Students Applaud Open Education Resource Funding

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 17, 2019 2 min read
Students are applauding the BC government’s announced funding infusion for the development of open education resources (OERs). The $3.26 million in additional funding for BCcampus will enable the agency to create and enhance open resources such as textbooks, online...

Ridesharing in BC is good for students

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 11, 2019 2 min read
Whether it’s getting to or from school, work, or a night out with friends, safety and reliability of transportation options is a key issue for students and young people. That’s why the prospect of ridesharing services is so popular....

Reviewing the 2019 Federal Budget

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 02, 2019 7 min read
Budget 2019, entitled Investing in the Middle Class, was released by the Federal Government on March 19, 2019. The Budget makes a series of targeted, relatively small investments in a series of post-secondary related targets, such as workers in training, Indigenous education, research funding, and reducing interest on student loans.

Students launch campaign to knock out student loan interest

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 28, 2019 2 min read
The BC Federation of Students has officially launched its newest campaign, titled Knock Out Interest, which calls on the Trudeau government to eliminate interest on federal student loans. “Life in Canada is increasingly unaffordable,...

Federal budget takes steps to ease burden of student debt

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 19, 2019 2 min read
Students and their families will feel some relief following today’s federal budget. After years of rising tuition fees and record levels of student debt, Budget 2019 announces a reduction in interest charged on federal student loans. “Students are pleased...

Statement on Christchurch Terrorist Attack

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 15, 2019 < 1 min read
The British Columbia Federation of Students extends heartfelt condolences to all of those affected by yesterday’s tragic shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. The student movement condemns such acts of racism, Islamophobia, and terrorism and recognizes that the sole purpose...

Budget 2019 Eliminates Interest on BC Student Loans

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 19, 2019 2 min read
The BC government’s 2019 Budget has students celebrating as it spells the end to interest charged on BC student loans. After years of urging for this change in the name of fairness and economic growth, the announcement will bring...

Throne Speech leaves students hopeful for Budget 2019

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 12, 2019 2 min read
VICTORIA—Tuesday’s Speech from the Throne gave a notable nod to student financial assistance, making students across the province hopeful that interest on student loans will be eliminated in Budget 2019. The Speech alluded to Budget 2019 making life a...

Finance Committee recommends investment in open education resources to improve affordability of post-secondary

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Nov 16, 2018 2 min read
Following province-wide consultations, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services reported funding, access, and affordability as key themes discussed throughout Committee submissions. The Committee’s Report, published Thursday, makes recommendations that reflect students’ calls for improved financial assistance as well as necessary funding for institutions. “As if record-high tuition...

Advocacy Week 2018

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Oct 25, 2018 2 min read
On October 29 to 31, representatives from the Federation's member students' unions will be meeting in Victoria with MLAs from all parties. In these meetings we will discuss issues on our campuses and solutions that we have identified at the provincial government level.