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Living on a Budget by Lisa Pfau & Boyan Lepoev
This past week we were very fortunate to have Boyan Lepoev come in to chat with us about living on a student budget. Boyan Lepoev works as Investment Analyst at Bridgeport Asset Management, a boutique investment management firm in Toronto. Previously, he was Market Risk Manager at the Bank of Nova Scotia. Boyan holds the Chartered […]
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Closed for the Holidays
We will be closed from Monday, December 24th until Thursday, January 10th. We wish you all a very restful holiday season. See you in the new year!! 🙂
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4 Tips on how to Maximize your Holiday Break
It is easy to promise yourself that you will get caught up or get ahead during the holiday break, but once family come over, the parties start, and all the distractions begin it becomes almost impossible. Then, before you know it, you are back to work and even further behind that before. Here are four […]
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Avoid Plagiarism & Maintain your Academic Integrity by Lisa Pfau & Patricia Huang
  Recently a well-known and prize winning American poet was accused of plagiarism by her contemporaries and her reputation completely sullied. Plagiarism is a major academic offense, and a very common mistake made by 1st Year Undergraduate students. In order to avoid a failed assignment or scary encounter with your Professor, there a few things […]
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Friendships can Help or Hinder your Academic Experience by Lisa Pfau & Patricia Huang
During high school and Undergrad, I had some pretty solid, nerdy, helpful friends, who coincidentally I still keep in touch with today. However, things were different in Grad School. It’s like I skipped all those moments in Jr. High and High School when you figure out the difference between a good friend and a bad […]
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Beat Exam Anxiety by Lisa Pfau & Patricia Huang
  When I was in high school, and the early part of my Undergraduate studies, I suffered from terrible exam anxiety. Before my first Grade 12 Provincial Exam in Alberta, Canada, I remember throwing up my Cheerios in the bathroom sink. My anxiety stemmed from having tanked my Social Studies Provincial Exam in Grade 11, […]
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Party Safe by Lisa Pfau & Patricia Huang
I know this post is one weekend too late, but maybe you’re at that point where you’re reflecting on your Halloween debauchery and wondering how you let X happen… I really hope everyone reading this had fun at Halloween parties without getting hurt, but that is not always the case. So, what can you do […]
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When should you drop a course? by Lisa Pfau & Patricia Huang
It can be a difficult realization to discover that your original academic plan is not working for you, and you’re struggling to meet the expectations of a particular course. Should you drop it? Or, you should you ride it out and see if you can pass?   There are a few things to consider when […]
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KICK PROCRASTINATION OUT OF YOUR MIND!! By Lisa Pfau & Patricia Huang
“Procrastination may not take up a lot of effort physically…but it takes over the mind!” ~ Stephen Hall   To be honest, I procrastinated writing this post about procrastination… …I put away my dishes. I filled my water bottle. I searched up some good music. I adjusted my writing lamp. I even posted a quote […]
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Student Writing Sample: Bird Fact Poem
  Birds are loyal, creative and smart; They find straw ,grass and mud; When they are aggressive they dart to one of your body part; Then the eggs are safe in a nest like they are in a big flower bud; When the eggs hatch they hunt for a delicious lunch.
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