Student Speak

Three reasons why you can’t miss our Fall Open House

Posted by Kari Clarkson on November 12, 2018 at 3:19 PM

As you consider which university is going to be the place you’re going to call home for the next few years, you need to make time to see it in person (just ask our blogger Erin about making a campus visit). 

Since our university is likely in your top picks for post-secondary, it’s your lucky day! Our Fall Open House is coming up this Saturday, November 17. It’s the perfect chance to see our campus and learn more about the programs you’re interested in. 

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Topics: Student Life

Memes you need to see if you're going to be a university student

Posted by Erin Campbell on November 8, 2018 at 9:04 AM

These are all going to be appropriate, wholesome school memes expressing things that you will become all too familiar with at university.

Sometimes being a university student is a struggle, and it can be challenging to balance all of the things you have going on in your life while navigating through your journey of higher education.

Right now is a stressful time of year so I hope these memes make you laugh a little. Take care of yourselves during this hectic time! Alright, let's get into it. 

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Topics: Student Life

Beginner's Guide to Choosing a University

Posted by Erin Campbell on November 6, 2018 at 9:02 AM

University applications are right around the corner. I’m here to give you a guide to choosing the right university for you before you send them out.

I initially chose a school that wasn’t a great fit for my undergraduate degree and I did this because I wasn’t looking for the right things. Read on and learn from my mistakes!

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment

Why I stayed at our university for graduate studies

Posted by Sarah Habibi on November 2, 2018 at 9:07 AM

Choosing a university for graduate studies can be a difficult decision. There are so many factors you need to think about before committing to both the research project and the institution.

For me, it wasn’t an easy decision, and it was for the following reasons I chose to stay at our university for graduate studies after completing my undergraduate and Bachelor of Education degrees here.

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Topics: Graduate Studies

Best hangout spots on campus you don’t know about

Posted by Cate McPhee on November 1, 2018 at 9:01 AM

When you move away from home or you're commuting to school, it's essential to find spots that you're able to hangout, relax or study.

At the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology, there are many cool spots both inside and out.

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Topics: Student Life

Introducing Cate McPhee, Student Speak Blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on October 31, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Name: Cate McPhee

Program of study: Communication and Digital Media studies

Year of study: Fourth year 

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Top five Greek restaurants in the Durham Region

Posted by Andrew Fliegel on October 30, 2018 at 9:05 AM

It wouldn't be too farfetched to say that all Canadians love some well-made traditional Greek food. Piping hot chicken souvlaki that melts in your mouth, warm olive-oiled rice and a crisp green salad topped with creamy feta cheese — there is nothing quite as satisfying!

Or maybe you're into a simple sauced up gyro on a pita stuffed with french fries that can be promptly delivered straight to your door. Whatever the case, a Greek fix is always a must and the Durham Region has no shortage of joints to choose from. 

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Topics: Food Reviews

Financing Your Education Information Night

Posted by Candice Krull on October 29, 2018 at 9:09 AM

Hello everyone! My name is Candice. Even though I now work in the Office of the Registrar after completing my degree here at the university, I still remember feeling overwhelmed and more than a little lost when I saw my total tuition costs for year one. I always knew that university was going to be expensive, but seeing that number staring me in the face made it real.

“Where am I going to find $10,000 for tuition? And then there’s books, and supplies, and I’m sure I’ll need some spending money too. Can I handle a part time job as well as transitioning to university?” These were just a few of the many thoughts running through my mind.

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Topics: Finance and Money

Why and when you should get to know your future university

Posted by Sara Stephen on October 26, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Are you graduating from high school and thinking about applying to university in the fall of 2019? Then this is a message for you. 

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Topics: Student Life

10 Easy and Cheap Costume Ideas for Halloween

Posted by Katrina Villeneuve on October 25, 2018 at 9:01 AM

It’s October, the leaves are changing  colour  and all of a sudden everyone loves pumpkin spice again. Most importantly, Halloween is coming and I'm busting out my pirate costume once again. I personally love Halloween and would prefer it be a lifestyle as opposed to a holiday. The winter holiday decorations sneaking into the stores right now really have no right because it’s time to get spooky!

If you’re not already attending university, you will soon face the reality of something called ‘living on a budget.' So, for those of us who can’t afford the luxury costumes of the Kardashian clan here are 10 cheap and easy costume ideas to scream in this spooky holiday!  

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Topics: Halloween