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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

5 Ways to Spend your First Summer Paycheque

Posted by Candice Krull on June 7, 2017 at 11:18 AM

The majority of students who work during the school year do so on a part-time basis while also attending class. When summer finally rolls around it’s always exciting when you get your first paycheque with all those full-time hours worked. It’s easy to go crazy and want to blow it all right away. But before you do, take a look at these five tips on how to spend your first summer paycheque!

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Topics: Student Life

Three minutes to make your mark

Posted by Andrea Brown on May 23, 2017 at 2:53 PM

What kinds of topics get you really excited to the point that you can't stop talking about them? Maybe it's Game of Thrones, all the destinations you want to visit someday, the Lord of the Rings books, or all the places you've chased down Pokémon.

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Topics: Graduate Studies

Top 10 convocation quotes

Posted by Emily Rowsell on May 23, 2017 at 12:44 PM

With the end of another school year, comes the final exams for another batch of undergraduate and graduate students here at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology! Commemorating their amazing achievements, I present the top 10 convocation quotes as deemed by yours truly! 

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Topics: Academic

5 reasons why you should accept your offer to UOIT

Posted by Sara Stephen on May 17, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Have you been offered admission to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology but are unsure what the institution has to offer aside from its academics? Here’s why you should accept and attend UOIT for your education.

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Topics: Student Life

Spotlight: Big Boy's Burrito!

Posted by Ryan LePage on May 8, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Hello Student Speak readers! I welcome you to my very last blog as the Student Speak food blogger for this wonderful university. It was an amazing run involving a lot of delicious food, and I hope you also have enjoyed all the eats over the last two academic years. This last blog will focus on a new Mexican spot that just opened up right in downtown Oshawa, at 24 King Street East, where the Patty Shack used to be. It is located right beside Buster Rhino’s near the Regent Theatre. With respect to finding this delicious new spot, it is right in downtown Oshawa, so if you took the 401 Simcoe bus, simply walk east on King Street for literally two or three minutes and it will be right there!

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Topics: Food Reviews

UOIT Spotlight: Jessica Nguyen

Posted by Sara Stephen on May 2, 2017 at 2:19 PM

Jessica Nguyen is a second-year Health Science student studying Kinesiology.

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Topics: UOIT Spotlight

Hunter's road trip to welcome our incoming class

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on April 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM

The UOIT community is excited to welcome our incoming class this fall. No one is quite as excited as Hunter though - here's how UOIT's mascot is preparing for our new students.

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment

Before coming to UOIT...

Posted by Sara Stephen on April 24, 2017 at 11:58 AM

I applied to university on the very last day you could apply. I was in the middle of gym class during my semester victory lap in high school. I had just turned 18 and the majority of my friends had already completed their first semester of university or college. I’ll never forget walking into my advisor’s office and being super unprepared to apply; we had to call my mom and get her credit card number to pay for my application.

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Topics: Student Life

3 tips I would give my first-year self

Posted by Michael Cassar on April 11, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Dear first-year me, 

My gosh, it has been far too long since we last spoke!

There are so many wonderful new discoveries that have come into my life, all of which have given me even greater hope — hope for a better future, a better today and an even better tomorrow.

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Topics: Student Life