BCIT students vote in favour of new student building

BCIT Student Assocation president Matt May talks to SA Councillor Matt Vickars about the referendum for the student centre earlier this month. (@bcitsa/Twitter)

Students at BCIT voted 55% in favour of the referendum to fund the building of a new student centre on the Burnaby campus. The new building is slated to be open 24/7, offer more food options for students, and have more study space and meeting rooms available.

Student Association President Matt May says that though the vote wasn’t heavily in favour of the referendum, it was still a victory.

“Obviously with a vote like this, you can’t get 100% consensus, that’s just not the reality. But we did take the feedback we got during the campaigning to ensure that we move forward with those critiques, and make sure that we use [it] as we move forward with the development of the student centre.” – Matt May, BCIT Student Association President.

An earlier report from BCIT News highlighted that the project would cost roughly $38 million and take around seven years to complete, though no solid numbers are available at this time. Starting in September, full-time BCIT students will be required to pay an increase of $40 to their tuition a semester for the first year and $10 every subsequent year until 2022.

With files from Erich Dachwitz.

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