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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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Western students announce Influence the Vote campaign aimed to get young voters to the polls

VANCOUVER— Today, the BC Federation of Students is joined by the Alberta Student Executive Council in launching Influence the Vote, a campaign aimed at mobilizing Canadian students and youth to vote in the surprise federal election. This September’s federal election will be one of the most important elections in recent...

What Students should know about Returning to Campus in the Fall

As we get closer to August, we know many students are wondering what being back on campus will look like this fall. We’ve put together some of the most notable recommendations from the COVID-19 Go Forward Guidelines for B.C.’s Post-Secondary Sector so that you know what to expect.

Investments in Childcare Improves Access to Education

The BC government’s 2021 Budget includes a $233 million investment in childcare which involves more than doubling the number of childcare spaces available to British Columbians for $10 dollars a day or less. Access to affordable childcare will allow more parents to attend post-secondary education, finish in-progress credentials, join the workforce, or retrain for a different career.

Our Members

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