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Back to school!

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 08, 2020 1 min read
We made it — it’s September and a new school year is here! This past year has been interesting to say the least… time has somehow felt like it’s been in slow motion and on fast forward all at...
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Statement on Police Brutality at UBC Okanagan

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 24, 2020 1 min read
The BC Federation of Students condemns the violence perpetrated by the RCMP officer against a UBC Okanagan student during a “wellness check” in early 2020. The willful ignorance and use of force against the student, which recently became public,...
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Black Lives Matter

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 01, 2020 1 min read
The whole world is watching the most recent events of police brutality, with George Floyd as one of the most recent victims, being murdered by Minnesota Police Officers. As protests have broken out across the United States we have...
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International Workers’ Day

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
May 01, 2020 1 min read
May 1, 2020, marks the 115th anniversary of May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, an annual event that draws attention to the importance of workers’ needs, struggles, and accomplishments. This May Day is unique as the COVID-19...
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Letter to Finance Minister regarding BC Access Grant

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 29, 2020 1 min read
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a severe lack of jobs for students, who typically rely on summer employment to save up for the high expenses of next year’s tuition fees and other costs. Even if they can access...
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Students Aim to Combat Period Poverty

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jul 16, 2019 1 min read
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...
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Ridesharing in BC is good for students

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 11, 2019 1 min read
Whether it’s getting to or from school, work, or a night out with friends, safety and reliability of transportation options is a key issue for students and young people. That’s why the prospect of ridesharing services is so popular....
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Students launch campaign to knock out student loan interest

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 28, 2019 1 min read
The BC Federation of Students has officially launched its newest campaign, titled Knock Out Interest, which calls on the Trudeau government to eliminate interest on federal student loans. “Life in Canada is increasingly unaffordable,...
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Finance Committee recommends investment in open education resources to improve affordability of post-secondary

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Nov 16, 2018 1 min read
Following province-wide consultations, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services reported funding, access, and affordability as key themes discussed throughout Committee submissions. The Committee’s Report, published Thursday, makes recommendations that reflect students’ calls for improved financial assistance as well as necessary funding for institutions. “As if record-high tuition...
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Students launch municipal election education campaign

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 19, 2018 1 min read
The BC Federation of Students has launched a campaign to educate students and young voters about the impact municipal councils have on their daily lives. The campaign, titled Your City. Your Vote., highlights the services run by municipalities and...