Student Life Newsletter - Sept 20

Hello NIC Students. Just like that we are well into September! As the semester moves along and you get busier with assignments remember NIC offers many fantastic academic supports.


  • Thurs, Sept 30th: Last day to opt-out of NISU Health & Dental Benefits.
  • Thurs, Sept 30th: College Closed – National Truth & Reconciliation Day.
  • Mon, Oct 11th: College Closed – Thanksgiving Day.
  • Fri, Oct 15th: Fall exam schedule posted & last day to register for flexible distance courses.
  • Fri, Oct 29th: Last day to withdraw without academic penalty.


  • Student Leadership Team Info Session. NIC’s Student Leadership Team supports and develops skills in emerging leaders in a fun, dynamic and engaging way. Student Leaders explore many aspects of leadership, acknowledging that everything we do has impacts locally and globally through workshops retreats and various events. Learn more about the NIC Student Leadership Team and an upcoming information session on Wed, Sept 22nd from 12:00 – 1:00 pm by emailing
  • Virtual Hiring Fair. Are you a business, adventure guiding or tourism and hospitality student looking to do a co-op or internship? Join us virtually on Friday, Sept 24 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for a Virtual Hiring Fair. Check out the events calendar in CareerCentral for more information on how to register as well as all the drop-in student support sessions available to help you with your next career goal.
  • Citation Workshops. The Library & Learning Commons is offering APA & MLA Style Citation Workshops this week. These workshops are great to attend if you are new to citation and at the start of term before you start tackling course essays. Learn more here.
  • October Thrive Month. Thrive is an initiative to celebrate community, encourage self-care and promote mental health literacy. Through the month of October, we’ll be holding a series of events and highlighting supports and services available at NIC to support your success. More details on events will be released soon here.


  • Student Readiness Survey. We would love to find out more about your experience leading up to the start of term and your first few weeks of fall classes so we can improve our services and orientation at NIC. Students who complete the anonymous survey will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $100 NIC gift card or a pair of Skullcandy ear buds. Share your thoughts with the Student Readiness Survey from Sept 20 – Oct 5 here. 
  • Campus Life Assistants. NIC’s Student Life team are looking to hire several students as Campus Life Assistants for the Port Alberni, and Port Hardy campuses. To learn more please visit the job posting on CareerCentral or email 
  • Become a Peer Tutor. Are you a returning NIC Student? Would you like to support other students and learn new tutoring skills as a paid tutor? Check out the job positing and details on how to apply Questions can be emailed to Caitlin Hartnett at 
  • Radio Broadcasting Internships. The AUPE Cultural Enhancement Society and CKCC The Raven FM 100.7 radio are looking for committed individuals interested in training for language revitalization work and career opportunities in broadcasting. Successful candidates will learn language preservation skills, how to engage with Knowledge Keepers, record the language and broadcast it to the community. Application deadline is Thurs, Sept 30th. For more information and to apply, email JP Obbagy at


  • BC Federal Election. The 2021 Canadian federal election will take place on September 20, 2021, to elect members of the House of Commons to the 44th Canadian Parliament. Learn how you can vote 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 the government website for information on eligibility and the registration process.
  • COVID-19 Restrictions. You can view the latest public health orders here. Masks in public indoor settings are now mandatory – this includes NIC campus buildings.


  • Available Study Spaces. Some students may be scheduled for an in-person class followed directly by a digital class or vice versa. To support these students, NIC will provide drop-in spaces on each campus where they can access a computer or plug-in their laptop to attend their digital class (please note that we encourage students to bring their own headsets, but we have some available to borrow through the Library & Learning Commons along with laptops if needed). Details on how to book can be found here.
  • Student Technical Services Drop-In. Drop-In sessions are available to get help with Blackboard Learn or any technology-based questions Mon-Fri from 10:00 – 11:00 am and again from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. To learn more and to join drop-in sessions, visit the Student Technical Services calendar here


  • Wellness Intentions. Grab a piece of paper and a pen and write down a wellness intention for this term. Think about what you can do daily or weekly to support your overall wellbeing. Next write down three things that you can do to support your intention. Place this note somewhere you will see often such as by a mirror or in your agenda. 

    EX) My intention for this term is to eat nourishing food by…
    • Taking time on Sunday to go grocery shopping
    • Spend 30 min on Sunday to prepare quick and healthy snacks for the week
    • Plan one meatless dinner a week

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES.”

 – William James

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Enjoy your week and stay well!

Student Life Team

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