There’s An App for That

Most of us spend a great deal of our waking hours on our phones or laptops, but this time doesn’t necessarily have to be unproductive. Electronic devices can be a huge resource for students with the help of some handy apps. The Multitasker Evernote is a multipurpose app that allows users to write notes, take […]

Hit The Jackpot This Summer

This time of year has me reminiscing about the homework-free, sunshine-filled days of summer. With only a few months left of the school year and summer job applications already popping up, now is the perfect time to begin planning for those warmer months. A summer job will help you build your resume, gain marketable skills, […]

Graduation is Near

It is hard to believe that 5 years of University has come and gone so quickly. It has been 5 years full of amazing experiences, making new friends, living on my own, and yes, a few stressful times. Despite the mixture of positives and negatives, I would not trade the experience. Not only has my […]

Volunteer Opportunities are Worth the Time

When you work on assignments and study to the point where you feel as if you have no free time for yourself, volunteer opportunities can quickly become the last thing on your mind. While I will admit that it is difficult to become involved with campus life and taking the time to volunteer is no […]

Canada to Spain: Making the Most of my Time Abroad

I’ve always known that I want to be a teacher. What I didn’t know was how could I gain the experience that I need in order to excel in that career. In high school I worked as a hostess, and later a waitress. Sure, I held some babysitting jobs here and there, and tutored some […]

• Posted on March 27, 2018 by Ashley Locke in , , ,

It’s Hard to Believe I’ve Made it This Far

I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by, but at the same time, it has been a long time coming. When I started this year I kept on telling myself that I only had one more year and I’d be done my undergrad degree and next year I can then embark on my […]

Undergrad in the Lab

It feels like just yesterday that I was attending Nipissing’s March Open House in my grade twelve year. I had received offers of admission from multiple schools, and it was time to make a decision as to where I would spend my next four years. When I attended the open house, I got the opportunity […]

Teachers College Here I Come!

Well, with my final few weeks here at Nipissing, it’s time I did a self-reflection of the best four years of my life. Reading Week has just passed, and that means there is only a few more weeks of school before I can call myself a Nipissing University Graduate – but the best part is that I get to come back for more! I’ve had so many amazing memories here, and I’m so excited to see what the future two years have in store.

Embracing Graduation and other Adult things

So you’re sitting here watching Friends on Netflix and all of a sudden you realize that it’s almost December and you have so many things you still need to do. You have a final group project, individual essays, and in less than two weeks you have 4 exams. All you can do at this point is try to avoid those potential mental breakdowns and scramble to your calendar to try and make some notes on how you are going to start prioritizing your time.

First Year as a Consecutive Student in the Revised Program

The first year at any school can be pretty daunting. It’s stressful enough having to adjust to new work loads, difficult subjects and new professor expectations without having to worry about fitting in…Add in the fact that I’m living away from home and you’ve got absolute chaos. Having said that, it makes sense that I thought I’d be needing counselling the minute I got to North Bay, to help me cope with living by myself for the first time. In my defence, I’m an only child and I’ve been coddled since birth, so I didn’t think I’d be the best at handling huge responsibilities.

Once a Laker, Always a Laker.

Hello everyone! My name is Samantha Fraser and I am a new member of the Student Recruitment Team here at Nipissing! I’d like to take a minute to introduce myself! I was born and raised in South Porcupine, Ontario, which is about four and a half hours north of North Bay, and eight hours north of Toronto. Growing up I was always a northern girl at heart, and so when it came time to choose a university, I knew that Nipissing was right where I belonged.

• Posted on September 16, 2015 by Student Recruitment Officers in , , , , ,

The Concurrent Education Experience: That’s a Wrap!

Five years in the Concurrent Education program has now come to an end! Five years ago, I can remember walking into university thinking this was going to be a long five years of hard work, and I did not know if I was going to make it through. Today, I look back at my time at Nipissing, and I see tons of memories, laughter, lifelong friends, and hard work. These past five years were really short, and now it is my time to graduate and make a difference in the world.

• Posted on April 16, 2015 by Meagan Wills in , , ,

The Fifth-Year Concurrent Education Experience: The final two placements!

Four weeks; four weeks is all we have left until we are done university for good. After five years of working very hard, having multiple all-nighters, finishing tons of lesson plans and having the most amazing education classes, it is finally paying off. We will be finishing up our last few weeks as a student teacher, and will be opening a brand new chapter with endless opportunities.

• Posted on March 16, 2015 by Meagan Wills in , , ,

The Fifth Year Concurrent Education Experience: Alternative Placements

January, a month of excitement and change for the Fifth-Year Concurrent Education group. Exams are finally done, our undergraduate degrees are complete, and our difficult good-byes are over. Now it is time to take a big leap and start our four months of placement, the first being our four-week alternative placement.

• Posted on February 11, 2015 by Meagan Wills in , , ,

Fifth Year Concurrent Experience: Preparing for the final weeks

November, the time of year when everything starts getting very busy, as students prepare for exams and final papers that are coming up. As the campus becomes even more beautiful, with the snow sticking to the trees, the anticipation for the holidays and seeing your family/friends also starts to build.

• Posted on November 21, 2014 by Meagan Wills in , , , , ,

The Importance of Self-Care

Of course, many people come to Nipissing as a student to focus on academics. But if academics were the only thing you spent your time on, you wouldn’t be able to truly excel because you wouldn’t be living a balanced life. Let’s talk about self-care for a second because it’s really important! Self-care is actively doing all the things that everybody tells you should. We all know health and good sleep patterns are important for doing well in school, but what happens without those things?

The Fifth Year Experience of Concurrent Education

In the spring of 2010, I made my first big life decision to pursue a post-secondary institution that would soon become my home for the next five years. I chose to attend Nipissing University, move four and a half hours away from home, and became a student in the Concurrent Education program. These past four years have been filled with great memories, an awesome program, and hard work. I am currently in my last year of the Concurrent Education program and I could not be more excited.

• Posted on October 22, 2014 by Meagan Wills in , , , ,

The Meaning of Fear

Fear is a funny thing. Well, not “haha” funny… because let’s face it: when you encounter something that you are afraid of, or something that strikes fear into your heart, there is nothing funny about it. Your palms sweat, your heart races, you feel nauseous, and you want to run away… or at least that’s the way it is for me.


Hello there! Are you thinking of coming to Nipissing? Or maybe you’re a current student? Well let me tell you about my experience here so far, a day in the life of a BPHE student. I am in my second year of the BPHE program, and I’ll tell you why I think it’s pretty great. These are all just my personal opinions, so take them as you will, whether you chose to agree or disagree.

A Day/Week In The Life As A Concurrent Education Student

A day in the life of a Concurrent Education student tends to be fairly busy, because you are taking two different degrees at the same time. However, in the long run, it is very rewarding.

12 Steps to Surviving University: Things No One Tells You

Oh hello there, student body! Maybe you’re a current student, maybe you’re thinking of coming here, or maybe you attended here and can remember fond memories of University past. Regardless of where you are, here are some general guidelines that can help you get through any post-secondary experience. Many of you may be away from home for the first time. You’re no longer in high school; it’s time to be independent. Growing up is hard for everybody, but here are some tips I wish someone had told me in my first year, and I hope they help others as well.

Take the Time to EXPLORE

If you ask my friends, they will be the first to tell you that I am a little ‘busy body’. I overload myself when it comes to all aspects of life. School. Work. Volunteer. You name it – I try to get involved. The great thing about Nipissing is that there are TONS of opportunities to get involved in areas of your own individual interest. For me, I was drawn to Nipissing due to its International Exchange Program.

• Posted on January 8, 2014 by Alexandra McKeon in , , , ,