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NIC instructor Victoria Lake (left) looks on as students Olivia Shewish (centre) and Charley Frow (right) in the Seafood Processing Training Program measure oysters. Students learn about food safety and forklift training, as well as shellfish and finfish cleaning, safety and processing. Both students have now finished their training and are working for Canadian Seafood Processing Incorporated. (PHOTO COURTESY NIC)

New North Island College training program focuses on food security in Port Alberni

Program formed thanks to a partnership with city, regional district, port authority

 

North Island College’s CARE² Plan’s goals include the development of academic processes and curriculum that better support student mental health, the creation of more programs focused on de-stigmatizing mental illness and furthering the development of inclusive and effective supports such as counselling and emergency funding for students. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

New North Island College plan supports student mental health and well-being

CARE² Plan commits to creating a culture of care and compassion

 

North Island College student Sally Enns samples kelp as part of a research project with the Kwiakah First Nation. Kelp production research is one of the projects funded by a new research grant from NSERC. (PHOTO COURTESY NIC)

$679,000 grant means more field work for NIC student researchers

B.C. coastal projects focus on climate change, sustainability of seafood production

 

NIC STEM faculty member Amber Stroeder and Ryker Hawley explore physics, chemistry and biology in the Mad Scientist Camp. Mad Scientist camps returns to NIC’s Comox Valley campus July 4-8 and Aug 2-5. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

New science-based camps coming to NIC Youth Academy this summer

Registration opens April 1 for new and returning STEM camps at three campuses

NIC STEM faculty member Amber Stroeder and Ryker Hawley explore physics, chemistry and biology in the Mad Scientist Camp. Mad Scientist camps returns to NIC’s Comox Valley campus July 4-8 and Aug 2-5. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Audrey Haipee from Port Alberni works with a press brake as instructor Karl Plautz observes in the North Island College metal fabrication workshop at the Tebo Avenue campus, July 21, 2021. North Island College is teaming up with industries to offer co-op training for students. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News).
Audrey Haipee from Port Alberni works with a press brake as instructor Karl Plautz observes in the North Island College metal fabrication workshop at the Tebo Avenue campus, July 21, 2021. North Island College is teaming up with industries to offer co-op training for students. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News).
Romana Pasca, North Island College’s manager of international projects, partnerships and global education, says more than $1 million in new grant funding will mean more NIC students will be able to gain international perspectives through study abroad. Photo supplied

North Island College receives more than $1 million for student study abroad

North Island College students will have access to more than $1 million…

Romana Pasca, North Island College’s manager of international projects, partnerships and global education, says more than $1 million in new grant funding will mean more NIC students will be able to gain international perspectives through study abroad. Photo supplied
The Coastal Log Scaling program will be returning to North Island College in October 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Coastal Log Scaling program returns to North Island College

Program is delivered in a blended format, with online and in-person classes

The Coastal Log Scaling program will be returning to North Island College in October 2021. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

North Island College connects with new students through orientation

Orientation will be both digital and in-person in 2021

The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
DIGITAL Design & Development students Montana Pistell and Jesse Peltonen work in the digital design and development lab at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
DIGITAL Design & Development students Montana Pistell and Jesse Peltonen work in the digital design and development lab at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
North Island College early childhood care and education certificate student Kelsey Kryzanowski at the Beaufort Children’s Centre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. Photo supplied

North Island College offers early childhood care and education certificate

North Island College early childhood care and education certificate students are preparing…

North Island College early childhood care and education certificate student Kelsey Kryzanowski at the Beaufort Children’s Centre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. Photo supplied
RBC presents $80,000 cheque to North Island College. From left to right: Kathleen Kuhnert, NIC vice-president, Students & Community Engagement; Rick Eigler, RBC branch manager, Comox Valley; Kelly Bissell, RBC regional vice-president; Kelly Shopland, NIC executive director Indigenous Education; Aubrey Lively, RBC assistant branch manager; and Katharina Schulte-Bisping, RBC assistant branch manager.

RBC gives $80,000 to support Indigenous students at North Island College

Indigenous students at North Island College will be able to access expanded…

RBC presents $80,000 cheque to North Island College. From left to right: Kathleen Kuhnert, NIC vice-president, Students & Community Engagement; Rick Eigler, RBC branch manager, Comox Valley; Kelly Bissell, RBC regional vice-president; Kelly Shopland, NIC executive director Indigenous Education; Aubrey Lively, RBC assistant branch manager; and Katharina Schulte-Bisping, RBC assistant branch manager.
North Island College graduates gathered at the Campbell River campus in early June to have their photo taken in their regalia. The photos are part of the virtual grad celebration, which is now live online. Photo supplied

North Island College launches Virtual Grad 2021

COVID-19 restrictions force second virtual graduation at NIC

North Island College graduates gathered at the Campbell River campus in early June to have their photo taken in their regalia. The photos are part of the virtual grad celebration, which is now live online. Photo supplied
The Comox Valley campus of North Island College. (File photo)

North Island College launches first Indigenous Plan

The plan signifies NIC’s commitment to become more Indigenous serving

The Comox Valley campus of North Island College. (File photo)
Robert Gunn of Alberni Climate Action loads garbage discovered in the Alberni Inlet around Cous Creek into his canoe during a recent ocean shoreline cleanup. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni Climate Action group creates NIC scholarship

Students attending college full time may apply through NIC

Robert Gunn of Alberni Climate Action loads garbage discovered in the Alberni Inlet around Cous Creek into his canoe during a recent ocean shoreline cleanup. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
NIC’s new president Lisa Domae assumed the role of president on April 12. Domae has worked at NIC since 2000, most recently as the executive vice president, academic and chief operating officer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

New North Island College president launches draft strategic plan

Lisa Domae assumed the role of president on April 12, 2021

NIC’s new president Lisa Domae assumed the role of president on April 12. Domae has worked at NIC since 2000, most recently as the executive vice president, academic and chief operating officer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Introduction to Criminology (CRM-101) and other North Island College spring and summer courses are available in both seven-week and 14-week sessions and are delivered entirely online starting in May. Visit www.nic.bc.ca/spring-summer-2021 to browse course offerings. Photo supplied

North Island College digital summer courses lighten students’ workloads

North Island College is offering students a wide range of transferable courses…

  • Mar 25, 2021
Introduction to Criminology (CRM-101) and other North Island College spring and summer courses are available in both seven-week and 14-week sessions and are delivered entirely online starting in May. Visit www.nic.bc.ca/spring-summer-2021 to browse course offerings. Photo supplied
North Island College Hospital Unit Clerk alumna Miranda Gudbranson has joined the front lines at a local health facility after graduating from her program at NIC. NIC photo

NIC Hospital Unit Clerks join front line at local health care facilities

Alumni from NIC’s Hospital Unit Clerk program have joined the front line…

  • Mar 25, 2021
North Island College Hospital Unit Clerk alumna Miranda Gudbranson has joined the front lines at a local health facility after graduating from her program at NIC. NIC photo
The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
NIC Practical Nursing instructor Barb McPherson (right) is pictured with student Rebecca Wood in 2018 in NIC’s SIM lab. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

North Island College to host practical nursing info session

10 seats are open in the Port Alberni region for practical nursing program

NIC Practical Nursing instructor Barb McPherson (right) is pictured with student Rebecca Wood in 2018 in NIC’s SIM lab. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)