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Modern, state-of-the-art, and inspired by traditional Kwakwaka’wakw aesthetic, North Island College’s brand new Port Hardy campus is now ready to serve students from all over the North Island.
With a special grand opening ceremony that was well attended by members of communities throughout the region, North Island College officially opened their $1.4 million campus at the Thunderbird Mall in Port Hardy on Jan. 18.
NIC Campus and Community Coordinator, Caitlin Hartnett, said she was excited to see the great turnout.
“I think it shows that the community is really eager to see our new space and it also speaks to our accessibility now that we are down in this new location right next to a lot of other services,” said Hartnett.
The new 6,000 square foot campus is highly accessible to students and community members as it centrally located in the district’s main service and shopping areas.
Students in Port Hardy could easily walk to the class, and students traveling from Port McNeill, Sointula or Alert Bay will be able to take public transportation directly to campus.
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