Student Speak

Chris Mangaser

Chris is a contributor to the Student Life section of the Student Speak blog. He is in his third year at UOIT, studying Criminology and Justice with a specialization in Criminal Justice. In his spare time, Chris likes to play League of Legends and lift weights. He also has a passion for photography.

Recent Posts

This Isn't Good-Bye...This Is a BRB!

Posted by Chris Mangaser on May 19, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Last good-bye, final wishes, and later days. This is my last vlog for the 2014-2015 school year. I wish you the best in your future endeavors, and I hope that you will stay tuned when Student Speak starts back up again!

This isn't good-bye, this is a BRB...SUMMER TIME! 

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Topics: Student Life

Blancride: Do you need a ride?

Posted by Chris Mangaser on April 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM

I had the opportunity to do a sit-down interview with Noah, Sales Team Lead at Blanclink, the start-up behind the Blancride program and app. We met at Felicio's Cake Boutique to chat about this up-and-coming app that originated from the UOIT Incubator program. Since then, Blancride has grown and expanded into other university markets.

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Topics: Faculty of Business and Information Technology, UOIT Spotlight

5 Reasons To Choose and Love UOIT

Posted by Chris Mangaser on March 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM

For all those grade 12s thinking about UOIT as an option for university, here are my reasons why I choose and love UOIT. Experiences and opinions may differ from person to person, but I have been at UOIT for three years and I wouldn't change one thing. 

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Topics: Student Life

For all the foodies: Visiting downtown restaurants

Posted by Chris Mangaser on February 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Whether you're into comfort food or fine dining, restaurants around our university offer a variety of taste to fulfill students' cravings. Watch this video to see me and a couple of my friends explore our favorite places to eat, hang out, and make memories! 

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Topics: Student Life

Happy Holidays VLOG

Posted by Chris Mangaser on December 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM

To all the viewers who are keeping up with the vlogs, I just want to say thank you. It has been a pleasure to show you guys what UOIT has to offer for student life. Stay tuned in the new year to see more awesome videos, like ones featuring food munchies in downtown Oshawa! Stay safe these holidays and get ready for round two in 2015! All the best to each and every one of you.


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Posted by Chris Mangaser on November 26, 2014 at 12:00 PM

From League of Legends, Super Smash Bros., and CS:GO lovers to Magic the Gathering players, LANWAR has a bit of everything for all gamers. Do you got what it takes to compete against the best? Check out this month's VLOG as I dive right into the heart of LANWAR. 

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Topics: Student Life

UOIT school gym through the eyes of a student

Posted by Chris Mangaser on October 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Filmed in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC), this video features multiple things a typical gym goer does there. Located near the heart of the school, this athletic centre holds six basketball courts, a state-of-the-art gym, volleyball courts, a running track and also hosts multiple fitness classes. Not only is UOIT advanced in technology-enriched learning, it also features multiple fitness technologies such as a Move Strong gym, battle ropes, and the latest cardio machine models, just to name a few.

Along with a couple of my school buddies I will show you what it is like to use the gym here at UOIT.


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Topics: Student Life

How to survive 8 a.m. classes

Posted by Chris Mangaser on October 1, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Hello you beautiful people. My name is Christopher Mangaser and I am a video blogger for Student Speak's Student Life section during the 2014-2015 school year. I am in my third year of Criminology and so far it has been awesome! Please take a gander at my first VLOG on how to survive 8 a.m. classes. Because you don't want to be that person dozing off in lecture missing important information. Cheers for now :)



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Topics: Student Life