AMS External Affairs Office Welcomes BC Select Standing Committee Recommendations

For Immediate Release,

VANCOUVER, BC – August 30th, 2023. The UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS) proudly embraces and commends the recent recommendations by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to the British Columbia Legislature in anticipation of the forthcoming 2024 BC Budget.

Through its comprehensive report pertaining to the 2024 BC Budget Consultation, the Committee has highlighted vital allocations geared towards the betterment of post-secondary students. These recommendations entail supporting supplementary provisions for post-secondary students, helping to alleviate the financial strains associated with the cost of living, and a robust amplification of support for student loans.

Moreover, the report accentuates an amplified commitment to enhancing accessibility to education, while concurrently underlining a pivotal focus on reproductive and sexual health support.

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has consistently had annual consultations in anticipation of the provincial budget, demonstrating an unwavering dedication to constructive public engagement. This year, the AMS advocated to the Committee and highlighted the need for investments, improvements, and resources in three key areas.

  • Student Financial Aid
  • Sexualized Violence Prevention
  • Food Security

The AMS is pleased that the Committee took up the recommendations in their report to the British Columbia Legislature. The AMS looks forward to the release of the BC Budget in January 2024. We eagerly anticipate translating these recommendations into actionable policies that mirror our collective commitment to an accessible, equitable, affordable post-secondary education system.

The AMS extends its profound gratitude to the Committee for their unwavering dedication to our student’s welfare and the prosperity of our higher education ecosystem.

For more information please contact:

Tina Tong
AMS VP External Affairs

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