Student Speak

Summer dreaming: a guide to days worth your while

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on April 19, 2019 at 10:45 AM

Summer – yes please! As the weather becomes warmer and the grass becomes greener, you may already be planning all the fun activities and relaxation for your break. 

However, there should be a fair balance between relaxation and productivity. Summer is a time to relax and unwind. Nonetheless, it is also a time to rejuvenate.

A time spent wisely in the summer is a time truly appreciated in the later days. Learn how you can achieve both and have the best summer yet.

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Topics: Local News and Culture, Student Life, Fun Facts, Go Global, finances, Finance and Money, study abroad, international student, Volunteer, goal setting, Travel, summer

First Year Myths and Misconceptions

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on March 26, 2019 at 9:03 AM

As you prepare to enter your fist year of university, it is essential to prepare your mind. Do not come in with any preconceived notions because they usually end up false or making you feel disappointed.

Life at university will usually entail a lot of figuring out and sometimes you’ll even have to figure yourself out. So now before you arrive, clear your thoughts and control your imagination.

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Topics: Academic, Student Life, Fun Facts, student l, study abroad blog, study abroad, international student, Canada, Travel, first-year

The ultimate bucket list for you to complete at our university

Posted by Erin Campbell on February 5, 2019 at 9:09 AM

So you’re enrolling at our university soon? Maybe you’re already here. There are some things that are a must around our campus, to get the full Ridgeback experience.

I’m feeling sentimental, so strap in and find out what you can do to make you a local at the university after you arrive. Read my list of things that you can add and cross off your bucket list in your first year!

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Topics: Student Life, Fun Facts

Tips on Adjusting to university life as an international student

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on January 28, 2019 at 9:06 AM

You are here now so be prepared to live the life! But first off, congratulations and welcome– you made it to university. Some may call it the beginning of adulthood but I call it ‘the phase’–because you still get to have so much fun but in there, somewhere, there are ‘responsibilities.’ So buckle up and prepare for the new life ahead.


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Topics: Academic, Local News and Culture, Student Life, Fun Facts, Ask Hunter, Go Global, student l, finances, student spending, Finance and Money, part-time education, study abroad, international student, Travel

7 major things to know before travelling abroad to study

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on December 10, 2018 at 10:02 AM

To take that next bold step of deciding to study abroad is an achievement in itself. As you are not just leaving the comfort of your favorite couch for some hours, you are going to an entirely new and totally different country.

Where not only will you have to adapt to the new environment and culture, you may also not find the brand of your couch in that country and that takes bravery.

Studying abroad is a great way to explore new environments and cultures while broadening your horizons and perspectives of knowledge. With all the preparations and anticipations, here are some not so obvious things you might have missed in all your excitement for the new adventures to come.

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Topics: Academic, Fun Facts, Go Global, study abroad blog, study abroad

4 places to take a break in downtown Oshawa

Posted by Natasha Kowalskyj on September 30, 2016 at 1:38 PM

After getting settled into UOIT and familiarizing yourself with your weekly schedule, learning the names of professors, finding out the prices of required textbooks, (there are always cheaper options for eBooks!) and coming to the realization you’ve been assigned many, many pages of readings per night... I can tell from here, that you are more than ready for a pick me up.

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Topics: Student Life, Fun Facts

Top 5 Apps for Students

Posted by Emily Rowsell on September 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM

We can’t deny the greatness of the UOIT app for supplying us students with all of our academic needs. Access to Blackboard, MyCampus, the events calendar and so much more are all in one spot, making it an incredibly useful app to download. But, what about when you need late night study food or the perfect photo editing app?

Well, today I'll introduce you to some of the most useful and user-friendly apps that you, as a student, will admire – prepare to be amazed!

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Topics: Student Life, Fun Facts

Five mistakes in your university papers that are costing you marks

Posted by Rebecca Smith on March 10, 2016 at 3:59 PM

If you are pursuing a university degree, chances are that you will have to write a paper of some kind at some point during your studies. Whether you are writing a research paper, a lab report, or a literature review there are a few common errors that could cost you important marks.

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Five Must-Read Books for March Break

Posted by Maria Roussakis on March 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM

During the busyness of the school year, it's nice to have a week-long break to either relax, finish some assignments, go on a vacation, or even catch up on some reading! To help you get started on your reading during the March break, here are five great books to add to your list.

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Topics: Fun Facts

Five Successful Women in Science

Posted by Maria Roussakis on February 17, 2016 at 2:32 PM
Throughout the centuries, there have been many notable scientific discoveries from both men and women. However, most women weren't allowed to study science in universities until the 16th century, and even after then, many scientific fields of study were largely dominated by men.
Nevertheless, there have been many famous and successful women who have studied in various fields and have contributed to many well-known discoveries to date!
Check out five women below whose contributions to science have helped changed the world. 
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Topics: Fun Facts