Student Speak

Four Great Videos for Studying Tips and Tricks This Exam Season

Posted by Maria Roussakis on November 24, 2015 at 11:02 AM

Next week is the final week of fall semester courses! Aren’t you excited? However, the end of the semester is not truly here yet, since in these following weeks many students will be finishing final assignments and studying for exams.

Whether you are a first-year or an upper-year student, developing effective study skills along with organization during exam season can be difficult. In one of my previous blogs, I described several resources available at UOIT to help students succeed academically. However, in this stressful time, I thought it would be beneficial to also include some videos that describe different tips and tricks in order for students to get the most out of their studying.

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Topics: Fun Facts

Remembrance Day: Four Ways You Can Remember

Posted by Maria Roussakis on November 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM

On November 11, many countries around the world observe Remembrance Day, commemorating those brave soldiers who fought and risked their lives in war. Historically, Remembrance Day is the anniversary of the end of World War I. These hostilities ended on November 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. (French time), therefore ending at “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”. On this day, what will you be doing to give your remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives in combat?

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Topics: Student Life, Fun Facts

Four Videos You Have to Watch for Quick DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

Posted by Maria Roussakis on October 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Halloween is the one time of the year where you can dress up as anyone you like, get candy on demand and even scare a few people. There are many different ways that people celebrate Halloween, whether it is attending a party, watching some scary movies or going Trick or Treating. Whatever the occasion, a major part of Halloween is your costume. While some people plan out their costume well in advance, there are others who are more last minute with their ideas. They might find themselves the night of Halloween without anything to wear. However, have no fear! In this list below, I have compiled several videos containing quick and cheap DIY Halloween costume ideas!

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Grammar lessons from The Big Bang Theory

Posted by Talisa Haskins on October 16, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Happy Friday!

Hate the challenge of a complicated grammar problem, or love the thrill of solving it? For those of you who enjoy grammar as much as we do (and even for those who don't!), check out this grammar lesson from The Big Bang Theory

 

 

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Five things you didn't know about engineers

Posted by Maria Roussakis on October 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM

UOIT is a university that prides itself on its innovative programs in science and technology. We have two engineering faculties with a wide range of programs: the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science and the Faculty of Energy Systems & Nuclear Science. While engineering is a popular program at UOIT and many other universities across Canada, there are still many misconceptions of engineers and the profession. To remedy this, I have compiled a list of some interesting facts that you may have previously not known about engineers.

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Topics: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Fun Facts, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Six Videos You Need to Watch for Quick and Healthy Recipe Ideas

Posted by Maria Roussakis on September 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

While we enter into the beginning of autumn, students are back in their school routines. However, for many, the day is not done with their final class. On top of homework, some students also have commitments in various clubs, sports teams, or part-time jobs. With such busy schedules, it might seem hard to find time to make delicious and healthy meals for the week. These videos below are great for easy-to-make recipes that are also nutritious.

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Four UOIT academic services to help you succeed

Posted by Maria Roussakis on September 23, 2015 at 9:01 AM


For many, university is a time of self-growth. While the university transition is filled with meeting new and exciting people, it can also be a difficult learning curve for students with respect to their previous education. However, UOIT offers many services and supports in order for students to achieve academic success!

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UOIT's past lives: Facts from a university's history

Posted by Dimitri Tsalavoutas on January 22, 2015 at 12:30 PM

In this article, I step away from exploring the innovations at UOIT for a moment to look at the university's history, and share some interesting facts about the place that everyone ought to know! The 61 Charles Street building for example, which is of course now part of UOIT, wasn’t just built back in 2011 when the school started using the building. Don’t you want to know what it was used for before?!?

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Blast from the past: UOIT and Durham College history

Posted by Michael Lisinski on December 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Last year, current Student Speak blogger Dimitri Tsalavoutas created this video blog about UOIT and Durham College's history. There's more here than you might think for a school as young as UOIT -- watch Dimitri trace the Regent Theatre's history back almost a century!

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Blast from the past: Stuff Communication majors say

Posted by Michael Lisinski on November 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Remember that Internet trend where people mimicked, erm, 'stuff' that specific cohorts of people say?

In early 2012, one of our video bloggers created just such a video for students taking Communication. Take a look at what the Communication experience was like just over a couple of years ago.

 

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Topics: Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Fun Facts