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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.


Registration is now open for the 2015 Greece field school!

If you are interested in learning about ancient Crete, visiting archaeological sites, experiencing modern day Greek culture, and earning nine university transfer credits while taking three second-year courses in Greece, this might be 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 due by the registration deadline of Dec. 1.  Scholarship opportunities available through the Irving K. Barber scholarship  - students who are eligible may use 2014 funds!  

For more information and application forms visit:

Or email Anne Cumming at

When: Monday, December 01 at 7:00 PM
Where: Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus
Cost: by donation

On December 1st as part of World AIDS Day, NIC’s Global Learning Initiative presents the feature-length film Fire in the Blood, a film by Dylan Mohan Gray. The film will be at the Stan Hagen Theatre at 7pm.

An intricate tale of 'medicine, monopoly and malice', FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 - causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths  - and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.

Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, FIRE IN THE BLOOD is the never-before-told true story of the remarkable coalition which came together to stop 'the Crime of the Century' and save millions of lives in the process.

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.

When: Tuesday, December 02 at 7:00 PM
Where: Tyee Hall, Room 203, Comox Valley campus
Cost: Admission free, everyone welcome

Join Jacinda Mack, mining response coordinator at the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council, as she discusses the Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine tailings disaster and the contamination of the Quesnel River Basin, as well as the Northern Secwepemc response to the breach and its clean-up. This presentation asks for accountability in the extractives industry in this spill clean-up and encourages audiences to work toward maintaining water as a public trust in their own communities.

The Mount Polley tailings pond breached on August 4, 2014, releasing 15 million cubic meters of water and slurry into Polley Lake—causing one of the biggest environmental disasters in modern Canadian history.

This event is presented by the Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators and sponsored by the North Island College Faculty Association.

For more information, contact  Naomi Wolfe at 250-830-3184 or

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