Health and Dental PlanNorth Island College requires that all fees are paid by the deadline for your program. If you have pre-existing extended health and dental benefits and plan to opt-out of the Students’ Union plan, make sure you opt-out before your fees are due to avoid penalty by NIC. To opt-out online visit Green Shield Opt-Out. Students with BC […]
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NIC Student Vote Overwhelming for Health and Dental Benefits – May 7 Media ReleaseNIC Student Vote Overwhelming for Health and Dental Benefits Starting this September, students at North Island College will join the tens of thousands of BC’s post-secondary students enjoying the benefits of full health and dental coverage. With the help of their North Island Students’ Union (NISU), students voted 97% in favour of providing themselves comprehensive […]
Students support Vancouver MP’s bill to reduce student debt
VANCOUVER–Private Members’ Bill C-688, tabled yesterday by Vancouver-Kingsway Member of Parliament Don Davies and would reduce the interest rate on federal student loans, is a welcome step towards an accessible and affordable post-secondary education system in Canada. “Student debt in Canada has reached unacceptable levels and reducing predatory student loan interest rates should be a […]
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Students urge government to take action on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
VANCOUVER–Students across BC are urging the federal government to take action on the 94 recommendations in the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). A key recommendation of the TRC is with regards to education, including the creation and funding for new Indigenous education legislation, which protects languages and cultures, and closes the education […]
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Government condemns British Columbians to a life of poverty
VANCOUVER–Students were frustrated to hear that the BC government will not increase minimum wage to keep working people above the poverty line, despite calls for an increase from British Columbians. “Minimum wage should immediately be increased so no one working 40 hours per week is forced to live below the poverty line,” said Zachary Crispin, […]
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Fair Elections Act risks disenfranchising voter, but will still apply for 2015 election
OTTAWA – In response to a legal challenge by the Council of Canadians, the Canadian Federation of Students, and three individual voters, Justice David Stinson of the Ontario Superior Court found that there was a risk that some people would be unable to vote because of strict new voter identification requirements, but declined to grant […]
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Federal Government Makes Secretive Changes To Canada’s Student Debt Ceiling
OTTAWA – Behind closed doors this spring, the federal government raised the limit on federal student loan lending to $24 billion, further increasing students’ debt burden rather than taking steps to alleviate the financial hardship they face after graduation. The change serves as another example of the Harper government’s disregard for Canada’s youth. “Forcing students […]
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Canada’s Students Celebrate National Aboriginal Day
The National Aboriginal Caucus of the Canadian Federation of Students is marking National Aboriginal Day by recognizing the work First Nations, Inuit and Métis students at colleges and universities across Canada are doing to advocate for political, environmental and social change every day. On National Aboriginal Day, students are reflecting on generations of colonial violence […]
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