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Stronger Together

The British Columbia Federation of Students is a provincial alliance of more than 170,000 students at 15 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 making our schools and communities better and more equitable.

BC’s future depends on an educated, skilled workforce. But underfunding in the last two decades has led to skyrocketing fees and putting post-secondary education out of reach for too many young people.
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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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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Trigger Warning: topics of residential school, colonialism, genocide. September 30th is a solemn day for Indigenous peoples; take this day to care for yourself, to spend time with family, or with other relations on the land. I encourage folks to take the spaces made for you and navigate them with your heart; whether that looks like supporting somebody, showing up for an event, or taking a step back from social media and spending time in places that heal you.

Back to school brings excitement... along with more student loan debt

NEW WESTMINSTER—As students across the province head to college and university campuses today, for most, there is a mix of excitement for their first “real” back to school experience since the start of the pandemic and the worry about the high costs of school. Accessing education is increasingly unaffordable; increasing tuition fees and costs of living and a lack of adequate public funding has resulted in students and their families taking on huge amounts of debt.

Welcome back: a look at what the fall semester will bring

After a hot summer, students are returning to their campuses for the Fall semester. Although, many students have been on campus in some capacity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, for most they will finally get the full experience of attending post-secondary in-person. With most courses to be delivered in-person and most campus activities making a comeback the fall 2022 semester promises to be among the most vibrant in recent memory, filled with opportunities for new experiences and connections.

Our Members

The British Columbia Federation of Students is a provincial alliance of 15 university and college students’ unions from every part of BC.