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Our History

 
 

ABCS Advocacy Priorities

2013-2014

Needs-based grants for undergrads, merit-based funding for graduate students, reforming BC Student loan structure, increasing the provincial grant for PSE institutions, funding the costs of deferred maintenance, improved transit routes for students, funding for child care on campus, extending funding for open educational resources, financial aid for material costs for trade school students, expand support for co-op programs

2014-2015

Interest-free grace period for BC student loans, reducing student loan interest rates, needs-based grants for undergrads, merit-based funding for graduate students, expanding the availability of student housing on PSE campuses, housing rights for students living on campus, bringing back funding for Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language courses, funding material costs for trade school students

2015-2016

Sexual assault policies on PSE campuses, needs-based grants for undergrads, merit-based funding for graduate students, reducing BC student loan interest rates, increased provincial grant for PSE institutions, limiting domestic and international tuition levels, expanding the availability of student housing on PSE campuses

2016-2017

Expanding the availability of student housing on PSE campuses, Expanding the student vote

2017-2018

On campus housing and tenant rights, mental health, grad student scholarships, the elimination of student loan interest, and free education for low and middle-income students

 

 

Past Chairs

Caitlin McCutchen - KSA - 2017-2018

Alex McGowan - KSA - 2016-2017

Sacha Fabry - CSU - 2015-2016

Jessica Lar-son - KSA - 2014-2016

Colum Connolly - UBC GSS - 2013-2014