I’m not exactly comfortable sharing my marks but I’ll tell you that they were high enough to get an entrance scholarship for the school.
So how are the first weeks here? Like how is it learning to get around the campus to classes and such. I’m starting UOIT this fall in the Networking & IT.
There’s O-Week just before school starts. The orientation activities last for the whole week even though classes start on Wednesday. It’s not necessary to go, of course, but it’s a good way to meet people from your faculty and program.
They do things like scavenger hunts and informational sessions about the school (i.e. how to use Blackboard, MyCampus, and there’s maps and stuff).
The school is really not that difficult to navigate because, despite being spread over three (four if you count the engineering/GM building, but I swear no one uses it lol) it’s quite small. There will also be volunteers helping first years find their way around the school (and you can always ask other students if they’re not around!).
I know for sure that Simcoe Village has a dance studio; I’m not sure about South Village since I never lived there. There’s a Shopper’s across the street from the school for quick groceries, Simcoe Village also has a convenience store if you need something quick.
The closest grocery store would be the Frescho and No Frills down Simcoe, past Taunton. It’s probably a ten minute bus ride, but the Simcoe bus comes pretty often on weekdays so there’s less waiting. There’s a Walmart that’s a 15 minute bus ride away (but this bus does not come as often; every half hour during the day and hour during the night).
Only Central Hall and I think North Hall in Simcoe Village has a full fridge/freezer (not a deep freezer; you’ll have to “rent” those out if you want one). South Hall in Simcoe Village does not.
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Hey guys, I wouldn’t post a petition here unless if it was really important, and this is.
You might have received an email sometime saying that UOIT has “reached an agreement” with DRT regarding the U-Pass, and it’s “the best solution” they can have. It doesn’t say anything else; not what the agreement was, not why they needed to make such an agreement.
You are not being properly informed. U-Pass charges are planned to be raised—which is no surprise. In addition to that, however, the 93 Go Bus to Scarborough will be removed from the U-Pass (and I’m also hearing things about the same for the 52…?) which means that students commuting on the 93 will be paying about quadruple their transport fees.
Please sign this petition and make UOIT seriously consider doing this. We are an expanding school that has students coming in from very far, for whom residence or local rentals is not an option. Even if you do not commute on the Go buses, please consider how this may affect your schoolmates.
And please remember that this would likely affect DC students as well.