Student Speak

UOIT Spotlight: Student Awards and Financial Aid

Posted by Michael Cassar on November 29, 2017 at 1:52 PM

As November is Financial Literacy Month, I am proud to shine the Student Speak blog spotlight on the very valuable services offered by our very own Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) office.

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Topics: Academic, Student Life

How to create a solid study plan this exam season

Posted by Sarah Rae on November 23, 2017 at 9:10 AM

As the semester is winding down, some of you maybe be experiencing more stress than usual due to final assignments, presentations, labs or exams. While this can be a tiring time, there are many things you can do in preparation for final exams to reduce stress levels. One thing that I have found extremely helpful over the past few years is to create a solid study plan. I have found that the construction of a study plan has cut down the bulk of my stress and has allowed me to perform better on exams than when I haven't implemented a plan. They say that organization is half the battle in university, so what better way to get organized than a study plan!

If you are thinking you would like to experience the benefits a study plan can provide you with this exam season, please consider the following things while creating your masterpiece!

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Topics: Academic

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

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

Social Science and Humanities Highlights

Posted by Erin Campbell on September 14, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Hello and welcome to my first post on the Student Speak blog! I will be your connection to the faculties at the university this year and for my first post I will be talking about my own faculty—Social Science and Humanities (SSH). One of the advantages of attending the University of Ontario Institute of Technology is its opportunities for experiential learning and research. SSH offers lots of ways for students to get experience in their field before they even complete their undergraduate degree!

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Topics: Academic

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

Emily takes on #Converge2017 conference in Ottawa

Posted by Emily Rowsell on March 3, 2017 at 3:41 PM

I was lucky enough to represent the University of Ontario Institute of Technology last month at the Converge 2017conference presented by Universities Ontario. Before I get into the meat and potatoes of an experience I will never forget, let me sum up my adventure in a few words: inclusion, enlightenment, innovation, inspiration, and hope.

The Converge 2017 conference was a two-day event that brought together young Canadian leaders, members of parliament and academia, artists, and an overall diverse group of people to discuss what we think Canada can, and should, become in the next 50 years. I love Canada; it’s my home and I am proud to be Canadian but of course like many things in life – there is always room for improvement and those ideas for improvement in Canada are what we discussed over the course of the two-day conference!

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Topics: Academic

Selecting A business major and minor that is right for you

Posted by Michael Cassar on March 3, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Conflicted about what Bachelor of Commerce stream to specialize in? In this blog post, I'll outline my top five tips for deciding your business major or minor. Such a monumental decision needs a tremendous level of commitment, drive, vision, and career alignment. Most importantly, it's a decision that will influence your dreams and aspirations.

I fondly remember when I was a second year FBIT student in the BComm program, up late thinking about the day of major and minor selection. It was now that I had to decide what I wanted to pursue beyond graduation. My dream has and always will be to provide engagement, enthusiasm, and energy to positively inspire and uplift others in creating the best possible future they can have. In doing this, I tend to believe in the reciprocity of others to create value for themselves, by working together to provide meaningfulness to those around them. That's why Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, as well as Marketing, were the respective major and minor specializations that I chose.

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Topics: Academic

Three ways to get through your readings

Posted by Natasha Kowalskyj on January 27, 2017 at 11:05 AM

Well, here we are fellow intellectuals. January 9 began the winter semester, throwing us all back into the swing of new professors, courses and a whole slew of new readings to devour. Whether your readings are presented in the form of articles or whole textbooks, your professor has included them in the required readings for the week because they not only apply to the theme which will be covered but they are included to prompt in-class discussion about the material.

While the syllabi for five classes at once can be overwhelming to any student beginning or even those who are close to finishing their university journey (like myself), I have compiled a few ways in which you can make jumping into new content and textbooks less stressful and overwhelming. There's even a chance I may be able to have you find your readings more enjoyable!

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Topics: Academic

Top 5 tips for applying to grad school

Posted by Lokendra Ramotar on January 11, 2017 at 11:06 AM

If you’ve made the decision to continue your education by going to graduate school, and you’ve done your due diligence in finding a potential supervisor and exploring prospective universities, then it’s time to start your application. The application process is an important one because missing documents or incorrect forms could mean your application won’t be processed. It’s a scary thought when you’ve put a lot of effort into the next stage of your life, but there’s no need to panic. Having gone through two graduate studies applications, once for my master’s and then for my PhD in Mechanical Engineering, I’ve come up with the top five tips to help get you organized and ensure you have a stress-free application process.

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Topics: Academic, Graduate Studies