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Hunter the Ridgeback

My name is Hunter and I am the world’s biggest UOIT Ridgebacks fan! Born in February 2006, I was named by our awesome students at UOIT who are all just as excited as I am about our varsity teams!

Recent Posts

Introducing: Emily Rowsell, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on September 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Name: Emily Rowsell

Program of study: Community Development and Policy Studies with a Minor in Communications

Year of study: 4th

Why did you choose your program?
I was originally in Communications but after taking a few community development electives, a professor of mine asked if I would want to switch programs. I loved the idea of taking part in a brand new program and having the ability to shape our courses so it seemed like the perfect fit!

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Topics: Student Life

Introducing: Michael Cassar, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on August 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Name: Michael Cassar

Program of study: Bachelor of Commerce – Major: Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, Minor: Marketing

Year of study: 4

Why did you choose your program?
I chose my program because I wish to guide and support the betterment of people, through inspiring and creating a more accessible, positive, and welcoming workplace.

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Topics: Student Life

Introducing: Sierra Haller, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on August 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Name: Sierra Haller

Program of study: Bachelor of Science - Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Year of study: First year

Why did you choose this program?
I chose my program mainly because of my love for chemistry. However, I also chose the program based on the variety of careers it can lead to. For example, I can branch into different fields after obtaining my degree, such as drug testing and composing, food chemistry, producing makeup, etc. There are so many options available to me with this program that I have time to really plan out the future I want.

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Topics: Student Life

Introducing: Erin Campbell, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on August 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Name: Erin Campbell

Program of study: Forensic Psychology

Year of study: Third 

Why did you choose your program?
I actually started out in my first year at a different university in a general undeclared arts program. After attending my first psychology lecture I knew this is what I needed to do, I love it. Like pretty much everyone I want to help people, and I plan to do this through the role of a psychologist. Forensic Psychology provides the education I need to help those who have any interaction with the criminal justice system or the law. UOIT provided me with the opportunity to study this at the undergraduate level and I’m really glad I chose to come here to study this.

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Topics: Student Life

Introducing: Sarah Rae, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on August 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Name: Sarah Rae

Program of study: My program of study is in Kinesiology (Exercise Science stream) and I am currently working towards a double minor in Biological Science and Forensic Psychology.

Year of study: I am going into my fourth year this September.

Why did you choose your program?
I chose my program because I love learning about the human body, more specifically the different processes of the body. I chose Kinesiology because I am very interested in health and ways to maintain health. I chose to do a minor in Biology because I thought it complimented my major well and allowed me to learn about the human body on a molecular level. I chose to do my double minor in Forensic Psychology because I also felt that it complimented my major, as it is important to learn about the mind just as much it is the body!

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Topics: Student Life

Hunter's Open House training manual

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on February 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Hi everyone! My tail is wagging with excitement for UOIT Open House! The recruitment team said I could come... but only if I pass my Open House training first. I may have been around for a few years but I can still learn some new tricks. Here's what I've been working on:

  • Come... to Open House! Register on the Open House website!


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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment

Happy Holidays from UOIT Admissions and Recruitment... and Hunter

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on December 7, 2016 at 1:45 PM

The Admissions and Recruitment team have been working hard answering your questions, visiting your schools and reviewing applications. Meanwhile, Hunter the Ridgeback has been working on this special holiday greeting. It's the perfect soundtrack for wrapping gifts, baking cookies and of course, submitting your UOIT application!

Happy holidays from all of us at UOIT!

 

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment

Introducing... Natasha Kowalskyj, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on August 31, 2016 at 3:26 PM

Name: Natasha Kowalskyj

Program of study: Communication and Digital Media Studies  

Year of study: Fourth

Why did you choose your program? I felt inclined to know more about the world surrounding us, how corporations relay messages to us, and the latent hold that social media has over us. Pretty fascinating topics for classes!

What do you want to do after you graduate? I hope to still be involved in radio broadcasting, whether behind the scenes or on the mic. Broadcasting in college seems like a logical next step for me!

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Topics: Student Life

Introducing... Michael Cassar, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on August 24, 2016 at 8:50 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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Topics: Student Life

Introducing... Emily Rowsell, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on August 23, 2016 at 12:10 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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Topics: Student Life