Student Speak

Top five slow cooker meals for the hungry student

Posted by Sarah Rae on March 7, 2019 at 8:32 AM

Happy March, students! I hope you all are keeping warm during this very cold winter we are having. With high school graduation around the corner, you may be starting to wonder what living on your own (if you are moving away from home to attend post-secondary!) will be like.

More specifically, you may begin to wonder what you are going to eat as you no longer will have those nice home cooked meals made by your loved ones.

Another thing that may add to this challenge is if you don’t really know how to cook…or how to cook well…like in my case when I moved away from home for the first time.

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Topics: Student Life

Cork and Bean: Downtown Oshawa's Cure to Homesickness

Posted by Andrew Fliegel on March 5, 2019 at 9:07 AM

When I’m not jumping lecture to lecture ­from Monday to Thursday, you can find me comfortably sprawled out in Downtown Oshawa’s Cork and Bean. From the warmly lit interior to the smiles from every barista, it sometimes feels more like home than my own.

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Topics: Food Reviews

Why you should book an appointment with your academic advisor

Posted by Erin Campbell on February 28, 2019 at 9:03 AM

Feeling lost? Having trouble navigating your courses, future or university path? Have no fear - your academic advisors are here!

Your academic advisors in university are invaluable resources that you should absolutely take advantage of.

I’m going to tell you all the reasons why you should go visit them, and how they can help you in so many different ways when various scenarios come up throughout your university career.

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Topics: Academic, first-year

Five Reasons Why You Should Love Group Work

Posted by Rilita Theodora on February 27, 2019 at 9:02 AM

Have you ever gotten frustrated because of a group project? Most of us have. That’s why we love to work individually, get our tasks done and not worry about anyone else.

BUT, have you ever noticed that sometime in the future, like in the workplace, you will have to work with other people? Do you think it will be less frustrating than group projects at university? The answer is NO!

We are so used to working individually but we will never be able to avoid human interaction or collaboration at least in the near future. Since you're going to run into group work as a university student, why don’t we learn some reasons why we should love group work to give us some motivation now? Here we go.


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Topics: Academic

Mature student support at our university

Posted by Kait Nienhuis on February 26, 2019 at 9:06 AM

Making the decision to return to school as a mature student can come with its own set of challenges, however it’s important to know the support that’s available through the university to help mature students be successful in their educational endeavours.

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Topics: Academic, Student Life, Pathway Student, Continuing Education

Do you have what it takes to build a robot in three days?

Posted by Kari Clarkson on February 21, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Do you think you could build a robot in just three days? With the knowledge you’ll get from our Engineering programs, you can. Just ask Wayne, the robot built by our university’s Robot in Three Days (Ri3D) team, UOIT Ri3D. 

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Topics: Academic, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

How to successfully use your reading week

Posted by Cate McPhee on February 19, 2019 at 9:02 AM

As a future university student, you might not be too familiar with reading week. It's kind of like March break, except about a month earlier. 

Reading week is so exciting and usually rolls into town right when the schoolwork load is getting heavy. Prioritizing your schedule during reading week may be more important than ever.

You might be going home for the break, sticking around school or maybe you are so lucky to be going on vacation. Either way, planning ahead of time will be very useful, especially so your break doesn't end up looking like this...

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Topics: Academic, Student Life

Student perspective: why you should consider a transfer program

Posted by Taylor Flood on February 15, 2019 at 9:03 AM

In this guest post from Digital Community writer Taylor Flood, learn about her experience as a transfer student earning both a college diploma and university degree.

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Topics: Academic, Student Life, Pathway Students, transfer programs

Beginner's guide to becoming a college-to-university transfer student

Posted by Disha Melwani on February 14, 2019 at 9:07 AM

Considering to pursue a university degree after college is not always an easy decision. There are many factors that have to be taken into consideration such as programs, courses, tuition fees or transfer credits.

The good news is that several universities are partnering up with colleges across the Durham Region in order to build different pathway or transfer programs.

In this blog post, I will be walking you through a few steps to explain how the college-to-university transfer program works here at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment, Academic, Pathway Students, Continuing Education

10 best date ideas around campus

Posted by Katrina Villeneuve on February 12, 2019 at 9:02 AM

Whether you're already in university or joining the community soon, you’ll likely hear that these four years will be the best of your life!

While academic success is important, it’s also important to engage and be social during your time at university. If you do find yourself in need of some exciting date ideas during your time with us, look no further.

Here is a list of 10 great date ideas around campus!

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Topics: Student Life