Student Newsletter - April 19

We hope you had a nice relaxing Easter long weekend. As we are so close to the end of the exam period, don’t forget the Early Assist Team can be reached at if you are in need of additional support.

We are excited to welcome new and returning students to NIC for our spring/summer terms! Our orientation includes live virtual sessions, pre-recorded videos and in-person events. Visit our Orientation page to find useful resources to connect you with the NIC community and support your success.


Saturday, April 9 – Friday, April 22 - Winter final exams
Tuesday, April 19 – Access to Practical Nursing Pathway Information Session
Thursday, April 21 – Truth and Reconciliation Dialogue: Healing Practices & Pedagogy
Tuesday, April 26 – Financial Aid Workshop
Wednesday, April 27 – NIC Foundation Awards -Application Deadline
Friday, April 29 – Deadline to Register for Graduation Ceremony


  • Financial Aid Workshop – Join us for a one-hour session on April 26 to talk about funding sources and how to access them. If you have questions about the workshop, please contact
  • Graduation – Apply to Graduate. Click on the link for important details.
  • Join NIC’s Canadian Blood Services Donor Team: Did you know that every 60 seconds, someone in Canada needs blood?  By becoming a blood donor, you could be helping a child being treated for cancer, a mother who has just given birth, or a brother about to have heart surgery. Every donation you make matters. It matters to every patient and their loved ones across Canada.  NIC is proud to partner with Canada Blood Services.  We invite you to join the NIC Team and donate at upcoming clinics.

    You can find out if you are eligible to donate and join the NIC team by visiting or downloading the Canada Blood Services app – NIC’s Team name is North Island College or NORT368728. Join now and book your appointment at an upcoming donation event!


  • NIC Youth Academy is seeking enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working with youth! Join our team as a day camp leader, day camp assistant, or program assistant for summer 2022. The positions available are anywhere from 1-14 weeks in length. All positions are 35 hours per week and pay between $18 and $25 per hour. The application period is open until all positions are filled. Contact for more information about the available positions. Learn more about Youth Academy summer camps at
  • FREE Comox Valley Weekly Sports Night. Starting Feb. 10 until Apr. 21 every Thursday, 6-7:15 pm (except on Mar. 24 and 31) at École Au coeur de l'île School Gym -566 Linshart Rd, Comox, NIC students have free access to weekly sports night in the Comox Valley, including indoor soccer, basketball, and volleyball. Players enter through the school's main doors and proceed with a mask to the gym at the end of the hallway. The coordinator will check for proof of vaccination at the gym entry doors each week. All players are asked to self-screen for COVID symptoms and stay home if they feel unwell. Email for any questions.


  • Academic Supports at LLC. Reach your goals this semester with help from our outstanding academic supports — available both in-person and online!

    • Research Support Learn to build effective search strategies, choose and evaluate resources, cite, and avoid plagiarism.
    • Writing Support Work one-on-one with NIC faculty to develop your writing skills and receive feedback on your writing assignments.
    • Math Support Spend time working on all levels of math problems with support from NIC math faculty.
    • Peer Tutoring Discover new approaches to studying and writing, learning from highly trained NIC peer tutors.
    • Student Technical Services Helping students understand and utilize technologies to support their studies.
    • Register in a variety of workshops Improve your research, writing, math, and tech skills.

  • NIC Counselling. Mental Health Counselling is available to all NIC students and appointments are offered via video or phone call. You can book your counselling appointment online here.
  • Library & Learning Commons. Come visit the LLC this semester for a quiet place to work, to access academic supports, or to just sit back and take a break. At the LLC you can:

  • Emergency Assistance Funds Sometimes emergencies happen that are outside of a student’s control or planning.  NIC may be able to assist with financial support in the form of a bursary to help with emergencies. This funding does not need to be paid back and may be available to assist with books, transportation, childcare, supplies, groceries, and other essentials.   Contact a financial aid advisor to find out more by booking an online appointment here.


Still I Rise by Maya Angelou -

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

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Happy Spring,

Student Life Team

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