Kwantlen Polytechnic University

This work was made possible by the generous support of Kwantlen Polytechnic University and OERu.

Open education is a philosophy about the ways in which people should produce, share, and build on knowledge. Proponents of open education believe everyone in the world should have access to high-quality educational experiences and resources and work to eliminate barriers to this goal.

KPU supports a wide range of open educational practices, including the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources (OER) as part of our Zero Textbook Cost initiative, the design and implementation of renewable assignments and other forms of open pedagogy, and training and support for open education research. These initiatives are led by the Associate Vice Provost, Open Education and guided by the Open Education Working Group.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) takes its name from the Kwantlen First Nation.

We work, study, and live in a region south of the Fraser River which overlaps with the unceded traditional and ancestral lands of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt and Kwikwetlem peoples.

Proudly sharing the name of the Kwantlen First Nation, the word ‘Kwantlen’ means Tireless Runner, and is reflected in the university’s motto: “through tireless effort, knowledge, and understanding.” The representation of a wolf and salmon in KPU’s Coat of Arms, was created by former KPU Fine Arts student, Brandon Gabriel, nephew of the hereditary Chief of the Kwantlen People, Chief Marilyn Gabriel.