British Columbia." - Salvador Ferreras, Ph.D., Provost and Vice-President Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University "On behalf of Sage, I would like to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to the winners of the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to local communities. We are humbled by the tremendous dedication and passion BC entrepreneurs have demonstrated throughout this competition, and will continue to support them and all other small businesses so more entrepreneurs can focus on doing what they love and value most." - Paul Struthers, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Sage Canada "Being a strong, inspiring and supportive employer is one of the most important components to owning your own business. Congratulations to Central Kitchen + Bar for winning the Best Employer Award at this year's Small Business BC Awards, and congratulations to every nominee and participant -- each of you deserves recognition for your contributions to our communities. TruShield is proud to partner with Small Business BC and continue to support the hard-working entrepreneurs of British Columbia." - Tony O'Brien, Executive Vice President, TruShield Insurance "Small businesses have the business ideas, unique products and services and determination to grow beyond our borders. UPS Canada is proud to be a part of the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards and continue our support for Canadian small business growth in international markets. Congratulations to the Top 5 Finalists in the Best International Trade category." - Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business, UPS Canada "We are encouraged to see how these small businesses are embracing the opportunity to make a positive social impact in their communities, not only in their day to day operations, but also by engaging with their clients and the local community." - Catherine Ludgate, Manager, Community Investment, Vancity "Yellow Pages would like to offer our congratulations to The Argosy, winner of the Best Marketer Award, for their innovative and impactful marketing initiative. We would also like to express our thanks to all participants, and to Small Business BC for the opportunity to participate in acknowledging the achievements of BC's entrepreneurs." - Sonny Magon, Senior Sales Manager, Yellow Pages Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business. Through a wide range of products, services, education and resources there's a piece that fits with every business. No matter what stage or what skill level, when an entrepreneur finds themselves asking "How do I...?" Small Business BC is the one to call. Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties. P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 120,000 Canadians, pays $8.2 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.


News Article | December 13, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

VANCOUVER, BC --(Marketwired - December 12, 2016) - Small Business BC, the province's premier resource for entrepreneurs, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada, asked British Columbians to nominate their favourite small businesses for the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards between October 1 and November 30, 2016. The Small Business BC Awards is the largest small business awards competition in the province. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of British Columbia's entrepreneurs and celebrate the contributions new and existing businesses registered in B.C., with fewer than 50 employees, make to their local communities and the global economy. This year, 699 nominations were received from 72 communities across the province. These businesses were given two months to gain as many votes as possible. Those who activated their communities and received the most votes have been named the Top 10 Semi-Finalists in this year's competition: PREMIER'S PEOPLE'S CHOICE Presented by the Province of British Columbia BEST APPRENTICE TRAINING Presented by ITA and Kwantlen Polytechnic University The Top 10 Semi-Finalists will be given one month to provide our expert panel of judges a detailed application outlining why they deserve to win the award. These applications will be used to decide the Top 5 Finalists, which will be announced on January 23, 2017. The winners of each category will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony on February 23, 2017 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver. Recipients of Small Business BC Awards are recognized with the Premier's Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash, a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education, resources and experts, and one-on-one business mentorship with notable advisors from the award sponsors. More details on the Small Business BC Awards can be found at www.sbbcawards.ca. "Small businesses are the backbone of Canada's leading economy, responsible for creating over a million jobs in B.C. That's why we worked hard to become the most small business-friendly jurisdiction in North America. Congratulations all the Top 10 Semi-Finalists for being recognized as innovative, responsible pillars in their community." - Premier Christy Clark "Small businesses account for 98% of all businesses in B.C. -- they drive the economy and create jobs for British Columbians. All the Top 10 Semi-Finalists for the Small Business BC Awards should be proud that their communities voted them into the top spots! Congratulations to all the Top 10 Semi-Finalists in the Small Business BC Awards." - Hon. Coralee Oakes, Minister of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Liquor Distribution, Province of British Columbia "This year, we saw an incredible level of participation in the Small Business BC Awards with 699 nominations from 72 communities across the province. Their efforts to build a vibrant economy in B.C. deserve the respect of all British Columbians and the Small Business BC Awards are the best way to celebrate and acknowledge their success and contribution." - George Hunter, CEO, Small Business BC "IBC is proud to support small businesses in British Columbia and across Canada. Insurers and consumers know that when small businesses succeed it promotes job creation and economic growth. That is why Canada's insurance industry is committed to working with small business owners to make sure they have the protection and coverage they need to help them grow and prosper." - Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western and Pacific, IBC "At the BC Innovation Council we are lucky to do what we do as we get to witness the broad reach that technology has on the province. Every day, we are able to witness the benefits our province's innovators are able to provide to B.C. We see first-hand that tech is everywhere and we are proud to sponsor an award that recognizes this." - Carl Anderson, President and CEO, BC Innovation Council "We're looking forward to meeting all the nominated employers for the Best Apprentice Training Award this year. Small businesses make up a large portion of B.C.'s economy and this community plays an important role in ensuring that skilled trades apprentices are getting the right hands-on experience on their apprenticeship journey. We're excited to partner with Kwantlen Polytechnic University to recognize an employer that is doing their part to training B.C.'s trades industry." - Gary Herman, CEO, Industry Training Authority "I would like to congratulate the semi-finalists for the Best Apprenticeship Training Award. Small businesses are highly-valued partners across KPU's various programs, including Trades and Horticulture. Their support of our students and the real-world mentoring is vital to their success as apprentices. We recognize the essential contribution of small business to the ecology of B.C. and Canada's economy and are honoured to have the opportunity to celebrate this significant contribution from small businesses across the province." - Salvador Ferreras, Ph.D., Provost and Vice-President Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University "We are thrilled to see such strong levels of participation and engagement in the Small Business BC Awards this year. As avid supporters of the small business community, we offer our heartfelt congratulations to the outstanding businesses that have emerged as Top 10 Semi-Finalists for each of the award categories." - Paul Struthers, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Sage Canada "TruShield Insurance is proud to partner with an innovative organization like Small Business BC and help support the hard-working entrepreneurs of British Columbia. We're amazed to see such impressive growth in the participation for the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards, and we look forward to honouring both the success of these finalists and their contributions to our communities. Congratulations to each of you!" - Mike Gaba, Manager, Business Development, TruShield Insurance "UPS Canada is proud to collaborate with Small Business BC to offer the Best International Trade Award to entrepreneurs in British Columbia. We would like to acknowledge those who were nominated, and congratulate those who are now Top 10 Semi-Finalists in the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards." - Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business, UPS Canada "Small businesses are the drivers of the local economy, they innovate to create new products and services, generate jobs and help our communities thrive. We congratulate the Top 10 organizations along with those who were also nominated for the impact they are making in the communities where we live and work." - Catherine Ludgate, Manager, Community Investment, Vancity "On behalf of Yellow Pages Group, I would like to express my sincere congratulations to this year's Top 10 Semi-Finalists. B.C. has some phenomenally successful entrepreneurs who have made huge contributions to local communities, and it gives me great pleasure to see the successes and achievements of those making a difference being acknowledged and recognized." - Sonny Magon, Senior Sales Manager, Yellow Pages About Small Business BC Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business. Through a wide range of products, services, education and resources there's a piece that fits with every business. No matter what stage or what skill level, when an entrepreneur finds themselves asking "How do I...?" Small Business BC is the one to call. About Insurance Bureau of Canada Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties. P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 120,000 Canadians, pays $8.2 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.


Assfalg A.,University of Mannheim | Bernstein D.M.,Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Journal of Memory and Language | Year: 2012

The revelation effect is a change in response behavior induced by a preceding problem-solving task. Previous studies have shown a revelation effect for faces when the problem-solving task includes attractiveness ratings of the faces. Immediately after this problem-solving task participants judged faces as more familiar than without the problem-solving task. We replicated this result in Experiment 1. Based on the discrepancy-attribution hypothesis, we predicted that a problem-solving task that excludes attractiveness ratings would not elicit a revelation effect. However, we found a reversed revelation effect with a problem-solving task that required participants to solve a puzzle of each face (Experiments 2-3). In Experiments 2 and 3, participants judged faces as . less familiar after the puzzle task. Our findings support the notion that the revelation effect may manifest as either an increase or a decrease of the experienced familiarity towards the recognition probe. However, our results contradict all current theories of the revelation effect. We discuss implications of our findings for revelation effect theories and provide a possible explanation. © 2012 Elsevier Inc..


Lee Z.,Kwantlen Polytechnic University | Salekin R.T.,University of Alabama
Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment | Year: 2010

Early theoretical conceptualizations suggest psychopathy is a heterogeneous construct whereby psychopathic individuals are found in diverse populations. The current study examined male and female psychopathy subtypes in a large sample of undergraduate students (n = 1229). Model-based cluster analysis of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Short Form (PPI-SF) revealed two clusters in both male and female students. In males, the primary subtype evidenced greater psychopathic personality traits (i.e., Social Potency, Fearlessness, and Impulsive Nonconformity) and lower anxiety (i.e., higher Stress Immunity), whereas the secondary subtype displayed fewer psychopathic personality traits (i.e., Machiavellian Egocentricity and Blame Externalization) and higher anxiety (i.e., lower Stress Immunity). In females, the primary subtype exhibited higher scores across all PPI-SF subscales and lower anxiety whereas the secondary subtype reported lower PPI-SF subscale scores and higher anxiety. Across a diverse array of personality, affective, and behavioral external correlates, differences between the subtypes and with nonpsychopaths emerged. Implications for psychopathy in noninstitutional populations with respect to theory, research, and gender are discussed. © 2010 American Psychological Association.


Horvath A.O.,Simon Fraser University | Del Re A.C.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Fluckiger C.,University of Bern | Symonds D.,Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Psychotherapy | Year: 2011

This article reports on a research synthesis of the relation between alliance and the outcomes of individual psychotherapy. Included were over 200 research reports based on 190 independent data sources, covering more than 14,000 treatments. Research involving 5 or more adult participants receiving genuine (as opposed to analogue) treatments, where the author(s) referred to one of the independent variables as " alliance," " therapeutic alliance," " helping alliance," or " working alliance" were the inclusion criteria. All analyses were done using the assumptions of a random model. The overall aggregate relation between the alliance and treatment outcome (adjusted for sample size and non independence of outcome measures) was r = .275 (k = 190); the 95% confidence interval for this value was .25-30. The statistical probability associated with the aggregated relation between alliance and outcome is p < .0001. The data collected for this meta-analysis were quite variable (heterogeneous). Potential variables such as assessment perspectives (client, therapist, observer), publication source, types of assessment methods and time of assessment were explored. © 2011 American Psychological Association.


Fluckiger C.,University of Bern | Del Re A.C.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Wampold B.E.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Symonds D.,Kwantlen Polytechnic University | Horvath A.O.,Simon Fraser University
Journal of Counseling Psychology | Year: 2012

Prior meta-analyses have found a moderate but robust relationship between alliance and outcome across a broad spectrum of treatments, presenting concerns, contexts, and measurements. However, there continues to be a lively debate about the therapeutic role of the alliance, particularly in treatments that are tested using randomized clinical trial (RCT) designs. The purpose of this present study was to examine whether research design, type of treatment, or author's allegiance variables, alone or in combination, moderate the relationship between alliance and outcome. Multilevel longitudinal analysis was used to investigate the following moderators of the alliance-outcome correlation: (a) research design (RCT or other), (b) use of disorder-specific manuals, (c) specificity of outcomes, (d) cognitive and/or behavioral therapy (CBT) or other types of treatments, (e) researcher allegiance, and (f) time of alliance assessment. RCT, disorder-specific manual use, specificity of primary and secondary outcomes, and CBT did not moderate the alliance-outcome correlation. Early alliance-outcome correlations were slightly higher in studies conducted by investigators with specific interest in alliance than were those in studies conducted by researchers without such an allegiance. Over the course of therapy, these initial differences disappeared. Apart from this trend, none of the variables previously proposed as potential moderators or mediators of the alliance-outcome relation, alone or in combination, were found to have a mediating impact. © 2011 American Psychological Association.


Sommerville J.A.,University of Washington | Bernstein D.M.,University of Washington | Bernstein D.M.,Kwantlen Polytechnic University | Meltzoff A.N.,University of Washington
Child Development | Year: 2013

A novel task, using a continuous spatial layout, was created to investigate the degree to which (in centimeters) 3-year-old children's (N = 63), 5-year-old children's (N = 60), and adults' (N = 60) own privileged knowledge of the location of an object biased their representation of a protagonist's false belief about the object's location. At all ages, participants' knowledge of the object's actual location biased their search estimates, independent of the attentional or memory demands of the task. Children's degree of bias correlated with their performance on a classic change-of-location false belief task, controlling for age. This task is a novel tool for providing a quantitative measurement of the degree to which self-knowledge can bias estimates of others' beliefs. © 2013 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.


Ogden R.D.,Kwantlen Polytechnic University
American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology | Year: 2010

In recent years information about suicide with helium has spread rapidly on the Internet, in print, and even on video. Increased awareness of this suicide method means that instead of turning to a physician for aid in dying, some people will terminate their lives with this nonpharmaceutical method. Although there are many case reports of hypoxic suicide by helium inhalation, little is known about the pathophysiology of this type of death.Pathologists should know what hypoxic suicide looks like. Carefully planned, autonomous suicides present possibilities for passive, naturalistic observation of the phenomenon. This article describes a method for direct observation of suicide and reports on 2 hypoxic suicides from inhalation of helium inside a prefilled environment. Copyright © 2010 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Cismaru M.,University of Regina | Lavack A.M.,Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Trauma, Violence, and Abuse | Year: 2011

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global public health concern with significant physical, emotional, and economic costs. Persuading IPV perpetrators to change their behavior could play an important role in ending violence. This article reviews and analyzes 16 campaigns targeting IPV perpetrators, created in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Two well-known models, the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) model and Protection Motivation theory (PMT), are combined to create the analytical framework. For each stage of change, the most salient PMT variables are outlined, the people found in that stage are described, and the most effective strategies for persuasion are posited. Together, these two models would suggest that future campaigns targeting IPV perpetrators should place a stronger emphasis on the benefits of changing and place a greater focus on increasing perpetrators' confidence that they can abstain from violence. © The Author(s) 2011.


Naugler D.,Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Journal of Homosexuality | Year: 2010

This article presents a contextual discourse analysis of the media response to a campaign against bullying that was developed in the spring of 2007 in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. As a feature of masculine socialization, male-on-male bullying secures the reproduction of an aggressive and heteronormative hegemonic masculinity (Connell, 1987) for boys and young men in contemporary North American mainstream culture. I argue that the celebration of the "Pink Campaign" is illustrative of the normalizing silences, or "unremarkability," about the related discourses of sexism and homophobia that motivate everyday practices of male-on-male bullying. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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