NIC @ Home Student Newsletter – May 3rd

Hello NIC Students, welcome to the first day of Spring Semester 2021! A new start at NIC for many of you. NIC has many supports in place to guide you through your journey at NIC and we are looking forward to seeing you all at the Virtual Orientation session today at noon!


  • Mon, May. 3, 2021: First day of Spring term. Classes begin and all fees must be paid in full, and all prerequisites met by 4pm.
  • Wed, May. 5, 2021: Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for 7-week Spring intersession; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
  • Fri, May. 7, 2021: Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for 7-week Spring intersession
  • Mon, May 10, 2021: Opt-out period for NISU Health & Dental Benefits begins for Fall term
  • Mon, May 10, 2021: Last day for waitlisted students to claim seats for 14-week Spring term; remaining waitlists will be cleared at 4 pm
  • Wed, May 12, 2021: Last day to register, apply for refund, change from credit to audit for 14-week Spring term


  • Spring Orientation. NIC’s Orientation program has been designed to prepare all students for the start or continuation of their studies. Whether your program/courses are being offered in person, digitally, or a combination of both, NIC’s Orientation will prepare you for your studies. Join us TODAY from 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Email to register. 
  • Summer Co-Op, Internship, & Job Opportunities. Are you looking for a co-op, internships, 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 info email 
  • BUILD 2026. NIC’s new president, Lisa Domae, PhD, has released the College’s draft strategic plan (BUILD 2026) for consultation. Lisa’s priority is to hear from students and community members on BUILD 2026, available at To provide your feedback on, how has the pandemic changed your learning needs? What programs, services, or supports do you, and your community, need to thrive? Visit Engage NIC. 
  • NIC Graduation. Can’t attend picture day, but want your photo on Virtual Grad page? No problem, Students who cannot attend campus for photography can submit one electronically by Friday, June 18, and still be included on virtual grad page. For more details, visit the graduation webpage.

    IMPORTANT NOTE - In order to receive your credential, you must complete the Application for Credential form and email it to


  • Volunteer Opportunity. H A M A? E L A S Community Kitchen in Campbell River is looking for volunteers to help with cooking meals and dinner food service. Volunteer shifts are usually from 4:30-6:30. For more information or to arrange a volunteer orientation email:
  • Student Essay Contest. The Fraser Institute has an essay writing contest where you can showcase you ideas on public policy and the role of markets - $9000.00 in cash prizes are available! The rules, essay guidelines, and past examples of winning essays can be found at and the deadline for submissions is June 1, 2021.


  • 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 - Sometime emergencies happen that are outside of a student’s control or the best advance planning. NIC’s 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? Available by mail, connect with your 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 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 to find out what hours your library is open. 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 your studies? Students can also access a list of key skills and knowledge all students should have for successful learning in today’s world, knowing your rights and responsibilities 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 to share what you are up to and stay in the loop with upcoming events and information. Go to the NIC Facebook pageand click on 'Groups.'  Share on social 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 on your behalf. Student Life also has a Discord channel under the NISU server. #WeAreNICe #Thrive #NICatHome #NICStudentLife

“Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.”

 – Mandy Hale


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Enjoy your week and stay well!

Student Life Team

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