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January

When: Tuesday, January 06 to Feb 13

The North Island College Foundation is pleased to announce funding in the amount of $25,000 to support students participating in study abroad experiences (e.g. field schools, exchange, practicum, etc.). In this first round of funding, a student will be eligible for up to $1500, dependent upon the number of students applying.
 
Criteria:
  • Student approved through the NIC International Risk Management process to participate in a NIC sanctioned field school or exchange program.
  • Student registered in study abroad experience and have paid deposit.
  • For students learning on an exchange, have a letter of acceptance from the receiving institution.
  • Student required to attend pre-departure seminar with NIC International.
  • Once awarded, the student will be notified and the funds will be deposited to the student NIC account to support tuition and related costs.
Click application form for further details
Application deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015.

Are you an Indigenous student who might qualify for an Indspire scholarship or bursary?

Why not find out? The Indigenous-led organization that helps thousands of students across Canada complete their education, has a new, one-time deadline for its bursaries and scholarship awards program.

New applicants have until February 16, 2015 to submit their applications for financial awards.

Awards are distributed on the basis of a student's grades, commitment  to the field of study, financial need, financial contribution to education costs, and  involvement in the Indigenous community.

The amounts of the scholarships award vary per student and per award.

Indspire will inform students who have already applied about the status of their award by the end of February.

Apply online at https://indspire.ca/2014-new/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/

Thinking about continuing your education or looking for some financial help to kick off your studies?  Check out the BC Aboriginal Student Award and Aboriginal Teacher Education Award.  Awards of $1,000 - $5,000 will be awarded to Aboriginal students enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies at least nine weeks long.  You could be one of them!  

Apply before March 31st, 2015.  Details are available at: www.ikbbc.ca/web/aboriginal

When: Friday, January 30

Irving K Barber International Scholarships 2015

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, hosts a suite of international scholarships designed to support students from BC in studying abroad. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

Scholarships are available to students pursuing study or work abroad programs that are either:

  • A formal part of a BC credential program and/or carry academic credit recognized at a BC educational institution, or;
  • Offer experiential learning opportunities involving language acquisition and/or cultural training.

North Island College has $7,000 remaining to distribute. 

Click application form for further details 
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

Submit all applications via email to Doris Funk, doris.funk@nic.bc.ca , Financial Aid Officer, Comox Valley campus.

Registration has been extended  for the 2015 Greece field school!

If you are interested in study ancient Crete, visiting archaeological sites, and tour the Island of Crete while earning nine university transfer credits in Greece, this is the study abroad trip for you.


This year's trip runs May 1-30, 2015.

The total price including airfare, hotel, tuition, and food is approx. $6,000, with a $450 deposit. 

For more information and application forms visit: http://international.nic.bc.ca/study_abroad/where.aspx

Or email Anne Cumming at anne.cumming@nic.bc.ca.

STUDY ABROAD AWARDS

NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE FOUNDATION AWARDS 2015

The North Island College Foundation is pleased to announce funding in the amount of $25,000 to support students participating in study abroad experiences (e.g. field schools, exchange, practicum, etc.). In this first round of funding, a student will be eligible for up to $1500, dependent upon the number of students applying.

Criteria:
  • Student approved through the NIC International Risk Management process to participate in a NIC sanctioned field school or exchange program.
  • Student registered in study abroad experience and have paid deposit.
  • For students learning on an exchange, have a letter of acceptance from the receiving institution.
  • Student required to attend pre-departure seminar with NIC International.
  • Once awarded, the student will be notified and the funds will be deposited to the student NIC account to support tuition and related costs.
Click application form for further details 
Application deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015.

IRVING K BARBER INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS 2015

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, hosts a suite of international scholarships designed to support students from BC in studying abroad. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.
 
Scholarships are available to students pursuing study or work abroad programs that are either:
  • A formal part of a BC credential program and/or carry academic credit recognized at a BC educational institution, or;
  • Offer experiential learning opportunities involving language acquisition and/or cultural training.
North Island College has $7,000 remaining to distribute.
 
Click application form for further details 
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

Submit all applications via email to Doris Funk, doris.funk@nic.bc.ca, Financial Aid Officer, Comox Valley campus.

 

February

If you are unemployed or dissatisfied with your job, you may qualify for tuition-free education at North Island College in the Security or Building Service Worker Training program. These four-week programs will start February 2nd, 2015 in Campbell River.

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:

Campbell River Continuing Education
250-923-9750.

Enjoy an evening of fiction and poetry with North Island College's Write Here Readers Series as celebrated local authors Ann Eriksson and Gary Geddes read from their recent works High Clear Bell of Morning and What Does a House Want? at NIC’s Comox Valley campus, Stan Hagen Theatre on Tuesday, February 10 at 7pm.

Admission is free. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Jolean Finnerty at 250-334-5000 ext. 4017 or jolean.finnerty@nic.bc.ca.

When: Tuesday, February 10 at Noon
Where: Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley Campus
Cost: Free admission, everyone welcome

Want to learn more about art from internationally recognized artists?

Join NIC students and instructors in the Artist Talk Lecture Series, a free public series starting Feb. 10 at the Comox Valley campus.

The series opens with Barbara Bickel, an artist, researcher, associate professor, and the director of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Southern Illinois University, where she teaches art as an inquiry and meaning-making process.

Her research interests include arts-based inquiry methods, collaboration, socially engaged art, connective aesthetics, feminist art and pedagogy, adult learning, as well as restorative and transformative learning. Her art and performance rituals have been exhibited and performed in Canada and the US since 1991.

Barbara co-founded, The Centre Gallery (1995-2001), a non-profit women’s focused gallery in Calgary, Alberta and founded Gallery 3342 (2013-), a women, gender and sexuality focused gallery. She is a co-founder
and member of the Gestare Art Collective.

Her articles on arts-based inquiry have been published in numerous journals and book chapters and her art has been published in journals and poetry books, as well as on book, journal, and CD covers. She also co-edited a book, Arts-Based & Contemplative Practices in Research & Teaching.

The series is presented by NIC's School of Fine Art and Design and Emily Carr University. Upcoming artists include Léa Toulouse (Feb. 24), Merritt Johnson (March 10), and  Alwyn O'Brien (March 24). Each lecture runs from 12 noon to 12:50 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre.  

To view Bickel's portfolio and arts-based research visit http://www.barbarabickel.com.

When: Thursday, February 12, 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Location: Komoux Hall Boardroom, Comox Valley Campus
Cost: Free, please register online: www.picatic.com/event14223120226858111

Want to take your business to the next level?

Learn how your company can tap into expertise, students, capacity and infrastructure at North Island College at this collaborative industry / academia workshop and networking reception.

For North Island companies, the Developing Research Partnerships event is an important opportunity to learn more about:

  • some of the programs at North Island College that support industry engagement with academic research;
  • how NSERC research partnership programs fund and support industry;
  • how your competitors are currently using these initiatives to build competitive advantage;
  • how increased collaboration and joint projects lead to new innovations; and
  • how industry/ academic collaboration helps companies develop new ideas and improve their products, processes and international competitiveness.

The event is sponsored by Innovation Island Technology Association, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and North Island College.

For more information, contact the Innovation Island office at 250-753-8324 or via email at info@innovationisland.ca

When: Saturday, February 14 from 7:00 PM to Feb 14 11:00 PM

Experience an evening of art, music, and creativity with NIC's fine art students at the annual Art Event.

This spring, NIC's Shadbolt Studios and Raven Hall will be transformed to a contemporary exhibition space filled with work from students in the Fine Arts diploma, Emily Carr external degree and Interactive Media & Design programs.

This event runs from 7 to 11 pm. It is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

When: Monday, February 16 to Feb 24
Where: Comox Valley Campus
Cost: $895
Course Code: FTC 010

Are a registered nurse or LPN looking to gain instruction and clinical practice in nursing foot care?

Register by January 20, 2015 for a seven-day course on the prevention & treatment of foot care disorders. Learn about factors affecting foot health and the preparation required  to provide nursing foot care services within a health care setting and in private practice.

This course takes place Feb 16-24 from 9-4 pm at the Comox Valley campus and costs approx. $895.

Register online at  www.nic.bc.ca/continuingeducation using course code FTC 010 or in-person at your closest campus. For more information call 250-334-5005.

When: February 16, 23, and March 2 from 5 to 7 pm
Location: Discovery Hall Room 204, Comox Valley Campus
Cost: Free, limited to 10 participants, register for course GENI 1190

Create a traditional Cree drum with elder-in-residence Daryle Mills!

All students are welcome to join this free, 3-session workshop. During session one and two, students will assemble their drums. Students can then attend the third sessions to celebrate and bless the drum.

To participate, please visit Student Services to register for course code: GENI 1190.

How do you know which career path is right for you? NIC can help.

On Wednesday, February 18, hundreds of high school students from Port Alberni and the West Coast will explore NIC’s Port Alberni campus, discover a wide range of career paths, and join in interactive presentations in areas from university transfer arts and science, community care, health, trades, and tourism and hospitality.

Students will spend the day at college:

  • exploring their interests
  • experiencing hands-on activities and unique presentations,
  • talking with current NIC students and faculty,
  • asking advisors about finances, programs, career paths, and more.

Watch for event information and schedules online: www.nic.bc.ca/open_house

Or contact Nancy Twynam at 250-724-8704 or nancy.twynam@nic.bc.ca for more information.

How do you know which career path is right for you? NIC can help.

On Thursday, February 19, hundreds of high school students from across the Island will explore NIC’s Comox Valley campus, discover a wide range of career paths, and join in interactive presentations in areas from university transfer arts and science, business, community care to fine arts and design, health, trades, and tourism and hospitality.

Students will spend the day at college:

  • exploring their interests
  • experiencing hands-on activities and unique presentations,
  • talking with current NIC students and faculty,
  • asking advisors about finances, programs, career paths, and more.

Watch for event information and schedules online: www.nic.bc.ca/open_house

Or contact Lori Boray at 250-334-5267, 250-923-9799 or  lori.boray@nic.bc.ca for more information.

March

Get ready for a fresh start in 2015!

You are invited to join students, alumni, and community job seekers to connect with potential employers at North Island College’s 5th Annual Career Fair, held at the Comox Recreation Centre from 1 to 4:30 pm. Admission is free. All are welcome.

  • Come and explore new career paths
  • Learn about current and upcoming job openings
  • Meet over 30 local and regional employers

Here are just a few of this year’s participating employers and community partners:

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Catalyst Paper,  the City of Courtenay, Coast Realty Group,  Costco, First Credit Union, Four Seasons Whistler, Island Health (VIHA) – St. Joseph’s Hospital, Island Health – VIHA, Investors Group Financial Services Inc., Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Nootka Wilderness Lodge, North Island College, OmniCare for People at Home, School District No. 71 (Comox Valley), Sun Life Financial, Tim Horton’s,   Vancouver Island Insurance Centres, the Wickaninnish Inn,Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), the Industry Training Authority (ITA), North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society, and many others.

For full information, please contact Treena Nadon at 250-334-5076 or treena.nadon@nic.bc.ca.