November with NISU

Nov 9, 2023 | Communications, Monthly Updates

November 2023 monthly update

Reading break is upon us, November 9 and 10, refer to your courses outlines as not all programs observe reading break.

November 13, North Island College and NISU are both closed to recognize Remembrance Day.

November 15, Community Director Joel Fox is co hosting with Office of Global Engagement, Coffee and Social Celebration of Diversity on the Campbell River campus from 10:00 – 1:00 in the Student Commons. Enjoy free coffee and treats, learn from international students and NIC elders about culture and customs.

This event is also happening in Port Alberni, though no-one from NISU will join, 11:45 – 12:45 in the Roger St Cafeteria.

On Thursday November 16, Director Fox supports a similar conversation on the Courtenay campus, 10:00 – 1:00 in Tyee Hall.

Social Night is held November 22, 4:00 – 7:00 pm in Tyee Hall on the Courtenay campus. Drop in, casual social time with board, card and video games, snacks and beverages. Come connect with students outside of class time and learn some new games.

To celebrate the end of the fall semester, NISU is teaming up with NIC’s Leadership Team and Student Life to host lunch events;
K’ómoks Valley – November 28, 11:30 -1:30 Tyee Hall
Campbell River – November 30, 11:30 – 1:30 Student Commons
Port Alberni – December 4, 11:30 to 1:30 Roger Street cafeteria

Yoga is ongoing, each Thursday, 4:30 to 5:30 online until December 7. Available to all students, all you need is a little space and time. To access the BlueJeans link, email


There is no Committee of the Whole meeting in November as this is typically a very busy month for students and focusing on studies is always a priority. Running the referendum took great involvement from all our elected students and it’s always exciting to see students engaging, learning about their union, and taking the time to vote.

The November regular business meeting of the Board of Directors is November 21 at 5:00. As always this meeting is available online or in person, in Tyee Hall, room 203. Please email for the live link.

November 28, NISU will host our Semi-Annual General Meeting, all Union Reps are required to attend.

This is a great meaning to come to if you’re curious about your Students’ Union.
In accordance with bylaw 7.b this meeting will include;
i. acceptance of the annual financial statements;
ii. appointment of the auditors;
iii. presentation of the Annual Strategic Plan; and,
iv. by-election of Board of Directors positions, if necessary

The Union does not need to call a by-election as all Board positions are occupied.


BC Transit is moving to a payment system, Umo and will be on campus to help students learn about this new tool.

This will be added, in order, to the following communities;
Comox Valley Regional
Campbell River
Port Alberni Regional
Powell River Regional
Sunshine Coast Transit systems.

They will be on campuses to show folks how to use this,
Campbell River Campus:
Date: November 22
Time: 11 – 1 pm
Location: NIC main entrance

Comox Valley Campus:
Date: November 22
Time: 11 – 1 pm
Location: Tyee Hall

Port Alberni Campus
Date: December 4
Time: 11 – 1 pm
Location: NIC main lobby entrance

Learn more about Umo, which allow riders to pay for their bus fare with a mobile app or reloadable smart card.

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