OGE Student Life & Activities

Student Life at NIC is growing and thriving! We are pleased to have a collaboration of resources to help you get connected with a variety of exciting student life initiatives. There are lots of opportunities for international students to act as leaders in these different initiatives. Find out how you can get involved by emailing globalengagement@nic.bc.ca.

There are lots of events and activities planned through both the OGE and the Student Life teams. Watch your email for regular newsletters from both teams that will share information about upcoming events and how you can participate. Keep connected on social media and don’t forget to share your posts when you’re participating in an NIC event! #iamNIC

Check out the NIC Event Calendar for upcoming events.

This is an exciting opportunity for continuing students to help new international students settle and adjust to life in Canada and at NIC.

Many of you offer this kind of help already to your fellow students, but this program provides formal training, workshop retreats, a letter of reference, certification and will provide you with resume-boosting formal experience.

Peer mentors will need to be available to meet with students virtually using cellphone and laptop platforms in order to connect with their mentee.

Successful applicants will be required to participate in a one-day training seminar, mentor their assigned students one-on-one and organize student group socials through the semester.

Please email globalengagement@nic.bc.ca for more details and application forms.

The IPC program is a paid student hire position based out of the Office of Global Engagement. The IPC program is dedicated to connect returning international students with new international students at NIC.

IPC's will support the OGE with planning, organizing and participating in event that provide international students with a sense of belonging and connection such as the new international student orientation hosted at the start of Fall, Winter and Spring intakes.

IPC's will also support new international students to help them find answers to questions about settling in the region, about accommodation, transportation, food, shopping areas, as well as questions about getting ready for the academic journey at NIC, campuses, services available and access to these services and supports, access to online classes, booking services, etc.

Learn more about the NIC Peer Connections Initiative.

NIC’s campus life assistants are all about “students connecting with students”. You’ll connect with students through a variety of activities and events throughout the year.

Campus life assistants may help with activities such as campus tours, community outreach, student contacts, mock interviews and may also help with NIC events such as Orientation Days, Information Nights, Career Fair and Open House.

If you are interested in becoming a campus life assistant, email the student life and outreach liaison at studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

NIC’s Student Leadership Team supports and develops skills in emerging leaders in a fun, dynamic and engaging way. The student leaders explore many aspects of leadership, acknowledging that everything we do has impacts locally and globally. Student leaders take part in leadership workshops and retreats, network with community, help with college events and gain volunteer hours. Find out how you can get involved by emailing studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

North Island College students are spread across the beautiful vast regions of northern Vancouver Island. As a student at NIC, you are a member of North Island Students’ Union (NISU) and entitled to all the benefits of that membership! The Students’ Union offers services to support members, while advocating for high quality, affordable, and accessible post-secondary education. Your Students’ Union also facilitates campus life events, continually working to make your time at NIC as rewarding as possible. Find out more about your student union by visiting the NISU webpage.

Every person has a story and every person is on a journey. The Students of NIC campaign is an opportunity to share your story about how you came to NIC. Connect with us today if you would like to publish your story.