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Press Releases

Immediate updates and announcements.

august · 25 · 2020

U-Pass BC Resumption for Students in the Lower Mainland

Burnaby, B.C. – Today, the BCIT Student Association is excited to announce that the U-Pass BC program will resume on September 1. The decision to continue the program was made as students prepare for the fall semester.

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august · 11 · 2020

BCITSA Issues Budget Recommendations

Burnaby, B.C. – In response to recent questions regarding the U-Pass BC this fall, this letter has been prepared by the BCIT Student Association, with the intent of addressing the U-Pass program.

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july · 22 · 2020

BCITSA – Fall 2020 U-Pass Update

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Burnaby, B.C. – In response to recent questions regarding the U-Pass BC this fall, this letter has been prepared by the BCIT Student Association, with the intent of addressing the U-Pass program.

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jun · 4 · 2020

BCITSA – Letter Addressing Recent Events

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Burnaby, B.C. – On behalf of the BCIT Student Association, we stand in unity with black communities here at BCIT, and around the globe. Recent events have been the latest, but certainly not the only, acts of violence and racism towards black communities.

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April · 22 · 2020

Federal Government introduces emergency supports for students and new grads affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

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Burnaby, B.C. — The BCIT Student Association welcomes today’s announcements from the Prime Minister. Responding to calls from student association and advocacy organizations across the country, the federal government proposes the creation of a Canada Emergency Student Benefit and a Canada Student Service Grant, as well as temporary increases both to Canada Student Grants and Canada Student Loans.

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April · 9 · 2020

Important Update from the BCITSA regarding the U-Pass

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Burnaby, B.C. — Due to the ongoing effects of the public health emergency and global COVID-19 pandemic, post-secondary institutions and student associations like BCITSA have worked with TransLink to temporarily suspend the program as of May 1st….

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February · 28 · 2020

BCIT Student Association Welcomes Premier John Horgan and Minister Melanie Mark to the Annacis Island Campus to Announce B.C. Access Grant

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Annacis Island, B.C. — Today, Premier John Horgan and Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training, visited the Annacis Island Campus of BCIT and VCC to announce a new student financial assistance program, the B.C. Access Grant. This program, funded in Budget 2020, will provide up to $4,000 per year for some 40,000 students across the province…

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January · 30 · 2020

BCIT Student Association Welcomes the Continuation of the U-Pass BC Program for an Additional Five Years

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Burnaby, B.C. – Today, the BC government announced the renewal of the Universal Transit Pass Agreement (U-Pass BC) between TransLink, public post-secondary institutions, and student associations until 2025…

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