Student Speak

Our weekly draw winners!

Posted by Natalie Hunte on November 10, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Our university's Recruitment team has been so busy on the road visiting high schools and chatting with future Ridgebacks! If you filled out an information card at one of our visits, you were automatically entered into our weekly draw to win a $100 gift card.

We will draw a new winner every Friday. Our lucky winners will be contacted by email with more details, so if you filled out an information card, keep an eye on your email inbox! You will have one week to contact me to claim your prize.

Read on for our lucky winners! Check back here every Friday when we announce a new winner.

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment

Managing your finances and checking yourself

Posted by Emily Rowsell on November 3, 2017 at 11:11 AM

We have all been there, so do not by any means panic! You’re out on your own for the first time, you’re handling all these new responsibilities and maybe don’t have the time to cook or shop for deals, and maybe you like your weekly trip to the Oshawa Centre because it’s a social outing! I get it, believe me I do! I also understand that this may be burning a hole in your pocket and like first-year me, you might need a few tips and tricks to get your spending back on track so let’s see if first-year me can help you out!

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Topics: Student Life

Top 5 places to get pizza around UOIT

Posted by Sierra Haller on November 2, 2017 at 2:43 PM

I went to various pizza joints near the university, in search of the best places to go for a slice of pizza. A student-friendly budget was kept in mind throughout this journey. I stuck to the basics and ordered simple pepperoni pizza for comparison. Most of the pizza places are in a 30-minute walk range from the north campus location.

Starting from fifth best, to the top pizzeria around, read along to discover where you will find yourself wanting to stop the next time you crave pizza.

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Topics: Food Reviews

Student Speak Spotlight: It's All Gravy Poutinerie

Posted by Ryan LePage on October 31, 2017 at 10:47 AM

 

Hello, Student Speak readers! Another year of enjoying delicious local food begins! While the blog on Big Boy’s Burrito was to be my last—I could not give up the desire to blog, so I have returned for four more. This spotlight focuses on a new poutinerie that has opened up across the street from the north Oshawa location, called It’s All Gravy Poutinerie. Located at 53 Conlin Road East, in the plaza with Campus Corners, beside the RBC. If you want to find this fine family-owned establishment, it is as easy as getting to the north location, and then walking across the street!

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Topics: Student Life

Why you should choose the Bachelor of Education Program at UOIT

Posted by Brendan Oldman on October 27, 2017 at 2:42 PM

It teaches you to think ahead of the curve!

When you are entering the profession of teaching, you want to know you are getting a current and well-developed education. The classroom has changed quite a bit over the past 10 years, and I can say firsthand that I am amazed at what kids are doing in the schools today.

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Topics: Academic

UOIT Spotlight: Student Mental Health Services

Posted by Michael Cassar on October 26, 2017 at 2:43 PM

American professor and mindfulness expert Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn once wonderfully stated: "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."

One valuable lesson that has helped me learn to surf the ‘waves’ of stress and fear in my life has been my fundamental belief to never stop learning.

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Topics: Student Life

Living with roommates 101

Posted by Sarah Rae on October 24, 2017 at 9:39 AM

Well folks, we’ve made it to October! I hope the first month of school has treated you well and you’ve finally gotten back into the swing of things. For this blog post, I will be writing about a topic that isn’t necessarily focused on school directly, but still may be a huge part of your experience here at university—roommates! Here’s a few tips and tricks on how to get the best experience out of living with roommates!

Roommates can potentially be friends or sometimes people that you may not even know at the start. Either way, having roommates can be one of the best experiences of your university career or, well… possibly the worst. So, without further ado, here are some tips and tricks that will make your experience with roommates a pleasant one!

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Topics: Student Life

Faculty of Science highlights

Posted by Erin Campbell on October 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Our university’s Faculty of Science (FSc) provides a variety of innovative programs, with opportunities for students to get experiential learning. There's always exciting research being conducted by students and faculty in our leading-edge laboratories!

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Topics: Academic

Everything you need to know about applying for OSAP

Posted by Emily Rowsell on October 13, 2017 at 2:59 PM

If you are a student in need or in pursuit of financial aid, then you have probably heard of OSAP! As a fourth-year veteran of the OSAP application process, I completely understand that sometimes—like most technology—applying for OSAP can get confusing, so let’s break it down a little bit!

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Topics: Student Life

UOIT Spotlight: Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

Posted by Michael Cassar on September 28, 2017 at 9:11 AM

Accessibility, when defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, can be described as “the capability of being understood or appreciated.” American businesswoman and advocate for persons with disabilities Debra Ruh once said that “accessibility allows us to tap into everyone’s potential.” Putting both of those statements together, relative to being a university student, reveals that when someone is being understood and appreciated for what they can contribute, they can tap into their full potential.

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Topics: Student Life