Thrive at NIC

Thrive is an initiative started by UBC and adopted by many post-secondary institutions to celebrate community, encourage self-care and promote mental health literacy. The goal of Thrive is to bring students, faculty, and staff together to do something fun, healthy and encourage positive physical and mental health. Below you will find information on events and resources to help you thrive.

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Thrive Month – Fall

Oct 2021

Event schedules varies by campus.

While mental health and well-being is important year-round, NIC is offering a month-long series of events and resources to help you Thrive!

Download the full schedule of events for each NIC campus, including both digital and in-person events:

Please email studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

Pet Show and Tell

Oct 13, 2021

12-1pm

For many of us our pets are our best friends and confidantes; during the pandemic, our pets were our study buddies (and occasional BlueJeans bombers!). Join us for this fun and informal online ‘show and tell’ where we will introduce and celebrate our pet(s). Tell us how you acquired your pet (or they acquired you!?) and introduce us to some of their quirky characteristics. We will have some giveaways for great stories, tricks and just generally cute factors. Woof!

Please email studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

Supporting Wellness

Oct 13, 2021

1-2:30pm

Come learn about well-being from a whole-person perspective in this online workshop. Join us for a discussion on the different aspects of wellness and how they work together to support us. Elder-in-Residence Evelyn Voyageur will share insight into the importance of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being from a First Nations perspective.

Please email studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

How to Build Better Habits

Oct 14, 2021

10-11am

Habits can often feel outside of our control. In this online workshop, we will explore how to build better habits that move us toward success.

Please email studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

Student Town Hall Meeting with NIC President Dr. Lisa Domae

Oct 20, 2021

12-1pm

Meet the Leadership Team of North Island College and join them in a discussion about student well-being and support! Share feedback on your experience as a student and learn more about NIC’s BUILD 2026 Strategic Plan.

Please email studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

Anxiety: How to Quiet a Busy Mind

Oct 21, 2021

12-1pm

You have thousands of thoughts every day. In this online workshop, we will look at exercises to help manage these thoughts and create an active mind with ease and clarity.

Please email studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

Overcoming Procrastination

Oct 25, 2021

12-1pm

In this online workshop we will strengthen your ability to face undesirable tasks and meet them head on.

Please email studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

Agree to Disagree

Oct 26, 2021

1-2:30pm

In this online workshop, we’ll talk about how to be open to differing opinions, how be comfortable with the uncomfortable and how to advocate effectively.

Please email studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

Brave Spaces Talk

Nov 17, 2021

12– 1:30 PM

A brave space is a place to come together to have healthy yet challenging dialogue around important issues facing students and global citizens today. NIC’s Brave Spaces Talks are for the respectful sharing of thoughts so we can all gain a better understanding of each other’s perspectives, encourage critical thinking, and to learn from each other. Join the discussion!

Please email studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

Brave Spaces Talk

Jan 26, 2022

12 – 1:30 PM

A brave space is a place to come together to have healthy yet challenging dialogue around important issues facing students and global citizens today. NIC’s Brave Spaces Talks are for the respectful sharing of thoughts so we can all gain a better understanding of each other’s perspectives, encourage critical thinking, and to learn from each other. Join the discussion!

Please email studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

Thrive Month - Winter

Feb 2022

Varies

While mental health and well being is important year-round, NIC will offer a month-long series of events and resources to help you Thrive!

Please email studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

Brave Spaces Talk

March 9, 2022

12 – 1:30 PM

A brave space is a place to come together to have healthy yet challenging dialogue around important issues facing students and global citizens today. NIC’s Brave Spaces Talks are for the respectful sharing of thoughts so we can all gain a better understanding of each other’s perspectives, encourage critical thinking, and to learn from each other. Join the discussion!

Please email studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

Each week of the academic year comes with its own unique challenges. The Thriving in Action Weekly Workbook was designed to provide you with at least one exercise that has proven to be effective in increasing life satisfaction, happiness, and resilience.