Student Life Newsletter - October 31

Hello NIC students,

Here we are at the end of October and we celebrate the last Thrive event along with Halloween. We hope you enjoyed the events we planned and are open to feedback. If you have suggestions for next year, please email us at  Welcome to November and the big switch to winter clothes and a new focus on Movember. Stay tuned for more!


Monday, Oct. 31 – Free Pumpkin Carving, CV campus Student Lounge, 11:30 am – 1 pm
Monday, Oct. 31 - Thrive event: Yoga, 12 – 1 pm, CV Aquatic Centre, Wave Room
Tuesday, Nov. 1 – Breaking the Closet Book Launch, 12 – 1 pm, CV Library
Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Breaking the Closet Book Launch, 12 – 1 pm, CR Commons
Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Students Supporting Students Training Workshop, Zoom, 10 am – 12 pm
Thursday, Nov. 3 – Business Student Mixer NIC Networking Event, 4:30 – 6 pm, Crown Isle Resort


Pumpkin Carving with OGE, NISU and Student Life

Monday, October 31, 11:30 – 1 pm at the Comox Valley campus Student Lounge.

Come join fellow students to carve pumpkins and get into the Halloween spirit! All supplies and treats are provided so bring your ideas and get ready to get your hands dirty. Costumes welcome!


Breaking the Closet – Book Launch events

Tuesday, November 1, 12 – 1 pm, Comox Valley Library

Wednesday, November 2, 12 – 1 pm, Campbell River Commons

2SLGBTQ+ stories to increase visibility and facilitate connections. To find out more contact: with your NIC Student ID.


Business-Student NIC Networking Night

Are you in a business or tourism and hospitality program? Join us for the return of our exciting fall NIC Networking Night on Nov. 3 from 4:30-6 pm at the Crown Isle Resort.

Enjoy great food, have some meaningful conversations and meet new people from NIC and from organizations looking to hire NIC talent in the future!

Campbell River students: register to secure one of the 16 FREE seats on a bus that delivers you to and from the event!

Comox Valley students: enjoy the free shuttle service happening throughout the event from the bus loop on campus starting at 4:15 and running back and forth until 6:16 pm.

Please REGISTER to attend this event ASAP. For more information, contact


Students Supporting Students – Active Bystander Intervention Training Workshop

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 2
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Online via Zoom. Email to register
Cost: Free. Registration closes at 9:00 am, Tuesday, Nov. 1.

NIC has joined Selkirk College and College of the Rockies to offer a series of FREE Students Supporting Students Training Workshops.

The Active Bystander Intervention is a workshop for all members of the campus community: students, faculty, administrators, and staff. This training helps learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and intervene in an incident of sexual violence as well as discuss strategies for creating a safer campus community. The facilitator will use the 4D’s (Direct, Distract, Delegate, Delay) of the Active Bystander Intervention Model.



Festive Cheese Ball


2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
1 ½ cups of grated cheddar cheese
3 Tablespoons of Salsa

Optional: Salt, pepper or cumin, nacho chips
1 Bell pepper cut into slices saving the stem
Mixer (or a bowl), plastic wrap, 4 large elastic bands


Place all ingredients in a mixer or just in a bowl and mix until creamy. Spoon the mixture into plastic wrap and form a ball. Wrap the elastic bands around it to make indents that look like a pumpkin. Put your cheese ball in the fridge for about 2 hours. When you’re ready to eat, remove the elastic bands and plastic wrap, and place the bell pepper stem on top. You can crush nacho chips and cover your ball with chip bits to give it a really orange colour. Voila! A cheese ball that looks like a pumpkin!



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