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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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COVID-19 Update: Return to Campus Spring 2022

The return to school this January has not started the way any of us expected when we enrolled in classes in the Fall. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is raising the concern amongst students and our campus communities on how to stay safe while getting our incredibly important education. We also need to acknowledge that there is a lot of division around the best way to stay safe. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to this pandemic.

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Today marks the first federal statutory holiday National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. We encourage all settlers to Canada to take this day to reflect on the state-sanctioned genocide conducted through the residential ‘school’ program and its ongoing impacts on survivors, their families, and the communities.

Welcome back to a new year!

Welcome to a new year, and welcome back to campus! After more than a year of navigating the challenges brought on by the pandemic and learning remotely, we find ourselves adapting to a ‘new normal’ once again. The excitement of returning to campus and reuniting with friends and family also brings uncertainty and anxiety for many. But as we’ve done throughout the pandemic, we will come together and rise to these challenges as well.

Our Members

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