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Federal Budget Promises Some Relief for Students

The 2019 Federal Budget announcement on March 19 holds some relief for student loan holders. Budget 2019 limits interest charged on student loans to the prime rate of interest; the existing interest rate ranges from prime plus 2.5% to prime…
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Educational Equity Through Free Menstrual Products

| Chantelle Spicer | Across the country, public institutions from libraries to high schools are beginning to offer free menstrual products, with many colleges and universities across the country beginning to contribute to the movement. Currently,…

BC Budget 2019 Eliminates Interest on Student Loans

On February 19th, Finance Minister Carol James announced the upcoming investments for a 2019 BC Budget that attempts to address poverty reduction and climate action. Along with the Budget came the much anticipated elimination of interest rates…

Open Education Resources Reduce Cost to Post-Secondary

| Chantelle Spicer | In the coming years, students in British Columbia will hopefully be saving some money and having access to more innovative resources due to the work of BCcampus. The Crown corporation, funded primarily through the Ministry…
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An Open Student Letter to the Selkirk College Board of Governors

Dear Board Members:Re: Proposed Tuition Fee Increases - Letter of Protest As a mature student who has enjoyed Selkirk College credit and non-credit (Distance and ‘Bum-in-the-Seat’) courses for a number of years, I am writing to indicate…

Organisations Support Students for BC Budget 2019

| Chantelle Spicer | The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released recommendations for the upcoming BC Budget 2019 that include implications for the post-secondary sector and affordability for students. The CCPA notes that the…

Increasing Access to Mental Health for Post-Secondary Students

| Chantelle Spicer | In the beginning of January, the BC government announced plans to provide a 24-hour mental health support service for post-secondary students in the province. This initiative would be a partnership between the Ministry…
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Students Demand Tuition Fee Freeze

At an upcoming meeting, the Selkirk College Board of Governors will be making a decision regarding a 2% increase to Canadian student tuition fees. Since 2001, decisions by this body have led to increases in tuition every year. As these fees…
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Thousands Stand in Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders

Today marked an international day of action and solidarity with the Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en Checkpoint. Over 67 international events from Vancouver to London took place on January 8 with more scheduled for the rest of the…

Tuition Waiver Program

Though the program continues to benefit former youth-in-care greater supports are needed to ensure student success Since the announcement in 2017 that tuition for former youth in care would be waived at all 25 public post-secondary institutions…

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