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uOttawa 2nd Year Mechanical Engineering- AMA!
Hey everyone! I did one of these last year and it seemed to help a bunch of people so I thought it would be good to do one of these again. I'm currently in 2nd year Mechanical Engineering with co-op at uOttawa! Feel free to ask me anything about residence, campus life, living in Ottawa, academics (even outside of engineering), admission, etc etc! Whatever comes to mind! Some background info:

-I play on the quidditch team (it's a real thing and we're fantastic)
-I was in Civil Engineering first year, then switched into Mechanical this past summer
-I originally applied and got in for Electrical and Civil
-I lived in residence first year (go Stanton!) as I'm from the GTA

Ask away! :)
Queen'v Eng. Chancellor Scholar (ASK ME ANYTHING)
A little about me:

I am a first year, female engineering student at Queen's. I was a recipient of the 2017 Queen's Chancellors Scholarship, and I am on the Dean's list this year (2017/18). I am also a varsity athlete. ASK ME ANYTHING! I would love to answer any questions about Queen's and engineering!
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Chances for Admission into General Engineering @ McMaster 2018
Hey, I was just wondering if I can make it into McMaster engineering and if so, when I should be expecting a response?
Here are my current grades with low projections:
English - 91%
Chemistry - 89%
Advanced Functions - 88%
Calculus - 93%
Physics - 97%
Computer Science - 98%
Business Leadership - 96%
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1st Year Ryerson Engineering AMA Thread!
Well, the title says it all
To all the grade 12s, I was in the same boat as you last year, wondering about admissions, career and so on. But I am finally onto my next stage of life, studying engineering. Woohoo (have midterms soon, so mixed emotions! :/ )
Anyways, If you guys have any questions related to admissions, student life, commuting, programs, and so on, feel free to post them below. I'll try to answer as fast as I can.
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How to change the world as an engineer.
I am interested in engineering. Hoping to go to waterloo or uoft. I'm still in highscool, and began researching engineering jobs. I noticed I couldn't find any jobs in southern ontario that really interested me. I have a desire to design something "cool" imo. For example cell phones, electric cars, computers, etc. A lot of the jobs i saw had to do with a lot more boring things imo. Am I being unrealistic? I have a desire to change the world for the better, maybe after I graduate I will have a start-up for something interesting. It just it seems like the real world applications of engineering are different than I assumed. I would personally rather not live in Toronto, but I assume that's where a lot of these "cool" jobs are aha.
McMaster Engineering Supplemental Application
Has anyone completed their supp app yet?  If so when do you get access to the written section?  The written section is separate from the interview, right?  How was the experience?
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what makes engineering so hard?
I know this is probably one of the stupidest questions out there, but what makes engineering so hard? like I read university confession pages and they make engineering sound like death.  So anybody who's in engineering, could you please enlighten me I would like to know because then I'll think twice when applying for uni. Thanks!
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Engineering applicants 2018
Hey, I just wanted to know how you could rank your engineering choices for UofT. I've read on a lot of forums that past students were able to rank their choices. However, the OUAC only allows me to select one program from the St George campus. 
Any help would be appreciated 
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Career and University planning advice from current undergrads

It’s new years time; university admissions and scholarship deadlines are just months away. This is a crucial time and what you decide today will stick with you for the next few years.

You’re trying to figure out which institution you want to attend, and what you want to study--but more deeply you’re trying to figure out what you actually want to do in life.

I know first-hand how difficult it can be - I have been through it. I’ve assembled a few friends in different disciplines who have volunteered their time to help out. If you want to figure out which university makes sense, if you need advice, please reach out.

Comment on this thread if you need any help, no matter your age, grade, or if you’re in University already!


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Western Engineering and Business (Ivey) 2018
Waterloo Engineering Student AMA Thread
I'm a second year biomedical engineering student at UW heading into my second coop. Some quick facts about me:
-IB alumni from Ontario
-Engineering Ambassador
-Orientation Week Leader
-BioMechatronics Design Team member
-Completed 1 co-op in medical imaging
-Next coop in medical device compliance at a startup

Shadow Days: https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering-student-ambassadors/future-engineering-students

Chances 2018 from Prof Bill: https://profbillanderson.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/chances-for-2018

It’s winter break so I have a lot more time on my hands lol. Ask me anything that comes to mind and I'll try my best to answer!
Queen's Direct Entry Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hey, I'm currently a grade 12 student, and I have applied to the ECE innovation stream. I'm curious as to what the pervious year cutoffs were for the program and if the extra business courses within the program are worth it
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Biomedical and Electrical or Computer science at Carleton
I have been accepted to comp sci at Carleton, I also applied for biomedical and electrical engineering at Carleton. Carleton only offers acceptance to one of their programs. Since I got the acceptance for comp sci, they are saying that in order for me to be considered for Biomedical engineering I have to withdraw my acceptance for comp sci. Is it worth it? Which one is better?
I am currently in Grade 11. I was wondering if Universities look at your Grade 11 marks? And if they do, do Grade 11 marks have a big influence. My Functions mark is pretty low but my overall average comes to a 90%. 

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Help! Engineer Video Interview
I'm going to be doing the Engineering Video Interview soon for Mcmaster, Waterloo and U of T. How hard is it? What do they look for?
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Waterloo Acceptance
I recently applied for Electrical Engineering in November and I will have the AIF in by next week. I was just wondering if Waterloo still does early acceptance. I read on their website that they only sent out offers of admission in March and May only for Faculty of Engineering. Did anyone get an acceptance to an engineering program earlier then that last year?
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Waterloo AIF Part A Question 2
The question is: Please list any extra curricular activities or areas of significant interest. These could include leadership or participation in school organizations or projects, athletics, travel, community, social activities, drama, music, clubs, personal hobbies and/or significant volunteer work. 

I'm applying for Engineering

My question is, for personal hobbies, what can I put down? Reading? Preparation for math and programming contest? Playing sports like basketball with friends? 
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Waterloo Admission Chances
Hey, I'm applying for Electrical Engineering at Waterloo. I did Advanced Functions in Grade 11. These are the courses that I have already finished (all Grade 11 except Advanced Functions):  
Functions 3U: 100  
Advanced Functions 4U: 99  
Chemistry: 98  
Physics: 98
Introduction to Anthro/Psy/Soc: 96  
Computer Engineering: 94
Biology: 94  
English: 94  
Financial Accounting: 92  

For grade 12, I have taken English, Calculus, Robotics, Physics, Chemistry, Data Management and Coop. I will end with 33 credits because my coop is an Online Research with FSST and I get an IDC credit. My research project is actually within Computer Engineering (Artificial Intelligence).  

For extracurricular, I do badminton club twice a week, math club once a week, chess club twice a week, and debate (Model UN preparation) once a week. I am also participating in VEX robotics so I spend after school time on the robot. I also participate in many math contests as well as programming. ECOO Programming, Waterloo Math Contest, Caribou Math Contest, etc.. I also volunteer once a week at the library as a teen tutor and I am also part of their Teen Advisory group. I was looking at some posts by professors talking about chances of admission for Waterloo 2018.
 Link: https://profbillanderson.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/chances-for-2018  

 From the chart I saw a 75%ish chance of admission for Electrical Engineering and I was wondering about my chances of admission. Will it heavily rely on my AIF being perfect or my video interview being top notch?
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Waterloo AIF
I am applying for Waterloo for Electrical Engineering. I was looking through the AIF and noticed that in the Awards section, there is academic and non-academic. Does it make a difference if all your achievements are academic? While I do volunteering, debate, and some sports as non-academic, all of my awards and achievements are academic.
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University of Toronto Engineering Applicants 2018
Let's start a thread for us to talk about our questions, share averages, extra curriculars, and even talk about our feelings right now going through the application process!  Good luck to everyone applying this year!
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Some say Mechatronics is great because you learn about mainly both electrical and mechanical so it provides flexibility and the best of both worlds. 

Others say that it's a terrible choice because it's specialized immediately and that an employer rather hire someone who knows more about one specific area. 

Which of these are more true? 
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Which schools do you think are good for Masters in Engineering (Embedded Systems)
TOEFL score is 116. (S-26)

I've shortlisted these,
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
McGill University
McMaster University
University of Waterloo

If I have missed any that are good, I would appreciate your suggestions.
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Waterloo Computer Science Student AMA
I think there is a huge amount of misconception about our school and our different programs, so I am just hoping to help some people clear it up.

Info about me:
-I am in my 3rd year in computer science
-I have been through 3 co-ops so far
-I have taken a bunch of ECE and physics courses(if anyone have questions)

Just ask away and I will try my best answer. I will add more info about me along the way.
Hey, I will be a college student in September going into Electrician or Welding. Was wondering if anyone knows any bursaries I can apply for ?