Student Speak

Four Reasons to Choose Ontario Tech University for Teachers' College

Posted by Patricia Lora on May 20, 2019 at 9:01 AM

Picking the perfect teachers' college is a process. It’s more than just distance and cost that play a factor but also accreditation, availability of grade divisions, program duration, flexibility and of course its pedagogical values that also contribute to your decision.

Unlike undergraduate programs, there aren’t as many teachers' colleges based in Ontario, making your decision uneasy.

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Topics: Faculty of Education, teachers college

Introducing Patricia Enrico Lora, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on May 17, 2019 at 9:05 AM

Name: Patricia Enrico Lora

Program of study: Bachelor of Education

Year of study: First

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Topics: Student Speak bios

How A Summer Job Can Prepare You For University

Posted by Zahra Mustansir on May 16, 2019 at 9:03 AM

One of my biggest regrets in university was not working during the first two summers of my undergrad. After working full-time last summer and gaining a hefty sum in my bank account, I wondered how I could have given up the opportunity for the two previous years.

So don’t make the same mistake I did and if you have a chance, find ways to incorporate work into your student experience! 

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Topics: finances, summer, working on campus

Mixing your passions with your academics

Posted by Kari Clarkson on May 14, 2019 at 9:03 AM

A major part of deciding where to attend university can be finding a way to combine your interests and passions with your academic studies.

Once you have a short (or long) list of schools you’re interested in, check out what extracurricular activities they offer, clubs, groups and varsity sports teams.

Odds are, you’ll find a way to combine one of your passions with your studies.

Just ask Forensic Psychology student Doraianna Filippo. She is a fourth year student whose passion for dance has led to her joining our university’s varsity dance team.

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Topics: athletics, Academics

A Sneak Peek into Biological Science Studies

Posted by Zahra Mustansir on May 9, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Out of all the sciences, Biology is my favourite. Sadly, whenever I tell people I’m in Biological Science the only thing they can relate this to is med school.

Although, that is a career path for people in the Life Science specialization, it most definitely isn’t something that interests me. My interest lies in the environmental aspect.

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Topics: Faculty of Science, first-year, Placements, Academics

Introducing Zahra Mustansir, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on May 8, 2019 at 9:03 AM

Name: Zahra Mustansir 

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Topics: Student Speak bios

Why you should work on campus - Sarah's story

Posted by Sarah Rae on May 7, 2019 at 9:03 AM

One of the most popular questions that I have gotten from incoming students is whether it is possible to balance a part-time job and your course workload all at the same time. The answer is, yes!

You are more than capable of balancing a part-time job and your course workload, and the university gives you the opportunity to do so through becoming a work study student.

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Topics: Student Life, Finance and Money, working on campus

Putting your presentation skills to good use: Three Minute Thesis

Posted by Daisy Raudales on May 2, 2019 at 9:06 AM

In my last entry, I told you about how important preparation is for any presentation. In particular, we looked at all the work that goes into Three Minute Thesis (3MT®).

In case you need a refresher, 3MT® is a university-wide competition where master’s and PhD students present their research in an engaging and compelling way, using only one static slide, in three minutes or less!  

Not only is 3MT® an excellent opportunity for our future master’s and PhD students to show off their research, the event also demonstrates the benefits of prepping your presentation skills.

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Topics: Academic, Graduate Studies, Three Minute Thesis

Take our quiz: where will you hang out most on campus?

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on April 30, 2019 at 9:02 AM

As a future university student, you'll have to get to know our variety of hang out spots across our campus.

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Topics: Student Life, first-year, quiz

Four tips to help improve your presentation skills

Posted by Daisy Raudales on April 25, 2019 at 9:06 AM

Preparing for any presentation can be nerve-racking. Whether you’re making a group presentation in class or presenting your own work, public speaking ranks as our number-one fear, even outranking death! So how can you get ready and maybe even enjoy the experience?

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Topics: Graduate Studies, Academics