Student Speak

Check out our Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre

Posted by Kari Clarkson on January 16, 2019 at 9:04 AM

One of the questions we get from a lot of prospective students is about our gym facilities, the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC). 

If you plan on hitting the gym before or after you hit the books, here’s a rundown of what you can expect: 


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Topics: Student Life

Top four tips on making New Year's resolutions

Posted by Sarah Rae on January 15, 2019 at 9:04 AM

Happy new year students! I hope you all were able to take the time you needed to unwind and relax over the holidays, while spending quality time with your friends and family.

The new year is always a busy time for people, but more especially a busy time for students!

As a future university student, you'll come to learn that the new year is typically the time where the end of your school semester and final exams are approaching. It is also important during this time to take a moment and reflect on your past year. 

The holiday break is a great time to look back on all your successes and challenges of the previous year and to take the time to create new resolutions, or what I like to refer to them as, new goals, for the upcoming year!

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Topics: Academic, Student Life

What to look for when choosing where to study abroad

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on January 11, 2019 at 9:01 AM


Selecting a university to study at is no doubt one of the most important decisions you will have to make in your life. There are so many universities to choose from and a very long list of expectations we have for our desired location of study. As an international student the available options are almost endless.

It is very important to choose the right university because it is directly connected to your future. Your university of choice will either leave you feeling lost and unsure of what is to come or present you with great opportunities that can impact your future positively.

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Topics: Volunteer, part-time education, Academic, Student Life, Go Global, international student, study abroad, Canada, study abroad blog

Basketball will be hitting our courts next school year

Posted by Kari Clarkson on January 10, 2019 at 9:03 AM

If you’re planning to start as a Ridgeback in the 2019-2020 school year, you’ll be part of a special year for our athletics department.

This September, our university is excited to introduce women’s and men’s basketball to our group of varsity sports!

The new teams were made official last May when our university’s bid for basketball was approved by Ontario University Athletics.

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Topics: athletics, varsity sports

Citing like a university student: how to protect your academic integrity

Posted by Kari Clarkson on January 8, 2019 at 9:04 AM

Academic integrity is important no matter what level of school you’re studying at. What exactly is academic integrity? It’s being honest and ethical with your research and studies.

One large part of your future career as a university student that relates to academic integrity will be properly citing research in your assignments.

Your ideas are great and having them backed up by existing research makes them even stronger. This is where proper citations come in.

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Topics: Academic

Check out our Bachelor of Technology in Sustainable Energy Systems

Posted by Kari Clarkson on January 3, 2019 at 9:07 AM

Managing our impact on the environment has lasting implications. As a whole, sustainability is becoming a priority for jobs across all fields.

Do you have a passion or interest in sustainability and renewable resources? Do you love challenging yourself to find new and innovative solutions to producing renewable, clean energy?

Then you should consider applying to one of our newest programs: the Bachelor of Technology in Sustainable Energy Systems through our Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science.

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Topics: Academic

New year, new goals: a guide to goal setting

Posted by Kari Clarkson on January 1, 2019 at 9:07 AM

Happy New Year! As we ring in 2019, you’re probably thinking about the year to come. As many of you are set to graduate high school this year, now is as good a time as ever to start doing some goal-setting.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. With the help of our Student Learning Centre, let’s take a look at why it’s important for you, as an aspiring university student, to set goals and how you can get started.

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Topics: Academic, goal setting

Writing like a university student: the critical review

Posted by Kari Clarkson on December 27, 2018 at 9:13 AM

Welcome to the final piece of our writing like a university student series. Remember, as you begin your transition from a high school to university student, you (along with all of your peers) will have to adapt your learning, studying and writing skills (among others) in various ways.

You’re now familiar with the writing and editing processes, as well as making your writing formal.

It's time to switch focus—with some shared wisdom from our Student Learning Centre—onto a specific writing assignment you may come across as a student: the critical review.

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Topics: Academic, Student Life, writing

Writing like a university student: formal writing

Posted by Kari Clarkson on December 25, 2018 at 9:07 AM

Hello and welcome to part three of our series on helping you write like a university student: formal writing.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: writing is an important skill that transcends all programs and majors. It’s a technique that you’ll constantly be improving. Getting a head start as you transition into the life of a university student will be a big help!

In this post, with the help of our Student Learning Centre, we’ll be going over some tips to help make your writing prim and proper.

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Topics: Academic, writing

Writing like a university student: the editing process

Posted by Kari Clarkson on December 20, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Welcome to the second instalment of our writing series aiming to help you prepare for your life as a university student.

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Topics: Academic, writing