Student Speak

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

Deal or no deal: Your guide to grocery shopping

Posted by Emily Rowsell on January 29, 2018 at 3:51 PM

Let’s face it: students in university face many challenges as we acclimatize to living on our own. One of those major challenges, is figuring out how to effectively shop for groceries and our comfort-food items without breaking the bank. I’m about to share with you my tips for saving money and staying on budget when you are faced with high-priced but oh-so-delicious foods at the supermarket.

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Topics: Student Life, Finance and Money

Faculty of Education highlights

Posted by Erin Campbell on January 18, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Happy New Year readers and welcome back to school for your second semester; I hope everything is going well for you all! Today we’re going to be taking a closer look at the second of our two faculties at the downtown location: the Faculty of Education (FED).

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Topics: Academic

Getting back into the swing of things

Posted by Sarah Rae on January 16, 2018 at 9:58 AM

Welcome back! I hope you all had a well-deserved, relaxing break. It's a new year full of many new opportunities and experiences for you to take full advantage of. The start of a new year, as well as a new semester, is a very exciting time and the perfect time to start fresh. Personally, my favourite thing about starting a new semester is getting those new, crisp notebooks! While going back to school is an exciting time, it can also be a challenge to get back into that 'school mindset' and regain certain levels of motivation towards your academic life. Here are some tips and tricks that I have found help me get back into the swing of things after time off:

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Topics: Academic, Student Life

New year, new budget

Posted by Emily Rowsell on January 8, 2018 at 2:59 PM

Welcome back, readers, to another year with all of us here at Student Speak! January is all about those New Year’s resolutions: going to the gym, getting more organized and trying more new things! But what about something even more practical and beneficial, like taking a look back at what you did last year and budgeting for an even more stress-free semester this year? If you read my post about managing your finances and checking yourself, you may have decided to track your spending! If that’s the case, yay! Let’s go start analyzing. If not, that’s okay too—let’s think back to last semester...

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Topics: Student Life, Finance and Money

Spotlight: Copper Branch

Posted by Ryan LePage on December 12, 2017 at 4:16 PM

To all of you Student Speak readers, I would like to wish you all good luck on your exams! I know it is about that time of year, you can do it!

This month, I have ventured into the world of vegan food, which is unusual for me when I usually jump to the menu items with bacon. I will give you my take on some plant-based deliciousness, and to make this happen I made two visits to Copper Branch in Brooklin, nestled at 66 Baldwin Street on the left side of the road going north. In terms of access, by bus from the campus you would need to take the Taunton 915 west, and then from the Brock Street/Taunton Road intersection, take the 302 Brock Street bus north. For those driving, there is on-street parking, as well as a parking lot behind the building.

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Topics: Food Reviews

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Highlights

Posted by Erin Campbell on December 12, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Hi everyone, I'm here today to talk about the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Before I begin, I just want to say I hope your exams are going well! Remember it's important to take care of yourself, take some breaks, remember to eat, stay hydrated and try to get some sleep! Read our blog on the university's Student Mental Health Services, they are always there if you need them! Remember: your grades don't define you. That being said, let's dive into another faculty!

Our university’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) has innovative and new facilities and equipment, and lots of opportunities for students to ensure that they graduate with an advantage.

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Topics: Academic

The waiting game: university admissions FAQs

Posted by Rebecca Smith on December 11, 2017 at 9:53 AM

Applying to university is scary stuff, especially when you have a seemingly endless list of questions! Not to worry, here are answers to some of the questions we hear most!

When will I find out if I’m accepted?

The answer to this really depends on which program you’re applying to. You may wait a bit longer to hear about a particularly competitive program simply because the review process takes longer. However, your admissions offer could be coming any day now.

If you are among those who have already received your offer of admission, congratulations! We hope you will join the UOIT community. For those of you who are still anxiously awaiting an offer, hang tight. Decisions will continue being mailed out over the course of the next few months.

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment