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Services for Graduate Students

Many of the services offered through the office of Student Life are available to graduate students.  See below for specific information.
  • Career Centre

    The Career Centre offers the following services to graduate students: 

    • Assistance with creating effective job-search documents (i.e. curriculum vitae, resume, cover letter);
    • Career Counselling;
    • Interview preparation;
    • Job market information; and
    • Job search strategies (i.e. LinkedIn, academic & industry job search assistance)
    • Career related workshops as part of the Graduate Professional Skills program

    All graduate students also have access to job postings and career related resources on the Student Life Portal as well as university wide career events (i.e. Job Fairs)

  • Student Accessibility Services

    Student Accessibility Services works with students with disabilities to ensure they have equal opportunities for academic success. We operate under the Ontario Human Rights Code and will help you arrange academic accommodations to support your studies. You can:

  • Student Experience Centre

    The Student Experience Centre offers the following services which are available to graduate students:

  • Student Learning Centre

    All of UOIT’s Student Learning Centre’s services are open to graduate students. Graduate students may find the services listed below helpful with the writing process and language development. We also offer writing workshops as part of the professional development skills program.

     

    The Writing Room

     

    Drop in at the Writing Room for a 15-minute appointment with a Writing Specialist, then continue writing in our space.  Receive help and advice on any stage of your writing assignment.  Participants are expected to bring everything they need to make real progress with their writing, be it a proposal, dissertation, article for publication, etc. After your 15-minute appointment, the Writing Specialist may suggest a follow up appointment to provide further support.

     

    North Oshawa Schedule, U5 Building, Room U5 60, Student Life Suite: 

    Monday               Noon to 8 p.m.

    Tuesday               9 a.m. to noon

    Wednesday         10 a.m. to noon

    Thursday             noon to 4 p.m.

    Friday                   9 a.m. to noon

    No advance registration is needed.

    For more information, please contact Mark.Neville@uoit.ca.

     

    Downtown Oshawa Schedule, 61 Charles Street, Room DTA 225:

    Monday               noon to 4 p.m.

    Tuesday               noon to 4 p.m.

    Wednesday         noon to 4 p.m.

    Thursday              noon to 4 p.m.

    Friday                   1 to 4 p.m.

    No advance registration is needed.

    For more information, please contact Tessa.Troughton@uoit.ca.

    The Graduate Writing Room

    The Graduate Writing Room offers a distraction-free space for graduate students to write alongside their peers. This is not a taught workshop, but an opportunity for graduate students to dedicate regular time to work individually on their academic writing projects. As a result, participants are expected to bring everything they need to make real progress with their writing, be it a proposal, dissertation, article for publication, etc.

    A Writing Specialist will always be available to provide support as/if needed.

    North Oshawa location: every Thursday throughout the fall semester, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the U5 building (Room U5-60). No advance registration is needed.

    For more information, please contact Mark.Neville@uoit.ca.

    Downtown Oshawa location: every Friday throughout the fall semester, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the 61 Charles Street building (Student Life Suite, 2nd floor). No advance registration is needed.

    For more information, please contact Tessa.Troughton@uoit.ca.

    The Graduate Writing Room

    The Graduate Writing Room offers a distraction-free space for graduate students to write alongside their peers. This is not a taught workshop, but an opportunity for graduate students to dedicate regular time to work individually on their academic writing projects. As a result, participants are expected to bring everything they need to make real progress with their writing, be it a proposal, dissertation, article for publication, etc.

    A Writing Specialist will always be available to provide support as/if needed.

    North Oshawa location: every Thursday throughout the fall semester, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the U5 building (Room U5-60). No advance registration is needed.

    For more information, please contact Mark.Neville@uoit.ca.

    Downtown Oshawa location: every Friday throughout the fall semester, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the 61 Charles Street building (Student Life Suite, 2nd floor). No advance registration is needed.

    For more information, please contact Tessa.Troughton@uoit.ca.

     

    Conversation Café

    Conversation Café is open to all UOIT students, both graduate and undergraduate. Students drop in and meet together in an informal setting at the north Oshawa campus in Room U5 60 every Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Café provides bilingual students with an opportunity to practice English-speaking and listening skills. Speakers of English as a first language have a chance to meet international students and learn about other cultures. Coffee, tea and cookies are provided. No advanced registration is necessary – just drop by anytime between 4:30 and 6 p.m.

    If you need further details, please contact studentlearning@uoit.ca or call 905.721.8668 ext. 6578.

     

     

    The SLC also offers the Graduate Thesis Writing Bootcamp specifically for Graduate students. More info can be found on the Grad Studies website.

  • Student Mental Health Services

    Student Mental Health Services helps students learn how to better manage the pressures of student life. You can:

    Student Mental Health Services offers short-term counselling and therapy services to students. Students in distress will also be provided support and counselling as needed. There is no cost and services are confidential. 

    For students who need long-term counselling support or specialized mental health services, UOIT will provide referrals to assist the student in accessing resources in the local community or in the student’s home community. Students with ongoing mental health concerns should contact studentlifeline@uoit.ca to discuss referral options.

  • Varsity Athletics

    Varsity Athletics delivers a first class intercollegiate program that creates a sense of pride and community spirit on campus.  UOIT Ridgebacks teams contend at institutional, provincial, national and international levels and offer a variety of ways to get involved in team sports and recreation.  You can: 

    • Try out to become a Ridgeback student-athlete
    • Cheer on the Ridgebacks playing against other university teams in hockey, soccer, golf, rowing, tennis, lacrosse, curling and dance
    • Join an intramural or extramural sports team in a wide variety of sports at a competitive or recreational level   
    • Get fit at the Flex centre – indoor track, weight and cardio machines, training programs
    • Go skating or play badminton

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