North Island College has announced that it will be building its first student housing project on campus. The $65.9M student housing complex–which is funded by the Government of British Columbia, the BC Student Housing Loan Program, and NIC–will provide 157 individual and 60 family-specific beds at the Comox Valley campus. The buildings will be built of mass timber and will include a variety of common areas including interfaith rooms, a community food garden, play areas, and gathering spaces. The project is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2024. “The Housing Commons is a physical expression of NIC’s commitment to people and communities across the North Island,” said NIC President Lisa Domae. “It represents NIC’s core values of access to education and training for everyone.” BC| PWB News| Nation Talk Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.