NIC offers two students $2,100 to study peace in Bosnia and Croatia
Two NIC students will have the opportunity to accompany one or more NIC faculty to the Seedlings of Peace peace camp in Latinovac, Croatia this summer.
Visit former conflict zones and meet with peace activists and academics concerning the causes, progression, effects and possible healing of the conflicts that formed the 1990’s Balkan Wars before and after the camp. Explore your own individual research projects, which may not be limited to peace studies.
Successful student applicants will:
Participate in a peace camp for Serbian-Bosnian-Croatian youth where you can observe and explore efforts to promote harmony, healing, and reconciliation
Learn more about the roots of the Balkans conflict
Learn about the effects of the conflict through the experience, knowledge and stories of those who have gone through the conflict, as well as those who have been dealing with its aftermath
Experience first-hand the lands, the people, and their cultures
Strengthen intercultural competencies through building relationships with others in the peace camp and the local communities
Develop a personal project with either a historical or current focus for which you will receive three units of academic credit at NIC
Develop a manual and/or recommendations for future student participants in future initiatives for NIC International
Amount of Award: $2,100
$1,800 study grant (to cover educational and travel costs)
$300 for report (for completion of student report for NIC international)
Register for NIC’s HISTORY 205 field study course, Travels in Time, supervised by Dan Hinman-Smith. In consultation with Dan, decide on a focus and project. Norman Bendle and possibly NIC faculty member, Naomi Wolfe will accompany you in Latinovac. Student reports will be written upon return to Canada.
Complete the Application form and email it to Norman.Bendle@nic.bc.ca
A commitment to fully participate in all field study activities
Registration in HIS 205 for the summer of 2015
Interest in peace studies
Interest in learning more about the region, its peoples, and its cultures
A sense of adventure
Desire to meet and share experiences with youth and adults from other cultures
Proven academic success
Knowledge of the history and geography of the region
Knowledge of Serbian, Croatian, or Bosnian culture/language
Family or personal connections to the region
Interest in/knowledge of forms of non-violent conflict resolution
Some individual travel experience (not including family travel)
Courses in war and peace studies
Good intercultural and communication skills
For more information, email Norman.Bendle@nic.bc.ca
Thursday, March 26, 7pm - Tyee Hall Student Lounge, Comox Valley Campus
Join the NIC Write Here Readers Series for an evening with celebrated poet Russell Thornton. Admission is free and open to everyone.
Russell Thornton is the author of six collections of poetry, The Fifth Window (Thistledown, 2000), A Tunisian Notebook (Seraphim, 2002), House Built of Rain (Harbour, 2003), The Human Shore (Harbour, 2006), Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain (Harbour, 2013), and The Hundred Lives (Quattro, 2014).
His work was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize in 2004 and 2014, the ReLit Award in 2004, the Raymond Souster Award in 2014, and the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 2013. His poems have appeared widely in Canadian literary journals and anthologies.
For more information on this event or the Write Here Reader Series, call 250-334-500 ext. 4017.
NIC's Aboriginal Education Department and the Business Students' Association present:
Money & Borrowing: Managing Credit in the Real World
by Lynn Collins
Lynn Collins specializes in banking, investments, savings, and loans at the Coastal Community Credit Union, where she has worked for 23 years. The Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis band member is an active board member on BC’s Native Courtworker and Counselling Association and has served on the Wachiay Friendship Centre Board of Directors for nine years.
When: Thursday, March 26, 3 pm
Where: Tyee Hall, Room 113, Comox Valley Campus
Admission: Open to everyone, lunch provided, admission is free
Come enjoy an evening film and share a hopeful, practical view on the future of our environment as North Island College's Global Learning Initiative presents Permaculture: The Growing Edge, a documentary by Donna Read and Starhawk.
Film Presentation - Monday, March 30
Location/time: Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC Comox Valley Campus, 7 pm
Admission: Admission is by donation to NIC Global learning Initiative
Permaculture: The Growing Edge is an antidote to environmental despair, a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, flourishing future. The film introduces us to inspiring examples of projects, and includes a visit to David Holmgren’s own homestead, tracking deer with naturalist Jon Young, sheet mulching an inner-city garden with Hunters Point Family, transforming an intersection into a gathering place with City Repair and joining mycologist Paul Stamets as he cleans up an oil spill with mushrooms. The film introduces some of the key figures in the Permaculture movement, including David Holmgren, Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Paul Stamets, Mark Lakeman, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Maddy Harland, and others.
Permaculture is a sustainable system of earth care that offers solutions to many of our grave environmental problems and a hopeful, proactive vision of change. The Permaculture movement, started by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the nineteen seventies, is now a worldwide network of skilled ecological designers, teachers, food growers, natural builders, environmental activists and visionaries. “Permaculture is the key to a post-carbon future,” says Maddy Harlan, editor of Permaculture Magazine.
Follow up Community Discussion - Wednesday, April 8
Location/time: Zocalo Cafe, 208-5th St. Courtenay, 5 to 8 pm
NIC's Global Learning Initiative will be hosting a community discussion surrounding local and global issues of social justice and food security arising from this film. This gathering will be a great opportunity to connect with fellow community members to enjoy discussion following the screening. All are welcome.
For more information on these events, please call 250-334-5067 or email email@example.com.
When: Tuesday, March 31, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: C-Wing, NIC Campbell River Campus
Do you have questions about your NIC Foundation Awards application? Learn more about how to apply online for scholarships and bursaries at this Awards Application Workshop. Drop in and we can help!
You can pick up a copy of our 2015 Guide to Scholarships & Bursaries, or view it online at www.nic.bc.ca/awards.
Students who stop by with questions will be entered to win a draw prize.
For more information contact Erin Petersen 250-334-5000 Ext. 4039 | firstname.lastname@example.org