Student Speak

Amber Vibert

Amber is a contributor to the Recruitment section of the Student Speak blog. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology and Justice from UOIT, with a specialization in Criminal Justice. In addition to working in UOIT’s Recruitment Office, Amber loves acting, directing, singing, and anything else to do with musical theatre. She can also play the saxophone and loves her Yorkie-Poo named Nacho.

Recent Posts

Local Oshawa Food Review: Traditions Family Restaurant

Posted by Amber Vibert on June 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM

When you get to Oshawa (perhaps you're new to UOIT) you're typically going to want to scope out the area. You want to get a sense of fun places to hang out, places to shop, and most importantly, places to eat! In the local cuisine section, you'll see reviews on many diverse and cultural restaurant options in Oshawa. It's great to have so much variety so close to campus for students to attend. Aside from things like pulled pork, thai, sushi, caribbean, poutine, and healthy creations, some of you may be looking for a more traditional option. Something that's hearty and just like a home cooked meal that mom made. This can be hard to come by when you're living away from home!

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Topics: Food Reviews

Happy Holidays from the Admissions and Recruitment team!

Posted by Amber Vibert on December 20, 2014 at 9:27 AM

As the days are getting colder, exams here at UOIT are all wrapped up, or maybe you’re getting ready to start your exams in January. But first, the holidays! Time to spend and catch up with family, time to shop, time to relax and time to ring in the New Year!

From our team to you, we’d like to wish you Happy Holidays!

Sometimes we like to re-write songs with a university theme to it! Enjoy our rendition of "Baby, It's UOIT Outside".

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment

Puppy play day 2014!

Posted by Amber Vibert on December 4, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Do you love puppies? Is playing with dogs one of your favourite pastimes? We’ve got something special for you!

On December 3, 2014 the Social Science and Humanities Student Society (SSHSS) presented their first annual Puppy play day at UOIT’s downtown Oshawa location. The event was offered in collaboration with TAGS: The Animal Guardian Society. TAGS brought in three adorable dogs for students to meet, play with and relieve some exam stress! May I present to you Ranger, Zero, and Edgar. Ranger is Pointer/Hound dog, Zero is a Terrier/Jack Russell mix and Edgar is a Dachshund/Yorkshire Terrier mix.

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Topics: Student Life

Six reasons to attend university visits

Posted by Amber Vibert on November 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Six important reasons why you should attend university visits to your high school:

The universities are coming right to you!

How convenient is that? No work necessary; just sign up and go! With these visits you can learn almost everything you want to know about your journey through the application process. Don’t give this opportunity up! You may have only a few months to decide where you’re going to spend the next four years (or more!) of your life and you want to be thorough. It’s your life, so gather all the information that you can.

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment

How to choose a university without "pulling an Amber".

Posted by Amber Vibert on September 18, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Well hello there!

My name is Amber Vibert, and you may or may not know me, but I hope that in time you will get to know me! I've been a student here at UOIT for five years, studying to acquire a degree.

In what? Anything! I'll take any degree! As long as it has my name on it and I can hang it on my wall.

I'm kidding of course, but that statement is probably pretty accurate in describing the way I was feeling in grade 12, trying to decide what I wanted to do with my life for the next four years and beyond. What can I tell you? I'm still figuring out where I want to be; for the time being, however, I'm where I need and want to be, and that's thanks to UOIT (don't worry, my intent to rhyme is minimal thus forth).

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment