NIC @ Home Student Newsletter — June 7

Hello NIC Students,

As we kick off June, don’t forget course registration is opening today for continuing students and opens June 14 for new students. Need some help figuring out courses? Book an Educational Advising appointment for support!


  • Mon, June 7, 2021: Continuing students registration begins for Fall and Winter terms
  • Tue, June 8, 2021: Live timetabling session offered by NIC Advising team.
  • Mon, June 14 – 18, 2021: Last week of classes for 7-week Spring term
  • Mon, June 14, 2021: New students registration begins for Fall and Winter terms
  • Tue, June 15, 2021: 14-week Spring intersession exam schedule posted
  • Tue, June 15, 22021: Live timetabling session offered by NIC Advising team.
  • Mon, June 21 – 26, 2021: 7-week Spring term final exams
  • Fri, June 25, 2021: Last day to withdraw without academic penalty for 14-week Spring intersession
  • Wed, June 30 – Fri, July 2: 14-week Spring intersession


  • How to timetable your NIC courses and register online? NIC Advising is offering two live timetabling sessions on June 8, 2021 and June 15, 2021 from 1-2pm. During this live video session, NIC advisors will provide an overview of how to access course scheduling tools through your myNIC, how to build your course timetable for the 2021/2022 academic year and how to register online (for courses starting in September). Register for the session and learn more.


  • Summer Co-Op, Internship, & Job Opportunities. Are you looking for a co-op, internship, or job for this summer? Now is the time to apply! Check out job postings on CareerCentral and the events calendar to attend weekly job searching sessions. You can also book an appointment with an Employment Services Advisor and get some one-on-one assistance for your summer job search! For more information, email


  • NIC Graduation. To receive your credential, you must complete the Application for Credential form and email it to Not sure about your current progress towards graduation? Contact an Educational Advisor or view your progress in Student Planning.


  • Library & Learning Commons. NIC’s Library & Learning Commons offers various workshops each week to support your learning. This week you can check out APA & MLA Style Citations workshops! More information can be found here.



  • COVID-19 Vaccination. The BC Government is encouraging all who are eligible to register for their COVID vaccine as soon as possible, this includes both domestic and international students. Visit for information on eligibility and the registration process.

  • Volunteer Opportunity. Hama?Elas Community Kitchen in Campbell River is looking for volunteers to help with cooking meals and dinner service. Volunteer shifts are usually from 4:30-6:30 pm. For more information or to arrange a volunteer orientation email:


  • Alberni Valley Pride Week. To acknowledge and celebrate Pride Week. Alberni Valley Pride Society is offering a series of wonderful events to attend and participate, between June 4-10, 2021. Learn more at Alberni Valley Pride Facebook page and albernivalleypride Instagram page.



  • NIC Bookstore Update – Purchase your digital materials online! The NIC Bookstore is now offering electronic purchases for digital course materials. Visit the Bookstore page for details. The campus stores are also open from 10 am – 2 pm Monday through Friday for students.


  • Emergency Assistance Funds - Sometimes emergencies happen that are outside of a student’s control or the best advance planning. NIC may be able to assist with financial support in the form of a bursary to help with emergencies. This funding does not need to be paid back and may be available to assist with books, transportation, childcare, supplies, groceries and other essentials. Contact a financial aid advisor to find out more.  Book online here.


  • NIC Student Technical Services are available on Monday-Thursday from 8 am to 6 pm, Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. Student Technical team has also scheduled virtual drop-in hours from Monday to Saturday for the month of January. To learn about the drop-in times and how to contact the team, please visit


  • North Island Students' Union is back with Virtual Office Hours. This is an opportunity to ask questions, receive swag and build connections. To access the link, download the NISU app.

  • Would you like a Student Planner? You can receive one in the mail! Connect with your North Island Students’ Union at to learn more. 


  • Have a quick question? Email and an advisor will get back to you asap. Be sure to leave your student number, email and phone number along with your request.


  • NIC Library & Learning Commons is open for students to pick up holds and laptops, book study rooms, use the computers, and print. Visit for library hours. Research and Writing supports are available online every day. Find out more at


  • Book a Peer Tutor through the Library & Learning Commons! Tutors are available for Nursing, Business, English, Math, Science, Digital Design, Psychology, Spanish & study skills. Book your Peer Tutor online now!


  • Learn Anywhere. NIC’s Learn Anywhere website is geared to provide a collection of information that will help you to be a successful digital learner by covering topics such as: What is digital learning? and How can I use NIC-supported technologies during my studies? Students can also access a list of key skills and tips for successful learning in today’s world, your rights and responsibilities as a digital learner and Technology Readiness Checklists.



  • Has an NIC instructor or staff member made a difference in your life as a student? Perhaps someone’s expertise, support or kindness has made all the difference to your success, or maybe just made you smile. If you would like to recognize the contribution of an instructor or staff member, fill out our recognition form. We will send the nominee a thank you on your behalf including your comment(s). Please note – you will remain anonymous.



  • Do you or does a friend have a story worth sharing with others about their journey to North Island College? We would like to invite you to participate in our Students of NIC Campaign. Examples of previous students who have participated can be accessed here.


The purpose of this campaign is to share authentic stories of students and their journey to NIC in their own words. Normally, we would do this with an interview, which can be set up through BlueJeans. Another option would be for you to write your story out and send it to us via email. We would then share your story on NIC's Facebook and Instagram pages. If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please send us an email at



  • NIC Counselling is available to all NIC students! You can find information on NIC's counselling services, along with links to community supports, including 24-hour crisis lines, on NIC's Counselling page.


  • NIC Student Life Facebook, Instagram & Discord – Connect with us on social media to share what you are up to and stay in the loop with upcoming events and information. Go to the NIC Facebook page and click on 'Groups.' Tell us how you’re taking care of yourself and tag NIC on Facebook and Instagram (@nicstudentlife). Or, send us an email at and we will share your experience on your behalf. Student Life also has a Discord channel under the NISU server. #WeAreNICe #Thrive #NICatHome #NICStudentLife


“Even when we can’t control the situation around us, we always can choose where we’re directing our attention.”

 – Liz Stanley


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Enjoy your week and stay well!

Student Life Team


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