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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Survival Guide

December

Hello! 

I’m so glad to hear you are interested in getting involved on campus! There are so many fun ways to get involved and there are a lot of benefits to it too! Not only are you doing a great thing by getting involved, and contributing to making an inclusive community, but you are exposing yourself to various opportunities! Through this you can learn new skills, new facts and topics you never thought to learn about before, as well as making new friends! I hope you find your perfect place to get involved and love it! 

- Daniella ♡

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Articles!

Benefits of the Ambassador Program

Register for Ambassador Program

Leadership Positions

Community Events

Peer Leader Program

Ontario Tech Athletics

Ontario Tech Campus Recreation

 

Early morning class? Time clashes with another course? All the tough courses in one semester? If you think these are the questions that float through your mind before the course registration, you are not alone! Here are some tips that can reduce the course selection stress!

- M. S. Rayhan Akond

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How to create the perfect class schedule

Hello there! If you’re looking for something fun to do, you’ve come to the right place! Here I’ve compiled some of our fun quizzes and articles to help you de-stress and take your mind off of school.

-Sylvia 

 

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Looking for a movie or show to watch?

Which show should you binge watch next

Five tv shows with girl squads worth watching for

Why the Bachelor series is the best

Best Black Mirror episodes as compiled by a normal fan

 

Looking for a fun quiz to do? 

Which popular tv series character are you

What famous celebrity are you?

Pick your favourite songs and we'll tell you what sports team to try out for

 

Looking for a cool recipe to try?

Hunter’s blue and orange bliss cake

Cheap, three-ingredient meals to satisfy your cravings

 

 

You hate finals too?? Glad we are on the same page! The good news is that the more of these you do, the easier it gets! At a point, everyone tends to have their method of overcoming the woes of “finals season”. Still don’t have your thing? DON’T PANIC. Here are some tips and tricks that you can add to your toolbelt to help you kill off all of those pesky finals! 

-Isaac Akhigbe

Five things not to do during an exam

How to create a TA-approved study guide

Your guide for pulling a healthy-ish all-nighter

Ten study tips from a life science student

Six tips to help you manage stress

Hello and welcome to your mini oasis away from online learning! I know that online learning is difficult and isolating. As a fourth-year student, I’d much rather spend my final year in the presence of my friends, but this is our new reality. Just know that these feelings are normal and that you will overcome this! Grab a snack, take a break, and explore these resources to help you work through any burnout or fatigue that you may be feeling.

 - Sylvia

How to combat online meeting exhaustion

Ways to stay socially active while keeping the distance

Ontario Tech University and the online transition

Staying on top of your education this summer

Top five ways to spend your study break

 

Hey you,

I hear that you’re feeling overwhelmed. I bet you’re juggling personal, social AND academic commitments. It’s hard being a university student during a pandemic. The first piece of advice I have for you is to take a break, despite the overwhelming tasks you might have. Just when you feel the need to speed up, you often should actually slow down. Sounds crazy I know, but I’m serious. 

- Madison


Watch this short Ted Talk. It WILL make you feel better. It will teach you how slowing down will solve that cripping overwhelming anxiety and lead you to a more productive life than ever before.

Do you still feel stressed after you’ve taken some time to relax? No worries, we’ve got just the article for you:

Six tips to help you manage stress

Remember that it is okay to let others know you are struggling. This can even help you because it will allow the people around you to understand what you’re going through. Reaching out to a friend to vent is an instant stress reliever!

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Hi there~

Do you feel alone, or lost? I completely understand, in these unique times, it has become difficult for us to find support. I’m sure you have your plate full of different things, whether it be academic or extracurricular activities and it must be overwhelming. 

You’re doing really well so far and I want to say that I’m proud of your journey and growth. Please don’t think you’re not good enough, you are more than enough. You are more capable of achieving your goals than you may think, you just need to believe in yourself. I hope you can reflect on your journey as well and whether you think it was good or ‘bad’, it’s your journey and this is just the beginning of it. I am proud of you, give yourself a hug and appreciate yourself for how far you’ve come <3.

I have something that just may help you as you reflect, listen to this youtube mix- it always helps me calm down and I hope it’ll do the same for you:

‘A Peaceful Place’ ~ playlist

I hope this helped you :) I also have an article, this might help you refocus for school:

Online with Ontario Tech

I know you must be wondering now - where should I go to get support now?

I have some resources that can help you, I’ll list them out below:

Academic Support

General services that are all available to you

I hope you received some warmth and strength from this, remember, you got this! You’re precious, and you matter - keep going and if you ever feel alone, know that I’m always rooting for you~ :)

- Ilsa Sajid ❤️

Hey!

Procrastination got the best of you? Or maybe you are drowning in assignments? Whatever the reason may be, you are in the midst of cramming, but don’t worry, the Digital Community’s Crew has got your back! 


First things first play some tunes to get pumped up! 🎶

Lo Fi Hip-Hop: 

Studio Ghibli Instrumental:

Classical Music for Studying

Secondly, utilize the tips in these articles to make your study time as efficient and fun as possible.  📚

Ten study tips from a life science student

Tips for effective remote learning

Ontario Tech University and the online transition

Eight study tools to slay this year

How to pass university math (or any class really)

Ten tips to help you tackle group projects

13 times Rory Gilmore was me during midterm season

How to create a TA-approved study guide

Remember studying can be hard, but you just have to do it! 

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Good luck! I know you will ace all your assessments!