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The British Columbia Federation of Students is a provincial alliance of more than 170,000 students at 14 universities, colleges, and institutes in every part of BC. Together we work to provide students with an effective and unified voice to influence access to education.

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Our Campaigns

The BC Federation of Students run a number of campaigns aimed at education in BC more affordable and making our institutions and communities better and more equitable.

Coalition campaigns are those run by other organisations, and which members have decided to endorse and actively participate in. While the Federation plays a role in assisting with on-campus activities, these are not campaigns created by the Federation.
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Due to government underfunding, institutions have come to depend on the revenue they receive from increasing fees for international students.
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The high cost of textbooks is creating obstacles for students to be successful in classes. Since 2002, the cost of textbooks has nearly doubled. In fact, 26% of BC students choose to not register for a course due to textbook costs, which negatively impacts their academic career.
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Services We Provide

The BC Federation of Students works to provide a series of high-quality services to our members and affiliated students' unions. From a free campus app to keep you up-to-date about your campus life, to the production of members' handbook and dayplanners that help keep you organised, and our student discount program - The Deals App, we use our collective purchasing power to save you money, and make life easier.

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BCFS Calls for the Extension to the Temporary Lifting of the 20-hour Off-campus Work Limit for International Students

This October marked a full year since the Federal Government announced the temporary lifting of the 20-hour-per-week cap placed on international students for off-campus work. For years, international students were limited in their ability to seek safe, appropriate, and well-paying jobs to provide for themselves while studying. The announcement of the temporary lifting of the off-campus work limit was welcome news for international students across BC. However, this policy is expiring on December 31, 2023. That is why, the BC Federation of Students is calling for an indefinite extension to the temporary lifting of the work-week cap for international students.

BCFS Advocacy Week: Students Lobby for Investments in Post-Secondary as the Need for Funding becomes more Urgent

This week, student representatives from across BC travelled to Victoria to meet with government decision makers to discuss issues facing students, including the urgent need for investments in the province’s post-secondary sector, and to push for meaningful change. The Federation, joined by representatives from the British Columbia Institute of Technology Student Association and the Student Union Society of the University of Fraser Valley, held its annual Advocacy Week from October 3 to 5,

BC Federation of Students Reissues Warning on Precarious Funding Model and Over-reliance on International Student Tuition Fees

The BC Federation of Students (BCFS) is reissuing an urgent warning about the precarity and vulnerability created by the overreliance on international student tuition fees to fund the province’s public post-secondary education system. The BCFS has published a new research document, International Education in British Columbia: Keeping the Post-secondary System Afloat, highlighting systemic underfunding and a lack of regulation of international tuition fee increases, which have led institutions to lean on international student tuition fees to make up for budget and funding shortfalls.

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The British Columbia Federation of Students is a provincial alliance of 14 university and college students’ unions from every part of BC.