Post-secondary Education

Diane Naugler, executive director of the NIC Foundation receives $30,000 from NISU staff members Emma Warren, campus and community relations and Carissa Wilson, executive director. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

North Island Students’ Union donates $30,000 for NIC student bursaries

Donation is in recognition of NISU’s 30th anniversary

 

Domestic students pursuing a degree in dentistry in Canada, including at the University of Victoria, pay on average the highest undergraduate tuition fees, while future teachers pay the lowest. (Black Press Media File)

Future teachers fork out Canada’s lowest tuitions, future dentists pay a mouthful

Drilling down into this year’s numbers shows a wide range in Canadian university fees

 

A pedestrian walks past the University of Alberta Butter Dome in Edmonton Alta, on December 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta’s post-secondary schools saying no to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Leading institutions will strongly encourage vaccination, but won’t go so far as to mandate it.

 

The main foyer of North Island College’s Campbell River campus. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

NIC launches Fall Orientation

NIC has launched its student orientation for Fall 2021: Let’s ConNICt. Let’s…

  • Aug 4, 2021
The main foyer of North Island College’s Campbell River campus. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
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
A woman and her dog walks past the UBC sign at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COVID-19: B.C. tells universities, colleges to prepare for on-campus learning this fall

Safety top of mind for province, post-secondary institutions

A woman and her dog walks past the UBC sign at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NIC instructor Tom Klatt works with a student in NIC’s carpentry shop. Women in Construction Trades training will be held in communities throughout the region – giving women a chance to sample various trades and explore new career opportunities. NIC photo

Women invited to sample the construction trades

Women interested in exploring a career in trades are invited to a…

  • Nov 24, 2020
NIC instructor Tom Klatt works with a student in NIC’s carpentry shop. Women in Construction Trades training will be held in communities throughout the region – giving women a chance to sample various trades and explore new career opportunities. NIC photo
Academic Edge runs at North Island College in Courtenay. Photo courtesy NIC

NIC and VIU launch regional work-integrated learning hub

Aim to create new, mutually beneficial opportunities for students and employers north of the Malahat

  • Oct 27, 2020
Academic Edge runs at North Island College in Courtenay. Photo courtesy NIC

North Island College faculty + new virtual world bring benefits for students

Courses delivered with innovation and value

  • May 25, 2020

Students, recent grads can apply for emergency benefit on Friday, Trudeau says

CESB is part of $9B fund to help students amid pandemic

Canada’s students start looking for summer work, with few options in usual places

Statistics Canada reported the youth employment rate dropped to 49 per cent at the outset of the pandemic