Student Life Newsletter - November 21

Hello NIC students,

There are a variety of events presented by the Office of Global Engagement in honour of International Education Week. You can also check out a free movie and enter to win a mug. Stay warm and enjoy your favourite recipe inspired by another culture.


Tuesday, Nov. 1 to Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Movember & Apprenticeship Recognition month
Monday, Nov. 21 to Friday, Nov. 25 - National Addictions Awareness Week
Monday, Nov. 21 to Friday, Nov. 25 - International Education Week – OGE events
Tuesday, Nov. 22 - Artist Talk with Jeremy Borsos, 7 - 8 pm, Stan Hagen Theatre, CV campus
Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Movember on-campus events in CV and CR – check social media for details!
Wednesday, Nov. 23 - WIL CAREER CAFÉ pop-up 12:30-1:30 Student Lounge, CV campus
Thursday, Nov. 24 – Free Popcorn & Movie Night, CV Campus, Stan Hagen Theatre, 6pm


Artist Talk: Jeremy Borsos – Tuesday, Nov. 22, 7 - 8 pm, Stan Hagen Theatre, Comox Valley campus

Hear from artist Jeremy Borsos, whose multidisciplinary work includes writing, photography, installation, video and architecture, exploring the language of the archive and the mental capacities of memory and forgetting.

OGE Free Popcorn & Movie Night - Thursday, Nov. 24 at 6 pm

Come watch a movie in the Stan Hagen Theatre with fellow students hosted by the Office of Global Engagement.  Which movie, you ask? Send your suggestions to

International Education Week events – hosted by the Office of Global Engagement

Monday, Nov 21 to Friday, Nov 25. Meet students from around the world, hear from NIC students who have studied abroad, and join a discussion of how to create a community of care and compassion from an Indigenous perspective and through an intercultural/international lens. Check out the Student Life Event Calendar for details.

Movember Mustache Information Station – Wednesday, Nov. 23
Movember is a chance to learn more about men’s health.  Watch for tables around campus where you can get information on topics like mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.  Join the conversation, raise awareness, show off your mustache or grab one of ours!

WIL CAREER CAFÉ pop-up Wednesday, Nov. 23 12:30-1:30 Student Lounge, CV campus

Are you confused about career options and finding it hard to move forward? Not sure what to do first? Come and connect with an NIC Career Coach at the WIL Career Café pop-up for a quick career boost. Check in for a chat on anything career-related like job searching tips, Linkedin profile review and whether you need to move to find meaningful work. Don't miss out on free career advice this academic year!   


November is Apprenticeship Recognition Month and Movember

Are you an NIC Apprentice who’s growing a sweet mustache in support of men’s health?  Send us a photo and you could win an NIC mug! Email:

Beaver Lodge Forest in CR

Have you visited the Beaver Lodge Forest? Would you like to make suggestions for improvements? Add your voice here:


In the spirit of International Education Week, here is a curry dish to warm your tummy.

Chicken/Veggie Korma with Basmati Rice


1 chopped onion

2 tablespoons of oil

2 cups of chopped cauliflower or broccoli

1 package of extra firm tofu or 2 cups of chicken chopped and fried

1 cup of chopped carrots

1 jar of korma curry sauce

1 cup of peas

4 cups of cooked basmati rice


Cook the basmati rice according to the package using a pot or rice cooker so you end up with about 4 cups of cooked rice.

Fry the onion, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and tofu or chicken in a large pot with oil until they begin to soften, and the protein is cooked. Add the curry sauce and peas and simmer for about 5 minutes.  Serve the curry over rice and take the leftovers for lunch the next day.



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