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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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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.

Statement of Support for the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community. The BC Federation of Students Denounces Anti-Trans Hate Across Canada.

As the BC Federation of Students, we stand firmly against all forms of hate, discrimination, and prejudice. We are deeply saddened by the rise in hate-fueled anti-2SLGBTQIA+ rhetoric and denounce the rallies taking place in Canada. It is crucial that we all speak out loudly and take action to oppose any action that threatens the rights of 2SLGBTQIA+ community members.

Post-Secondary Students Start a New Academic Year Amidst a Growing Affordability Crisis

Welcome to the Fall Semester! Across British Columbia, post-secondary campuses are abuzz with fresh faces and returning students, eager to begin their studies and join in on the welcome week events students’ unions and institutions have planned. However, the back-to-school enthusiasm is mixed with concerns about the growing affordability crisis facing students in BC and across Canada.

Our Members

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