Student Newsletter - July 11

Hello NIC students,

Welcome to July! What’s your favourite summer activity? Student Services remains open at all NIC campuses over the summer to serve you, so call or drop by if you have a question, want to book an appointment or make a payment. Please read on for more Student Life news …


Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 17 — FILOMI Days in Port Hardy
Sunday, July 17 — Deadline to apply for CMHA scholarships/bursaries
Wednesday, July 27 — Courtenay Fire Department event from 6-8 pm


Q: What events are going on in your community?

A: There are many events happening in our region this summer; here is a great resource for finding out what’s on near you:

The Canadian Mental Health Association of BC has scholarships and bursaries available.

Applications are open for the CMHA BC scholarships and bursaries program. There is a range of awards available for college students with lived experience of mental health or substance use concerns living in BC. More information can be found at: Please direct questions to:


Newly Painted Pride Benches

Check out these beautiful newly painted benches at the Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses. They are a symbol of our commitment to inclusion, and anyone is welcome to have a seat and take a rest.

Outside Discovery Hall at the Comox Valley campus

Outside C-Wing at the Campbell River campus

2022 Fall Orientation – Save the dates!

We are excited to share that we will have our first in-person student orientation in 2 years this fall! Mark your calendar with these dates (more details to come):

Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses: Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Wednesday, Sept. 7

Port Alberni campus: Tuesday, Sept. 6 Tuesday, Sept. 13 (Roger Street), Wednesday, Sept. 7 (Tebo Avenue)

Mixalakwila campus: dates to be confirmed 


The Courtenay Fire Department is seeking recruits

Volunteer applications are now being accepted. Anyone interested in applying is welcome to visit the Courtenay Fire Hall at 650 Cumberland Rd. on Wednesday, July 27 between 6 - 8 pm to meet the team, ask questions, and find out what it’s like to join this progressive, inclusive, highly trained department. For more information and how to apply, visit or call 250-334-2513.

Campus Life Assistants

Would you like to work with Student Life to develop projects, plan events or create posts for social media? Do you want to gain valuable experience that you can add to your resume? NIC Student Life is looking to hire Campus Life Assistants. Email us at to find out more.


Contact NIC’s Early Assist for personal or academic campus and community supports. 

  • Support services include: emergency financial aid, indigenous supports, counselling, accommodation for disability and much more.
  • Email: to reach out.
  • If there is an emergency or it is outside regular office hours, call 911 or the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888. You can also visit Here2Talk.
  • The NIC Library and Learning Commons at the Campbell River and Port Alberni campuses will close on Thursday, June 30 and re-open on August 28. The Comox Valley Library and Learning Commons will stay open for the summer, Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 4 pm. Academic supports are available in person at CV or book online. Visit the LLC website for more information.


Has an NIC instructor or staff member made a difference in your life as a student? If you would 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). We have received some wonderful messages, which is proof that kindness counts.

Please stay in touch with us over the summer at or our NIC Student Life Facebook or Instagram page.  We want to hear from you!

Lela Kulesh and Your Student Life Team