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September

When: Wednesday, September 24 at 2:00 PM
Where: Campbell River campus
Cost: Free

Join instructors at a FREE Information Session about the upcoming 2015 Field School, where sixteen students will attend classes as they experience firsthand the history and culture of Greece.

Information sessions will take place on:

  • Sept. 24, 2 pm  in Room C222 at the Campbell River campus
  • Sept. 25, 4 pm in Trades 101 at the Comox Valley campus

For more information, please contact Anne Cumming at 250-334-5000 ex. 4153.

When: Thursday, September 25 at 1:00 PM to Nov 27
Where: Wave Room, Comox Valley Aquatic Centre
Cost: FREE!

If you're a North Island College student, you can enjoy 10 weeks of free yoga, starting Sept. 25! Join other students every Thursday afternoon from Sept. 25 to Nov. 27 in the Wave Room at CV Aquatic Centre. Class begins at 1 pm and all ranges of experience and ability are welcome.

Special thanks to Helen from Inspired Earth Projects for sharing her practice with us!

For more information, please contact Jessica at NISU, at 250-334-5000 ex. 4190. 

When: Thursday, September 25 at 4:00 PM
Where: Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free

Join instructors at a FREE Information Session about the upcoming 2015 Field School, where sixteen students will attend classes as they experience firsthand the history and culture of Greece.

Information sessions will take place on:

  • Sept. 24, 2 pm in Room C222 at the Campbell River campus
  • Sept. 25, 4 pm in Trades 101 at the Comox Valley campus

For more information, please contact Anne Cumming at 250-334-5000 ex. 4153.

When: Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 PM
Where: Cafeteria, Port Alberni campus

NIC Foundation award recipients are invited to attend a special reception with their family where they will have the opportunity to meet the generous members of our community who have made North Island College bursaries and scholarships possible.

All are welcome to attend the NIC Foundation Awards Reception in the cafeteria at the Port Alberni campus on Sept. 25, beginning at 7 pm.

For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.nic.bc.ca/foundation. To RSVP for this event, contact Erin Petersen at 250-334-5000 ex. 4039.

October

When: Wednesday, October 01 at 7:00 PM to Oct 02
Where: Crowne Isle Resort, ballroom

NIC Foundation award recipients are invited to attend a special reception with their family where they will have the opportunity to meet the generous members of our community who have made North Island College bursaries and scholarships possible.

This year, the NIC Foundation Awards Reception in the Comox Valley will be held on two separate evenings, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, beginning each night at 7 pm. These events will take place in the ballroom at Crowne Isle Resort. Guests are requested to attend their designated reception as noted in the reception letter.

For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.nic.bc.ca/foundation. To RSVP for this event, contact Erin Petersen at 250-334-5000 ex. 4039.

When: Thursday, October 02 at Noon
Where: In front of Discovery Hall, Comox Valley campus

NIC students, faculty, and community members are invited to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls across Canada.

The Vigil is part of the Sisters in Spirit campaign, a call to action for a national plan to end violence against aboriginal women, including an inquiry to investigate the over 1000 reported cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls across Canada. Some candles and light refreshments will be provided.

Hosted by NISU in collaboration with NIC Aboriginal Education.

When: Saturday, October 04 at 10:00 AM
Where: Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus
Cost: $36.95 for ElderCollege members
Course Code: CVEX-9000

Beginning Oct. 4, ElderCollege members are invited to participate in "The True North Strong and Free: Forging a Nation", a series of nine lectures which explore key events in Canadian history. The lectures will be held each Saturday at 10 am in the Stan Hagen Theatre at the Comox Valley campus. Lectures include:

Oct. 4 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES: FROM ALLIES IN WAR TO “INDIANS” IN LAW with Dr. Jean Barman
Canada’s indigenous peoples initially acted as allies in times of war and in the fur trade but, as they lost their utility, they were consigned to irrelevancy. Their subjugation in the Indian Act of 1876, still in force, was a fundamental transformational moment.

Oct. 18 FROM WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE TO MODERN FEMINISM: CRITICAL CONNECTIONS with Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag
Canadian women’s suffrage campaigners made an historic demand for human rights, challenging women’s second-class status. Their fight against violence toward women and inequality in employment inspired later feminist waves that continue into the present.

Oct. 25 FROM SEA TO SEA TO SEA AND THE WATERWAYS THAT LINK THEM with Dr. Betty Donaldson
Canada is bounded on three sides by oceans and is home to some of the world’s largest freshwater lakes and longest rivers. Explore our epic maritime lineage, our voyageur heritage, and our greatest natural resource: our waterways.

Nov. 1 NEGOTIATING CANADA with Michel Ducharme
Confederation was the outcome of a progressive evolution that led the British colonies in North America on the path of nationhood. This lecture focuses on the causes of Confederation, the process by which it was achieved, and its implications and meaning.

Nov. 8 BECOMING AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY: CANADA’S ROLE IN WORLD WAR I with Frank Frketich
In World War I, Canadian troops began by fighting as part of the British Army under British officers. By the end of the war, Canadian officers were generally leading Canadian troops into battle. Explore this change, how it came about, and its effects.

Nov. 15 THE LAST BEST WEST: SETTLING THE PRAIRIES, 1880–1930 with Dr. Cecilia Danysk
In the early twentieth century, settlers from many countries poured into the Canadian prairies to take up homesteads, find work, and build up towns and cities. Discover how their experiences changed the face of Canada.

Nov. 22 MEDICARE AND CANADIAN IDENTITY with Dr. Alvin Finkel
Explore the social policy underlying Canada’s development of universal medical insurance. In the 1940s, majorities in both Canada and the United States were in favour of single-payer universal medicare. Learn what led to the differences existing today.

Nov. 29 VISIONS AND GAMES: MAKING CANADA’S CONSTITUTION  with Patrick Smith
Canada’s constitution is a product of bold visions and political games; it is also part of a process that has spanned centuries and is not yet in any way complete.

Dec. 6 CANADA’S IMMIGRATION POLICIES, PAST AND PRESENT with Dr. Herb Grubel
Who were the immigrants who entered Canada during the last 150 years and how have they contributed to the country’s growth? Learn about early immigration and the government policies that generated it and review the radically new policies of the 1980s and their profound effects.

The price to members for the Lecture Series is $36.96. Annual ElderCollege membership fee is $11.20. For more information about joining, please visit the Comox Valley ElderCollege.

As some registered members may not be able to attend each week, empty seats may be available. ElderCollege members may pay $10.00 on a first-come basis for any seats not filled. For those members who are registered, it is recommended that they be seated at least ten minutes prior to the beginning of the lecture so that empty seats can be made available.

For more information, phone 250-334-5000 ex. 4602 or email eldercollegeCV@nic.bc.ca.

When: Monday, October 06 at 10:00 AM
Where: Mt. Waddington Regional Campus
Cost: Free

Everyone is invited to join faculty, staff and students at the Mt. Waddington Regional Campus on Monday, Oct. 6 for Open House & Orientation.

  • Tour the facilities,
  • Learn about courses and programs,
  • Meet instructors and fellow students,
  • Get to know your Student Union,
  • Participate in fun events, and
  • Enjoy a free BBQ!

The Open House & Orientation begins at 10 am, and runs until 2 pm at the Mt. Waddington Regional Campus, located at 9300 Trustee Road, Port Hardy. For more information, contact Naida Brochie at 250-949-7912 ext. 2811.

When: Wednesday, October 08 at 7:00 PM
Where: Cafeteria, Campbell River campus

NIC Foundation award recipients are invited to attend a special reception with their family where they will have the opportunity to meet the generous members of our community who have made North Island College bursaries and scholarships possible.

All are welcome to attend the NIC Foundation Awards Reception in the cafeteria at the Campbell River campus on Oct. 8, beginning at 7 pm.

For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.nic.bc.ca/foundation. To RSVP for this event, contact Erin Petersen at 250-334-5000 ex. 4039.

When: Wednesday, October 15 at 2:30 PM
Where: DIS 204, Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free

Are you a business or tourism and hospitality management student? Discover how you can participate in the Disney International program this year!

On Wednesday, Oct. 15 meet a representitive from the University of California Riverside, who will share information and answer questions about the Disney International program.

NIC is one of six Canadian post-secondary institutions to take part in Disney International's Academic Exchange program, which offers business, tourism and hospitality management students a unique opportunity to earn paid Co-op work experience at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Students travel to the University of California Riverside and study for two weeks, earning either a Management or Hospitality Management certificate before traveling to Florida for additional classes and applied work experience.

This free event takes place from 2:30 to 4 pm in Discovery Hall, Room 204.

For more information, contact:
Treena Nadon
250-334-5076

 

“I met people from across the world. This experience has made the opportunity to travel around the world something real for me.” - Kyle Hiltz, Business Administration student

“Disney’s marketing machine is second to none. It was amazing to learn how much is involved behind the scenes, to see it from the inside.  I discovered many of my own limitations and strengths.  I would definitely recommend this program to anyone interested in communications.” - Pat Wagar, Business Administration student

When: Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 PM
Where: Comox Valley Art Gallery, 580 Duncan Avenue, Courtenay
Cost: Free

Join Matt Rader as he reads from his new short story collection 'What I Want to Tell Goes Like This' (Nightwood Editions). As part of the Write Here Reader Series hosted by North Island College, the reading will take place at the Comox Valley Art Gallery on Saturday, October 18 starting at 7 pm.

In What I Want to Tell Goes Like This, Rader explores the indeterminate echo of history by weaving tales of Vancouver Island's turbulent labour history, including the shooting death of infamous union organizer Albert “Ginger" Goodwin, with present-day stories of people living in the same landscape.

Matt Rader is author of three books of poems: A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle over the River Arno (House of Anansi, 2011), Living Things (Nightwood Editions, 2008) and Miraculous Hours (Nightwood Editions, 2005), which was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award.

For more information about this event and future readings, please visit the Write Here Readers Series.

November

When: Thursday, November 06
Where: Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free
Course Code: GENI 5130

Find out more about NIC's Landscape Horticulture programs during a FREE information session on November 6 at the Comox Valley campus.

Learn how you can earn your Interprovincial (Red Seal) in the Island’s only apprenticeship training programs in landscape horticulture or prepare for entry-level employment with the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals certificate. Even if you wish to grow your hobby as a recreational gardener, NIC’s programs provide applied knowledge to take your skills to the next level.

The information session will start at 6:30 pm. The session is free, but pre-registration is required.

Register in person at your local campus or, to register online, visit the course page and select the session you wish to attend. For more information, contact Julia Peters at 250-923-9724.

Celebrate the decadence and glamour of the Roaring Twenties with this year's 'Great Gatsby'-themed Wine Festival. This fun and frolicsome event will take place at the Third Course Bistro, located at NIC's Campbell River campus on Friday, Nov. 14, and is hosted by the students and faculty of the Tourism & Hospitality Management program.

Starting at 7 pm, you'll enjoy wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, door prizes, wine and cheese seminars, live music, and much more. With complimentary driver services, guests can experience the evening with the knowledge that they’ll get home safely.

Tickets are $55 and will be available at Merecroft Village Liquor Store, Royal Coachman Liquor Store, Riptide Pub, as well as from the NIC bookstores at both the Campbell River and Comox Valley campuses. Tickets go on sale on Sept. 22.

For more information, contact 250-923-9708 or tourism@nic.bc.ca

When: Tuesday, November 25
Where: Campbell River campus
Cost: Free
Course Code: GENI 5110

Hospital unit clerks play a vital role in information management, administrative support and services in hospitals, medical offices, and care facilities. North Island College's Hospital Unit Clerk certificate program prepares graduates to step directly into this busy, rewarding career. For more information, visit the Hospital Unit Clerk certificate program.

You can also find out more about the Hospital Unit Clerk program at a FREE information session on November 25 at the Campbell River campus. Ask questions, meet the instructors, and speak with student advisors to see if the Hospital Unit Clerk program is right for you.

This Information Session is free to attend, but registration is required. Register in person or visit the course page, click on "Online Registration Available", and use the course code GENI-5110.

When: Wednesday, November 26
Where: Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free
Course Code: GENI 8020

With NIC's Animal Care Aide certificate program, graduates gain the practical skills and knowledge needed for employment in veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and kennels.
 
If you're interested in becoming an Animal Care Aide, find out more about the program and meet your instructor at a free information session on November 26 at the Comox Valley campus. Session begins at 6:30 pm, and attendees must pre-register.
 
Register in person at your local campus or, to register online, visit the course page, click on "Online Registration Available", and use the course code GENI-8020.

December

When: Tuesday, December 02
Where: Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free

Find out more about NIC's Landscape Horticulture programs during a FREE information session on December 2 at the Comox Valley campus.

Learn how you can earn your Interprovincial (Red Seal) in the Island’s only apprenticeship training programs in landscape horticulture or prepare for entry-level employment with the Landscape Horticulture Fundamentals Certificate. Even if you wish to grow your hobby as a recreational gardener, NIC’s programs give you the skills you need.

The information session starts at 6:30 pm. The session is free, but pre-registration is required.

Register in person at your local campus or, to register online, visit the course page and select the session you wish to attend. For more information, contact Julia Peters at 250-923-9724.

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2015

March