If you are unemployed or dissatisfied with your job, you may qualify for tuition-free education at North Island College in the following programs:
Funding is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund. For more information about tuition-free education, eligibility requirements, and to apply, contact Wendy Samaroden at NIC’s Continuing Education at 250-923-9728.
When: Monday, November 24 at 7:00 PM
Where: Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus
Cost: by donation
The Global Learning Initiative invites you to attend a presentation by Dr. Saren Azer, an Internal Medicine Specialist at St. Joseph's Hospital, who will speak about his experiences volunteering at Domiz Refugee Camp, located in northern Iraq for Syrian refugees.
Dr Azer is president of the International Society for Peace and Human Rights (ISPHR). In 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, he led a medical team in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, where they provided medical clinics in villages and refugee camps.
With his unique and compassionate perspective, Dr. Azer will share his experiences and discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. Learn how help is being offered, and discover simple ways how you can become involved. As part of ISPHR, Dr. Azer is involved in an initiative entitled 'Medical Hope for Syria', which all donations received during this event will support.
The presentation will take place on November 24, beginning at 7 pm, at the Stan Hagen Theatre at the Comox Valley campus. Admission is by donation.
When: Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00 PM
Where: Timberline Theatre, Campbell River campus
Cost: by donation
Join NIC's Global Learning Initiative students in a free screening of Lisa Jackson's 2013 documentary, How a People Live, Tuesday, November 25 at the Timberline Theatre at North Island College's Campbell River campus.
The one-hour documentary traces the history of the 'Gwasala-'Nakwaxda'xw First Nation, who the Canadian government forcibly relocated from their traditional territories on the coast of British Columbia in 1964. In 1970, a former Indian Agent wrote a controversial book he said was based on the lives of these people and titled it, "How a People Die." Forty years later, this film shows us their traditional life and culture and the hardships that threatened to destroy them, to see how a people live.
Following the screening of How A People Live, a facilitated discussion will occur with North Island College Elders-in-Residence, NIC students who attended the field school in Kingcome Inlet, and potentially other members from the First Nation community who have a connection with the film.
The Global Learning Initiative is a student-driven project at NIC that creates partnerships with local communities and individuals to foster awareness of global issues. Students and faculty travel to Uganda, Nepal, Mozambique, Rivers Inlet and Kingcome Inlet.
Doors open at 6:30 pm with the film starting at 7 pm. Donations to the Global Learning Initiative will be gratefully accepted.
When: Wednesday, November 26
Where: Comox Valley campus
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.