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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: 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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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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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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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

Winner of the Oshawa Centre blog contest announced

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on May 3, 2016 at 9:54 AM

A few weeks ago one of our awesome bloggers Sara Stephen wrote a blog about the Oshawa Centre (OC) expansion and redevelopment. She asked current and future UOIT students what new store they'd like to see at the OC for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Today we have a winner! 

Congratulations to Sam Little, a third year Communications and Digital Media Studies student, who was randomly selected from over 70 comments! Sam said in her comment that she'd like to see an Anthropologie at the new and improved Oshawa Centre. Great choice, Sam - email us at futurestudent@uoit.ca to claim your prize. 

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Topics: Student Life

Admissions 2016 update

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on March 22, 2016 at 2:11 PM

It's that time of year when students have lots of questions...

  • How many days until summer vacation?
  • How do I make it look like I understand Shakespeare in my English essay?
  • Why are there so many letters in math class?

Maybe you're asking some of these too...

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment

Ask Hunter: What can I expect from university homework?

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on November 13, 2015 at 3:51 PM

Happy weekend future Ridgebacks!

This week our question is about homework. Specifically, what's the difference between high school and university homework?

I don't know if I'm a great one to answer this question since I'm a dog and I just tend to eat homework. However, our blogger Michael has a great answer to this question!

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Ask Hunter: Co-ops, internships and placement at UOIT

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on November 6, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Happy Friday future Ridgebacks! It's an exciting day at UOIT: we're getting ready for our Fall Open House tomorrow! I'm taking a little break from packing up welcome bags to answer a question!

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