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Want to Be a Volunteer Writer for Buzzfeed?
Students will be shown how to become a Community writer for BuzzFeed. They will learn how to gather information, writer articles and get published. Students will create an account, and help assist in writing an article within the session.
 
March 21, 2018
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Involvement Outcomes: Synthesis, Decision Making, Communication, Idea Generation, Research
 
Amnesty International Nipissing Community Action
This is an opportunity for students to actively get involved in human rights, volunteerism and letter writing.
 
Please join us to write letters supporting two men imprisoned for peacefully opposing slavery in Mauritania and several women and men attacked by far right organizations for participating in a Women’s Day March in Ukraine.
 
This is a come and go event—come for as little or long as you like. As always, refreshments will be provided.

12:30-2:30 PM in A244 (the NUFA Office).
March 23, 2018
Involvement Outcomes: Communication, Diversity, Empathy, Ethics, Social Responsibility
 
Three Minute Thesis – Attendee
3MT® is a university wide competition for Masters and Doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. Attend this special event to learn about the current graduate research happening at Nipissing University.
 
March 23, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm
A122
Involvement Outcome: Research
 
Three Minute Thesis – Presenter
3MT® is a university wide competition for Masters and Doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges.
 
The challenge is to present complex research material in an engaging, compelling way, using only one slide. The three minute thesis competition provides graduate students with an opportunity to refine skills that can be transferred after graduation to diverse career paths. Distilling research into a clear form, without over-simplifying or making overly-complex, and highlighting the wider implications of this research are important skills to carry into post-graduate employment and public service.
 
Involvement Outcomes: Communication, Initiative, Organization, Research, Synthesis
 
Undergraduate Research Conference – Presenter
Presenters deliver a fifteen minute oral presentation of research or engage in a poster presentation at the Undergraduate Research Conference. The work presented is the summation of a student’s research project over the semester or year and is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their research excellence to the university community.
 
Involvement Outcomes: Communication, Receiving Feedback, Research, Synthesis
 
Exploring Learning Styles – Academic Success Workshop
Learn about the learning styles students typically relate and adhere to when learning. Subsequently we’ll discuss study and test taking strategies that suit your learning style to maximize academic success while minimizing stress associated with assignments and exams!
 
March 22, 2018
12:30-1:30
Involvement Outcomes: Excellence, Functioning Independently, Organization
 
Building Resilience
This workshop allows students to reflect on factors that make people more resilient and how they can develop these things in their lives. We will look at challenges and setbacks commonly faced by university students and strategies to address these challenges. We will conclude with a time of reflection, where students will consider present or past challenges they have faced.
 
March 29, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm
A256
Involvement Outcomes: Empathy, Initiative, Responding to Change
 
CIC Speaker Series: Col. Krista Brodie from the Department of National Defence
April 10, 2018
Location: TBA
Involvement Outcomes: Research, Synthesis, Ethics

NUSU First in Country to Partner with Military Veteran Family Program

MEDIA RELEASE
28th August 2017

The Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) and the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) announced their partnership today in an effort to give more assistance to military families and former personnel. Acknowledging the valuable skills and strengths acquired from military training and military family life, while being proactive to the potential challenges that can arise in a university environment during a Veteran or family member’s transition from military to civilian life, the Nipissing University Student Union and the Military Family Resource Centre have forged a partnership.

“It is our hope that members, veterans and families will feel accepted, understood, and valued for their important skills and experiences as they adapt to the university environment. NUSU, the MFRC, and the Veteran Family Program are committed to easing the transition from military to civilian life for members, veterans and their families,” said Tina Thomason, Veteran Family Program Coordinator for the North Bay Military Family Resource Centre.

The Nipissing University Student Union is the first Student Union in Canada to partner with MFRC and their Veteran Family Program.

“We applaud the work that the MFRC does for those who protect our country and the families that support them. It is an honour that we are the first Student Union in Canada to partner with the Military Family Resource Centre, especially the Veteran Family Program” stated NUSU VP Governance and Legal Affairs, Cooper Allen.

With Frosh Week starting tomorrow and engaging over 400 new students, the Student Union had over 60 Frosh Leaders attending the press conference dressed in red in honour of the service personnel of Canada.

Sydney Lamorea, NUSU President stated, “It was a fantastic moment to be able to see so many of our Frosh Leaders stand in support of this partnership. With Frosh Leaders being one of the first groups new students encounter, it is important that former military personnel and family members know that they can speak to our staff, executives and frosh leaders for assistance in their transition.”

MP Anthony Rota, who was unable to attend the press conference, sent a message of congratulations to both parties. “Congratulations to the Nipissing University Student Union and the North Bay Military Family Resource Centre for establishing this exceptional new partnership and helping former service personnel, and the loved ones who stand behind them, reach their post-military educational and career goals.”

To find out more information about the MFRC and Veterans Family Program, please visit www.northbaymfrc.ca. For more information about NUSU please visit www.nusu.com.

Humans Of Nipissing U- Emily Brown

“What generally makes me happy? Uhm kind of just hanging out with friends. Like I don’t feel the need that like we have to talk all the time, like we can just sit in comfortable silence and like… That really, really works. That makes me happy. Yeah! Seriously like the little things like the book store… little things like that.”

Emily Brown

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This interview was conducted for the Humans of Nipissing University page. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/HumansofNipissingU/ to see other people share their stories.

Where did you learn the most about yourself?

While I was putting dry dishes away, this question came into my mind. I was thinking about the skills I’ve learned in my previous jobs and thought about where I discovered new things about myself the most. My first answer was here, at a university far from home. But it wasn’t necessarily the distance between here and home that made me more independent. It was the belief and goal that I had to create to discover myself, for this chapter of my life is crucial to establishing who I wanted to become.

And though at times I may still be distant to who I want to be and what I want to do, my thoughts always circle around to the pronounced difference of who I was in high school in comparison to who I am now. I have told myself this before, and I will continue to do so for a long time:

I have grown. I have grown in ways I never knew I would. University has given me a reason to go beyond my boundaries and say goodbye to the limitations I set for myself. And I want to continue to reflect about myself. I’ve acknowledged I’ve changed into a person I never thought I could be – a good change; those around me can see it too. And that’s what I strive for every day. To become a better person and to constantly look for inspiration around me to guide myself towards that direction.

I do not want to find comfort in this knowledge I have of myself that I have matured tremendously. For accepting this observation of myself means rejecting my potential. I have yet to find my own potential, and what sets me apart from others. And the only way to do so is to try and do something beyond what I believe I can achieve.

I may not succeed, but for me, there is an abundant amount of joy that accompanies the action of trying.

So thank you, university, for being a place of discoveries. Though I will give my farewell to you soon, I will never forget the beloved people I have met, whom you’ve taken care of under your roof.

And thank you to myself, for your constant reminder of the strive towards improvement and growth.

Mikee Layaoen is a fourth year student in the Psychology program minoring in Human Resources.

Humans of Nipissing U- Adele Orr

“Oh, I’m a hard core fan [of Harry Potter]. Absolutely. [My favourite was] uh, number six. Yeah number six. Unpopular opinion but I think number six was the best one [of the series]. I don’t know, there’s just something about it! It’s got… In my opinion it’s got the most action. People will fight that, but uh, it’s, I don’t know I just really like the book! A lot happens. A lot is revealed in that book. There’s a lot of mystery in that one, a lot of weirdness. Things that you didn’t expect to happen then all of a sudden… You see kind of a darker side to some good characters that you’ve been taught to, not worship but like adore. And then you see a lighter side to some dark characters… It’s my favourite in the series.”

Adele Orr


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This interview was conducted for the Humans of Nipissing University page. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/HumansofNipissingU/ to see other people share their stories.

Humans of NipissingU- Sayyadah Merali

“There’s one thing I learned last month. I try to make every month a lesson, you know like January, February, March… So last month I learned that don’t expect anything from anyone. If you give someone something, do it with all your heart. For example, I gave someone a gift and the person didn’t say thank you to me. So I told my fiancé that this person didn’t say thank you to me. And he was like, “If you give a person a gift, do it with all your heart. You don’t need to expect to get a thank you from them.” And I was like, that is so true. We often do things and expect them to say something back. Or [for example] if you hold the door for someone, you expect them to say thank you, but if you do it with all your heart, you just wouldn’t care if they said thank you or not. Do it with all your heart as long as it makes you happy, right? So I thought that was an important lesson to learn. Whenever you do something for someone, you always expect them to say something nice or [receive] something in return. It’s not business, it’s kindness.”

Sayyadah Merali

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This interview was conducted for the Humans of Nipissing University page. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/HumansofNipissingU/ to see other people share their stories.

Humans of Nipissing U- Claire & Meghan

“I have two pet ducks. They don’t run away, we have a little pet-duck house for them. Their names are Peter and Susan.”

“It’s weird I want to get into paediatrics because I do not like children. It’s like I don’t want children, but I love taking care of them. But I do not like babysitting, does that make sense? Like I love caring for the little ones but not in a babysitting sense.”

Claire Rocher and Meghan Brackenridge

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This interview was conducted for the Humans of Nipissing University page. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/HumansofNipissingU/ to see other people share their stories.

 

Humans of Nipissing U- James

“Namibia [is my favourite country]. I was there to help them get their independence when they broke away from South Africa, so they wanted to have elections. They’ve never had elections before. So, free and fair elections. They set up their government in the same style like the British or Canada’s type of government, where they have a Parliamentary system and oppositions and everything – [they] never had [that] before. You had to go out and collect these people from the middle of nowhere, from way up at the Etosha Pan, the north end of the country or in the southern end of the country. Go to the remote areas and bringing them in so they can literally – they didn’t even have to sign their name – give them a fingerprint or something or say their name, just so they could vote. But, yeah for sure, that country has so much going for it when it comes to prosperity and stuff in the future. If you look it up, I mean they have a desert, they have beaches, they have gold mines, they have diamond mines. They have all these things in this country. It’s such a nation that has been there forever, but used to be called Southwest Africa and they were owned by South Africa. When they broke away, they became their own country. They’re 26 or 27 years old now, you know. 1989. They’re in their infancy when it comes to that. So if you were there to watch the development or the start up or be a part of that, I think that, what else can you ask for, you know what I mean? To be a part of a country that is just starting out. That was the good part of it. And the people are super kind, they’re like so nice. Really good country. I like it.”

James
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This interview was conducted for the Humans of Nipissing University page. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/HumansofNipissingU/ to see other people share their stories.

 

Humans of Nipissing U- Cass Battiston

“Over Christmas break, I went to a party with my friends at home and this guy started talking to me. And I started talking about school to him and later that night, my friend pulled me aside and she was like, ‘You realize that guy was hitting on you and you literally just talked to him about your thesis.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, so?’. She’s like, ‘Cass, you’re not gonna get a boyfriend like that.’ I’m like, ‘I don’t want a boyfriend!’ So that’s my life. School. [chuckles]. Karl Marx is my boyfriend.”

Cass Battiston

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This interview was conducted for the Humans of Nipissing University page. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/HumansofNipissingU/ to see other people share their stories.

Humans of Nipissing U- Maniza Khan

“Challenge yourself. Do something that you’re scared of. It’s so over-said and everything, but it works. If you don’t put yourself out there, if you don’t do something that scares you, once at least, you’re not going to change. You’re going to come back the same person. If you want that, that’s cool. But if you go to a different country, you want something exciting.”

Maniza Khan


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This interview was conducted for the Humans of Nipissing University page. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/HumansofNipissingU/ to see other people share their stories.

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