Student Life Newsletter - February 27

Hello NIC students,

We would like to acknowledge that members of our college community may have been affected by the release of information from the Alberni Indian Residential School investigations. Every Child Matters. If you or someone you know needs to access supports, please refer to these resources.


Monday, Feb 27 – LAUNCH! Real Adulting 101- Free courses for NIC students

Tuesday, Feb 28 – NEW! Games Night, Campbell River campus, 4 - 7 pm, Student Commons

Wednesday, March 1 - Starting a Conversation About Suicide Workshop, via Zoom, 10 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, March 1 – NIC Foundation Awards Application opens

Friday, March 3 - Last day to withdraw without academic penalty

Monday, March 6 to Friday, March 10 - 2023 Winter Thrive Week, more details coming soon!


Real Adulting 101: Take Your Adulting Skills to the Next Level!

Real Adulting 101 is offering a free membership to students with over 30 online courses covering topics such as burnout, financial investing, therapy, and goal setting, designed to be completed in 15 minutes or less. Members will have access to a community of like-minded individuals, including co-working sessions, goal-setting workshops, chat forums, and live events. Adulting is hard, but this membership aims to provide the tools to make it less stressful and overwhelming. Access your free membership now by clicking the link here.

NEW! Free drop-in Games Night

Come to the first Games Night at the Campbell River campus and bring a friend. We’ll have a variety of board and card games, popcorn, and lots of laughs. The Library and Learning Commons and other generous donors have loaned out their games. Come and meet other NIC students and employees, socialize and play some games.

When: Tuesday, Feb 28, 4 – 7 pm

Where: Campbell River campus Student Commons

Cost: FREE, drop-in

Starting a Conversation about Suicide workshop

This workshop offers sensitive, respectful, and detailed training on suicide awareness and response. The training was developed to reduce the stigma around suicide and to help students acquire the skills and confidence to ask if someone they know is considering suicide, listen to that person in a non-judgmental way and refer them to appropriate resources. 

When: Wednesday, Mar 1, 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Online via Zoom, email to register

Cost: Free and Open to all NIC students & employees.

NIC Foundation Awards Application Opens Mar 1

Open to New, Continuing or Graduating NIC students, these generous financial awards ensure that finances don't stand between you and your career goals. You need to submit ONE application between March 1 - April 26 to be considered for hundreds of available scholarships, which are awarded for academic achievement, and bursaries, which are awarded based on financial need. Successful recipients will be notified in July via their NIC email address. Any questions, call 250-334-5074 or email

How to Apply

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! Feel free to bring a copy of your resume to work on or just bring your career-related questions for a chat. We’re here to help!

Mondays 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Campbell River campus, Lab C 235

Tuesdays 10:00 am -12:15 pm at the Comox Valley campus, Tyee 114

And don’t forget to stop by CareerCentral, our online hub with more resources, events, a student job board and to access our online booking system where you can book 1:1 appointments anytime.

For more information email:

Extended hours at the Library & Learning Commons – Campbell River Campus

The LLC 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, February 13th, the Campbell River LLC will be open Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, and on Fridays, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Booking appointments with Advisors and Navigators: the process has changed

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

Tax Season

Are you wondering how to get your T2202A tax receipt for tuition you paid in 2022? We have the answer…

Your myNIC portal! As of February 28, you will be able to download and print out your own tax receipt(s) that you need to file your income taxes. Go to your myNIC account, Self -Service Menu, Click on Financial Information, then Student Tax Information and select the receipt for 2022.



Eggs – so many ways to cook and eat them!

Here are a few of our favourite ways to incorporate eggs into your diet:

1.      Scrambled - beat 2 eggs with some milk and fry them in a pan with oil then sprinkle with chopped chives, salt and pepper.

2.      Fried - take your leftover rice, add some frozen veggies and a couple of eggs, oil and fry until warm.

3.      Boiled – eat them with a bit of mustard or crush them with some mayo to make sandwiches.



Contact Early Assist for access to personal or academic campus and community supports. NIC Support services include emergency financial aid, Indigenous supports, counselling, and disability services. For emergencies call 911 or the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888. You can also visit Here2Talk.

Library & Learning Commons ( Academic Supports at LLC:

•           Research Support: Build effective search strategies, choose & evaluate resources, cite & avoid plagiarism.

•           Writing Support: 1-on-1 with NIC faculty to develop writing skills and receive feedback on 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 learning from highly trained NIC peer tutors.

•           Student Technical Services: Helping students understand and utilize technologies to support their studies.



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).



The Student Life team will be a little smaller next week. Lela Kulesh moves to her new position on February 27, 2023; she will be a Recruiter for North Island College. We wish her all the best in her new role and are certain she will soon become an integral part of her new team.

Please be aware that Rachel and Mez will be adapting over the next couple of weeks; we will continue to share news and updates but there may be a few changes. If you have any suggestions, please let us know. We welcome your feedback!

Please keep in touch by email or Student Life Facebook or Student Life Instagram page.


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