The Very Last Muskoka Post (Goodbye)

Hi, hello! As of next year, the Muskoka campus will be no more. No students will be walking down the hallways. There will be no one in our classrooms, no one lounging in the Lakehouse. There will be no residence activities, no Dons, or Residence Council.

• Posted on April 5, 2016 by Jessica Kayama in , , ,

One Billion Rising: Muskoka Has Risen!

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you all an amazing event that occurred on February 6th at the Muskoka Campus. I worked with some dedicated students and Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services to provide an event called One Billion Rising to the community.

• Posted on March 3, 2016 by Jessica Kayama in , , , , ,

Make Residence Your #NUHome!

Hey everyone! I am the Community Advisor at Nipissing University for the Muskoka Campus! I absolutely love my job, but most importantly, I absolutely LOVE residence! I think it provides many opportunities to get to know others and for personal growth! Here are some reasons why I think Nipissing’s residence should be your #NUHome!

• Posted on February 5, 2016 by Jessica Kayama in , , , , , ,

Keep Up Your #Momentum

Hey folks! I don’t know about you, but throughout the recent weeks I have really been slacking in keeping up momentum and finishing school work, and staying on track. With the recent strike going on, there are a few ways you can try keeping up your #Momentum (which I’m going to be doing, too…hey, we can do them together!)

• Posted on November 25, 2015 by Jessica Kayama in , , , , ,

Have YOU Been Flirting With The Pre-Exam Blues?

Twelve kettles of tea, three hours of sleep and one hundred typed and instantly untyped introductions later…and still I’m left with nothing but a blank page to show for my efforts. Ah, feels like the looming final stretch before our (all-too-dreaded) exams. As a person who doesn’t deal with stress well, I’ll tell you that I’m in a domestic partnership with the feelings of sorrow and incompetence that come along with those last minute term papers and the hours of studying right before – and only right before – a big test. Is it healthy? Probably not. Still, I find myself getting so stressed out that I can’t bring myself to tackle any of my assignments, thus becoming more stressed because I haven’t been doing them. It’s like one, big, continuous cycle – a cycle that you ought to break.

• Posted on November 24, 2015 by Amber Walker in , , , , ,

Get Inspired.

I have recently opened my eyes to the beauty of this world, and I think it is valuable for everyone to recognize the positivity in their lives. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to receive an education and to apply my learning through various adventures in life.I am extremely blessed to be a Community Advisor at the Muskoka campus’ residence and to get the chance to connect to so many wonderful people. I am also very lucky to be a blogger and to have the ability to share my thoughts, advice, feelings, and to hopefully affect your lives in a better way.

• Posted on October 22, 2015 by Jessica Kayama in , , , , , , , ,

My Experience Becoming a Frosh Leader

Hello friends! My name is Courtney Ivany, I am a second year criminal justice major, as well as a second year Nipissing University blogger. One of the first blogs I ever wrote for Nipissing was the importance of getting involved within the school, and volunteering in the community. Therefore it seems fitting that my first blog this year also stresses the importance of being involved. This year I had the amazing opportunity to become a frosh leader (GO SKULL AND FROSH BONES!) which was probably one of the best ideas I’ve ever had.

• Posted on October 14, 2015 by Courtney Ivany in , , ,


Exams are approaching, and I’m sure many of you are thinking about your summer plans rather than your finals (I happen to be one of those people too). As exams get closer and closer, students often panic last minute and start studying far too late. Academic stress is difficult because it can really affect your mood, sleeping patterns, and even alter your focus, making you less likely to succeed in studying.

• Posted on April 8, 2015 by Jessica Kayama in , , , , , ,

Treat Yo Self…And Others

University life can be packed with stress, exams, assignments, balancing life, working, and so on. It can be difficult to manage our time wisely, resulting in a lack of self-care, when in actuality, it is extremely crucial to uphold self-care during these stressful times. Self-care is an important aspect to university because you can’t focus on your work entirely if you don’t take the time to focus on yourself.

• Posted on March 9, 2015 by Jessica Kayama in , , , , ,

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Morning

If you are anything like me, waking up for that 8:30 am class is the last thing you want to do on a Monday morning. Recently however, I have begun making some simple changes in my morning routine in an effort to improve my health. While I will never be a morning person, these 3 habits have made my mornings feel a lot better!

• Posted on February 23, 2015 by Kylie-Anne Grube in , , , , ,

Transferring from College to University (Muskoka Edition)

Our actions, decisions and thoughts impact who we are and what we do with our lives. After high school, I had no idea what I wanted to pursue– becoming a wedding planner, psychologist, singer? They were all dreams of mine. But when it came time to decide what path to choose, I panicked. I had an unsettling feeling going to the University of Guelph, leaving my family and friends. These are normal feelings, but once I was settled in, it occurred to me that I wasn’t pursuing what I really wanted to do.

• Posted on February 10, 2015 by Jessica Kayama in , , , , ,

Tackling Student Stress

As we embark upon a new semester, let’s talk about an issue we will all be facing: Stress

• Posted on January 26, 2015 by Kylie-Anne Grube in , , , , ,

The Final Stretch: How to Stay Motivated

The semester is almost over, the holidays are fast approaching, and a heavy blanket of snow is falling upon your motivation – burying all traces of productivity. While the end of the semester should be a time to cultivate time-management skills, I find myself overwhelmed with an endless list of tasks to accomplish and no time to complete them.

• Posted on December 10, 2014 by Kylie-Anne Grube in , , , ,

Becoming a Southern/Northern Girl

I grew up in a small town in Southwestern Ontario, called Newbury. It has 440 people, and our main attraction is a Home Hardware, a beautiful Home Hardware, but still a Home Hardware. I grew up with cornfields, 40 degree weather with the humidex, and tobogganed down a ditch because that was our biggest hill in the winter.

• Posted on September 4, 2014 by Student Recruitment Officers in , , ,

Nipissing University’s Local WUSC Committee

DID YOU KNOW by attending Nipissing University you are directly helping a refugee student achieve a university education? That’s right! Every student pays a small levy into their tuition, which in turn allows a refugee student to attend university, which they otherwise may not have been able to do. To date, Nipissing has graduated two refugee students, currently is hosting a third and we are in preparation for our fourth student to join us in September!