Student Life Newsletter - November 7

Hello NIC students,

It’s November and colder weather is on the way. If you are driving, make sure you have good all season tires and a few supplies in the car such as a blanket, water and first aid kit. You just never know when they might come in handy! November is also known as Movember where mustaches are grown and men’s health awareness is highlighted. It’s also Apprenticeship Recognition month so read on for more details!


Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Thursday, Nov. 10 – 2:30-3:30 pm, LLC events
Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Thursday, Nov. 10 – Fall Reading Break
Friday, Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day, NIC campuses will be closed

Storm Season begins in BC

Public Weather Alerts for BC are posted here.

Please read the campus closure processes on your MyNic page.


November is Apprenticeship Recognition Month

Each November, the Province & Industry Training Authority (ITA) celebrate the contributions trades apprentices make to their communities, which is made possible by the amazing support of our NIC faculty. Throughout the month, you'll see stories & info featured on NIC's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn feeds. Please comment, like & share in support of NIC apprenticeship students!

Finding, Evaluating & Citing Sources – Library & Learning Commons Events

Nov. 9-10 (multiple times available)

These sessions will cover topics such as how to find, evaluate, and incorporate sources both effectively and ethically. Bring your research questions and work-in-progress for personalized help! Register now and join virtually or face-to-face.

OGE Movie Nights

The Office of Global Engagement will be organizing another movie night at the end of November. Send your movie suggestions to



If you don’t have time to make a meal, how about preparing a healthy sandwich to get you through a long study session? Here are a few of our favourites:

Take two slices of your favourite bread, add your toppings and you have a quick and easy meal!

  • Peanut butter and jam
  • Cream cheese and sliced cucumber
  • Ham and cheese and mustard
  • Bacon, lettuce and tomato


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

For emergencies call 911 or the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888. You can also visit Here2Talk.

Support services include: emergency financial aid, Indigenous supports, counselling, disability services and much more.

The Library & Learning Commons (LLC) is your perfect spot to borrow a laptop, print a document, or just say hi! Academic Supports at LLC include: Research Support, Writing Support, Math Support, Peer Tutoring and Student Technical Services.


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