Student Speak

How to find a supervisor for graduate school

Posted by Carisa Collins on November 30, 2016 at 9:02 AM

You’ve thought about the future, listed the pros and cons, and made the decision to apply to grad school.

One of the biggest decisions to make is which supervisor(s) you would like to work with. Working with the right person can be crucial to your graduate experience. Having been through the process three times myself, I would like to share some tips that I’ve picked up on over the years.

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Topics: Academic, Graduate Studies

A world of difference: how I found my way to UOIT

Posted by Michael Cassar on November 9, 2016 at 7:28 PM

I remember it like it was yesterday, April 17, 2014, when I shared the news of my decision to transfer universities to my friends and family. What a decision it was. As I reflect back on my first year of university, it had felt like it truly gone by in flash. It was only when I made the following post on Facebook (coupled with the announcement that I had received an Offer of Admission as a transfer student to University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)), that I realized how much life experience I had gained, and how it changed me after one year of living on my own for the very first time:  

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Topics: Academic

The difference between the Concurrent, Connected and Consecutive option

Posted by Talisa Haskins on July 29, 2016 at 11:51 AM

Concurrent, consecutive, connected… what does it all mean? Students who are looking to further their education and become teachers often hear about the many different options – and while you may understand them, how do you choose what is best for you?

At UOIT, there are a few different options – but they each lead to entry into the sixteen-month fast-track Bachelor of Education program. Here’s the breakdown of the three program options and what type of student they’re best for.

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Topics: Academic

The ABCs of University

Posted by Talisa Haskins on July 12, 2016 at 3:45 PM

Adjusting to university can be stressful and, at times, overwhelming. One of the hardest things is to learn all the terms and their meanings. To make things easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly used terms for easy reference.

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Topics: Academic

What is the Technology-Enriched Learning Environment (TELE) program?

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on July 11, 2016 at 1:47 PM

Going to university in the technology age is a lot different than it was for the generations that walked the halls of post-secondary institutions previously. These days, before even accepting an offer, you can research and apply to universities online, take virtual tours, and read about or watch experiences of current students. When you do finally become a student, a lot of classes are offered online, assignments are submitted through an online portal and in-class learning will often utilize PowerPoint and other digital resources that are later shared with the class via online tools. With technology constantly at our fingertips, it’s no wonder so many students are bringing laptops with them to university.

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Topics: Academic

Going Global: The Ontario Global Edge program

Posted by William Lee on October 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Whenever I walked along the hallways of UOIT, I always had this itch to look at each poster and see what was new on campus. I wanted to see what UOIT had to offer, outside of the routine classroom lectures and tutorials.

The one poster that caught my eye and changed my outlook was a poster about an upcoming information session for the Ontario Global Edge (OGE) program.The OGE program allows UOIT students to work at start-up companies across the world. The concept is that students who go abroad can take their experiences they had overseas and apply it to companies in Canada to make Canada more competitive in the global marketplace.

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Topics: Academic, Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Marketing at UOIT

Posted by Dimitri Tsalavoutas on April 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Marketing is one of the four majors in UOIT’s Bachelor of Commerce program along with Finance, Accounting, and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management. 

If you think that people in the marketing profession are just those annoying salespeople who call when you are eating dinner, hand you flyers you don’t want at the mall, send you junk mail and make those annoying ads you see online and on TV, think again.

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Topics: Academic, Innovation, Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Student Speak recognizes a great academic

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on April 1, 2015 at 5:30 AM

Today Student Speak is honoured to recognize an esteemed academic. At the young age of 35, he has already singlehandedly changed the way the world look at physics. Yes, today we celebrate the great academic work of Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

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Topics: Academic

Carl Rogers: The man who thought well of you

Posted by Michael Lisinski on March 31, 2015 at 12:39 PM

My last blog as the Student Speak Editor will cover the same territory as my first: interesting and compelling ideas. This time I’m going to share the thought of Carl Rogers with you.

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Topics: Academic

A great paper sent Sam Bates to Chicago

Posted by Michael Lisinski on March 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to present at an academic conference, or what even happens at these kinds of events?

Last November, Communication student Sam Bates experienced an academic conference herself when she attended the 100th annual National Communication Association Convention in Chicago, Illinois. I sat down with Sam to discuss her time there, as well as the paper she presented, aptly titled “Is it wrong to put a worm on a hook?: The ethical codes of the modern-day Catfish”.

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Topics: Academic