Students applaud record investment in student mental health support

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jan 29, 2020 2 min read
Students applaud the BC Government’s announcement on the creation of a student mental health service that will be accessible for all students across the province. According to the announcement, students will soon be able to access counselling services either online or via the phone 24 hours a day seven days...

Advocacy Week 2019

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Oct 17, 2019 < 1 min read
On October 22 to 24, representatives from the Federation’s member students’ unions will be in Victoria meeting with MLAs from all parties. We will be joined by representatives from the Simon Fraser Student Society and the UBC Alma Mater Society (UBC Vancouver’s students’ union). In these meetings we will discuss issues on our campuses and solutions that we have identified at the provincial government level.

Statement on the Climate Strike

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 26, 2019 1 min read
For eight days, citizens from all across the globe have been taking a stand in a Global Climate Strike, demanding dramatic and urgent action to fix the global climate crisis. This movement is being led by young people, who...

The Youth Vote: Why young voters can't be ignored

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 05, 2019 < 1 min read
Young voters are turning out at the polls in strong numbers. In 2015, 57.1% of 18-24 year-olds turned out to vote -- a record-breaking 18 percentage point increase from the 2011 election. The youth vote can't be ignored.

New school year means more student loan debt

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 02, 2019 2 min read
As students across the province head to college and university campuses today, many of them will be thinking hard about their student loans. Without a student grant program in BC, debt is the only way half of all students...

Students Aim to Combat Period Poverty

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jul 16, 2019 3 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...

Recommendations to 2020 BC Budget Consultation

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 28, 2019 1 min read
Making post-secondary education affordable and accessible to all falls directly in line with the three key commitments the current government has made to British Columbians: to make life more affordable; to deliver services that people count on; and to build a strong, sustainable, innovative economy that works for everyone. Enacting students' priorities for Budget 2020 will help the government keep its commitments to British Columbians.

Statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 21, 2019 < 1 min read
On National Indigenous Peoples Day, the British Columbia Federation of Students would like to acknowledge the great injustices faced by Indigenous people across this country as a result of its colonial past and the present colonial laws and policies...

Submission to the Fair Wages Commission

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
May 29, 2019 1 min read
The Federation has advocated for the rise of the minimum wage to $15, has submitted recommendations for changes to the Employment Standards Act, and has now also provided recommendations on ways to begin addressing the discrepancy between the minimum wage and a living wage in BC.

Campaign Update: Open Textbooks Now!

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 30, 2019 < 1 min read
In June 2018, the provincial government provided BCcampus with $250,000 to create or adapt open textbooks for all course levels in the BC Adult Dogwood diploma (adult basic education), including math, English, science, social science, computer studies, education, and career planning. In April 2019, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and...