Over two months ago, we brought change to BC with our Open the Doors campaign. Now, we officially have a new government with Premier John Horgan and a new cabinet including Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark. We’re looking forward to the months ahead, and are excited about this opportunity to make post-secondary education affordable and accessible in BC.
But there is more to celebrate than this historic change in government. As students, educators, staff, and supporters of post-secondary education, we know that a safe space where every person’s human and civil rights are respected is crucial to a productive learning environment. We also know that the need to feel safe and secure extends beyond the classroom doors. As President of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC, I am so proud to stand with our member faculty and staff in solidarity with the LGBTQ2*+ community.