As a Survivor of Abuse, I’m Going to Love Differently.

**PLEASE NOTE: This post was written anonymously by a student**

There are events in a person’s life that result in a turning point of sorts, that changes the path that their life may have taken if certain events hadn’t happened. For some, it’s hard to pinpoint when these events happened. For others, they become nightmares hard to outrun.

The events in my past that haunt me changed the way that I receive and give love, and drastically changed who I could have been. I often ponder the person I could have been, and also I grief for the loss of this girl I could have been. How this girl could have received love that is different than how I receive it, though I’m not sure I can love any differently.

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Humans of UOIT Project

The UOIT Mental Health Services wants to hear YOUR mental health story for the Humans of UOIT project.

Those interested in participating will be asked to send in, or meet face to face with myself, and discuss their mental health journey. Those interested in remaining anonymous are welcome, that can also be discussed further via email. But, each post will require a short paragraph describing your journey along with a photo of yourself or something that’s meaningful to your journey if you choose the anonymous approach.

If you are interested in being a Human of UOIT, please email the Student Life Line (

Services for Students: Indigenous Student Services

Among the many services that are offered to UOIT students, the Indigenous Student Services provides students the opportunity to learn more about Indigenous cultures and traditions. As UOIT is committed to supporting all learners, the Indeigenous Services provides access to visiting Elders, Advising, councelling, inclusive monthly programming. That includes traditional ceremonies, and cultural workshops, Soup and Bannock and a welcoming and inclusive space found at 151 Athol Street (beside 61 Charles street.)


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Tips for Friends: Staying Healthy During Exam Time

With the exam period of the Fall 2016 semester quickly approaching, a student’s mental health is very important to a successful end of the semester. Stress is obviously a problem with students as exams, essays, labs, part-time (or full-time) work, and other extra circulars begin to add up toward the end of November and into early December.

In hopes of assisting UOIT students with dealing with their stress, we asked upper year UOIT students about what they do, and have done, to stay on top of their stress.

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Events on Campus: Remembrance Day Ceremony



Lest We Forget.

By John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, we all pause as a country to remember and give thanks to the men and women who gave their life for our country. We make a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion to wear a poppy, as a symbol of respect, thanks and remembrance.

We remember our Grandparents, aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, siblings and friends who answered the call of their country. We give thanks to the ones who made it back home, and mourn the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice.

To those in active duty who continue to fight for Canada, and those who are present at Remembrance Day Ceremonies all across the country; from the students, faculty and staff at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology; we thank you for your sacrifice and we will remember them.

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Student Services: Mature, Transfer, Pathways Students Meet Ups

Did you know that, approximately, 1 in 4 students at UOIT transferred here from another institution? These students could have come from another university, or an advanced college program, or waited a little before going to university after high school.

If you are a Mature, Transfer, or Pathways (Bridging) student, here is some information on MTPS Meet ups to connect with other MTP students, and discuss tips to make your student life easier!


No Money No Problems:  Living on the Student Budget

Tuesday October 20th, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in UB 3023

Thursday October 22nd, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Tutto Market Cafe, Downtown Oshawa

Thursday October 22nd, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ONLINE via Adobe Connect

Take the Lead: Discover Your Leadership Skills

Wednesday November 18th, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Tutto Market Cafe, Downtown Oshawa

Thursday November 19th, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in UB3023

Thursday November 19th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ONLINE via Adobe Connect

Find Your Calm: Wellness & Balance During Exams

Tuesday December 1st, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in UB 3023

Wednesday December 2nd, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Tutto Market Cafe, Downtown Oshawa

Thursday December 3rd, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ONLINE via Adobe Connect

For further information on MTPS events visit their Facebook page, or go to MTPS website or email them at

Campus Events: Mental Health Awareness Week

MH_POSTER_150923On Monday October 5th, Mental Health Awareness will officially be underway! There will be events happening all week, at the North and Downtown campuses. Below is a list and a little information about each event, and we hope to see you there!

Students will also have the opportunity to enter to win a number of prizes, including Generals tickets, Ridgeback gear, and a UOIT gift basket!


These prizes, and MORE, are up for grabs during MHAW! Go to an event to learn how you could win some Ridgeback swag, Generals tickets, or a UOIT gift basket!

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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:

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

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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.


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.

UB 3023

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.



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.

UB 3023

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