Campus Events: Campus Connected Orientation Sessions

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Students interested are invited to attend one of three orientation sessions for Campus Connected, after which you will officially be a part of the initiative!

There are two north campus sessions (Oct 13 and Oct 27) and one downtown session (Oct 29) available at this time.  To register, please use the link below:

https://uoit.ca/forms/online/view.php?id=232670

Please feel free to invite your friends to register.  All students are welcome to come!

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The Truth About Procrastination

Crap…

You look at the clock and it’s 7:14 PM two days before your paper is due. All you have written down is the bullet points from the proposal you had to write a month ago. When you should have been reading articles and researching for your paper you were binge-watching Sherlock (for the umpteenth time) on Netflix. But hey Sherlock is a genius so maybe we could absorb some of his brilliance and write that paper.

No such luck.

Next thing you know weeks have gone by and that paper hasn’t progressed past the initial page.

We have all been there.

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Student Services: The ONE Program

What is the ONE program?

The ONE program is a service offered to first year UOIT students that helps them transition from a high school student into undergraduate studies, and also gives students a certificate recognizing their achievements.

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The program works in 3 phrases.

Phase 1 Sept. 10th to Nov. 15th

Lecture & Note Taking Oct. 6th

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tessa Troughton

ONE Study Session & Study Tips

Oct. 14th & 15th

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Time Management & Goal Setting Sept. 30th

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Candace Chard

Sample Spin Class Oct. 8th

Meet @ 5:45 Class from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Phase 2 Nov. 15th to Feb. 15th

Stress Management Nov. 12th

3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Jarek Baginski & Marose Bellehumeur

ONE Study Session & Study Tips

Dec. 2nd & 3rd

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Budgeting 101

Jan. 19th

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Debra White

Self-Assessment Workshop

Feb. 3rd

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Alison Macpherson

Researching Your Career

Feb. 10th

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Alison Macpherson

 

Phase 3

One Study Session & Study tips                                      ONE Program Community Outreach: Durham Outlook for the Needy

Mar. 9th & 10th                                                                   Mar. 17th & 24th 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. & April 21st & 28th 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.                                                                   **PLEASE NOTE** Register for the time & day that works best for you

UB 3023                                                                                51 King St. E, Oshawa ON L1H 1B4

 

For further information, please visit the ONE program’s Facebook page, or email them at one@uoit.ca

 

 

My Autistic Experience: Quiet External Presence

I received a comment recently that made me think about the way that I handle and process emotions.  This will be an interesting discussion, as I have not handled my emotions consistently throughout my life. Rather, as I got older I went from one tactic of handling my emotions to another.

Either way, I could never profess to understanding my emotions, but when I was little I was more free with my emotional expression. If I felt a certain way I was able to allow myself to express it. I don’t know how much I let my emotions govern my decision making, but when I was little there was not much that I understood, making it difficult to judge.

When I was happy, it was pretty clear, but what I remember most easily is anger and sadness. I remember a drama class when I was in elementary school where we did an exercise that I did not like. I allowed myself to express that anger, much to the annoyance of the teacher.

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Campus Events: Indigenous Awareness Week

Beginning this Monday, September 28th, the 2nd annual Indigenous Awareness Events will be happening on campus. Below is a list of the events that will be taking place next week, including instructions on any of the events that need to be registered to join.

Students are encouraged to collect a SEC passport, and to attend at least 2 events during the week to be entered for a chance to win a gift basket or a $100.00 gift card for Shop 61 or the Campus Bookstore. (Attend more events to increase your chances of winning!)

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The Importance of Anonymity

As the school year quickly approaches, and the last of the summer heat will hopefully be a fleeting memory, we are eager to look for students interested in sharing their mental health journeys, experiences, and words of wisdom with fellow students, staff and faculty.

As eager as we are to hear these stories, we understand that students may find it difficult to share them on such a large scale.

With the stigma that surrounds mental health, we offer this platform of story telling to students as a way of sharing their stories, but not their identities.

As brought up in our latest My Autistic Experience post, you may come across a post as a reader that reminds you of someone you may know at UOIT. You may know them from your program, or you may have had some classes with them. You may even have a relationship with them, potentially having worked on a class project together. It may seem like no big deal to bring up an educational and interesting article to the person you think wrote it, and you are only interested in sharing praise for their post.

But, to the student who wrote the article, it’s not just praise; it’s you announcing that they have a mental illness to their class mates. Which could do a lot more damage than good, in the long run.

We offer this platform to not only educate the UOIT community about mental illness, but to allow students to share their experiences without feeling the pressure to reveal to their friends and teachers that they have a mental illness. We want any and all students who are interested in writing for us to feel welcome and secure in the anonymity that we offer, and the positive space they are entering into when they share their experiences with us.

A mental illness does not define a person, nor should it be revealed without the student’s permission.

Explore this blog, learn about mental illnesses, and share your experiences with us if you feel comfortable enough to. We ask readers to leave their praise in the comments if they would like to, and only speak with an author if they broach the subject first. This blog runs because we keep our authors identities private, and we would like to keep it that way.

My Autistic Experience: My Most Difficult Time

Here is a story that I tell for the benefit of others. There is no need to worry about me, for while this period of time was difficult, it is also over. Do not feel bad for me either, because going through this difficult period of time afforded me many tools that allow me to thrive today.

I do have one request. My telling of this time period will give sufficient information that people who know me well enough would be able to identify me. If this post gives you enough information that you know who I am, please keep it to yourself. I use the name oeruli because it allows me to tell intimate stories about my life for the benefit of others while maintaining anonymity. The name behind the mask is one I want kept to myself and those who I personally assign my trust. I suppose we could talk about it on an individual basis, but please be careful. It would be embarrassing if you misidentify someone else as me.

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