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  UVSS and the Canadian Federation of Students   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Canadian Federation of Students is the historical continuation of the student movement in Canada and has maintained its ardent position of affordable, accessible post-secondary education since its founding in 1981.
Students from across BC presented a petition containing 38 000 signatures to the provincial government in the fall of 2004 calling on the government to reduce tuition fees.
University of Victoria students are represented in the democratic decision-making structures of the Canadian Federation of Students.
www.uvss.uvic.ca /about/cfs.html   (2064 words)

  
 Graduate Students' Union (University of Toronto GSU) -> Activism -> Canadian Federation of Students
Because universities and colleges are funded primarily by the federal government and administered exclusively by the provincial government, government policies and priorities determine the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada.
The Federation's work on discrediting the ten-year prohibition on student loan bankruptcies is recognized as having set the standard for research on the issue.
The National Graduate Caucus (NGC) is an entity within the Canadian Federation of Students whose primary objective is to promote the interests of graduate students nationally by advocating for funding for university research, support for graduate students, and the protection of intellectual property rights and academic freedom.
www.utoronto.ca /~gsunion/activism/cfs.html   (1275 words)

  
 Canadian Federation of Students - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Several student governments left the CFS in the early 1990s expressing displeasure over the organization's political stances, particularly its opposition to the Gulf War, and its involvement in other issues, which some argued were outside the purview of student politics.
At the November 2005 Annual General Meeting of the Federation, the results of the positive-result referenda at both University of Manitoba Students' Union and the University of Saskatchewan Students' Union were ratified.
University of Waterloo Federation of Students (represents full-time undergraduates) [9]
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Federation_of_Students   (1585 words)

  
 Students Call For Collaboration on Post-Secondary Education Funding - Alternative News Media on Democracy, Politics, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With that, the Canadian Federation of Students is urging provincial governments to work with the federal government to develop a vision for long-term funding of post-secondary education.
The Canadian Federation of Students is composed of more than 75 university and college students' unions, uniting over one half million students from St. John's to Victoria.
Students in Canada have been represented by the Canadian Federation of Students and its predecessor organisations since 1927.
www.canadiandemocraticmovement.ca /displayarticle574.html   (552 words)

  
 Canadian students face debt, again
A student doing a standard four-year undergraduate degree is given five years to finish, and the government will only excuse those excess debts accumulated within the first four years.
Any student who completes a semester of school in clear standing would be eligible for a grant which could be deducted from the principle of the loan.
The scheme was developed jointly by the Ontario and federal governments and allows students to pay back their debt at a rate which is in line with their income.
www.carillon.uregina.ca /sep25.97/features   (1191 words)

  
 Canadian Federation of Students
The Canadian Federation of Students, which represents all students in Newfoundland and Labrador, is issuing a call today...
The Canadian Federation of Students is applauding the provincial government’s decision yesterday to amend the Income and...
Federal Liberal leadership hopeful Bob Rae will be in St. John’s this evening to host a ‘meet and greet’ as part of his...
www.cfs-nl.ca   (637 words)

  
 Canadian Federation of Students
To qualify for student financial assistance, you must show financial need, be enrolled in full-time studies (60% of a full-time course load or 40% for students with disabilities) for a minimum of 12 weeks (1 semester) and a BC resident for at least 12 months.
It is not available to students in professional or graduate programs Students who meet the qualifications will have a portion of their student loan reduced at the end of the school year.
Students enrolled in Adult Basic Education who are not receiving financial assistance from other sources may apply for funding to assist with educational costs including books, transportation and course materials.
www.cfs.bc.ca /general.php?id=14   (1508 words)

  
 Canadian Students Condemn Sri Lanka Army Attack on Students & Lecturers in Jaffna, Tamil Eelam
The students and the faculty members of University of Jaffna were protesting the rape and the killing of a twenty year old Tamil woman by Sri Lankan sailors near Jaffna.
The students and staff of the Jaffna University were attacked mercilessly on their way to the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission (SLMM) to hand over a petition protesting against the conduct of the military in recent times.
Canadian college and university students strongly believe that a democratic citizenry is enhanced by universal access to education.
www.tamilnation.org /diaspora/canada/051221acts.htm   (1033 words)

  
 Graduate Students' Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Canadian Federation of Students was formed in 1981 to provide students with an effective and united voice, provincially and nationally.
Students recognised that to be truly effective in representing their collective interests to the federal and provincial governments, it is vital to unite under one banner.
The Federation's work on discrediting the ten-year prohibition on student loan bankruptcies is recognised as having set the standard for research on the issue.
info.wlu.ca /~wwwgsa/cfsinfo.shtml   (735 words)

  
 CTV.ca | Canadian students protest rising tuition
Tens of thousands of students across Canada put down their backpacks and picked up placards Wednesday, in a national day of protest against the growing cost of attending post-secondary institutions.
Students took to the streets in some 25 cities including Halifax, St. John's, Regina, Toronto, and Victoria, to draw attention to the higher cost of an education.
Joel Duff of Canadian Federation of Students 2:34
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1024894851685_20304051   (504 words)

  
 Simon Fraser Student Society - Canadian Federation of Students Local 23
The Simon Fraser Student Society is the students’ union at Simon Fraser University.
Students at Simon Fraser University stand in solidarity with more than 450,000 students across Canada, as Local 23 of the Canadian Federation of Students.
As members of the Canadian Federation of Students, the Student Society works collectively with more than 70 students’ unions across the country to ensure that student issues and concerns are represented at the provincial and national level.
www.sfss.ca   (160 words)

  
 CFS - Media: Open Letter to Ministers Oda and Bernier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Canadian educational institutions are increasingly relying on distance education tools to improve the opportunities for learning enjoyed by Canadian students.
Students are concerned that the collectives and the major publishing and recording industries– entities motivated by profit–have been wielding too much influence in the process to-date, thereby drowning the legitimate concerns of teachers, researchers, librarians, and students.
Students have previously not participated in such consultations and we ask that we be represented in such consultations.
action.web.ca /home/cfs/en_alerts.shtml?x=88910&AA_EX_Session=7e6b979cd279b08397596bfd9b79867b   (1046 words)

  
 Ecclectica - Do Brandon University students really have a choice?
As I have become involved with the events and procedures in preparation for the Brandon University Students' Union CFS referendum, set for September 25 and 26th, I have really begun to question whether or not the students at BU actually have a 'choice' at all.
If the Federation had any intention of taking a genuine interest in our school, they would have known that Manitoba is a small enough political arena for us to speak directly with our MLAs and a protest is not necessary or effective.
Although it is not possible to brand all students with a single political view, the Canadian Federation of students attempts to do so by taking a forward position on controversial issues that not all students agree upon.
www.ecclectica.ca /issues/2002/3/olson.asp   (1052 words)

  
 e.Peak (14/6/2004) news: student politics: UPEI moves to leave Canadian Federation of Students
The UPEI student council voted in April to leave the CFS, following the presentation of a 35-page report that criticised many of the group's activities, including its tendency to lobby on issues not related to education - a subject that has also been a sore point at York.
Brandon McKenzie, then-president of the student union, claimed that the relevant contracts were not produced properly.
The York Federation of Students has declared their "unequivocal support" for the UPEI students.
www.peak.sfu.ca /the-peak/2004-2/issue7/ne-upei.html   (388 words)

  
 Canadian Federation of Students
Average university students in British Columbia paid $4874 in tuition fees this year, and that number is expected to increase by 2% next year.
Members of the Canadian Federation of Students across BC have collected over 20,000 signatures asking the BC government to reduce tuition fees, and to legislate tuition fee reductions before September 2006.
Students are also asking the provincial government to work with the federal government to increase funding for public post-secondary education.
www.cfs.bc.ca /media-read.php?id=111   (307 words)

  
 UVic Calendar: University of Victoria Students’ Society —Canadian Federation of Students Local 44
All undergraduate students at the University of Victoria are members of the UVic Students' Society (UVSS), Local 44 of the Canadian Federation of Students.
The constituency group represents all self-defined students of colour within the UVic community and is committed to the elimination of racial discrimination, anti-racist education and activism on campus while also providing support and resources.
Students interested in being part of any of these committees, or with ideas for one, are invited to visit or call the VIPIRG office.
web.uvic.ca /calendar2005/GI/StAf/index.html   (1295 words)

  
 CNW Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1997 the federal government changed the BIA to prohibit those with government student loans from declaring bankruptcy for a period of two years after a student ceased full or part-time study.
In the final year in which students were able to declare bankruptcy the average annual income of those declaring bankruptcy with student debt as the primary debt was $12,000.
Despite this legal setback, the Canadian Federation of Students remains as dedicated as ever to fighting this unconscionable law at the legal and political level.
www.canadanewswire.ca /en/releases/archive/July2005/04/c8235.html   (780 words)

  
 Students' Unions of Vancouver Community College
In October of 1984, students at the City Centre Campus of Vancouver Community College organised to form the City Centre Students' Association, Local 73 of the Canadian Federation of Students.
In June 1992 students at the King Edward Campus organised to form the King Edward Students' Union, Local 76 of the Canadian Federation of Students.
The Union was created to give students a united and independent voice in representing their interests on a variety of decision-making bodies at the College, in Vancouver and at the provincial and federal government levels.
www.suvcc.ca   (300 words)

  
 e.Peak (26/9/2005) news: campus: Motion proposes SFSS leave Canadian Federation of Students
The Canadian Federation of Students is a national student union that was formed in 1981.
According to the CFS website, its purpose is to provide students with an "effective and united voice, provincially and nationally" and to give students the "resources and political clout to effectively influence the post-secondary education policies of the provincial and federal government"
Gunn was unable to put the motion forward herself because she is not currently enrolled in classes but both Gunn and van Baarsen have been active committee and/or board members of the SFSS in the past and share similar views about the relationship between the SFSS and the CFS.
www.peak.sfu.ca /the-peak/2005-3/issue4/ne-agm.html   (888 words)

  
 Canadian Alliance of Student Associations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) was formed in 1995, by several post-secondary institutions students' unions who had withdrawn from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) in a dispute over its policies and organizational structure.
In 1993 the federal government announced that all of Canada's social programs would be reviewed with sweeping and significant changes likely to come which prompted several student unions not affiliated with the CFS to try to organize efforts to lobby the federal government on education issues.
The Students' Society of McGill University's Legislative Council voted unanimously to leave CASA on November 3rd, 2005 after CASA failed to implement the recommendations of the Winds are Changing Again document [4].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Alliance_of_Student_Associations   (984 words)

  
 Canadian Conservative Forum - Requested Essay
It is admirable that students are concerned about the future of post-secondary education in Canada, however it is unfortunate that the demands imposed on Canadians by CFS are nothing more than shortsighted repairs.
Instead, by demanding that the federal government get more involved, CFS is giving more power to the negative institution that has reduced post-secondary education to the state it is in today.
Most Canadians are generous enough to provide up front funding to students in the form of loans knowing that eventually when the student graduates and gains employment this gift will be repaid to the economy.
www.conservativeforum.org /EssaysForm.asp?ID=6278   (1093 words)

  
 Memorial University of Newfoundland Students' Union - Canadian Federation of Students   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's national student movement.
The Federation was formed in 1981 to provide students with an effective and united voice, provincially and nationally.
The MUN Students' Union - CFS Local 35 - is proud to be a founding member of the Federation.
www.munsu.ca /index.php?section_id=21   (154 words)

  
 Canadian students express concern over student rights’ violations in Sri Lanka - TamilCanadian
In an illustration of solidarity with the Students in Northern Sri Lanka, the CFS declared, “Freedom of expression is a fundamental right.” The letter called on the Government to protect students’ rights and called for the removal of military from within and around Jaffna University.
The CFS said that it opposes any barriers that prevent students from accessing or properly participating in their education and added that, if the allegations of rights abuse were true, they would constitute “egregious violations of the rights of students in the Northern region of Sri Lanka” and be deserving of “international attention.”
On Monday 19th December, students on a peaceful protest march to the international peace monitoring commission were brutally assaulted and shot at without any warning or provocation by the Sri Lankan security forces, according to reports.
www.tamilcanadian.com /pageview.php?ID=3670&SID=218   (622 words)

  
 UVic Calendar: Graduate Students’ Society —Canadian Federation of Students Local 89
All graduate students at the University of Victoria are members of the Graduate Students’ Society, which exists to represent the interests of the 2.200 plus graduate students and to address issues in the larger community that concern students.
As active members of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS Local 89), graduate students have a voice in the largest national student organization.
Grad students are eligible to use the Grad Centre free of charge for academic-related meetings and events.
web.uvic.ca /calendar2005/GI/StAf/GSSo&FoSL8.html   (355 words)

  
 Canadian Federation of Jewish Students - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian Federation of Jewish Students (CFJS) or Federation Canadienne Des Etudiants Juifs (FCEJ), in French, is the representative organization of Jewish students across Canada.
It was founded by leaders of Jewish student groups across the country in January of 2004 in Ottawa.
The Canadian Federation of Jewish Students was founded by the leaders of Jewish student groups across the country in January of 2004 and exists to empower the Canadian Jewish student community.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Federation_of_Jewish_Students   (448 words)

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