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May 15, 2019, 19:02 ET Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC elects new President

Terri Van Steinburg assumes role August 1, 2019 KELOWNA, BC, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC has elected Terri Van Steinburg as the union's new president-elect...


Feb 21, 2017, 17:58 ET BC budget fails students and families - FPSE, BCFS

VICTORIA, Feb. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - BC Budget 2017 is big on talk of putting money back in people's pockets, but when it comes to BC students and their families, it's short on action, say the Federation...


Feb 20, 2017, 03:01 ET Funding Crisis on Campuses Across BC

Langara Faculty Launch Transit Ad Campaign VANCOUVER, Feb. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Today the Langara Faculty Association (LFA) launches a transit ad campaign aimed at alerting the voting public to the...


Nov 29, 2016, 14:37 ET Literacy funding inadequate in addressing basic education needs

VANCOUVER, Nov. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - A recent BC Liberal announcement allocating funding for community adult literacy programs shortchanges the 25,000 Adult Basic Education students at the province's...


Oct 21, 2016, 11:00 ET Education contest highlights BC student stories

VANCOUVER, Oct. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - The people who teach at BC's colleges and universities are running a fun education contest for people in BC, and the prizes are amazing. The grand prize is your rent...


Sep 06, 2016, 08:00 ET B.C. Students Suffer as Tuition and Service Fees Continue to Spiral Upwards

VANCOUVER, Sept. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - The provincial government's systematic reduction in funding over the past 15 years means an increasing number of young British Columbians are unable to access or...


Sep 01, 2016, 17:25 ET Private Training Regulations Leave Students Vulnerable, says Union

VANCOUVER, Sept. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Teachers at private ESL schools say the new Private Training Act taking effect today will still leave students vulnerable to school closures and to misrepresentation...


Aug 26, 2016, 18:10 ET English Teachers, Students Left Reeling by School Closure

VANCOUVER, Aug. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Teachers at Vancouver English Centre showed up for mediation with their employer Friday, armed with proposals aimed at re-opening the school. They were shocked to...


Apr 07, 2016, 19:46 ET Adult basic education students face government claw back - FPSE

VANCOUVER, April 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Low-income British Columbians trying to upgrade their skills are now learning they face yet another roadblock, says the president of the Federation of Post-Secondary...


Feb 16, 2016, 17:20 ET BC Budget fails students, communities - CFS-BC, FPSE

VICTORIA, Feb. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Another year, another missed opportunity to invest in post-secondary education and address growing problems with affordability. That's the message from the Federation...


Feb 03, 2016, 17:09 ET Post-secondary institutions need funding, and not just for targeted programs - FPSE

VANCOUVER, Feb. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Restricting new funding to only targeted post-secondary programs can undermine economic diversity and student success, warns the Federation of Post Secondary Educators....


Nov 18, 2015, 11:00 ET FPSE calls for a renewed funding commitment to English as an Additional Language Programs

VANCOUVER, Nov. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE) is calling on the BC government to reinstate funding to English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs in...


May 04, 2015, 01:28 ET Faculty, Students, Administrators and Trustees Head to Legislature for Debate on Adult Basic Education

VANCOUVER, May 4, 2015 /CNW/ - "MLAs from both sides of the Legislature will be debating the changes made to Adult Basic Education (ABE) funding, changes that will make it a lot more expensive for...


Feb 17, 2015, 18:50 ET 2015 BC Budget Underwhelms as Post-Secondary Education Funding Forecast to Decline

VANCOUVER, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - "On so many fronts, this budget is a real disappointment," said Cindy Oliver, President of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators. "For our colleges, universities ...


Dec 11, 2014, 13:43 ET Tuition fees not enough to fill ESL funding gap, post-secondary cutbacks block pathways to higher education for BC immigrants, teachers say

VANCOUVER, Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Charging students tuition fees won't be enough to meet the growing demand for high-quality post-secondary English as a Second Language education, BC's oldest and...


Nov 17, 2014, 11:33 ET Media Advisory: Today - Students & faculty in Victoria with a message to government: Support ESL skills training

VICTORIA, Nov. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - WHO: English as a Second Language (ESL) faculty and students from across the province, representing more than 10,000 faculty and staff. WHAT: Following the BC...


Oct 27, 2014, 01:00 ET Media Advisory - ESL Students and Faculty Rally at BC Legislature

VICTORIA, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - ESL students and faculty from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island will be rallying in front of the BC Legislature at noon on Monday October 27th. The rally will...


Oct 17, 2014, 14:00 ET Irene Lanzinger to run for BC Federation of Labour President

VANCOUVER, Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Irene Lanzinger, current Secretary-Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour and past President of the BC Teachers' Federation, announced today that she is running for ...


Oct 17, 2014, 12:01 ET Media Advisory - Irene Lanzinger to launch campaign for BC Fed President

VANCOUVER, Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - This morning, October 17, current Secretary-Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour, Irene Lanzinger, will launch her campaign to become the next president of the BC ...


Oct 17, 2014, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - Irene Lanzinger to launch campaign for BC Fed President

VANCOUVER, Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - This morning, October 17, current Secretary-Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour, Irene Lanzinger, will launch her campaign to become the next president of the BC ...


Jun 05, 2014, 16:07 ET Professional Association Questions ESL Cuts at VCC

VANCOUVER, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL) is deeply concerned and disappointed about the sudden closure...


Apr 08, 2014, 18:26 ET Faculty at International Language Schools of Canada (ILSC) Vote 96% in Favour of Strike Action

VANCOUVER, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - "The members have spoken and the message is very clear," said Karen McCullough, President of the Education and Training Employees Association (ETEA) Local 1. "Our...


Dec 16, 2013, 14:35 ET Faculty and Student Organizations Launch Campaign to Save ESL Programs in BC

VANCOUVER, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - "For a province that celebrates its diversity, the loss of $20 million in funding for English as a Second Language (ESL) programs is not only wrong-headed, it's going ...


Dec 16, 2013, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - Faculty and Student Groups to Announce Campaign to Save ESL Programs in BC

VANCOUVER, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Representatives from the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE), the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS BC) and the Vancouver Community College Faculty...


May 08, 2013, 13:25 ET Union goes to court to stop Capilano University's Board from approving budget cuts

Faculty Want Budget Meeting Re-Scheduled to June, After the BC Election VANCOUVER, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE), the provincial organization that represents...