Student Speak

Meet our student recruiters

Posted by Kari Clarkson on October 19, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Going to university is a huge decision. Deciding which university is right for you is an even bigger one. That’s where our student recruiters come in!

Their job as is to inform you about everything and anything to do with our university. Our recruiters answer questions about academics, admissions, experiential learning, student life, athletics and residence. They do this by travelling across Ontario and the world, going from school to school and speaking to all of our potential students.

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Why you should go back to school later in life

Posted by Kait Nienhuis on October 18, 2018 at 12:03 PM

College was great. I met my husband and made strong friendships. I had engaging teachers and gained a lot of practical experience that I apply to my career and life to this day.

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Introducing Kait Nienhuis, Student Speak Blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on October 17, 2018 at 1:28 PM

Name: Kait Nienhuis

Program of study: Communication and Digital Media studies

Year of study: Fourth year 

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Ways University Professors Differ from High School Teachers

Posted by Erin Campbell on October 16, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Hey everyone and welcome back to the blog. Today I want to talk to you about professors and teachers. What's the difference? Transitioning from high school to university can be a big change and a big part of this is the way your classes are run. Professors in university are much different than teachers in high school. Keep reading to find out how!

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Topics: Academic

Requirements needed to apply to grad school

Posted by Kari Clarkson on October 11, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Depending on where you’re applying to grad school and what you’re applying for, you’ll need to meet a few requirements.

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How to take notes in a university lecture

Posted by Kari Clarkson on October 9, 2018 at 9:03 AM

Note-taking is a new skill you might have to learn as a university student. Taking notes in your lectures is a great way to help you retain information and your notes will be a great study tool for later in the semester.

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Topics: Academic

How college exams are different from university exams

Posted by Disha Melwani on October 4, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Hi everyone! Welcome to my very first blog. My name is Disha Melwani and I’m very happy to be collaborating as a Student Speak blogger.

I’m a pathways student at our university. This means I previously attended college before transferring to university.  As a media graduate, most of my courses in college were hands-on, which means I didn’t have much theory. In fact, it was more of a practical learning.

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Topics: Academic

Introducing Disha Melwani, Student Speak Blogger

Posted by Hunter the Ridgeback on October 3, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Name: Disha Melwani

Program of study: Communication & Digital Media - Advanced Entry

Year of study: Third year 

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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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Topics: Student Life

Kenzo Ramen Chain Opens in Downtown Oshawa

Posted by Andrew Fliegel on September 27, 2018 at 9:02 AM
No longer do you have to journey to Toronto just to fill all of those burning Japanese food  desires.  And no, I'm not talking about sushi. Your Japanese food fix comes in the form of Kenzo Ramen located at 24 King St E. in Downtown Oshawa. 
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Topics: Food Reviews