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Events & Notices

June

The China Scholarship Council is re-opening the Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The program awards scholarships to Canadian students, researchers, faculty, and professionals who wish to study or conduct research at participating Chinese institutions.

Value

The scholarship includes:

  • Tuition at participating Chinese institutions, as well as monthly stipends, housing, and medical insurance,
  • Flights between Canada and China at the beginning and end of their studies

The awards are for studies and research, for a combination of studies and language studies, or for language studies only.

Scholarships last four to 12 months for students and eight weeks to 12 months for professionals, faculty, and researchers. 

Key dates:

  • The scholarship is tenable between September 2015 and August 2016.
  • The deadline to submit an application is August 3, 2015.

For more information and to apply, visit the Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program.  For more information on interanational exchange opportunities at NIC, visit www.nic.bc.ca/studyabroad.

Looking for text books for summer courses?

NIC's campus bookstores in the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and Port Alberni will be closed from June 29 to August 12.

But don't worry! If you're a student who has registered in a July/August class, you may purchase your textbooks by contacting:

NIC's Instruction Materials Centre
1-800-715-0914 ext. 4027
imc@nic.bc.ca

Please email us with "Student Book Order" in the subject line. In the body of the email, please include your:

  • First and last name
  • Telephone number and best time to contact you
  • Student ID number
  • The course and section number for which texts are required (refer to your registration form for course and section and student ID information needed for ordering)
  • Payment method you intend to use – attach copy of your agency funding approval document, if applicable

To search for your required texts, see NIC's Book Search tool.

You will be contacted by our NIC staff to discuss payment method.

Books may be picked up at NIC’s Campbell River, Comox Valley or Port Alberni campus. Shipping charges will apply to any other shipping arrangement. We regret we cannot ship titles until payment is received.

Thank you for your patience and support.

 

August

Emergency Medical Responder Course Starts August 10, 2015

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting.

AET 020 is designed for firefighters, law enforcement officers, workplace responders, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, and other emergency responders. It includes Health Care Provider CPR and AED. The certification is valid for three years.

Instructor: Ernie Payne

Prerequisites: Participants must be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR level C or higher. Pre-reading and homework is required, contact NIC's First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 for course materials. Participants must be at least 16 years old; students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver.

Key dates: The course runs Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm from August 10 to 21, 2015 at the Comox Valley campus. Limited seats available. Register by July 30 to avoid disappointment.

For more information and to register: Call 250-334-5005 or register online using the course code AET 020.

 

Register before August 14, 2015 for your chance to win a $250 NIC tuition credit.*

Register in NIC's Metal Jewellery Design certificate program this summer and enter to win $250 in tuition credits at NIC.

The program starts September 8, with studio workshops available year round.

Explore professional metal techniques, gemmology, and more as you prepare to work in the jewellery industry, run your own business or studio workshop.

Learn from passionate artists, experienced in marketing their work across Canada.

"Students in this program are amazing," said instructor Kurt Tunkl. "They did as much work in eight months as students in a similar program that takes two years to complete at another institution. Many of these students created enough items to open their own shop. Think about that: creating enough items to sell in your own store in only eight months; it’s just incredible."

*Participants must register in the Metal Jewellery program by Friday, August 14, 2015 at 4 pm to be eligible to win. No purchase necessary. The odds of winning are one in 20. Winners will be required to answer a skill testing question.

For more information, visit www.nic.bc.ca/finearts
 

When: Tuesday, August 25
Where: Comox Valley
Cost: $66.25, including course materials
Course Code: UST 101

Starting college or university this fall?  Get the grades you want this year!

Discover key study habits essential to post-secondary success in just three half days this August. Practice hands-on skills needed to:

  • Take better notes to improve your grades and final exam performance
  • Read more efficiently to make the most of your time and text books
  • Manage your schedule to balance school, work, family, and fun 

The course runs from 9 am to noon, Aug. 25 to 27 at the Comox Valley campus.

Tuition is $66.25, including course materials. All fees are due before the start of the first class.

Register online using the course code UST 101 or visit NIC's Student Services Office.

For more information, call 250-334-5000.

September

Watch this space for key details about all the orientation events, workshops, and festivities planned to give you a head start on the year ahead.

 

October

When: Friday, October 23 to Oct 25
Where: North Island College, Comox Valley Campus

NIC Proudly Presents: Inspire, Advocate, Unleash!
The 2015 Canadian Student Nursing Association Western / Prairie Regional Conference

Join NIC's Bachelor of Science in Nursing students in hosting the nursing students from across Western Canada October 23 to 25, 2015 in the Comox Valley.

The Canadian Nursing Student Association Western Regional conference is the first time NIC nursing students have hosted this regional conference, and several local students have been instrumental to its success.

Conference speakers include inspirational registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing consultants from across Western Canada, including remote First Nations communities.

Students will also have access to a new grad panel and an experiential workshop designed to help nursing students explore the effects of residential schools and Canada's assimilation policies while understanding Aboriginal ways and values.

Register online by July 20, 2015 for early bird pricing. North Island College students can contact Heidi Boettcher for a registration form.

For more information on submitting abstracts, speakers, and where to stay in the Comox Valley, visit www.cnsaregional2015.com.