17' Fiberglass Canoe
The canoeing course provides students with tandem-paddling
and tripping skills for flatwater and lake canoeing. The students
develop the skills needed to manage this craft in both a camp
and wilderness setting in preparation for provincial certification.
Presently our fleet needs additional canoes to accommodate the
Program area: Adventure Guiding
Kayak Bilge Pump
During kayaking courses, Adventure Guiding students are taught
many aspects of personal safety as well as safety of the guests.
The kayak bilge pump is used in a variety of situations including
clearing the boat of water after capsizing. Many of the bilge pumps
are reaching replacement age from continuous use and exposure
to sand, salt and weather.
Needed: 8 Cost each: $45
Kayak Touring Paddle
Students in the Adventure Guiding program learn essential
paddling skills as well as lean turns, bracing and rolling. The
weight of the paddle and its movement through the water
directly impact propulsion and safety. Many of the paddles are
currently reaching replacement age from continuous use and
exposure to sand, salt and weather.
Neoprene Spray Skirt
Neoprene spray skirts are worn at all times when in a kayak.
They are worn around the student's waist and the "skirt" portion
covers the kayak's cockpit. A good fit is essential for safety as it
needs to stay in place to keep the water out, and when necessary,
it needs to be easily taken off, especially during an emergency.
Many of the spray skirts are currently reaching replacement age
from continuous use and exposure to sand, salt and weather.
Touring Sea Kayak - Single
Sea kayaks are in continuous use during the Adventure Guiding
program. Many kayaks in the fleet and their associated equipment
were purchased at the start of the program and are all reaching
replacement age at the same time. Newer models will support
student safety, learning (current manufacturers and equipment
designs) and comfort during our Sea Kayaking 1 & 2 courses.
Hire a Student
Add a fresh perspective to your business when you hire a student
as an intern or co-op student. Students bring fresh ideas,
enthusiasm and up-to-date skills to the workplace. They have
the relevant training but need the opportunity to apply their
knowledge and skills to real world problems. Students are eager
to take on any new challenge to help your business succeed.
Connect with our Student Employment Services centre today www.nic.bc.ca/life-at-nic/student-employment-services/ .
Program area: Business Administration
Mentor a Student
In partnership with the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce,
the School of Business is proud to promote the Global Leaders
of Tomorrow mentorship program which connects top business
students with working professionals, creating community
connections and building intercultural intelligence. Student
mentees meet with their mentors in the business community from
October to March with a minimum time commitment of six hours.
Read more about how to sponsor a student.
Sponsor a Business Course
The School of Business works closely with community
businesses to collaborate on mutually beneficial projects.
These projects allow students to apply their skills on real world
business situations while providing valuable feedback and
recommendations to partnering businesses. As an applied degree
program, the School of Business makes it a priority to connect
students with local organizations to enhance the learning process.
Read more about how to sponsor a course.