Local Campaigns

 

 

 

Check out the fantastic work being done by the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC Member Locals!

 

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Capilano University Faculty Association

CFA is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign. Check out the CFA website here

 

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Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association

From the very beginning of the Open the Doors BC campaign, the TRU Faculty Association has been actively involved in promoting awareness about the funding crisis in post-secondary education in British Columbia and how it affects our university and region. We regularly set up tabling events on campus (you’ll find us in Old Main!) and in the community (at our local Farmer’s market and events such as the Kamloops and District Labour Council Labour Day Picnic). We run contests and award prizes for student participation in the campaign and we have produced videos about the effects of cuts on our region, our members, and our students. We have become well known on campus for the delicious cupcakes available at our Days of Action!

Our next Open The Doors campaign days of action are March 21st and April 3rd. Drop by our table in Old Main you see to say hello, sign the Education Pledge and grab a cupcake.

For more information about the TRU Faculty Association participation in the Open the Doors campaign please visit the TRUFA website here. To stay up-to-date with our events and contests like our Facebook page here.

 

FACNC_Basic_Logo_pdf.pngFaculty Association of the College of New Caledonia

FACNC is currently running a Contest asking students to submit short essays about their post-secondary education experiences. The contest runs until February 10, and the winners will be announced at a Gala event on March 10.

 

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Douglas College Faculty Association

DCFA is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign. 

 

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KFA is currently running a Contest asking students to submit an art piece that describes their post-secondary education experience. The contest runs until March 17.

Find out more about their contest here.

 

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CORFA is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign. 

Check out the CORFA website here, and their Facebook page here.

  

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University of the Fraser Valley Faculty and Staff Association

UFVFSA is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign, and regularly sets up tables with Open the Doors pledge cards (and chocolate!) on campus. Drop by the next table you see to say hello and sign the Education Pledge.

Check out the UFVFSA website here, and their Facebook page here.

 

08_VIUFA_from_FB_(2016.11.22).jpgVancouver Island University Faculty Association

VIUFA is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign. 

Check out the VIUFA website here, and their Facebook page here.

   

ocfa_logo_rgb_for_web.jpgOkanagan College Faculty Association

OCFA is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign, and regularly sets up tables with Open the Doors pledge cards (and chocolate!) on campus. Drop by the next table you see to say hello and sign the Education Pledge.

 

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Selkirk College Faculty Association

SCFA is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign, and regularly sets up tables with Open the Doors pledge cards (and chocolate!) on campus. SCFA has also organized two immensely successful textbook giveaways. Drop by the next table you see to say hello and sign the Education Pledge.

Check out the SCFA website here, and their Facebook page here.

  

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Academic Workers' Union

                                  AWU is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign. Check out the AWU website here.

 

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Camosun College Faculty Association

CCFA is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign. Check out the CCFA website here.

 

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Langara Faculty Association

Funding Crisis on Campuses Across BC: Langara Faculty Launch Transit Ad Campaign

The Problem

Langara Faculty are worried about their students. Our students are in debt. They are exhausted. They are stressed. They are forced to spend too much time working and as a result have too little time to study.

The financial stress on students is so great that Langara College is starting a food bank on campus.

It was not always like this. When many of us faculty got our degrees, the government covered 70-80% of costs, allowing us to focus on our studies.

In the last 15 years, provincial funding per student has dropped by 20% at Langara College (and similar amounts at institutions across the province). Without a change in direction, where will this trend end?

The BC government tells us that 78% of all new jobs will require a College or University education. So why cannot our students, the engine of BC’s future economy, be allowed to focus on their studies?

The Solution

We need to restore BC government funding to public colleges and universities so students pay for their education over a lifetime (via taxes), not when they are making low wages and trying to study at the same time.

From February 20 to April 9, the Langara Faculty Association (LFA) is running a transit ad campaign to pressure political parties and to inspire voters to think of our students and BC’s future when they vote on May 9.

Help us spread the word: Tell your story on social media

Students, parents and faculty intimately know the negative impact of this funding crisis. The general public and the politicians need to hear from us.

Let’s tell them our stories. Let’s make the transit ad campaign a launching pad for a social media campaign that will help make the funding crisis an election issue.

Students, parents, faculty, get on your devices and share your struggles.

How does the lack of funding affect your life? Your child’s life? Your students’ lives?

Make a short video. Write a post. Take a selfie by one of our ads and make a statement. Be creative. Speak from the heart. Tell your story.

#openthedoorsbc

and tag the BC Liberals and the NDP at:

#ChristyClark and #jhorgan (and your MLA)

The Langara campaign is part of Open the Doors, a province-wide campaign sponsored by the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC (FPSE). For more information visit http://www.openthedoors.ca or contact the Langara Faculty Association President, Lynn Carter at:

lcarter@langara.bc.ca

or

604-323-5895


Thanks!

The Langara Faculty Association

 

15_VCCFA_(2016.11.22).jpgVancouver Community College Faculty Association

VCCFA is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign. Check out the VCCFA website here.

 

16_NICFA_made_by_Lucia_(2016.11.23).jpgNorth Island College Faculty Association

NICFA is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign, and regularly sets up tables with Open the Doors pledge cards (and chocolate!) on campus. Drop by the next table you see to say hello and sign the Education Pledge.

Check out the NICFA website here, and their Facebook page here.

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Employees' Association

NVITEA is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign, and regularly sets up tables with Open the Doors pledge cards (and chocolate!) on campus. Drop by the next table you see to say hello and sign the Education Pledge.

Education and Training Employees’ Association 

ETEA is an active participant in the Open the Doors campaign. Check out the ETEA website here.

Emily Carr University of Art and Design Faculty Association

ECUADFA is currently running the Future of Education Contest. Check out their contest website here, and the Faculty Association Facebook page here.