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Events & Notices

January

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

study abroad funding opportunities

north island college foundation

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.

An application form is attached and the deadline for submission is 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.  Applications are due Friday, January 30,2015.

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

You may also wish to visit http://international.nic.bc.ca/study_abroad/Financial_aid.aspx#Scholarships for additional information.

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.

Scholarship opportunities available through the Irving K. Barber scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation. These scholarships are 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.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 30,2015.

Application form available from the Financial Aid office. contact: 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.

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.

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.