Student Speak

Top five tips and tricks for midterm season

Posted by Sarah Rae on October 23, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Well students, its that time again – midterm season! This time of year can seem hectic and stressful as you are trying to fit in study sessions while still maintaining all of your other responsibilities. Whether you are a first-year student writing midterms for the very first time, or you are an upper-year student who is trying to maintain their GPA for graduate school, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone and there are lots of resources and tips available to help you ace your midterms!

While I know that each student has their own study habits that typically work best for them, I have compiled some tips and suggestions on ways to get the most out of your studying and help reduce stress throughout the examination period. 

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Topics: Academic

The difference between University Professors and High School Teachers

Posted by Erin Campbell on October 16, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Hey everyone and welcome back to the blog. Today I want to talk to you about professors and teachers. What's the difference? Transitioning from high school to university can be a big change and a big part of this is the way your classes are run. Professors in university are much different than teachers in high school. Keep reading to find out how!

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Topics: Academic

How to take notes in a university lecture

Posted by Kari Clarkson on October 9, 2018 at 9:03 AM

Note-taking is a new skill you might have to learn as a university student. Taking notes in your lectures is a great way to help you retain information and your notes will be a great study tool for later in the semester.

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Topics: Academic

How college exams are different from university exams

Posted by Disha Melwani on October 4, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Hi everyone! Welcome to my very first blog. My name is Disha Melwani and I’m very happy to be collaborating as a Student Speak blogger.

I’m a pathways student at our university. This means I previously attended college before transferring to university.  As a media graduate, most of my courses in college were hands-on, which means I didn’t have much theory. In fact, it was more of a practical learning.

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Topics: Academic

Why you should consider completing a minor

Posted by Sarah Rae on September 20, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Welcome back, students! I hope you all had a wonderful summer full of sleep, good food and spending quality time with your family and friends. To kick off this semester, I will be sharing some information in regards to possible minor programs available to you at the university. 

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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: Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Academic

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

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: Student Life, Academic

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