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Kari Clarkson

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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

how to become a pro at required reading in university

Posted by Kari Clarkson on October 22, 2018 at 2:10 PM

A big difference between classes in high school and university is the amount of reading you’ll likely be required to do.

Typically before a lecture or seminar, you’ll be required to do some (or a lot) of reading to understand the concepts discussed in class.

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Meet our student recruiters

Posted by Kari Clarkson on October 19, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Going to university is a huge decision. Deciding which university is right for you is an even bigger one. That’s where our student recruiters come in!

Their job as is to inform you about everything and anything to do with our university. Our recruiters answer questions about academics, admissions, experiential learning, student life, athletics and residence. They do this by travelling across Ontario and the world, going from school to school and speaking to all of our potential students.

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Requirements needed to apply to grad school

Posted by Kari Clarkson on October 11, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Depending on where you’re applying to grad school and what you’re applying for, you’ll need to meet a few requirements.

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How to take notes in a university lecture

Posted by Kari Clarkson on October 9, 2018 at 9:03 AM

Note-taking is a new skill you might have to learn as a university student. Taking notes in your lectures is a great way to help you retain information and your notes will be a great study tool for later in the semester.

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Topics: Academic

Check out our Faculty of Science Aquatic Toxicology Lab

Posted by Kari Clarkson on September 26, 2018 at 9:03 AM

When choosing a university, the facilities they have to offer for your field of study is important to consider.

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Mastering English as an International Student

Posted by Kari Clarkson on September 19, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Learning a new language can be hard. Especially if the language you’re learning is the one you need to know for your future studies.

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Where to Learn More about Canadian Universities

Posted by Kari Clarkson on September 13, 2018 at 9:01 AM

Deciding where you want to attend post-secondary school can be overwhelming. Not only are there a vast amount of schools to choose from, you also need to think about programs they offer, their culture and location.

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Four Places to Check out in the Durham Region this Fall

Posted by Kari Clarkson on September 11, 2018 at 9:03 AM

When searching for the post-secondary institution of your dreams, location is something to be considered. Do you want to live in a big city or do you like a more homegrown vibe? Do you want to live on or near campus or manage a daily commute?

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The Social Life of a University Student

Posted by Kari Clarkson on September 6, 2018 at 10:34 AM

While the main focus of your post-secondary career will be your academics, don’t forget your social life. It’s important to maintain a balance between work and fun in order to help keep yourself sane.

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