NIC @ Home Student Newsletter - June 8

Hello NIC students!

I hope you are adjusting well with going outdoors while taking physical distancing measures. I am pleased to present your weekly Student Life update.

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Student Life Home

We encourage you to join our NIC Student Life Facebook group to connect with us, share your views and stay updated on events and information on student life at NIC. Go to NIC Facebook page and click on “Groups”.

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Self-Care Tips

Create Joy: Experts say good feelings can boost your ability to bounce back from stress, solve problems, think flexibly and even fight disease. Studies show that, laughing decreases pain, may help your heart and lungs, promotes muscle relaxation and can reduce anxiety. And, positive emotions can decrease stress hormones and build emotional strength.

Some tips to create joy:

  • Pick up some joke books or humorous essays at a bookstore or library. Keep a few handy for a quick pick-me-up.
  • Put together a collection of sayings or photos that make you smile and stick them someplace visible. Change them occasionally, or you'll likely stop noticing them.
  • Keep a humor tape in the car and steer clear of traffic frustration.
  • Watch or listen to comedy via video, podcast or website. Or get a laugh the old-fashioned way—through the comics section. 
  • Try to laugh at some of the hassles in your life if you can. Finding what's a bit absurd or amusing in a challenging situation just might offer relief.

For more information or tips on health and wellness, visit

Healthy Eating - scroll down for another delicious (and cheap!) recipe. Send your own healthy and cheap recipes to

Supports and Services

If you need any support through this time, please reach out to us. You can find information on NIC's counselling services, along with links to community supports, including 24hr crisis lines, on NIC's Counselling page.

LGBTQ2S+ Students in the Time of COVID – Connecting Amongst Distance: BC Campus is hosting a free Webinar on June 16, 2020 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. It will explore self-care and mental health promotion while inviting participants to share ideas for staying connected amidst distance. Learn more at:

BC Campus has created a website listing various supports in place from filing tax returns, employment opportunities during COVID, to Canada student loan. Please visit the link to learn about these supports in detail:

Student Employment Services Student Employment supports are available everyday Mon-Fri by telephone or video conferencing and can be booked online via CareerCentral.

Enjoy your week and stay well,

Dean Martin
Manager, Student Life

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Healthy Eating

Prawn & coconut rice bowls

Serving: 3-4

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 6 minutes


  • 150g pack raw peeled king prawns
  • 1 ½ tbsp jerk seasoning
  • 400g can kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • 250g ready-cooked pouch coconut rice


  1. Heat 1 tbsp flavourless oil in a large frying pan. Add the prawns and the jerk seasoning and cook for 1-2 mins. Drain the beans, reserving 3 tbsp of the chilli sauce.
  2. Add the beans to the pan along with the reserved sauce and the coconut rice. Fry for 3-4 mins, then season with salt to taste and spoon into two bowls to serve.

More at: BBCGoodFood

Media Contact
Christiana Wiens
Director, Public Affairs & Communications, North Island College
O: 250-334-5280 | C: 250-207-6946