Student Speak

Justice Burger: justice is served!

Posted by Ryan LePage on December 6, 2016 at 2:34 PM

Hello everyone! First off, let me wish all of you who are students luck as we go into the final exam period – remember that marks do not define you, stay hydrated, and remember to study! If you do find yourself in need of some protein to power the ol’ gray matter, look no further than the delicious goodness that is Justice Burger! Justice Burger is located at 77 King St. East in Oshawa. It's literally right beside Smoke’s Poutinerie for reference. If you're a student, it's across from the Regent Theatre, just further east. If you're taking transit, you would take the 401 Simcoe, and get off at King & Centre, then walk east for a couple of minutes. Soon enough, the journey will be complete, and you too can be served JUSTICE!

Justice Burger is run by a group of young entrepreneurs all under 30, who also all live in Oshawa, so they understand the value of having local goodness. In connection with this – they use only local ingredients that are always fresh, with organic produce. The burgers use Ontario beef, and they are never frozen so that they can maintain a delicious warmth all the way to your stomach. If having fresh produce and beef is not enough of a draw for you, all of the sauces used on their burgers are made in-house. But I am making my own mouth water thinking about it, so it’s about time for me to focus on the glorious food!

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Topics: Food Reviews

5 ways to combat writer's block during finals

Posted by Emily Rowsell on December 6, 2016 at 2:17 PM

It's that time of year again folks - finals are here and that means you may also have final papers due! I know as well as the next student that sometimes we can get to a point where we just can't bring ourselves to write the next part of the essay. Sometimes the words won't come to your head and you sit there stuck. You know what we call that? Writer's block! But fear not, there are some solutions you can try to get back into the groove! 

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Topics: Academic

How to stay motivated at the end of the semester

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on November 30, 2016 at 10:32 AM

Motivating yourself at the end of the semester can be tough. For me, I know that my last exam is only two weeks away and then a plane will take me far, far away from school, cold weather and responsibilities and plant me on a warm beach somewhere tropical. But until then, I have deadlines and due dates that keep tapping me on the shoulder to remind me that they’re coming up faster than I can say “adios Canada”! Reminding myself that I have work to do before I can enjoy my winter break is hard, but I’ve had practice. Here are my best tips to help you motivate yourself through the last few weeks of school. 

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Topics: Academic

How to find a supervisor for graduate school

Posted by Carisa Collins on November 30, 2016 at 9:02 AM

You’ve thought about the future, listed the pros and cons, and made the decision to apply to grad school.

One of the biggest decisions to make is which supervisor(s) you would like to work with. Working with the right person can be crucial to your graduate experience. Having been through the process three times myself, I would like to share some tips that I’ve picked up on over the years.

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Topics: Academic, Graduate Studies

UOIT Spotlight: Emily Rowsell

Posted by Sara Stephen on November 23, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Emily Rowsell is a third year student pursuing a major in Political Science and a minor in Communication and Digital Media Studies. I asked Emily what she loved about UOIT and she talked about how she took her passion for art, photography and fashion to apply to her Political Science integrating project. Here's what she had to say:

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Topics: UOIT Spotlight

A world of difference: how I found my way to UOIT

Posted by Michael Cassar on November 9, 2016 at 7:28 PM

I remember it like it was yesterday, April 17, 2014, when I shared the news of my decision to transfer universities to my friends and family. What a decision it was. As I reflect back on my first year of university, it had felt like it truly gone by in flash. It was only when I made the following post on Facebook (coupled with the announcement that I had received an Offer of Admission as a transfer student to University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)), that I realized how much life experience I had gained, and how it changed me after one year of living on my own for the very first time:  

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Topics: Academic

UOIT Spotlight: Anne Coulby

Posted by Michael Cassar on November 9, 2016 at 7:09 PM

"Connecting students to the careers of their dreams; one appointment, one workshop, and one career centre event at a time."

In case you're wondering where such an amazing mission statement would come from, look no further than an inspirational leader on UOIT's campus, the one, the only, Anne Coulby!

Anne is the Internship and Co-op Coordinator at the UOIT Career Centre for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences (FEAS), and the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS). She is someone who I have seen and worked with firsthand, who lives by that mission statement. She works incredibly hard each and every day to support, assist, and prepare many UOIT students for the careers of their dreams.

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Topics: UOIT Spotlight

Top 10 Instagram photos of the UOIT campus

Posted by Emily Rowsell on November 2, 2016 at 12:12 PM

The UOIT Campus has so much to offer and our students can't help but take a photo or two while wandering about! Here are ten amazing photos of different spots on the UOIT north campus and downtown campus as well as the beautiful surrounding nature spots!

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Topics: Student Life

University Expectations vs. Reality

Posted by Reem Dabbous on November 2, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Attending university is one of the scariest, biggest and most exciting chapters in a person's life. Sometimes, however, we have expectations that don't necessarily fit the reality. To make sure you aren't surprised when you attend university, here's a list of how some expectations compare to reality and what you can do to roll with the punches. 

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Topics: Student Life

UOIT Spotlight: Deborah Saucier, Provost

Posted by Sara Stephen on October 26, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Dr. Deborah Saucier has been the Provost and Vice-President, Academic since 2011. The Provost is an essential member of the senior staff here at UOIT, responsible for any institutional planning and administration – and even serving as the Acting President, in his absence. The primary responsibility for the Provost is to create a positive environment and to maintain the atmosphere that makes UOIT so exceptional.

Dr. Saucier has had the past five years to take her experience and knowledge and apply it to the growth and success of UOIT. The passion for making UOIT great radiated during our interview, especially when I inquired about why she relocated from Alberta to join the UOIT team.

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Topics: UOIT Spotlight