Student Speak

Four activities in the Durham Region to help get you in the holiday spirit

Posted by Cate McPhee on December 11, 2018 at 11:10 AM

The holiday season is my favorite time of year. Sometimes as students, it can be hard to get into the spirit of things. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most hectic time of year. Classes are coming to an end, and exams are looming. I like to balance those late night study sessions with some holiday cheer.

If you plan on studying at our university in the coming years, keep these four activities in mind if you're looking for something to do in Durham Region over the holidays.

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Topics: Student Life

Top volunteer opportunities for students in the GTA

Posted by Sarah Rae on November 27, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Happy November students! I hope all of you are managing to stay warm and cozy in this colder weather we are beginning to have.

As the end of the school year approaches, I’m sure a lot of you are busy finishing off assignments and studying for finals tests.

With the new year approaching, you're likely thinking more about where to apply. Something you should consider when thinking of where to go to university are the available volunteer opportunities. As such, I thought this would be a good time to bring to your attention some possible volunteer opportunities available for students in the GTA.

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Topics: Student Life, Academic, Volunteer

How to cope with the cost of university

Posted by Cate McPhee on November 22, 2018 at 9:02 AM


Let's be clear: university does not have to put you into debt or bankruptcy. There are plenty of students who are struggling, you are not alone. Lots of people struggle financially because university is expensive. However, remember it will be so worth it in the end.

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Topics: Finance and Money, Student Life

The Top 10 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a University

Posted by Sara Stephen on November 19, 2018 at 9:01 AM

Choosing the university program that is best for you can be a stressful decision, never mind trying to decide which school you want to go to for at least the next four years.

Breathe. We have a solution. As a recruiter, I know that speaking to someone about what your life on-campus will look like is the best way to find out what is the best fit for you. So we’ve compiled the top 10 questions to ask a recruiter, alumni or student when choosing the right university for you. 

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Topics: Student Life, Academic

The journey, challenges and discoveries of an international student

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on November 14, 2018 at 11:49 AM


One of my academic goals has been to have the opportunity to study abroad and here I am living my goal. I am currently a second-year student in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Life in Canada has been amazing and has taught me numerous lessons like in the winter, wear heavily warm clothes. Also, self independence can be hard but overall has been a really fun and remarkable experience.

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Topics: Go Global, study abroad, international student, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Academic, Student Life, Canada, study abroad blog

Three reasons why you can’t miss our Fall Open House

Posted by Kari Clarkson on November 12, 2018 at 3:19 PM

As you consider which university is going to be the place you’re going to call home for the next few years, you need to make time to see it in person (just ask our blogger Erin about making a campus visit). 

Since our university is likely in your top picks for post-secondary, it’s your lucky day! Our Fall Open House is coming up this Saturday, November 17. It’s the perfect chance to see our campus and learn more about the programs you’re interested in. 

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Topics: Student Life

Memes you need to see if you're going to be a university student

Posted by Erin Campbell on November 8, 2018 at 9:04 AM

These are all going to be appropriate, wholesome school memes expressing things that you will become all too familiar with at university.

Sometimes being a university student is a struggle, and it can be challenging to balance all of the things you have going on in your life while navigating through your journey of higher education.

Right now is a stressful time of year so I hope these memes make you laugh a little. Take care of yourselves during this hectic time! Alright, let's get into it. 

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Topics: Student Life

Best hangout spots on campus you don’t know about

Posted by Cate McPhee on November 1, 2018 at 9:01 AM

When you move away from home or you're commuting to school, it's essential to find spots that you're able to hangout, relax or study.

At the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology, there are many cool spots both inside and out.

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Why and when you should get to know your future university

Posted by Sara Stephen on October 26, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Are you graduating from high school and thinking about applying to university in the fall of 2019? Then this is a message for you. 

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Topics: Student Life

Top 10 Places to Take Instagram Photos on Campus

Posted by Erin Campbell on October 2, 2018 at 9:03 AM

Hey everyone, are you looking to up your Instagram game but can’t seem to make it off-campus? Don’t worry, there’s no need to leave the comfort of the university to get some cool photos in diverse locations. With the leaves changing colour and the workload about to get heavier, now’s the perfect time to get out there and snap some photos. There are a lot of spots on campus worthy of photos and it will not be possible for me to cover them all, so I’m picking a few of my favourites. Read on to see my top ten picks for the best Instagram-able locations on campus.

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Topics: Student Life