The OCSU exists to serve as a voice for students. Our campaigns are focused on raising awareness of students’ issues and concerns to government, while educating members on their rights as students. We hold events throughout the academic year that revolve around these issues to help get you engaged. These goals are only effective when students like you help speak up in these campaigns.
Do these campaigns really work?
Yes! Since we’re part of the province-wide British Columbia Federation of Students, these campaigns have thousands voices from all over BC. That makes for a pretty loud message! Thanks to all of our collective efforts, we have had success in asking the government to:
- Implement a grants system in BC
- Eliminate interest on provincial student loans
- Increase funding for Open Education Resources
These victories wouldn’t be possible without students like you getting involved. OCSU and BCFS are the banners that unify your efforts, but it is your voice that is heard at discussion tables.