Student Speak

Introducing... Michael Cassar, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on Aug 24, 2016 8:50:22 AM

Name: Michael Cassar

Program of study: FBIT - Commerce

Year of study: Third

Why did you choose your program?

I chose my program because I dream to help better the world through the field of organizational behaviour and human resources by advocating and communicating the positive and marketable values of ethical and responsive organization to the needs of potential employers, business partners, governments and civil society.

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Introducing... Emily Rowsell, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on Aug 23, 2016 12:10:38 PM

Name: Emily Rowsell

Program of study: Political Science with a minor in Communications and Digital Media Studies

Year of study: Third

Why did you choose your program? I was originally in Communications and Digital Media Studies and one of the professors in the Political Science program mentioned that I could switch programs if I wanted, since I had received As in three of the core Political Science classes my first year. I was told it was a competitive program with opportunities for students to be pioneers in shaping the course of the program, so I decided to make the change!

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6 things to expect on residence move-in day

Posted by Talisa Haskins on Aug 23, 2016 9:13:41 AM

Moving to residence can be scary and anxiety-inducing. You have to deal with the stress of packing, figuring out what to bring and what to leave behind, and not knowing what to expect when you’re dropped off at the front doors of your res building. But moving can be fun too! To reduce some of your stress, I’ve put together a short list of experiences to expect on that first day of move-in, so that you’re relaxed and better prepared to have a good time.

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7 myths about university debunked

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on Aug 5, 2016 3:59:19 PM

It’s typical for high school students who are going into university to hear advice and stories from friends and family about their time in post-secondary education. Some of this advice can definitely be sound, but other words of wisdom might be a bit exaggerated. It’s hard to know what’s true and what isn’t, and as a first-year student, being prepared is something you probably worry about.

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5 ways to survive an 8 a.m. lecture

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on Aug 5, 2016 3:58:23 PM

There’s nothing like the start of a new semester to really make you feel inspired and empowered. I know that when I begin a class I have all these expectations for myself – attend every class, participate, get an A+ and maybe even write an amazing paper. What I don’t think about is how I can do all of that as a walking zombie – because unfortunately, as I have learned throughout my studies, 8 a.m. classes do exist and they can be tough to get through for night owls like myself. Luckily, I have found some really great ways to survive the dreaded early morning lecture, so I’m not too worried about not meeting my own academic expectations.

Here are my top five tips for students who might need the extra help getting through an 8 a.m. class!

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The difference between the Concurrent, Connected and Consecutive option

Posted by Talisa Haskins on Jul 29, 2016 11:51:52 AM

Concurrent, consecutive, connected… what does it all mean? Students who are looking to further their education and become teachers often hear about the many different options – and while you may understand them, how do you choose what is best for you?

At UOIT, there are a few different options – but they each lead to entry into the sixteen-month fast-track Bachelor of Education program. Here’s the breakdown of the three program options and what type of student they’re best for.

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What you don't know about the Pokéstops on campus

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on Jul 20, 2016 2:57:53 PM

Since Pokémon Go was officially released in Canada a few days ago, the UOIT campus has been abuzz with students and visitors scouring the grounds for all kinds of Pokémon. To give you an idea of how big this game has grown over a few short weeks, just take a look around major areas like schools, churches or businesses and you will be able to see a number of players hanging around catching Pokémon and grabbing in-game goodies from the Pokéstops. These Pokéstops tend to pop up wherever there is a public park, plaque, art installment or building, so it’s no wonder the campus has been so busy with players.

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5 reasons to get involved at university

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on Jul 15, 2016 3:36:12 PM

When you go to university, sometimes getting involved is the last thing on your mind. Between picking classes (and finding them!), arranging residence if you're moving away, figuring out how to write a university paper and keeping your grades up, it can be difficult to imagine splitting your focus yet another way. But getting involved can actually be a really positive thing for your undergrad experience, and actually, benefits students in a lot of ways.

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5 things you didn’t know about UOIT

Posted by Talisa Haskins on Jul 13, 2016 3:12:21 PM

We have a Nuclear Simulator

Two actually, one located in the Engineering Building and the other in the Energy Resource Centre.

The Nuclear Simulation Lab was designed to meet the needs of the industry, as well as being designed with much contribution from the industry for teaching UOIT students.

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has also been using this lab over the last several years to train senior management. Taught by former OPG shift managers, management learns integrated plant operations to help better manage their employees.

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The ABCs of University

Posted by Talisa Haskins on Jul 12, 2016 3:45:30 PM

Adjusting to university can be stressful and, at times, overwhelming. One of the hardest things is to learn all the terms and their meanings. To make things easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly used terms for easy reference.

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