Student Speak

Talisa Haskins

Talisa is a fourth year Forensic Psychology Student minoring in Criminology. She also enjoys working in the Registrar’s Office as a Registrarial Communications Assistant. Talisa loves to travel and spend time with friends and family. Her hobbies include watching Netflix, and eating anything with chocolate.

Recent Posts

5 things to do this summer in the Durham Region

Posted by Talisa Haskins on June 13, 2017 at 10:58 AM

There's nothing better than being on summer break. No homework, no exams and no more getting up early for an 8 a.m. class... unless, of course, you work full time or are taking summer courses. Either way, summer can still be a fun and exciting time, but often we're so used to hibernating all year that we tend to forget there's a world outside!

If you're like me and forget to enjoy the summer for the very short time that it's here, then take a look at my list of five things to do around the Durham Region before you're back at school in September. 

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Topics: Local News and Culture

6 things to expect on residence move-in day

Posted by Talisa Haskins on August 23, 2016 at 9:13 AM

Moving to residence can be scary and anxiety-inducing. You have to deal with the stress of packing, figuring out what to bring and what to leave behind, and not knowing what to expect when you’re dropped off at the front doors of your res building. But moving can be fun too! To reduce some of your stress, I’ve put together a short list of experiences to expect on that first day of move-in, so that you’re relaxed and better prepared to have a good time.

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Topics: Student Life

The difference between the Concurrent, Connected and Consecutive option

Posted by Talisa Haskins on July 29, 2016 at 11:51 AM

Concurrent, consecutive, connected… what does it all mean? Students who are looking to further their education and become teachers often hear about the many different options – and while you may understand them, how do you choose what is best for you?

At UOIT, there are a few different options – but they each lead to entry into the sixteen-month fast-track Bachelor of Education program. Here’s the breakdown of the three program options and what type of student they’re best for.

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Topics: Academic

5 things you didn’t know about the university

Posted by Talisa Haskins on July 13, 2016 at 3:12 PM

We have a Nuclear Simulator

Two actually, one located in the Engineering Building and the other in the Energy Resource Centre.

The Nuclear Simulation Lab was designed to meet the needs of the industry, as well as being designed with much contribution from the industry for teaching students.

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Topics: UOIT Spotlight

The ABCs of University

Posted by Talisa Haskins on July 12, 2016 at 3:45 PM

Adjusting to university can be stressful and, at times, overwhelming. One of the hardest things is to learn all the terms and their meanings. To make things easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly used terms for easy reference.

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Topics: Academic

To bring or not to bring? What to pack when moving into Residence

Posted by Talisa Haskins on April 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Moving into residence was one of the highlights of my first year! However, packing was very stressful. I couldn’t figure out how I was going to pack my entire life into my mom’s Jeep while leaving room for my parents and myself. I ignored everyone who told me “LEAVE MOST OF IT AT HOME!” and I ended up making almost three trips and accumulated roughly four more carloads over the next eight months.

One of the great things about moving out of my childhood home was finding all of the old memories and purging my closet. I highly recommend selling or donating some of the old things that you don’t want or need anymore. I signed up for a VarageSale account and posted some things on Kijiji and made some cash to take with me to school. Check out my list of things below that I learned I definitely needed to bring and some of the things I found out were better to leave behind.

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Topics: Student Life

Grammar lessons from The Big Bang Theory

Posted by Talisa Haskins on October 16, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Happy Friday!

Hate the challenge of a complicated grammar problem, or love the thrill of solving it? For those of you who enjoy grammar as much as we do (and even for those who don't!), check out this grammar lesson from The Big Bang Theory



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Topics: Fun Facts

Leave the pack behind: World No Tobacco Day

Posted by Talisa Haskins on May 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM

What do cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, hookahs, smokeless tobacco and marijuana have in common? Simple – they are the leading cause of lung cancer in Canadians.

Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the leading cause of all cancer-related deaths. In 2015, it’s estimated that 26,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with lung cancer and over 20,000 will die from it.

That’s an astounding 73 diagnoses and 57 deaths per day just from lung cancer. To top it off, more people in Canada are addicted to nicotine over any other drug. With that in mind, we want to help you leave the pack behind, so join us on this World No Tobacco Day to pledge to lead a healthier life and quit smoking.

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Topics: Student Life

Climatic Zumba at the ACE

Posted by Talisa Haskins on May 14, 2015 at 1:56 PM

Dancing, sun, fun and… SNOW?! That’s right, on May 30th put your dancing shoes on and come participate in Climatic Zumba!

Zumba is a unique dance fitness program encouraging healthy active living through fun, non-traditional exercising. Often referred to as a party, Zumba has brought together thousands of people in countries world-wide who wish to lead a healthier lifestyle. The School of Media, Art and Design at Durham College has decided to incorporate this exciting activity in their fundraising initiative for Nova’s Ark, while giving students and community members the opportunity to experience the Automotive Centre of Excellence (A.C.E.), here at UOIT.

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