UFV Faculty Association’s “30 Drops Out of the Bucket” Open the Doors Campaign

Our friends at UFV Faculty Association ran a "30 Drops Out of the Bucket" campaign, awarding $1000 to each the 30 students with the greatest student debt load. For more information on this campaign and an article about the winner, follow the links below. 30 Drops Out of the Bucket Contest Reveals Shocking Student Debt Loads Former UFV student with $170,000 debt says B.C. government should do more   Here are some surprising facts about student debt that came out of this contest:  1)      It only takes 10 UFV students to rack up a million dollars in student debt! 2)      Each $1,000 prize only covers one month’s payment of the average debt of the 30 winners. A “drop in the bucket” amounts to one month reprieve on a ten-year payment.   A histogram of the debts of the 30 award winners. It's time to Open the Doors.  #OpenTheDoors...
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CORFA’s Open The Doors Campaign

Our local Open the Doors campaign is now complete! It's time to show our CORFA pride and share the final products with the world! Thank you to the selection committee who worked tirelessly to select the award winners, and to B1G M4G1C DE51GN for producing our eBook and videos. See the featured CORFA Open the Doors Bursary winners here!...
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Our Open the Doors eBook is now available!

It's here! Our Open the Doors eBook is now available for viewing! It is currently shared on our College of the Rockies Faculty Association Facebook group. If you are on Facebook, you might also want to check out and like our College of the Rockies Faculty Association Facebook page. You will also see the Open the Doors videos appearing on the Facebook page! For a sneak peek, check out our video of Christine. Open The Doors eBook...
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FPSE’s 5 Ways to Get Involved in the BC Election

The provincial election is on May 9 - only five weeks away! Here are five things you can do to get involved: 1. Make sure you and eligible family members are registered to vote. Visit the Elections BC website. 2. Talk with your colleagues, family, friends, neighbours, and students about the issues that concern you as an educator and as a member of your community. Contact us for talking points if you need help. 3. Pick an issue that concerns you and write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. State the issue and illustrate it with information about how it affects your community, your workplace, your life. Remember: real life examples are much more powerful than impersonal theories and stats. Contact us for a copy of a Letters to the Editor Guide. 4. Find out who the candidates are in your constituency. You may see them campaigning at shopping centres, on street corners, at all-candidates meetings, and maybe at your own...
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