Anxiety · Depression · School · Services (On Campus) · Student

Overcoming Stigmas of Anxiety Medication Use

For as long as I can remember, my family has been very strict and opinionated on the use of medication for any kind of mental illness. “You’re faking it” or “It’s all in your head” are the kind of things I was told all throughout my childhood. With those kinds of mind sets I had… Continue reading Overcoming Stigmas of Anxiety Medication Use

Helping Others · Seeking Help · Services (On Campus) · Tips for Friends

Doing what you can for those in need…

For the past 7 summers I have worked at the Canadian National Exhibition, 3 of which I have been a supervisor. This is definitely my favourite time of the year because it is the one job that although it can be very stressful, gives me the most peace. Seeing all the happy guests and helping… Continue reading Doing what you can for those in need…

Humans of UOIT · School · Services (On Campus) · Student · Student Life

Fantastic University Services and Where To Find Them!

By Michael Cassar – Peer Employment Advisor A great athlete once said: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe, a former World No.1 tennis player, once said this. Unfortunately, Mr. Ashe died in 1992 of AIDS-related pneumonia. He was a champion of many firsts:¬†Ashe was the first male… Continue reading Fantastic University Services and Where To Find Them!

Services (On Campus)

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… Continue reading Services for Students: Indigenous Student Services

Events (On/Off Campus) · Services (On Campus) · Student

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… Continue reading Student Services: Mature, Transfer, Pathways Students Meet Ups

Events (On/Off Campus) · Informative · Services (On Campus) · Student · UOIT Mental Health Services

Campus Events: Mental Health Awareness Week

On 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… Continue reading Campus Events: Mental Health Awareness Week