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Insight into Neuroscience at university
The neuroscience program is something I began considering during my gr.12 bio course while learning about the brain. Understanding how the brain works and affects our everyday behaviours, as well as abnormal behaviours, is something that really fascinates me. However, because this is a relatively new interest of mine, I haven't really had the time to look deeply into what the program would be like in university. 

If you're in university, studying neuroscience, I was wondering if you might be able to tell me what the program is like? What have been your favourite aspects of the program? What kinds of courses do you take? What has been the most challenging part of the program for you? What got you interested in neuroscience/what inspired you to enrol in the program?


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Chances of being accepted?
I'm in senior year of High School and beginning to apply to post-secondary. I've already finished my applications for SFU and UVic. My other schools of interest are UBC (Vancouver campus) and Concordia University, however, my GPA from last year was only sitting around 3.67, which worries me a bit.

Teachers have not sent out any grades so far this year, but assuming I score a similar/slightly higher average, what are the chances that I could get into these schools? I've done some volunteer work, and intend on doing more throughout this year, but don't do any sports or fine arts.

Though I'm not set on what I want to study, some courses of interest include Behavioural Neuroscience, Chem & Biochem, Anthropology, Psychology, Criminology/Criminal Law, Languages (French & English) and Social Justice type courses. Any insight on this/opinion helps, thanks! :)
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Neuroscience
Hello, I am currently a high school student hoping to take life science or health science in university. In your second year, one of the topics that you can go into is neuroscience & behavior. I've always somewhat wanted to be a neurosurgeon or something like that but in high school, you don't really do anything with the brain. I was wondering if there was anyone taking a neuroscience course that could give me their opinion? Is it interesting? Would it be a worthwhile field to get into? I'm interested but I'm not too sure what it intails! Any help would be great!
UofC Neuroscience
Has anyone here done the neuroscience program at the university of calgary? What would be my chances of getting in, my grade 11 average is around 94.6%. How are the research opportunities? How difficult is it? Can anyone compare it to the biomed program at UofC? How are the profs and other students? Also just any general information about Calgary and the university would be helpful!! thank you :)
Best Program for Psychology
Hi! So I'm interested in going into psychology. I still don't exactly know what type of career I want, but a part of me wants to be able to do research. I applied to UofT life science, Waterloo life science, Mcmaster life science, Mcmaster social science, UTM, Western. Which program is the best for psychology?
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What are some masters degrees that would get me a job after a Life Science Bsc in UofT?
I'm currently a high school senior student and am still waiting to hear back from the universities I applied to in Ontario (Western, MacMaster, UW). I've already got an offer from UofT Life Science program. (probably a neuroscience major. There are a lot to choose from). Mind you, I really like the University how and professional they are and also living close to  the downtown culture kinda appeals to me. But I keep hearing about how horrifying the experience has been for some people on the internet (especially for pre-med students), in the sense of the unreasonable difficulty of the program and social isolation and to be honest, it's really freaking me out. Anyhow, the reason I'm going for life science is pretty simple. I enjoy  learning about the subject and I think there's so much to be done in this field, other than becoming a lab technician or moving on to go to med-school (Well, that's just my opinion. I don't know how it actually works in the real world...). Since I'm not planning on going to Med school, but very open to continue my post grad studies, I would like to get some suggestions on what masters/post grad degrees I can get into after getting a bachelor and how likely am I to get a good job. A few programs I was thinking about was : masters of biotechnology or masters of pubic health in UofT. Hey! Or even masters of biomed engineering, if I'm feeling really adventurous that day.
I'd really really appreciate your help, because I've been in a state of a prolonged semi panic attack for the  past couple of weeks and it hasn't been nice.
Undergrad for Med
Hey guys so I would kind to know your opinion on this matter. I am in Grade 11 and I am very confused as to what undergrad to take in university. I want to get into medicine but I am conflicted about what to take for my undergrad. Here are my options:

U of A: Neurosciences
U of C: Biomedical or biological sciences (I have been looking at many forums about this and how brutal biomedical is, so I would like some more opinion on this one.
McMaster: Life Sciences
U of T: Neurosciences

I would like to stay in Calgary though because I can't afford residence elsewhere. But I am also looking in terms of what my plan B will be. I'm aware that med school is definitely a privilege. But I would love your input on this :)
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Western vs Waterloo vs Mac
I' got into life sci at both mac and Waterloo and med sci at western. I know that a lot of people say that Mac is the obvious choice but most of my friends are going to Waterloo and I've also heard really great things about Western. I know that I'll be happiest Waterloo where I know a lot of people and have slightly less competition, but is it worth giving up the reputation of Mac and the opportunities at Western? Can you give me a list of pros and cons of all three schools?Please help!
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McGill Psychology Undergraduate Classes
At McGill, how big are the classes for the BA psychology program? Are the teachers available for questions or do they tend to be busy most of the time? Would you recommend this program for someone who wishes to pursue a career in psychology/neuroscience/Cognitive Science? Any help is appreciated!
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Carleton U Cognitive Science
Hey guys,

I was wondering if anyone here is in the cognitive science program at Carleton University in Ottawa. I literally know nothing about the program or anyone in it, and was wondering is someone could tell me a bit about it and if it is worth going into? Also, what your admission average was being accepted into the program.

Thanks!!
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U of C Neuroscience
Hey! I just applied to the University of Calgary Neuroscience program and I was wondering if there is a supplementary application that I need to fill out with it since the program is so competitive?
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pls help me...
IB Junior, but I want to go into to Psych in US/Canada. I want to go into Neuroscience/Neurology as well, but don't know the first thing about majors, the BSc thing, etc. My parents stress me about going to a great university, but I'm beginning to think that it's not necessarily about the university, but how good the program is at the specific one. What do I do, first of all? I'm so lost. :(
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Can't pick a university!!
Hi,

I got offers from memorial university and Brock but I can't decide. Which one will be better for an international student in terms of making friends or in other words which will not suck for an international student in terms of socializing? I read O another forum that memorial sucks for international students, is this true???

Also which program is better if I want a job after graduating with s bachelors? 

1. Brock university- medical science
2. Memorial university - bachelors if science possible major I'll choose is either neuroscience or cell and molecular biology 


Carleton Neuroscience or Ottawa Psychology
I have been very torn lately between the neuroscience and mental health program at carleton and the psychology bsc at ottawa. My biggest thing was that i wanted to continue french so that is why psychology was my first choice because i have the option of french immersion but at carleton i have recently found out that I can major in neuroscience and mental health and minor in french. I eventually want to go to med school so I just wanted to know which option would be better. Thank-you.
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Cognitive Science Jobs/Coop?
Hi, I'm taking cognitive science in the fall, and I'm wondering if there is anybody else on here either currently taking it/planning on taking it or graduated that could tell me what they did for coop? Or even what they are planning on doing after school. It's a course that really interests me but I'm not sure what I can actually do with it :/ I'm not planning on getting into psychiatry, so I'm wondering what else is out there :) thanks!
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Undergraduate neuroscience??
Heyy guys, so I was scrolling along electronicinfo.ca, looking at university programs and I came across Brock University's Neuroscience program, which I never even knew they had!! I'm surprised to see an undergrad program for it. I'm interested in learning more about this program, so if anyone knows anything about it, I would greatly appreciate any info :)
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Will I Get In
I'm in Grade 11 and am planning on applying to Queen's (Arts), McMaster (Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour), Western (Psychology and Kinesiology), Guelph (Psychology).
My first semester grade 11 marks are
Math: 80
English: 84
Biology: 87
Anthropology/Psychology/Sociology: 93
Do you think I have a chance at getting accepted? 
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U of C and U of A Admissions
Has anyone received any early acceptances yet? If you have, then to what program(s) were you accepted into and what were your grades like (your admission average)?

Also, what were the listed conditions that came with your acceptance?
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U of A, U of C, U of S, U of T and UBC
For all those attending above universities, what are my chances to get into the science faculties, specifically for the Health Sciences, Pharmacology, Biological Sciences or Neuroscience programs:

Math 30-1: 100
Math 31 (Calculus): 98
Physics 30: 95
Biology 30: 94
Chemistry 30: around 92 (in progress)
English 30-1: around 85 (in progress)  
Social 30-1: around 95 (but universities don't care about this)

Pretty mundane EC's: 200 + hours of volunteer service, Robotics and Biology clubs, etc. Joined the swim team these last two years but haven't significantly placed. 

BTW this is Alberta Curriculum (30 designates Grade 12 courses)
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U of T advice compared to Gr12
so right not im HOPING to get accepted to U of T. the following question does not limit itself to only U of T. i was wondering if anyone knows the difference in terms of work load say compared to biology first year and grade 12. Right now im almost a straight 90 student (most difficult subject and lowest mark for me is english) and i admit i do not work as hard as everyone expects a 90 student to work. i was wondering how difficult it would be for me say mcmaster u of t or western if i decided to work hard. (in your opinions )
ps i never feel stressed for some reason
Who Are the Admissions Committee for Universities?
I just an important (albeit obvious) question:

Who are the people who have the potential to decide but only the next four years, but the REST OF your life?

I mean, *most* high school students have pulled all-nighters, put in so much time and effort into their assignments, studying for quizzes and tests, preparing projects and presentations PRIMARILY so they can obtain high marks and thus be competitive for their preferred universities and programs. All the stress and anxiety may be in vain if the admissions "people" decide reject a student. 

Consequently, with the degree that is obtained through four years of university, graduates may find a job that allows them to make a good living, provide for themselves, and be happy with what they do. 

So, this begs the question: who are these people that decide whether you get in your first choice university and program or NOT???

Former top students, and /or professors??? What if former C students are deciding on A+ students' futures? Scary. If you have any insight on this please comment below. Thanks.

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