Student Newsletter - March 7

Hello NIC students,

Several events are coming up this week both on and off-campus. March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias – learn more here. On Wednesday, please join us for our latest Brave Space conversation series. Our panel will be talking about Ableism. If you would like to find out more about Ableism, email for a BlueJeans link. See below for more upcoming NIC events.


Monday, March 7- INTO 2022 – Talk to a Pro Living Library Sessions
Monday, March 7 – Thursday, March 10 - Crush the Cram
Tuesday, March 8 - International Women's Day
Wednesday, March 9 – Brave Spaces Discussion – Ableism
Wednesday, March 16 – Truth and Reconciliation Dialogue: Decolonization
Wednesday, March 16 – Executive Functioning 101


  • INTO 2022 – Talk to a Pro Living Library SessionsImagine if you could learn from a career professional the same way you check a book out of a library? Thanks to the Talk to a Pro Living Library, now you can. Click on the link in the title for more information.
  • Crush the Cram - To ward off end-of-semester stress, the Library & Learning Commons is offering extra supports to students this week. Additional research help and citation workshops will be available during the evenings, as well as tonnes of study break ideas. Visit Crush The Cram to book your spot!
  • Brave Spaces Discussion: Ableism. Join Student Life and a team of panelists made up of NIC students, NIC employees, and community members on Wed, March 9th from 12 – 1:30 pm PDT for a virtual Brave Spaces discussion on ableism to explore its impacts on individuals and communities. To register for the event, email The Library and Learning Commons have also created a companion guide with additional resources for those looking to learn more about this topic:
  • Truth and Reconciliation Dialogue: Decolonization - Our goal is to create spaces for a constructive conversation centered around Reconciliation and Reconcili-Action. Join us in this opportunity to gather, join in the dialogue, and listen to the perspectives of others in a culturally inclusive space. Joining our dialogues will support our collective and/or individual commitment to action items identified during each gathering. Dialogue 3 – Decolonization: Wednesday, March 16, 10-11:30 am.
  • Executive Functioning 101 – Executive function and self-regulation skills enable us to do many things: make plans, focus attention, remember instructions, manage our emotions and juggle multiple tasks at the same time. The development of these skills is a crucial part of learning and essential in helping us make good choices for ourselves and our families. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 15.
  • CARE² Plan - NIC's CARE² Plan: Student Mental Health and Well-being at NIC is now open to feedback until March 14. The CARE² Plan proposes a framework, recommendations, and action plan to promote a healthy campus culture and to support those who experience mental health challenges. Once finalized, the CARE² Plan will provide a framework to guide conversations and formalize our individual and collective commitment to the mental health and well-being of NIC students. Your feedback is invaluable. Please visit the CARE² Plan engage the site: plan to read the draft plan, ask questions and submit your ideas.


  • FREE Comox Valley Weekly Sports Night. Starting Feb.10 until Apr. 14 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 Comox Valley. The weekly sports are Indoor Soccer, Basketball, and Volleyball. Players enter through the school's main doors and proceed with a mask on 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 there are any. Email for any questions.


  • 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:
  • 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.

  • Emergency Assistance Funds - Sometimes emergencies happen that are outside of a student’s control or the best advance 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.  Book online here.


  • COVID-19 Vaccination. The BC Government is encouraging all who are eligible to register for their COVID vaccine as soon as possible, this includes both domestic and international students. Visit the government website for information on eligibility and the registration process.
  • COVID-19 Restrictions. You can view the latest public health orders here. Masks in public indoor settings are now mandatory – this includes NIC campus buildings.


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Wishing you a wonderful week!

Student Life Team


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