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April 2019 Ridgeback Report

Nominations for the Student Life Awards of Recognition are open until Tuesday, April 30. If you know of someone who has displayed exemplary leadership skills and has made an impact on campus, consider nominating them for one of these prestigious awards.

Academic Services

  • The North Oshawa Library will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week from April 5 to 16. Library services and classrooms will not be available overnight. The downtown library in the 61 Charles Street Building is open on Sunday, March 31, Sunday, April 7 and Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 


Show off your Ridgeback pride all year long by purchasing gear at the Ridgebacks' shop!

Get Involved 

  • Class of 2019: Joins us at a Toronto Blue Jays game this summer! Your Alumni Association has reserved a block of seats for the game on Wednesday, July 24. Get your tickets now.

  • Conversation Café is a weekly event that brings students together to chat over coffee, tea and cookies. All students are welcome, though international and multilingual students are encouraged to attend to practice their English. Join in every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and every Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Learning Lab in the Student Life Building.

  • Thriving on Campus is an Ontario-wide survey that seeks to give a voice to LGBTQ2S+ students, to allow them to have their voices heard and to better foster acceptance and understanding. If you're part of the LGBTQ2S+ community, please consider participating.

  • There are two more Let’s Talk Equity discussion groups before exams begin. Create connections and build understanding on campus by joining important conversations about equity and inclusion. Learn how you can get involved.

  • Food for Fines: Reduce your overdue library fees by donating canned food to the Campus Library. Each can is worth $2 off your fine, up to a maximum of $10.

Money Matters 

  • Are you planning on studying full-time (three or more courses) during the spring/summer term? You will need to fill out our OSAP Summer Extension form, which is now available on MyCampus.

  • Don’t forget to check MyCampus for winter term payment deadlines and to review your tuition account balance, as fees are now overdue and being charged monthly interest. 


  • Tip: Sleep is important to your overall health. Set a consistent bedtime and evening routine. Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep every night.

  • Tip: Plan to vary your physical activity. Try to incorporate some cardiovascular training, resistance training and stretching into your weekly routine.

Other News

The Campus Library’s free Seed Exchange is open. Visit any Campus Library location to pick up seeds to plant at home, grow, enjoy and share.