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.

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 of these actions is to incite hatred, animosity, and division among us. We cannot let this happen.

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 welcome relief to thousands of British Columbians.

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 little more affordable for students in BC, referencing a previous reduction in interest charged on student loans.

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.

Recommendations to 2019 BC Budget Consultations

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Oct 24, 2018 < 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.

Students launch municipal election education campaign

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 19, 2018 2 min read
The BC Federation of Students has launched a campaign to educate students and young voters about the impact municipal councils have on their daily lives. The campaign, titled Your City. Your Vote., highlights the services run by municipalities and encourages voters to learn about what candidates are saying about issues that are important to them.

Statement on UOttawa and SFUO

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 18, 2018 < 1 min read
Students in British Columbia strongly denounce the recent decision by the University of Ottawa to interfere in the affairs of the undergraduate students’ union. The decision to cease collecting and remitting membership dues to the undergraduate students’ union is an obvious and aggressive attempt to undermine the autonomy and effectiveness of the union.

Students fight back against sky-high textbook costs

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 04, 2018 2 min read
Students across the province are returning to college and university campuses today and experiencing what many might not expect: sticker shock from the cost of their textbooks. With textbook prices commonly in the range of $200 per book, students are beginning to fight back.

Recommendations to 2019 Federal Budget Consultations

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Aug 27, 2018 < 1 min read
Post-secondary education is a natural fit in a conversation about investing in the future of Canada’s economy. The current era of rapidly shifting labour market demands, global competition for high- quality education and top academic achievers, and new technologies in infrastructure/building sectors makes a well-educated population key to Canada’s success.