NIC Fest in the Comox Valley

NIC Fest is back for 2024 — and you're invited. Our second-annual education and career festival returns to the Comox Valley and includes prizes, swag, and information to explore opportunities on and off campus.

Main attractions

We can't wait to see you. Drop by our welcome tent and take a picture at our photo booth. Get your official NIC SWAG while supplies last. Take part in a campus tour. Grab a snack at our NISU Eats pop-up in front of Tyee Hall or get a free hot drink and cookie courtesy of McDonald's.

Information Fair – 2-5 pm

The Tyee cafeteria becomes your one-stop shop for information about programs and supports across NIC. Our faculty and advisors are on hand to answer questions.


  • Fine arts
  • Math, science and engineering
  • Adventure guiding
  • Health and human services
  • The Island Pre-Health Science program
  • Trades and technical training

Supports and services:

  • Drop-in academic and financial aid advising
  • Alumni relations
  • Student Life and housing
  • NISU
  • Indigenous Education
  • NIC Foundation
  • North Island Students' Union (NISU)
  • Office of Global Engagement

Interactive tours, demos and sessions

Check out our learning spaces and go further in depth.

  • Info session – Math, science and engineering – 2 pm
  • Info session – Study abroad – 3 pm
  • Info session – Island Pre-Health Science program – 3:30 pm
  • Info session – Health care and nursing – 4 pm
  • Fine arts studio tours
  • Nursing simulation lab demos
  • Carpentry workshop demonstrations
  • Library and Learning Commons interactive displays and tours

CareerCentral Live – 3-5 pm

Our CareerCentral Live event in the Comox Valley is your chance to meet regional employers at NIC Fest and learn about upcoming job opportunities.

Keynote speaker – 5-6 pm, doors open at 4:40 pm

NIC Fest presents: A special live recording of the Calling All Nurses Podcast in the Stan Hagen Theatre. Register now.


What's a festival without prizes? We're giving away a $1,000 tuition bursary from the NIC Foundation.

You can also enter to win one of three NIC Prize Packs, valued at $500 each.

  • Wellness Pack: Includes the Apple Watch SE, Standing Spruce Wellness Kit and a one-year subscription to Headspace.
  • Study Pack: Includes Apple AirPods, a Rocket Book reusable notebook and a one-year subscription to Spotify Premium.
  • Adventure Pack: Includes a GoPro Hero 10, Yeti Tumbler and an AllTrails one-year subscription.

Bonus: each prize pack comes with an NIC hoodie.