Student Speak

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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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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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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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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How to make Your university experience more memorable!

Posted by Katrina Villeneuve on September 25, 2018 at 9:02 AM

For many students, the university experience becomes something of a routine lacking in good old-fashioned fun. DON’T LET THIS BE YOU! Letting your day-to-day life become nothing more then the repetition of classes and work is no way to experience university. Check out this blog to find some tips on how to make your days at our university more memorable!

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What is student orientation?

Posted by Kari Clarkson on September 3, 2018 at 11:40 AM

Choosing a university is a big deal. You do your research, apply and pick your favourite school. As summer winds down and September looms closer, so does the start of classes … at a brand new school with a bunch of people you don’t know.

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Ways to stay happy and healthy this flu season

Posted by Sarah Rae on March 26, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Good afternoon students! I hope you are doing well and keeping healthy as this semester comes to a close. It is crazy to think that some of you may be just finishing up your very first year here, while for some of you it may be your very last! Or, you may even be in between! Whatever stage you're in, remember how important it is to take care of yourself during times of high stress, especially during flu season! I know that life can get extremely busy during this time of year, so that is why I am here to give you a few tips on how to keep healthy and keep your body running at optimal levels. So, without further ado, I bring to you my very last blog post of the semester (not to worry though—I will be back next year!)

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Spotlight: Mama D's Jamaican Cuisine

Posted by Ryan LePage on March 16, 2018 at 9:13 AM

Well my Student Speak readers, this is my last blog for the year (and likely ever!) so to all who read the blog and/or tried the food at the various “student reviewed and approved” locations across Oshawa and the rest of Durham, thank-you! The feature this month is a focus on the food of the islands, as we enter the delight that is Mama D’s Jamaican Cuisine. Mama D’s is located at 1128 Simcoe St. N., conveniently less than a minute from the bus stop, in the plaza besides Little Caesars pizza. It is more North on Simcoe, relatively close to Taunton Rd. Access for students is easy! Take the 401 Simcoe bus, from either the downtown or north campus, and get off the bus near the plaza, and bam, all the Jamaican food you could want awaits!

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Topics: UOIT Spotlight, Student Life

Discover the power of nutrition this March!

Posted by Jacqueline Brown on March 6, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Happy Nutrition Month UOIT students! Guest blogger Jacqueline Brown, a master's student here at the university, brings some information to the blog about Nutrition Month and how you can get involved! 

This March, Dietitians of Canada is launching a Nutrition Month campaign to help you unlock the potential of food! During each week of Nutrition Month, the UOIT Arcand Nutrition Lab will support this healthy eating strategy by sharing recipes, ideas and tips to help you incorporate healthy nutrition practices into your daily life. The Arcand Nutrition Lab is run by Dr. JoAnne Arcand, a registered dietitian, researcher, and professor at UOIT. The lab conducts clinical and population health research to identify nutritional barriers for chronic disease development and creates and tests interventions that can help reduce these risks. All of her master's and practicum students have a passion for making healthy eating more accessible and enjoyable, while educating others about how they can use nutrition to both prevent and heal from common chronic illnesses.

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