BCFS releases research document on international students in British Columbia

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jul 09, 2018 2 min read
The British Columbia Federation of Students (BCFS) has released a research document outlining many of the issues facing international students in British Columbia. The document focuses on BC’s economic dependence on international students, the instability of unregulated tuition fees, and the lack of support services for international students in BC.

Canadian Federation of Students expels BCFS members

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 09, 2018 3 min read
To members in BC— It is my responsibility as your provincial Chairperson to inform you of a vote that happened at the national general meeting of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) today, Saturday, June 9. At the meeting, student representatives from across Canada voted to sever their formal relationship with students’ unions in BC through the CFS – they voted to expel us.

Indigenous Students in Post-Secondary

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 09, 2018 < 1 min read
Education needs to be a top priority in the federal and provincial governments' reconciliation frameworks. The gaps in attainment are a part of systemic disadvantages that must be corrected in order to achieve reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada.

International Students in British Columbia

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 09, 2018 < 1 min read
British Columbia has been a top-level destination for international education, but significant risk exists to its current model. Regulation of international student tuition fees and a comprehensive international education strategy will better ensure stability and security in BC's international student enrolment in the years to come.

An open letter to students at Camosun College

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 04, 2018 8 min read
Dear Camosun Students— You are being misled. It is a shame that the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and its elected officials continue to lie to members, misrepresent facts, and block us all from our democratic rights, all the while refusing to address the real and valid concerns of students for nearly four years.

Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 21, 2018 3 min read
March 21 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, marking the reaffirmation the commitment of the international community to combat racial discrimination. Inequality and racial discrimination continue to permeate through our society and our social structures.

Budget 2018: Trudeau Liberals continue to ignore student debt crisis

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 28, 2018 1 min read
In a budget that took 367 pages to describe, the Trudeau Liberal government outlines its plan for a number of social and economic issues. From increased parental leave, to gender equality in corporate board rooms, to off-shore tax sheltering, Finance Minister Bill Morneau addresses a broad range of topics. For students, one topic appears conspicuously absent.

Child care investment improves access to post-secondary education

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 21, 2018 1 min read
Post-secondary students stand to benefit from the BC Government’s substantial investment in affordable child care. Budget 2018 invests $1 billion over the next three years to increase licensed spaces and reduce costs to families, which will help students with children afford to attend school.

BC students applaud minimum wage increase

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 08, 2018 1 min read
Today’s announcement by the BC government to increase the minimum wage to $15.20 per hour by 2021 brings welcome relief to students across the province. “As the cost of tuition fees, textbooks, and rent continue to increase, students and their families are being forced to take on more debt,” said Simka Marshall, Chairperson of the British Columbia Federation of Students.