Study Abroad in Crete with NIC, May 2016
Come to Crete with NIC! We will be running a Field School on the Greek island in the Spring of 2016 and open spots still remain.
In Search of Minoan Crete will offer an integrated exploration of that ancient civilization through three second-year Humanities courses: Anthropology 293, English 215 and History 205. Instructors Jim Anderson, Anne Cumming and Dan Hinman-Smith will lead these courses on Crete from May 2nd through May 27th. We will be staying at three separate locations on the east, centre and west of the island (Chania, Archanes and Ierepetra), and then using these as bases for exploring various Bronze Age archaeological sites on regular day trips.
The $3600 fee covers tuition for the three courses, accommodations, entrance fees, Greek lessons and transportation in Crete. It does not include either air fare to Greece or food.
For a brief overview of the Field School experience, including highlights of the 2015 Crete tour, please take a look at the video above.
You are also invited to join the In Search of Minoan Crete 2016 Facebook page.
Those who would like to register for the Field School should do so soon at your campus registration office. A $1,000 deposit is required.
Questions? Contact Jim Anderson at email@example.com. Dan Hinman-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne Cumming at email@example.com
New Course: Introduction to Climate Change
NIC is offering a brand new course this intersession, GEO 220 Introduction to Climate Change: Human and Ecological Dimensions. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining climate change and includes scientific, social, economic, political, and ethical perspectives.
Course Date: May 2 - June 15, 2016
Where: Comox Valley campus, Tyee Hall Rm 202
Day & Time: 9am - 12pm lecture, Monday & Wednesdays
Course Code: GEO 220
Register online at myNIC or read course details. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 1-800-715-0914.
Continuing Ed: Emergency Medical Responder
The EMR course provides 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.
Course is for those providing emergency response; these may include firefighters, law enforcement officers, workplace responders, and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. Includes CPR level HCP and AED. The certification is valid for three years.
This course also meets the pre-requisites for a student to go on to the next level and write the BC Gov't Emergency Medical Assistant (EMA) exams.
Space is limited so register today. Best to Register by May 9.
Date: May 24 - June 3, 2016
Time: Mon - Fri; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Ernie Payne
Location: Port Hardy Campus
Course Code: AET 020
Prerequisite(s): Participant must be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR level C or higher. Pre-reading and homework required, contact First Aid Dept at 250-334-5092 to arrange to get course materials. Minimum of 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver.
Questions? Contact NIC's Continuing Education today and find out more about personal and professional development courses.
NIC's Emily Carr Student Art Show & Sale
The last class of Emily Carr students at NIC will be hosting a show and sale in Shadbolt Studios at the end of May. Stop by to see the artwork of emerging artists, participate in a hands-on practice session, or take advantage of the chance to buy a piece of original artwork!
Dates: May 28 and 29
Location: NIC's Shadbolt Studios, Comox Valley campus
Time: 10am - 4pm
This event is hosted in conjunction with the Comox Valley Art Council's Central Island Studio Tour. There will also be an onsite studio practice. The public is welcome to join in, and work alongside the artists to create collaborative art pieces. For more information visit the Art Show & Sale Facebook event.
Annual Bike, Walk, Run, Carpool or Bus to Work Week!
Bike to Work Week (BTWW) is right around the corner and at NIC we’re celebrating with our annual Bike, Walk, Run, Carpool or Bus to Work Week! Join in on each day of the week, with the way that is most comfortable for you, or do what you can manage and/or what your schedule permits.
Register With Your Campus Team to Win Prizes!
Bike to Work Week runs May 30 - June 5, 2016. Anyone who wishes to participate can register at www.biketowork.ca. Login with your existing password or create an account if this is your first time participating. After you register, click “I am a rider,” and “join an existing team,” then search for the NIC teams per campus (All bikers, walkers, carpoolers, bus riders, etc. are welcome to join):
Prizes will be awarded in raffle of team members within each campus team!
· Campbell River Team Name: NICcycles
· Comox Valley Team Name: North Island College (Comox Valley)
· Port Alberni Team Name: NIC Port Alberni
· Port Hardy Team Name: NIC Port Hardy
Celebration Station - Comox Valley
Date: June 1, 2016
Time: 7 – 9 am
Location: Top of the bus loop, on the concourse, Comox Valley campus
“NIC will be serving breakfast at our celebration station, with Comox Valley transit on hand providing information about bus schedules, bus-mounted bike racks and this year’s In2Transit promotion.
Celebration Station - Campbell River
Campbell River campus will have a coffee/scones station at the C-Wing entrance on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 am. There will be a prize draw for registered riders/walkers/etc.
Did You Know?
· NIC bus loop will be an Official Bike To Work Celebration Station during this year's event, with breakfast treats, coffee and juice.
· Those who want to share their stories can email Sharon.VanHeyningen@nic.bc.ca who will be providing updates through the BTWW site communications tool.
· We'll be posting information about kilometres logged, calories burned and greenhouse gasses saved, over the course of the week on our Facebook event page.
· Learn more about Bike to Work Week including how to register, and review important reminders that include handling skills, traffic interactions, legal responsibilities, managing intersections and more.
For those participating, we want to see your photos on social media with the #BikeToWorkWeek, #BTWWBC and #IamNIC hashtags, so that we can repost those who are taking up the cause! You can also tag @BiketoWorkBC in your post, local bike shops or other locations that might have helped you prepare (just type the @ sign first, followed by the company name to tag)!