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October

When: Thursday, October 16 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. 

If you are unemployed or dissatisfied with your job, you may qualify for tuition-free education at North Island College in the following programs:

  • Aquaculture Technician
  • Coastal Forest Resource
  • Underground Mining
  • Building Services
  • Security Training
  • Oil & Gas

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: Wednesday, October 22 from 6:00 PM to Oct 22 8:00 PM
Where: Third Course Bistro, Campbell River Campus
Cost: Free

Find out more about North Island College's Professional Cook programs during a FREE information session Wednesday, October 22 at the Third Course Bistro, NIC's student-run restaurant at the Campbell River campus.
 
Meet instructors and current students, tour the kitchens, and sample student-created snacks as you learn how you can qualify to work as a Professional Cook locally and across BC.

The information session runs from 6 to 8 pm. Pre-registration is not required!

For more information, Lori Boray, Student Recruitment Officer, at lori.boray@nic.bc.ca or 250-334-5267

When: Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00 PM
Where: Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free

Attend an evening with author Kim Bannerman at the Comox Valley campus on Oct. 22, 2014, as she launches her latest novel, Mark of the Magpie, the sequel to her 2011 historical murder mystery, Bucket of Blood. This reading, part of the Write Here Readers Series, begins at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus. Admission is free.

Kim Bannerman is the author of four novels, and her short stories have appeared in publications such as She's Shameless (Tightrope Press, 2009), Teen Angst Poetry (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), Elan (Wingate Press, 2005), Wolf Girls (Hic Dragones Press, 2013), The Girl at the End of the World (FoxSpirit Press, 2014), In the Company of Animals (Nimbus Press, 2014), and the upcoming anthology In An Undiscovered Country (FoxSpirit Press, 2015). She currently resides in Cumberland.

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

When: Thursday, October 23 at 5:30 PM
Where: TBD, Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free

All are invited to join the NICI students as they host a potluck Diwali celebration in the Comox Valley. Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival of lights, celebrating prosperity, joy, and fellowship.

The Diwali Potluck will be held at 5:30 pm on October 23 at the Comox Valley campus. Bring a dish that reflects your culture to share with other guests. For more information, please check the NICI Facebook page.

 

When: Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30 PM
Where: Port Alberni campus
Cost: Free
Course Code: GENI-5130

Find out more about NIC's Landscape Horticulture programs during a FREE information session on October 29th at the Port Alberni 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.  If you are unable to attend on this date, a second Information Session will be held on Nov. 5 at 1 pm.
 
Register in person at your local campus or register online. For more information, contact Leanne Moore at 250-724-8705.

November

Learn screen printing with Andy MacDougall!

Andy is a screen printer, consultant, writer, and member of both the American Poster Institute and the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association. He was elected to the Academy of Screen Printing Technology for his achievements in screen printing across North America and worldwide.

We are very pleased to a series of his screen printing courses to the Comox Valley campus this fall, including:


Limited space available. Register by Friday, October 24 to secure your seat.

For more information or to register, click the course name above and choose your selected dates.

When: Tuesday, November 04 at Noon
Where: Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free

North Island College and Emily Carr University are pleased to present Sandra Semchuk, as part of its Fall 2014 Artist Talk lecture series.

As a partner in Treaties, member of the settler culture and widow of Cree orator and co-collaborator, James Nicholas, Semchuk works with photography, video and dialogue to disrupt myths that have shaped settler relations to First Nations. She considers the larger more - than human world, flora and fauna to glimpse possible relationships between the indigenous and the non-indigenous. She incorporates lenticular imagery, video including 3D technologies and most recently, vocables and overtone singing to converse across constructed boundaries. Her works have shown at Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Fotofeis in Scotland; the Museu D'art Contemporani in Barcelona, Spain, Urban Shaman in Winnipeg, The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa and at the Chapel Gallery in North Battleford. Semchuk is completing a book on Ukrainians in Canada: The Stories Were Not Told, Stories and Photographs from Canada’s First Internment Camps, 1914 - 1920. She teaches at Emily Carr University and for the Emily Carr External Degree program at North Island College.

The Artist Talk Lecture Series invites students and the public to participate in a free 50-minute lecture at the Stan Hagen Theatre on NIC's Comox Valley campus. Lectures start at noon, every other Tuesday, from October 7 to November 18, 2014.

For more information about the Art Talk Series, please contact Sara Vipond at 250-334-5000 ext. 4100.

 

When: Wednesday, November 05 at 1:00 PM
Where: Port Alberni campus
Cost: Free
Course Code: GENI-5130

Find out more about NIC's Landscape Horticulture programs during a FREE information session on November 5th at the Port Alberni 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 1 pm. The session is free, but pre-registration is required.
 
Register in person at your local campus or register online. For more information, contact Leanne Moore at 250-724-8705.

When: Wednesday, November 05 at 7:00 PM
Where: Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free

All are invited to attend a reading by Ian Weir, an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and novelist, at the Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus. This reading, part of the Write Here Readers Series, begins at 7 pm and admission is free.

Ian Weir is the author of Daniel O’Thunder (D&M Publishers Inc, 2009) and three young adult books, and has written extensively for television, including over 100 episodes for nearly two dozen series, ranging from ReBoot to Flashpoint. He was the executive producer of the acclaimed crime-thriller Dragon Boys, a CBC mini-series that first aired in 2007. Amongst his awards and nominations, he has won two Geminis, four Leos and a Writers’ Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award.

He will be reading from his new book, Will Starling, which the National Post has described as “…one of the 25 most anticipated (Canadian) books of 2014”.
 
For more information about this event and future readings, please visit the Write Here Readers Series.

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.

When: Monday, November 10 at 5:00 PM
Where: Campbell River campus
Cost: Free for all students

Create a traditional Cree drum with Elder-in-Residence Daryle Mills during three evening sessions! Everyone is welcome to attend this event, which is free for students. This workshop will take place over three evenings in November.
 
During the first two sessions, on November 10 and 17 from 5 to 7 pm, students will assemble their drums. During the third session, on November 24 from 5 to 7 pm, students will celebrate and bless the drum; the third session is optional. If students are not able to complete their drum during these times, Daryle will be available during office hours, Monday to Wednesday from 9 am to 1 pm. 

Seats are limited so register quickly. For more information, please contact Amanda Chickite at 250-923-9741 or Daryle Mills at 250-923-9700 ex. 7885.

When: Wednesday, November 12 to Nov 13
Where: Comox Valley campus

North Island College BSN Students and faculty, Comox Valley Hospice Society, St. Joseph's General Hospital & Foundation, and The Views  present  The Invisible Iceberg of Suffering: How to sustain resilience in caregiving with Dr. David Kuhl.
 
Dr. David Kuhl is the founder and director of the Center for Practitioner Renewal and an associate professor in the Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Best known for his work in hospice palliative care, Dr. Kuhl is now working through the Centre for Practitioner Renewal to combine his interests in medicine and psychology to develop a program of service, education and research that sustains health care providers in the workplace. While seeking to understand the effect of being in the presence of suffering, he strives to work with care givers in addressing features of resilience, communication and healthy relationships.

On November 12 and 13, he will give three presentations:

Wednesday,  Nov. 12, from 7 to 8:30 pm
Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus
Open to the public this presentation will be particularly relevant to those bearing witness to suffering including family caregivers and all care providers.
 
Thursday, Nov. 13, from 9 to 11 am
The Little Red Church, 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox
A workshop specifically for health care practitioners to address how to sustain resilience, communication and healthy relationships in the workplace.
 
Thursday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 3 pm
Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus
A workshop specifically for students and faculty members at North Island College to help build resilience, communication and healthy relationships in the face of suffering.
 
These sessions with Dr. Kuhl are free to attend. For further information about the presentations at North Island College, please contact Cathy Clark at 250-334 5067. For information about the health care practitioner workshop at The Little Red Church, please call Terri Odeneal at Comox Valley Hospice Society at 250-339-5533.

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 diploma.

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 to places in Campbell River, 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 Oct. 1.

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

When: Tuesday, November 18 at Noon
Where: Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus
Cost: Free

North Island College and Emily Carr University are pleased to present Sara Robichaud, as part of its Fall 2014 Artist Talk lecture series.

Farheen HaQ’s media based works explore cultural inscriptions of the body, ritual and gesture. She received her BA in International Development (1998) from the University of Toronto, her BEd (2000) from the University of Ottawa and her MFA in Visual Arts (2005) from York University. HaQ is actively involved in her community serving as a programming committee member for Open Space artist run centre. In 2014 she was Artist in Residence at Artemis Place Secondary, an alternative school for girls. HaQ taught at the Vancouver Island School of Art (2005 to 2006). She also works as an art educator delivering professional development workshops for teachers and educators. She curated the group exhibition Interscapes at Gallery 401 for the CONTACT Photography Festival (Toronto, ON).

HaQ has exhibited her work in galleries and festivals throughout Canada and internationally including New York, Paris, Buenos Aires, Lahore, Hungary, and Romania. Recent exhibitions include Fashionality at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in 2012, Collected Resonance at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 2011, Pulse Interval at Open Space (Victoria, BC) in 2010, The Emperor’s New Clothes at the Talwar Gallery (New York City) in June 2009, and Pulse Contemporary Art Fair (Miami, FL) in December 2008. In 2014 HaQ was nominated for the Sobey Art Award.

The Artist Talk Lecture Series invites students and the public to participate in a free 50-minute lecture at the Stan Hagen Theatre on NIC's Comox Valley campus. Lectures start at noon, every other Tuesday, from October 7 to November 18, 2014.

For more information about the Art Talk Series, please contact Sara Vipond at 250-334-5000 ext. 4100.

When: Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 PM
Where: Port Alberni campus
Cost: Free
Course Code: GENI-5160

Find out more about NIC's Coastal Log Scaling program during a FREE information session on November 18th at the Port Alberni campus.

The session is free, but pre-registration is required.
   
Register in person at your local campus or register online. For more information, contact Leanne Moore at 250-724-8705.

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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