Student Speak

Introducing: Michael Cassar, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on August 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Name: Michael Cassar

Program of study: Bachelor of Commerce – Major: Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, Minor: Marketing

Year of study: 4

Why did you choose your program?
I chose my program because I wish to guide and support the betterment of people, through inspiring and creating a more accessible, positive, and welcoming workplace.

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Introducing: Sierra Haller, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on August 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Name: Sierra Haller

Program of study: Bachelor of Science - Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Year of study: First year

Why did you choose this program?
I chose my program mainly because of my love for chemistry. However, I also chose the program based on the variety of careers it can lead to. For example, I can branch into different fields after obtaining my degree, such as drug testing and composing, food chemistry, producing makeup, etc. There are so many options available to me with this program that I have time to really plan out the future I want.

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Introducing: Erin Campbell, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on August 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Name: Erin Campbell

Program of study: Forensic Psychology

Year of study: Third 

Why did you choose your program?
I actually started out in my first year at a different university in a general undeclared arts program. After attending my first psychology lecture I knew this is what I needed to do, I love it. Like pretty much everyone I want to help people, and I plan to do this through the role of a psychologist. Forensic Psychology provides the education I need to help those who have any interaction with the criminal justice system or the law. UOIT provided me with the opportunity to study this at the undergraduate level and I’m really glad I chose to come here to study this.

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Introducing: Sarah Rae, Student Speak blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on August 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Name: Sarah Rae

Program of study: My program of study is in Kinesiology (Exercise Science stream) and I am currently working towards a double minor in Biological Science and Forensic Psychology.

Year of study: I am going into my fourth year this September.

Why did you choose your program?
I chose my program because I love learning about the human body, more specifically the different processes of the body. I chose Kinesiology because I am very interested in health and ways to maintain health. I chose to do a minor in Biology because I thought it complimented my major well and allowed me to learn about the human body on a molecular level. I chose to do my double minor in Forensic Psychology because I also felt that it complimented my major, as it is important to learn about the mind just as much it is the body!

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University Expectations vs. Reality

Posted by Reem Dabbous on August 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Attending university is one of the scariest, biggest and most exciting chapters in a person's life. Sometimes, however, we have expectations that don't necessarily fit the reality. To make sure you aren't surprised when you attend university, here's a list of how some expectations compare to reality and what you can do to roll with the punches. 

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Topics: Student Life

Moving Out- a How-to guide from a self-proclaimed Momma’s Girl

Posted by Candice Krull on August 9, 2017 at 1:49 PM

I realize that this blog may cover a topic that many people can't relate to: having difficulty moving away from home for the first time. I also know that there are a lot of students who will read this and find themselves agreeing with the ideas discussed. Whatever end of the spectrum you are on everyone can relate to facing their first move from the family home, something many of us have done already and many of us will do in the near future. So as a self-proclaimed homebody and as someone who considers their parents as two of their best friends, here's some advice for what it's like to move away from the family home for the first time.

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UOIT Life Hacks 101

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on August 2, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Universities are huge. There are thousands of students, hundreds of classrooms and so many little things that past students have learned. These could be things you may not have even noticed but wish you had sooner. Being a self-professed professional student who has spent a lot of time on UOIT's campus, I know a thing or two about a thing or two.  

Here are six UOIT life hacks that I’ve discovered over my years on campus. You’re probably going to want to stop what you’re doing to read about them.

1. FREE MASSAGES

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Topics: Local News and Culture, Student Life

Top 10 Instagram photos of the UOIT campus

Posted by Emily Rowsell on August 2, 2017 at 9:52 AM

The UOIT Campus has so much to offer and our students can't help but take a photo or two while wandering about! Here are ten amazing photos of different spots on the UOIT north campus and downtown campus as well as the beautiful surrounding nature spots!

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Topics: Student Life

Attention all foodies: Student Speak wants you!

Posted by Natalie Hunte on July 20, 2017 at 4:32 PM

Are you passionate about food, writing, or writing about food? Student Speak is on the hunt for a food blogger for the 2017-2018 academic year! If you’re the go-to friend for food and restaurant suggestions, then we have just the job for you as Student Speak’s official foodie.

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Topics: Student Life

The truth about free tuition in Ontario

Posted by Andrea Brown on July 18, 2017 at 1:33 PM

In February 2016, the Ontario government presented their budget which included a pledge to offer free tuition to students from low-income families. These changes will take effect starting this upcoming 2017-2018 academic year.

So what does this mean exactly? Are future students getting more advantages than current ones? What happens to student loans?
Read on as our Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) team takes you through the facts of free tuition.

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Topics: Student Life