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Is there an active forum for university business students?
Yconic is filled  with anonymous trolls and high school students who have no idea what they're talking about. Like it's always the usually what's the best b-school in Canada or will I get in with 99% average (asked a billion times).
1st year UBC student! Ask me anything!
I'm finishing up my first year at UBC as a Health Science student in the Land and Food Systems faculty.

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:
MEDHOPEFULS--mega thread
1) What grade are you in currently (if in high school) or what school are you attending, what year, in what program (if in university)?
2) What was/is/you think will be your top 6 (or 4/5 if you're from a province other than Ontario--please state) in high school?
3) What was/is your top 3 school & program choices for undergraduate studies before pursuing medicine ('premed')? Why?
4) Many on here seem to believe that Mac's health sci is the best, then Western's med sci, and then students should just apply to a school where attaining a high GPA is easier. Do you agree?
Thank you so much for your input! Hopefully we'll get some meaningful discussions started! Good luck to all of you! :)
Can you please do something about the night-time spam?
For many weeks now we've been bombarded with spam that usually starts right after midnight. I'm unable to post on this site at that time or read old threads, because I get a message that says "Oops, you've hit your posting limit. Please wait a couple minutes and try again." It's getting really tiresome and isn't a problem I see with other forums or the old studentawards.

What are the administrators of this site doing to stop this spam flow? It's getting ridiculous.
Do universities care if you switched high schools 3 times?
I switched almost every year, and I'm switching again my last year. Don't ask why please, I have some issues lol.
My grades are pretty good (93-95% top 4 average) but I'm worried universities will reject me due to my constant switching of highschools...

Btw I'm looking to apply to UBC Science, Western Med Sci, Mac Health Sci, UofT life science, Waterloo eng.

Thank you
Jobs in US (bay area) Waterloo Engineering
How difficult is it to get a coop placement in America preferbly the bay area? For someone interested in taking computer or management engineering, or computer science at Waterloo (Still have not decided yet!)
Future Premeds : Go to York University

Life is quite fair. You choose a competitive school/program then you work harder to achieve the same goal as a person who went to a less competitive school or program.

  REPUTATION And York isn't even that bad of a school. The only reason its getting mocked is because of its barren, dirty looking campus (its actually quite clean compared to U of T or Ryerson), and the neighborhood which York Keele campus is located on. If you consider the world rank for example THE Rankings, they are ranked higher than UWO, Queen's or even Waterloo. Of course world rankings mean nothing but still tells you that the school is considered on par with those schools internationally. York isn't bad at all. And especially, consider the fact that York doesn't have a medical school and that their history is only about 60 years compared to schools like Queen's who has a history of 160 + years.

  EASINESS York's courses are really easy. For some electives they don't even give assignments and 30% of your grade is based upon 3 online quizzes which you can retake multiple times. English, there are 3 essays which you need to write. All of these essays you can rewrite until you get a 90%. Then you have a final exam.

UGHH.. MATH Hey premeds! Want to get math over with? Calc for life sci and social sci students is probably the easiest math test I took. ( easier than HS calc) 

GPA SYSTEM Another thing I want to mention is the GPA system of York. If you get a mark over 80 then you automatically have an 'A' which is a 3.8 GPA on the OMSAS scale + the courses are easy. This is really important when you go to med school. Especially Canadian. Even better if you apply to AMCAS (american meds) you get a 4.0 (perfect) GPA.


Apply for the Biology major program or the biochem program. You get a guaranteed position at a research lab,  and you get the opportunity to join an actual biology research team! (This course you can take is called the research practicum which counts as volunteering at a lab) At the end of the course you can ask for a recommendation letter which you can use to do other things. PLUS if you apply to one of many of UT's medical research opportunities you will be more competitive due to your high GPA.


UBC revoke?
So I had a 92% avg in term 2 and got accepted to UBC science. After getting back my english provincial mark, I realized that I have a 20% discrepancy. Because of this, UBC uses your provincial mark instead of your actual in school mark. I'm standing at 81% now. Do you guys think that I'd be revoked?
Tough for first year?
I am planning to take the following courses for first year at UTSG:
1) BIO120 and BIO130
2) MAT135 and MAT136
3) PHY131 and PHY132
4) CHM151
5) SOC101
Is it going to be tough for me to handle? Anyone who has similar courses? Also what are your views about the seminar courses?
Will I get in? - queens commerce
Calc - 85
Adv functions - 85
English - 95
French - 95
Business leadership - 95
Philosophy -90
Leadership - 90
Avg - 91

Competitive gymnastics (for 9 years)
President of the yearbook committee 
Leadership team ( athletic banquet director)
Badminton team 
200+ volunteering at a not for profit gymnastics club
Founder of a business website with over 5,000 followers

Part time jobs:
Gymnastics coach 
Downtown Kingston 
Mio gelato 
Book keeper at the Flynn company