BC students support calls for free contraceptives

Tashia Kootenayoo
Tashia Kootenayoo
Jul 26, 2022 1 min read
Students in British Columbia have joined the fight to remove financial barriers to accessing contraception. The Federation ratified its support for the AccessBC campaign, officially endorsing it during our 82nd Semi Annual General meeting on July 17, 2022. Together, we are calling on the provincial government to fulfill their electoral promise and make all prescription contraception free.

Calls to Action: a Statement in Support of Ukraine

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 25, 2022 2 min read
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

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 22, 2022 1 min read
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.

A Statement on the Ban on Conversion Therapy

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 01, 2022 2 min read
Conversion therapy is now illegal in Canada – it is a crime to engage in efforts to change someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression – marking a major milestone in 2SLGBTQAI+ rights in this country.

COVID-19 Update: Return to Campus Spring 2022

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jan 18, 2022 4 min read
The return to school this January has not started the way any of us expected when we enrolled in classes in the Fall. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is raising the concern amongst students and our campus communities on how to stay safe while getting our incredibly important education. We also need to acknowledge that there is a lot of division around the best way to stay safe. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to this pandemic.

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Melissa Chirino
Melissa Chirino
Sep 30, 2021 7 min read
Today marks the first federal statutory holiday National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. We encourage all settlers to Canada to take this day to reflect on the state-sanctioned genocide conducted through the residential ‘school’ program and its ongoing impacts on survivors, their families, and the communities.

Welcome back to a new year!

Melissa Chirino
Melissa Chirino
Sep 07, 2021 2 min read
Welcome to a new year, and welcome back to campus! After more than a year of navigating the challenges brought on by the pandemic and learning remotely, we find ourselves adapting to a ‘new normal’ once again. The excitement of returning to campus and reuniting with friends and family also brings uncertainty and anxiety for many. But as we’ve done throughout the pandemic, we will come together and rise to these challenges as well.

What Students should know about Returning to Campus in the Fall

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jul 21, 2021 2 min read
As we get closer to August, we know many students are wondering what being back on campus will look like this fall. We’ve put together some of the most notable recommendations from the COVID-19 Go Forward Guidelines for B.C.’s Post-Secondary Sector so that you know what to expect.

Investments in Childcare Improves Access to Education

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 20, 2021 1 min read
The BC government’s 2021 Budget includes a $233 million investment in childcare which involves more than doubling the number of childcare spaces available to British Columbians for $10 dollars a day or less. Access to affordable childcare will allow more parents to attend post-secondary education, finish in-progress credentials, join the workforce, or retrain for a different career.