• Students looking for debt relief in upcoming BC Budget

    With the 2020 BC Budget just around the corner, students and their families are renewing their calls for the government to implement an up-front needs-based...

    With the 2020 BC Budget just around the corner, students and their families are renewing their calls for the government to implement an up-front needs-based...

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  • Students applaud record investment in student mental health support

    Students applaud the BC Government’s announcement on the creation of a student mental health service that will be accessible for all students across the province....

    Students applaud the BC Government’s announcement on the creation of a student mental health service that will be accessible for all students across the province....

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  • Statement on the Climate Strike

    For eight days, citizens from all across the globe have been taking a stand in a Global Climate Strike, demanding dramatic and urgent action to...

    For eight days, citizens from all across the globe have been taking a stand in a Global Climate Strike, demanding dramatic and urgent action to...

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  • New school year means more student loan debt

    Rising tuition fees and an absence of a comprehensive grants program mean BC students are often forced to take out loans to access post-secondary education.

    Rising tuition fees and an absence of a comprehensive grants program mean BC students are often forced to take out loans to access post-secondary education.

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  • Students Aim to Combat Period Poverty

    Menstrual products are a basic necessity, but for disadvantaged people or those living in poverty, it can be difficult to find products that are both affordable and sanitary. For students, this issue impedes our day-to-day functioning, and can often put us in undignified situations.
    The Federation’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to endorse the United Way’s Period Promise campaign, and signed on to their Period Promise Policy Agreement on July 3, 2019. With this agreement, the Federation has committed to ensure menstrual products are available free for staff, directors, guests, students, and volunteers in our office.

    Menstrual products are a basic necessity, but for disadvantaged people or those living in poverty, it can be difficult to find products that are both affordable and sanitary. For students, this issue impedes our day-to-day functioning, and can often put us in undignified situations.
    The Federation’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to endorse the United Way’s Period Promise campaign, and signed on to their Period Promise Policy Agreement on July 3, 2019. With this agreement, the Federation has committed to ensure menstrual products are available free for staff, directors, guests, students, and volunteers in our office.

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  • California announces two years free college; meanwhile, BC tuition fees continue to rise

    The Government of California has announced that it is providing two years of tuition fee free college for students graduating from California high schools. The initiative was approved with the recent passing of the state budget. Meanwhile in British Columbia, tuition fees continue to rise to historic levels, further strapping students with debt and closing the doors to those without the means to pay high up-front costs.

    The Government of California has announced that it is providing two years of tuition fee free college for students graduating from California high schools. The initiative was approved with the recent passing of the state budget. Meanwhile in British Columbia, tuition fees continue to rise to historic levels, further strapping students with debt and closing the doors to those without the means to pay high up-front costs.

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  • Statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day

    On National Indigenous Peoples Day, the British Columbia Federation of Students would like to acknowledge the great injustices faced by Indigenous people across this country...

    On National Indigenous Peoples Day, the British Columbia Federation of Students would like to acknowledge the great injustices faced by Indigenous people across this country...

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  • Students Applaud Open Education Resource Funding

    An infusion of $3.26 million in additional funding for BCcampus will enable the agency to create and enhance open resources that will be available free for students and instructors at BC post-secondary institutions.

    An infusion of $3.26 million in additional funding for BCcampus will enable the agency to create and enhance open resources that will be available free for students and instructors at BC post-secondary institutions.

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