As Canada's newest and most innovative polytechnic university, Kwantlen places the learning needs of its students first by focusing on the integration of theory, critical insight, and practice. The university provides students with the skills and understanding necessary to be engaged, aware, and responsible citizens, and to pursue fulfilling careers. We are committed to teaching, research and innovation that focus on the human capacity to influence and improve our world.
KPU has four campuses in Metro Vancouver offering a wide variety of citation, certificate, diploma and degree programs in the traditional liberal arts and science disciplines, in trades and technology fields, and in career and professionally focused areas. Our citation, certificate, and diploma programs are specifically designed to bridge into degree programs.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to the tireless pursuit of learning, in keeping with the values of the Kwantlen First Nation. Kwantlen, which means "tireless runner", represents the university's unabashed commitment to quality and excellence. In keeping with its First nations name, Kwantlen recognizes the uniqueness and richness of First Nations' learning and wisdom, and the distinctiveness and dignity of their culture, informing as it does the belief that all forms of cultural expression enrich one another.