Skip to main content
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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Study

How to ace every one of your finals

Exam season can be so stressful and scary. Let me help you by giving tips I swear by!
April 3, 2024

Making the Most of Your Study Sessions

Finding ways to motivate yourself short-term as you work towards a long-term goal.
February 20, 2024

Let’s Talk Master’s!

Wondering if a Master's degree is for you? Hesitating about spending two more years studying? Read more to see if taking this next step in your education is for you…
January 11, 2024

Elevate Your Night Study Sessions with These Snacks!

Exam season is upon us and we all need late-night snacks this time of year so I've got you covered!
December 8, 2023

How do I get an A+ in a Course

Get tips for doing your best in courses from a fourth-year student!
November 8, 2023

My Top 3 Tips for Achieving a 4.0+ GPA in Your First Year of University

Are you ready to tackle your first year of university and achieve academic excellence?
October 12, 2023

Top study spots on campus

Looking for a place to crack open those books and start studying? Here are my top 4 favourite places to study at the North Oshawa campus that’ll get you reviewing those notes ASAP!
October 10, 2023

Strategies for Success in Lab Courses

A guide for doing well in the laboratory component of courses.
October 2, 2023

Six Strategies for Effective Learning

Find out about the six scientifically proven strategies for effective learning!
September 19, 2023

Dear First Year Student: Tips on making the most of your labs

Let’s get ready for these labs together!
September 8, 2023

Dear First Year Student: What to bring to university

Here’s a list to help you get started!
August 28, 2023

Study Secrets For Success

Want to know the best ways to study? Read this article to get tips and techniques for the best grades!
August 8, 2023

What to Expect in a PASS Session

Curious about what to expect in a PASS session? Read more as a previous PASS Leader gives you the inside scoop of what to expect from one and what these sessions are all about!
July 13, 2023

How Peer Tutoring and PASS Leadership Transformed Me Personally and Professionally

Are you curious about how working as a Peer Tutor and PASS Leader at Ontario Tech's Student Learning Centre can help you develop valuable skills? Well, here is what I learned as a third-year Health Sciences student working in these roles!
May 17, 2023

How to study when you aren't motivated

Techniques for enlivening your study routine so that you feel motivated
April 10, 2023

Strategies to Reduce Exam Stress

Are you stressed about any exams coming up? Follow these tips to alleviate your stress and stay in control.
April 3, 2023

How to Prepare for A Peer Tutoring Session

Find out how to get the most out of your peer tutoring session
March 22, 2023

Taking The MCAT Soon? Read This!

Are you stressed out by the MCAT? Click this!
March 15, 2023

12 things to do during a study break

Breaks are important, here are some ideas to make the most of your break time.
February 15, 2023

Dear First Year Student: Tips on surviving lectures

Here’s how you can make the most of your lectures!
January 13, 2023

Dear First Year Student: Learn to learn

Click here to climb the ladder of success
January 9, 2023

Best Study Methods

Memorization and studying made simple. Here are some study methods I've learned as a fourth-year social science student that have helped me retain information.
December 8, 2022

Preparing for Exams

Read more to learn about exam preparation strategies from a third-year Health Science student.
December 6, 2022

6 tips for surviving this exam season

Feeling overwhelmed during exam season? Try these tips!
December 1, 2022

Study Strategies for Stellar Grades

Read more to learn about study tips from a 3rd-year Health Science student.
November 24, 2022

Study Tips to Help you Stay on Track This Semester

Need some new study tips? We’ve got you covered.
November 9, 2022

Let’s Talk Research

Tips and advice from a fourth-year Life Science Student.
November 7, 2022

Study Tips

Let’s hear it loud and clear from a Fourth-Year Life Science Student!
October 11, 2022

3 Tips to make the most of your reading week

The best way to get ahead is to start now.
October 7, 2022

Tips for a productive and balanced reading week

Get the most out of your reading week
October 5, 2022

Resources to help you with your academics

Need some extra support with coursework? Here is a quick read on some great extra help resources that Ontario Tech University offers!
September 13, 2022

Back to School Tips That Will Set You up for Success

Stressed about going back to school? Here are some tips to help you prepare for a successful start to the school year.
September 1, 2022

Health Science vs. Life Science: What’s the difference?

Two popular pre-med programs, which one is for you? Let's find out.
July 26, 2022

Calculus and physics: are they really that hard?

Calculus and physics were required courses for me in the Faculty of Science. Read more to find out if they were actually hard and for some tips to get you through these classes!
July 11, 2022

How to have a more productive winter semester

This author invites you to take a look at some of the productivity tips that have helped her stay on track over the winter term
February 9, 2022

How To Best Prepare For Exams

Preparing for exams is tough no matter what year you're in. Let me walk you through the steps of how to be (mostly) prepared for your exams.
December 9, 2021

My Learning Centre Experience: PASS sessions

Never been to a PASS session before? Here’s what you can expect!
November 22, 2021

Study tips I wish I knew in first year

Study tips from a 4th year Life Sciences student!
November 10, 2021

My Learning Centre Experience: Math Study Hall

Need math help but aren’t sure if Math Study Hall is for you? Read to learn more about Math Study Hall!
October 19, 2021

Research paper resources

Here is a list of resources that have helped me with research paper writing for my classes!
October 12, 2021

4 apps and websites that might just come in clutch

Here are 4 apps and websites that will transform your computer-created images!
September 29, 2021

My Learning Centre Experience: peer tutoring sessions

Want to know what a peer tutoring session is like from a student’s perspective? You’ve come to the right place!
September 21, 2021

Websites to explore and bookmark as an Ontario Tech Student

A comprehensive guide to important websites and resources compiled by a student.
September 17, 2021

What you need (and don’t need) for university

Advice from upper year students to save you time and money.
August 24, 2021

What minor should you add to your degree?

Ontario Tech has such a vast array of courses and minors; Why not consider adding a minor that interests you onto your Undergraduate degree? From Astronomy to entrepreneurship, take the quiz to find out what time best suits your personality!
June 17, 2021

Study with YouTube

Never heard of "study with me videos" before? Learn more about them here!
April 1, 2021

Presenting five tips to giving effective presentations

Have a presentation coming up? Here are some tips to help!
November 11, 2020

From suspension to success: How I failed my first year

My experience with failure and how you can come back and succeed.
September 28, 2020

Ontario Tech University and the online transition

Helpful tips and supports to guide the transition to online learning!
September 24, 2020

Five tips to kick off the school year with

Five tips to kick off the school year with
September 16, 2020

Back to school shopping list for university

An essential guide to help with your supply shopping
August 28, 2020

Online with Ontario Tech

How to manage online learning when it feels impossible.
August 5, 2020

Staying on top of your education this summer

Consider these online course to strengthen your knowledge this summer!
July 28, 2020

How to create the perfect class schedule

May the odds be ever in your favour.
June 16, 2020

Ten tips to help you tackle group projects

The assignments many students dread
February 28, 2020

Pros and cons for the common first year

Love it or hate it, Social Science students have to do it.
January 31, 2020

Eight study tools to slay this year

A list of some of my favourite ways to enhance my study sessions.
December 12, 2019

Top five ways to spend your study break

A student-approved list on how to spend your exam study breaks.
December 10, 2019

Five study playlists to end the semester off strong

These playlists are your perfect study companion
December 9, 2019

Five things not to do during an exam

Avoid these things at all costs
November 27, 2019

Why I am an Arts major in an era of STEM

Coming from a marginalized background, I know how important politics are, and my experiences inspire me to advocate for those who need it most.
November 20, 2019

How to pass university math (or any class really)

The obvious tips that we all need a reminder of every once in a while.
October 22, 2019

Your guide for pulling a healthy-ish all-nighter

Here's a way to study and stay healthy all at the same time.
April 11, 2019

Ten study tips from a life science student

Ten studying tips to help students conquer their courses.
March 4, 2019

My experience on academic probation

I was a straight-A student, and somehow found myself on Academic Probation. Here's how I overcame that setback (with a little inspiration from Chris Pratt).
January 21, 2019

How to create a TA-approved study guide

Crush your exams this season by making study guides that are effective and functional!
December 4, 2018

12 signs you're an engineering student

Engineering students have their own mannerisms and culture. This list is just a handful of the funny, unfortunate and unforgettable yearly experiences of an engineer.
November 27, 2018

How to email your TA (from a TA)

Surprisingly, your TA's name isn't actually "TA." Here's how to email your TAs in a manner that will get you the answers you really want.
October 19, 2018

Why the second year of life science is the worst

Two words... Organic Chemistry.
September 19, 2018

Upper year students answer your questions

Two upper year students answer questions commonly asked by first year students.
July 18, 2018