Student Life Newsletter - February 21

Hello NIC students,

It was so nice to have an extra-long weekend and now it’s NIC Reading Break for some of you.  Enjoy the great outdoors as outdoor temperatures begin to rise and plants and animals emerge from their winter slumber. There is always something going on so read on for more information …


Tuesday, Feb. 21 - Friday, Feb. 24 – NIC Winter Reading Break
Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Pink Shirt Day, wear a pink shirt to show your support for anti-bullying
Friday, Feb. 24 - North Island Skills Canada Regional Event, CR campus, 8 am - 3 pm
Saturday, Feb. 25 - CV Curling Icebreaker Welcome League, learn how to curl, drop-in, 3- 4 pm, $10
Saturday, Feb. 25 - Coldest Night of the Year walk, CR  Sponsor Transition Society Angels
Saturday, Feb. 25 & Sunday, Feb. 26 - Mid-Island Farmer's Institute Conference, 1 – 4 pm, Merville Hall


Work Integrated Learning Career Coaching Drop-ins

Looking for a new opportunity but not sure where to start? Need some help finding an internship or summer employment? Come and talk to an NIC career coach at one of our drop-in sessions happening every week! Bring a copy of your resume to work on or your career-related questions for a chat. We’re here to help! 

Mondays 11:30 am - 1 pm at the Campbell River campus, Lab C 235
Tuesdays 10 am -12:15 pm at the Comox Valley campus, Tyee 114

Visit CareerCentral; our online hub has resources, event lists, a student job board and access to our online booking system where you can book one-on-one appointments. Questions? Email

Extended hours at the LLC – Campbell River Campus

The Library & Learning Commons is the perfect place to meet up with friends to study, get help with assignments, or find a quiet spot to read and relax. Now you’ll be able to visit even longer! 

Starting Monday, Feb. 13, the Campbell River Library & Learning Commons will be open Monday to Thursday, 8 am – 6 pm, and on Fridays, 8 am – 4 pm.

Comox Valley Curling Centre Drop-in program - try curling, no strings attached!

Comox Valley Curling Centre have announced its new Icebreaker Welcome League! For $10 you can get a safety orientation and a quick introduction to curling, and get into a fun mini-game! The Icebreaker Welcome program runs from 3:00 to 4:30 pm on Saturday 25. All curling equipment is provided; you will need to wear clean indoor-specific footwear (runners & gym shoes= yes, street shoes= no) and clean stretchable debris-free clothing to participate. Space is limited to the first 48 people for each session. You can drop in between 2:30 and 3:00 pm on each of the days, or to reserve a spot you can register and pay here:

Mid-Island Farmer's Institute Conference

The Mid Island Farmers Institute is hosting a conference at Merville Hall on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26 from 1- 4 pm. The Farmer Connect conference has a $10 + processing fees charge. At the conference, local farmers and “farm curious” folks can connect to learn about veggies, floriculture, bees, meat processing, value-added products, etc.  Come and benefit from knowledge transfer opportunities and connections to local producers.

Booking appointments with Advisors and Navigators

The process is changing. As of mid-February, students who want to book an appointment with an Advisor can do this directly from their myNIC portal under the “Advising” heading. 

Tax Season

Are you wondering where to find your T2202A tax receipt? 
Your myNIC portal! From February 28, you will be able to download and print out your tax receipt. Go to your myNIC account, then Self -Service Menu, and Click on Financial Information, then Student Tax Information and select the receipt for 2022. Ta da!

Financial Awards

Did you know there are financial awards listed in the myNIC Student Portal? Here is where you find them:
Go to the bottom right-hand corner of your MyNIC student portal and click on $$ Awards.


Send us your favourite smoothie recipe to win prizes!


Contact NIC’s Early Assist at for access to personal and academic campus and community supports. Internal support services include emergency financial aid, Indigenous supports, counselling, and accessible learning services.

The Library and Learning Commons offers academic supports including:

•    Research Support for effective search strategies, choosing and evaluating resources, citing sources, and avoiding plagiarism.
•    Writing Support from NIC faculty can help you develop writing skills and provide feedback on assignments.
•    Math Support includes support from NIC math faculty.
•    Peer Tutoring provides access to new study techniques and the opportunity to learn from trained NIC Peer Tutors. 
•    Student Technical Services help students to understand and utilize technologies to support their studies.
For emergencies call 9-1-1 or the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888. You can also visit Here2Talk.


Has an NIC instructor or staff member made a difference in your life as a student? If you’d like to recognize someone’s expertise, support, or kindness that contributed to your success, please fill out our recognition form.  We will send the nominee an anonymous thank you on your behalf including your comment(s).

Please keep in touch by email or Student Life Facebook or Student Life Instagram page. We welcome your feedback!


Lela Kulesh, Rachel Birch, Mez Jiwaji - your Student Life team