Federal economic statement offers aid too far away for young Canadians

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Dec 02, 2020 2 min read
The Federal government’s fiscal update, unveiled on November 30, misses the mark on supporting young Canadians in the midst of the COVID–19 pandemic. Instead of providing financial support to those who need it now, the statement makes promises for a so-called “post-pandemic economy”, thereby pushing much-needed aid into the future.

Federal Student Loan Payments Suspended – Probably

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Nov 25, 2020 3 min read
The Federal government’s recent decision to extend the moratorium on student loan repayment is being applauded as an important action to support Canadians. While technically non-binding, the resolution passed in the House of Commons by unanimous consent which means it has the support of all parties – including the governing...

Solidarity with Mi'kmaq

Cody Issac
Cody Issac
Nov 10, 2020 1 min read
The British Columbia Federation of Students stands in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq and strongly condemns the varying uses of violence directed at Mi’kmaq property and their members for operating within their rights given to them by the settler-state. For far too long we have witnessed that the letter of the...

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...

Recommendations to the 2021 BC Budget Consultations

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 30, 2020 < 1 min read
BC is in the midst of an economic downturn resulting from the COVID–19 global pandemic. Entire sectors of the economy have shut down or minimized operations, and it could be some time before they are running at their pre-February 2020 capacity. In times like these, education is a curcial tool that governments have used to spur economic recovery by training or re-training those who lost their jobs and are seeking new employment. The post-COVID–19 economy may look very different, at least for a time, and it is imperative that British Columbians are equipped with the skills needed to fill labour market demands.

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,...

Statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Cody Issac
Cody Issac
Jun 19, 2020 1 min read
National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity to learn more about the Indigenous communities in your area, and to participate in their incredibly rich and diverse culture. It is a time for celebration, ceremony, and unity across the country....

Black Lives Matter

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 01, 2020 2 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...

International Students and COVID–19

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
May 24, 2020 2 min read
Students across British Columbia have been hit hard by the COVID–19 pandemic. A swift, chaotic shift to online classes paired with the virtual disappearance of summer employment has left many feeling anxious about their future. Lost or forgotten in the mix of emergency responses from provincial and federal governments are...

International Workers’ Day

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
May 01, 2020 2 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...

Letter to Finance Minister regarding BC Access Grant

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 29, 2020 4 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...