Student Recognition

Each year NIC students are selected for recognition for academic success and/or contribution to the community.

President's Awards

President’s Awards for Academic Excellence

Each academic year, the President recognizes academic excellence in top achieving students. The recipients of the awards will include students in: Adult Basic Education, English Language, certificate, diploma, University Studies, and Bachelor degree programs. Learn more about the selection process in President’s Award for Academic Excellence Policy 3-08

2018 Recipients

  • Sebastien Thomas, Adult Basic Education, Port Alberni campus
  • Dan Sang, Academic English Language Program, Comox Valley campus
  • Taylor McEachnie, University Studies, Comox Valley campus
  • Aristotle Intila, Aircraft Structures Technician certificate, Campbell River campus
  • Stephanie Masterson, Health Care Assistant certificate, Port Alberni campus
  • Megan Lawrence, Social Service diploma, Comox Valley campus
  • Andrea Mohrmann, Tourism and Hospitality Management diploma, Sustainable Tourism Option, Comox Valley campus
  • Hilary Decker, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Comox Valley campus

2017 Recipients

  • Ashley Hannesson-Keil, Adult Basic Education, Comox Valley campus
  • Nelita Da Costa dos Santos, Academic English Language program, Comox Valley campus
  • Benjamin O’Connor, University Studies, Comox Valley campus
  • Ismael Hepp, Mobile Application Development Certificate, Comox Valley campus
  • Ezra Tsai, Human Services Certificate - Educational Assistant/Community Support, Indigenous Focus, Port Alberni campus
  • Jonathan Shanks, Business Administration diploma - Accounting Option, Comox Valley campus
  • Christopher Orrey, Industrial Automation Technician diploma, Campbell River campus
  • Thea Cowan, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Comox Valley campus
  • Megan Tomlinson, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Comox Valley campus

2016 Recipients

  • Christine Whitebear, Adult Basic Education, Campbell River campus
  • Vicky Bouchard, English Language program, Comox Valley campus
  • Tobias Hewton, University Studies, Comox Valley campus
  • Florence Heffernan, Applied Business Technology - Office Management certificate, online
  • Christopher Orrey, Electronics Technician: Electronics Core certificate, Campbell River campus
  • Shae Lynn Prendergast, Social Services diploma, Comox Valley campus
  • Dominic Yarmie, Interactive Media - Web and Mobile Application Development diploma, Comox Valley campus
  • Katelyn Gurr, Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Accounting Major, Comox Valley campus
  • Sara Westra, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Comox Valley campus

President’s Community Engagement Award

Each award period, the President may recognize an outstanding student or students who have furthered the relationship between the College and our communities and/or demonstrated exemplary contributions to the College community. Learn more about the selection process in President’s Community Engagement Award Policy 3-36.

Medal Awards

Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Academic Medal

The Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal is awarded at the post-secondary diploma level, recognizing outstanding scholastic achievement. This prestigious award honours the top North Island College student who achieves the highest overall average upon graduation from a diploma-level post-secondary program.

  • 2018: Megan Lawrence, Social Services diploma, Comox Valley campus
  • 2017: Christopher Orrey, Industrial Automation Technician diploma, Campbell River campus
  • 2016: Shea Lynn Prendergast, Social Services diploma, Comox Valley campus

Lieutenant-Governor’s Silver Medal

The Lieutenant-Governor’s Silver Medal honours students who have been registered in a vocational or career program of less than two years in duration and have not only excelled in their studies, but have also contributed in a positive manner to the life of the College and/or their community.

  • 2018: Abigail Anderson, Early Childhood Care and Education certificate, Port Alberni campus
  • 2017: Samantha Jenkins, Early Childhood Care and Education certificate, Comox Valley campus
  • 2016: Michelle Wood, Human Services diploma, Port Alberni campus

Deans’ Honour Roll

The Deans’ Honour Roll includes all students who have achieved the minimum standard in either grade point average (GPA) criteria or the award grade criteria, as determined by the awards committee. Learn more about this award and how winners are selected in the Dean’s Honour Roll Policy 3-21.