Every year, NIC students elect six representatives to provide leadership, insight and skills on NIC’s Board of Governors and Education Council. Over the year, students provide valuable perspectives while gaining tangible experience and connections to support their career goals.
The term of office for student representatives is one year. Students receive an honorarium of $100 per meeting for participating in monthly meetings of Education Council. Honoraria for service on the Board of Governors is $2,000 per year.
Why should I get involved?
- Contribute your voice and vote on policies and decisions that affect student experiences and success.
- Gain experience with budgets, strategic plans, revenue generation and public relations
- Work with successful community members
- Strengthen your project management and teambuilding skills
- Build your résumé
- Raise your academic and professional profile
- Learn about governance and the guidelines of running meetings
What is the role of the Board of Governors?
There are two student positions on NIC’s Board of Governors. The board makes policy decisions to guide the organization, determine its broad goals, overall management and general welfare. Its decisions are subject to the provisions of provincial legislation. Board members are advocates of NIC and work for the benefit of NIC as a whole. They meet about once a month; however, members can participate on board subcommittees, which require an extra time commitment.
What is the role of Education Council?
NIC’s Education Council has four student representatives and two main functions. It advises the Board of Governors on NIC’s educational policy, such as NIC’s mission statement, educational goals and priorities. The council also sets policy related to programs and services, such as new courses and programs, library services and student discipline procedures. They meet monthly, usually on the third Friday of the month.
Find more information on Education Council or the Board of Governors online.