Contest sponsored by our faculty union

The Okanagan College Faculty Association (OCFA) is sponsoring this contest through union dues paid by 302 members, in collaboration with  our provincial affiliate the Federation of Post Secondary Educators (FPSE).

Our union wishes to bring attention to the REAL WORLD EFFECTS OF THE BC LIBERALS CONTINUAL REDUCTION OF FUNDING TO OUR INSTITUTION AND OUR SECTOR, ONE OF WHICH IS THE RISING level of student debt PLACED ON STUDENTS in the Okanagan/Shuswap region.

For more details download press release:

Feb 17: Highest debt level so far is $63,000 … still 9 days to apply.

PDF: Press Release 2_OCFAContest – 30 DropsOutOfTheBucket

Word Doc: Press Release 2_OCFAContest – 30 DropsOutOfTheBucket

 

pdf: Press Release_OCFAContest – 30 DropsOutOfTheBucket_final

Word: Press Release_OCFAContest – 30 DropsOutOfTheBucket_final


 

All current and former students (from any department) at Okanagan College are eligible to enter the contest, as long as they have completed at least one course since Sept. 1, 2005.  The possible departments include:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Business Administration
  • Continuing Studies
  • Employment oriented programs: aviation, health, social, etc.
  • Technology
  • Trades
  • University transfer: Arts and Science

Please download the application and submit with the supporting documents.  

OCFA Contest application-30 DropsOutOfTheBucket_final

All applications must be received by mail, before noon Friday, Feb 26, 2016.  Don’t delay!  Apply now!

The 30 students with the highest level of  debt will each receive $1000 … thus 30 drops will be taken out of the ‘bucket of student debt’ that currently exists in our province.

The winners will be announced by March 1, 2016, and a spreadsheet will be published that gives a debt total for all who entered the contest (see application form for the details about the information to be published online).

FPSE_logo

Our provincial affiliate, FPSE, has been trying to ‘open the doors’ to discuss funding for the post-secondary sector.  Want to know more? … check out this link: advocacy for the post secondary sector in BC

Here is the student debt issue we want to discuss with the government…

OpenTheDoors_StudentDebt

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