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Students launch massive “Get Out The Vote” campaign for provincial election

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 16, 2017 1 min read
Students in British Columbia have launched a province-wide initiative, titled “Students Are Voting”, to mobilize post-secondary students to vote this May. “Over the next 53 days we will be reaching out to tens of thousands of college and university students.”
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BC Budget takes steps to ease burden of student debt

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 22, 2017 1 min read
Students and their families will finally feel some relief following yesterday’s provincial budget. After years of rising tuition fees and record levels of student debt, Budget 2017 announces a reduction in interest charged on student loans. “Students are pleased that the government listen to their call, and has taken this important step towards mitigating student debt.”
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BC Throne Speech gives students more of the same — nothing.

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 16, 2017 1 min read
This week’s Throne Speech foreshadowed another provincial budget that will continue to ignore students and their families who are struggling to access college and university with ever increasing fees and insufficient financial aid.
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Literacy funding inadequate in addressing basic education needs

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Nov 29, 2016 1 min read
A recent BC Liberal announcement allocating funding for community adult literacy programs shortchanges the 25,000 Adult Basic Education students at the province’s public post-secondary institutions, say the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators and BC Federation of Students.
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Standing Committee on Finance again recommends improvements to post-secondary affordability, but will government act?

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Nov 17, 2016 1 min read
Following its annual province-wide consultation process, the BC Legislature’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has endorsed students’ call for more affordable education, and the restoration of funding to adult basic education (ABE).
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City Proclaims “Adult Basic Education Day” as Tuition Skyrockets

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 12, 2016 1 min read
The City of Vancouver has proclaimed September 12, 2016 “Adult Education Day” as students head back to campuses with even less funding than last year. The implementation of fees and the cutting of funding to adult basic education has lowered enrollment at institutions across the province between 20 and 60 percent.
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Tuition fees for basic education hurting BC families

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 06, 2016 1 min read
As classes begin at colleges and universities across British Columbia, enrollment numbers show thousands of adult learners trying to access high school upgrading courses are being left behind.
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Students hail announcement of bus service along BC’s Highway of Tears

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 19, 2016 1 min read
PRINCE GEORGE—Students taking classes at colleges and university campuses along BC’s notorious Highway of Tears are eager for the implementation of the BC government decision to provide bus service along the road, which connects Prince George and Prince Rupert.