North Island College Brings Arthur Black to Campus for International Education Week

Join NIC in welcoming Arthur Black, one of Canada’s best-known humorists to NIC’s Comox Valley campus Friday, November 18 for a night of wit and whimsy with an international flair.

Black is the keynote speaker for NIC’s International Education Week, organized by the college’s Office of Global Engagement to celebrate the rich cultural experiences study abroad and international education bring to the community.

“Having Arthur Black speak about his cultural experiences abroad and across Canada is quite a coup for NIC’s International Education Week,” said Thevi Pather, executive director at NIC’s Office of Global Engagement. “We’re honoured to have him celebrate with us and we expect the theatre to be packed. Get your tickets early.”

Pather invites the community to participate in all of the events tied to International Education Week including international food and dancing demonstrations, a Where’s Waldo styled social media contest featuring NIC President John Bowman and a student organized wine festival in Campbell River. Check for full schedule and event details.

Black is the former host of the CBC radio program, Basic Black, the author of a syndicated newspaper column, and one of only three living writers to have won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour three times. The West Coast vagabond lives and writes on Salt Spring Island. “I'm always delighted to accept any excuse to hang out in the Comox Valley – one of my favourite haunts in my favourite province," said Black.

Black’s presentation starts at 7 pm at the Stan Hagen Theatre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. Tickets are free and available at the Laughing Oyster Bookstore in Comox and Blue Heron Books in Courtenay. NIC’s Office of Global Engagement at the Comox Valley campus has tickets on hold for academic students.

For more information visit, email or call 250-334-5000 ext. 4012. The event will also be streamed live on YouTube: at

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