Student Newsletter - October 25

Hello NIC students,

What a fall we have had so far; with our unseasonably warm weather it’s perfect for studying outside or commuting to school by bike. Remember there are lots of events to help you thrive or as we like to say in Student Life; get connected, get supported, get involved.


Tuesday, Oct. 25 – Thrive event: NISU Yoga, 12 – 1 pm, CV campus, Stan Hagen Theatre

Tuesday, Oct. 25Artist Talk: Aimee Henny Brown, 7 pm, CV campus, Stan Hagen Theatre

Wednesday, Oct. 26 – Thrive event: Nature Walk, 12:15 – 12:45 pm, CV, CR & PA campuses

Thursday, Oct. 27 – Thrive event: Inner Strength Online Workshop, 9 – 10 am, online/CV campus Stan Hagen Theatre

Thursday, Oct .27 – Thrive event: Recreational Sports Night, 6 – 7:30 pm, CV off campus

Friday, Oct. 28 - Last day to withdraw without academic penalty

Thursday, Nov. 3Business Student Mixer NIC Networking Event, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, Crown Isle Resort


Check out the Thrive Schedule of Events and find out what’s happening at your local campus or online.

Join us for the fall return of the Artist Talk series – a free event that brings engaging speakers to NIC to help foster student and professional artists in the community. Upcoming Artist Talk event: Aimee Henny Brown, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7-8 pm, CV campus, Stan Hagen Theatre 

Business-Student Mixer NIC Networking Night, Thursday, Nov. 3, 4:30-6 pm at Crown Isle Resort.


Pumpkin Soup

If there is one item that is inexpensive and plentiful right now it’s pumpkins! This thick and hearty soup is vegan and gluten free and pairs well with garlic bread or a salad for an midday meal.


1 medium peeled & cubed pumpkin or 1 large can of pumpkin puree

1 cup of water

2 tbsp of butter or oil

3 cups of veggie broth

2 minced cloves or 2 tsp of powdered garlic

1 can of coconut milk

1 chopped white onion

1 tbsp of curry powder or paste

Optional: chopped bell pepper, carrot, or celery

1 teaspoon of salt


Place the pumpkin, water and veggie broth in a large pot and simmer until the pumpkin is soft.  In another medium pot, fry the garlic and onion and optional vegetables with butter until soft. Add the fried vegetables to the large pot, add the coconut milk, curry powder, and salt, and simmer for 10 minutes.  Use a hand blender to puree if you like or enjoy a chunky-style soup.


Contact NIC’s Early Assist at 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