Students Hopeful to Return to Campus in the Fall

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 08, 2021 1 min read
NEW WESTMINSTER— Post-secondary students across British Columbia are hopeful for the chance to safely return to campus this Fall. Most students at colleges, universities, and institutes across the province have been learning online since the pandemic began last March.

Happy International Women's Day!

Melissa Chirino
Melissa Chirino
Mar 08, 2021 4 min read
Today we celebrate the women in our lives, women who have enacted positive change, and women who have been working hard during the past year.

Happy OER Week!

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 01, 2021 2 min read
The BC Federation of Students has been advocating for the funding and adoption of open educational resources for over six years. Every March we look forward to highlighting this important issue and celebrating the work being done to reduce financial barriers caused by the high costs of textbooks and course materials.

Pink Shirt Day 2021

Tanysha Klassen
Tanysha Klassen
Feb 24, 2021 < 1 min read
Pink Shirt Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about bullying and talk about its far reaching impacts. Bullying is prevalent in our schools, workplaces and online; chances are you have known or currently know someone who has experienced bullying, or have experienced it yourself.

Advocacy Week February 2021

Michael Gauld
Michael Gauld
Feb 12, 2021 1 min read
Advocacy is at the heart of what the BCFS stands for – over the last week we held our annual Advocacy Week, bringing together seventeen students’ associations that represent more than 190,000 students across British Columbia. Student representatives lobbied 60 MLAs from February 8-10 on issues that impact all students across the province.

Moose Hide Campaign Day 2021

Cody Isaac
Cody Isaac
Feb 11, 2021 < 1 min read
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Moose Hide Day and I could not be more proud of everyone who has taken part in this campaign and who continue to stand up, bring awareness, and protect the women and children within their communities.

Looking Back at 2020

Tanysha Klassen
Tanysha Klassen
Dec 28, 2020 3 min read
Despite everything that 2020 has thrown at us, this year has also included some really significant victories for students and for the student movement here in BC. As the year winds up, we wanted to take you through some of our highlights to show that there were, in fact, many bright points to celebrate!

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 Liberal Party.

Solidarity with Mi'kmaq

Cody Isaac
Cody Isaac
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 law and the enforcement of it seems to only apply when it is in the interest of settlers against Indigenous people instead of providing protection and support as stated in such laws.

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 once. The COVID–19 pandemic means this school year will be very different: returning students will continue to adapt to studying online, new students have had their vision of their first semester at college or university turned upside down. As we move through the coming months, we will all undoubtedly have more ups and downs to navigate.