Student Speak

Ice Bar Cafe: Korean BBQ

Posted by Erin Campbell on March 26, 2018 at 2:42 PM

Hey readers! Welcome to my first food blog and my first Korean BBQ experience. Today I'll be telling you all about the Ice Bar Cafe, located at 10 Simcoe Street North, here in Oshawa. If you're a student at the downtown location, this is very close to you as it is just north of the King/Simcoe intersection! If you're heading to the Ice Bar Cafe from the North location, just hop on the 401 Simcoe South bus, get off at the King Street stop and walk over! 

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Topics: Food Reviews

Ways to stay happy and healthy this flu season

Posted by Sarah Rae on March 26, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Good afternoon students! I hope you are doing well and keeping healthy as this semester comes to a close. It is crazy to think that some of you may be just finishing up your very first year here, while for some of you it may be your very last! Or, you may even be in between! Whatever stage you're in, remember how important it is to take care of yourself during times of high stress, especially during flu season! I know that life can get extremely busy during this time of year, so that is why I am here to give you a few tips on how to keep healthy and keep your body running at optimal levels. So, without further ado, I bring to you my very last blog post of the semester (not to worry though—I will be back next year!)

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Topics: Student Life

Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science highlights

Posted by Erin Campbell on March 16, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Welcome back readers, today I'll be walking you through some highlights of our university's last (but not least) faculty. Take a break from the midterm madness and read all about what the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science has been up to!

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Topics: Academic, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Spotlight: Mama D's Jamaican Cuisine

Posted by Ryan LePage on March 16, 2018 at 9:13 AM

Well my Student Speak readers, this is my last blog for the year (and likely ever!) so to all who read the blog and/or tried the food at the various “student reviewed and approved” locations across Oshawa and the rest of Durham, thank-you! The feature this month is a focus on the food of the islands, as we enter the delight that is Mama D’s Jamaican Cuisine. Mama D’s is located at 1128 Simcoe St. N., conveniently less than a minute from the bus stop, in the plaza besides Little Caesars pizza. It is more North on Simcoe, relatively close to Taunton Rd. Access for students is easy! Take the 401 Simcoe bus, from either the downtown or north campus, and get off the bus near the plaza, and bam, all the Jamaican food you could want awaits!

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Topics: Student Life, UOIT Spotlight

Discover the power of nutrition this March!

Posted by Jacqueline Brown on March 6, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Happy Nutrition Month UOIT students! Guest blogger Jacqueline Brown, a master's student here at the university, brings some information to the blog about Nutrition Month and how you can get involved! 

This March, Dietitians of Canada is launching a Nutrition Month campaign to help you unlock the potential of food! During each week of Nutrition Month, the UOIT Arcand Nutrition Lab will support this healthy eating strategy by sharing recipes, ideas and tips to help you incorporate healthy nutrition practices into your daily life. The Arcand Nutrition Lab is run by Dr. JoAnne Arcand, a registered dietitian, researcher, and professor at UOIT. The lab conducts clinical and population health research to identify nutritional barriers for chronic disease development and creates and tests interventions that can help reduce these risks. All of her master's and practicum students have a passion for making healthy eating more accessible and enjoyable, while educating others about how they can use nutrition to both prevent and heal from common chronic illnesses.

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Topics: Student Life

5 financial lessons every student learns

Posted by Emily Rowsell on March 2, 2018 at 10:35 AM
As a student there are a lot of hard financial lessons we have to learn; from one brazen and at one point broke student (due to too much spending on clothes I did not need) to another - here are some of those lessons that you could maybe learn from!
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Topics: Student Life, Finance and Money

Places to visit when you need a break from studying

Posted by Sarah Rae on March 2, 2018 at 10:19 AM

Welcome back from your well-deserved reading week students! I hope you all had a relaxing break and were able to get done (some) studying as well! So now that you’re back in Oshawa (or still in Oshawa for those who never left) you may be wondering if there’s anything else exciting to do when you’re looking to take a break from your studies. If this is of interest to you, then please read on!

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Topics: Student Life

Faculty of Health Sciences highlights

Posted by Erin Campbell on February 15, 2018 at 4:05 PM

Hey readers, happy almost reading week. Hope your semester is going well so far—reading week is so close, it’s tangible! Take a break from your midterm studying to read all about what’s been going on in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHSc).

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Topics: Academic, Faculty of Health Sciences

Hulk Hoagies CheeseSteaks: Hoagify if you dare!

Posted by Ryan LePage on February 13, 2018 at 10:57 AM

 

Hello Student Speak readers! I hope you're ready for a mountain of food today, as we enter the realm of glorious, glorious cheesesteaks! This month, the feature is a new local Oshawa spot right downtown, called Hulk Hoagies CheeseSteaks. They are located at 92 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON. This is right near the downtown location, just north of the Bond/Simcoe intersection, the last store on the left-hand side. To get to this glorious new food spot from the north location, it would be the 401 Simcoe south, and then a short walk from the bus stop. For those already downtown—save yourself the bus because it is just the walk! For those driving, it is on-street paid (until 6 p.m.) parking downtown. In case you didn’t want to do any commuting at all...they deliver!

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Topics: Food Reviews

UOIT Spotlight: Campus Health Centre

Posted by Michael Cassar on February 5, 2018 at 4:19 PM

Whether it is battling through the cold and flu season, discovering a new way to support that nutritional New Year’s resolution, or getting through muscle aches, pains and strains, staying healthy during the school year is paramount to achieving your academic success! 

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Topics: Student Life, UOIT Spotlight