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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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BC students’ calls for a funding review of public post-secondary institutions have been answered

As you’ll remember the Federation and students across the province have been actively campaigning for the provincial government to undertake a major review of the funding model used for colleges and universities throughout the province, a process that has not been undertaken in nearly two decades.

Calls to Action: a Statement in Support of Ukraine

We, along with many around the world, are horrified by the unprovoked act of violence committed by Vladmir Putin against the Ukraine. Students in British Columbia condemn this action and stand in solidarity with all those impacted by these criminal acts. We stand with the people of the Ukraine.

BC Budget invests in increased access to post-secondary education

VICTORIA— The BC government’s 2022 Budget includes several investments that will help students access education and find a job after graduation. This includes the expansion of more affordable childcare spaces; increased access to highspeed internet; more funding for adult learners; and the creation of more training seats for in-demand jobs.

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

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