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Students have a number of expenses during their academic experience anywhere from tuition, fees, accommodation, bills, food, life…

That’s where the CSU comes in to provide a number of free or discounted items to support our members during their educational endeavours.

Find more information below on items that the CSU has available to purchase, give aways, as well as other student discounts in the community and start saving today!

Items for purchase

The CSU sells a number of items at discounted rates, including:

CSU pen$1.00Ballpoint push-action pen function. Made with 80% recycled materials from plastic water bottles. Pen comes with blue ink refill.
CSU notebook$6.75ECO saddle-stitched notebook with 13 pt soft cover in green colour and 96 ivory lined sheets. The lined sheets and notebook covers are colored with organic, soy based inks. Made in North America from 100% recycled materials. 6″ L x 9″ W.
CSU mason jar mug$9.50A 16 Oz. Mason Drinking Mug with Tin Lid threaded on item. Complies with FDA, Prop 65. CPSIA Compliant.
Cineplex ticket$10.00General admission to any Cineplex theatres
Diva Cup$30.00Size 2 available
Popcorn$1.00Microwave bags available in buttery or natural flavour
CSU Cutlery Set $2.49A great cutlery set for camping and lunches that includes a fork, spoon and serrated knife. The cutlery packs inside the protective carrying case. The cutlery is ABS and the case is PP Plastic.Reusable, easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

Free stuff & give aways

The CSU also provides number of free services including:

Condoms, lube, & moreFreeStay safe and take some sexual health supplies. Condoms, lube, dental dams, insertable condoms, latex free, etc.
Personal hygiene productsFreeAvailable for those unexpected situations. Tampons, pads, and pantyliners are provided.
Charging stationFreeCharge your electronics safely with our locking system
Legal clinic referralFreeSign up for a 30 minute session to get legal advice through Access Justice pro bono legal clinics
Quest Food Exchange referralFreeStop by the CSU desk to sign up as a member for Quest Food Exchange. This non-profit grocery retailer can save you up to 2/3 off your grocery bill!
PhonesFreePhones are set-up around campus for local calls. Outside the Tree House (LB 131), in the Maple lounge (MA 115), and behind Tim Horton’s (Birch Cafeteria)
Battery recyclingFreeRecycling bins are set-up in the CSU lounges
Filtered waterFreeHot & cold filtered water is available in the CSU lounges
Bike repair suppliesFreeBike pump, chain oil, repair instructions, tools, etc.

Community discounts available

There are endless discounts in the community available to students. The CSU provides the following list to make it easier for students to know what discounts are available: Student discounts in the community

Income tax filing

File your taxes for free, or find support with preparing your taxes. More information below:

You must be a resident of Canada, have tuition fees and have attended school for at least one month during the tax year being prepared. You must also be designated as the FAMILY HEAD (the primary member of the family) for purposes of your tax file in UFile. UFile: All students receive FREE tax filing through UFile

Simple Tax: A FREE program that files online. There are no income limits or restrictions and you can pay what you want, including zero. Easy to use and a clean interface. They also offer comprehensive and clear tutorial videos.

Turbo Tax: Turbo Tax offers a FREE simple online tax filing option. This is ideal for students, there is no income limit and is available for download on their website.
UBC Tax Assistance Clinic for Students: Although not online the UBC Tax Assistance Clinic for Students prepares income tax returns according to the Canada Revenue Agency’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program’s eligibility policy. The CVITP assists eligible taxpayers who have low income, simple, and non-complex tax situations.


Students should stop by the CSU Members Centre to find out more about the discounts and giveaways that the CSU provides!