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1st year Western Medical Science Student! Ask me anything!
Hey guys, just looking to help you guys with the application process.
I'll try my best to answer questions about anything about Western!
$500 "Ultimate Study Tip" Community Contest
Love them or hate them, exams are a part of student life. We want to know what your "ultimate study tip" is that helps you get through (and ace) them! 

Essentially we’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing academic year. Whether it’s “Don't leave it to the last minute” or “Memorize facts with a song”, we want to hear from you. There’s a $500 cash prize up for grabs!* 

How to Enter: 
Simply comment below using your real name with, “My Ultimate Study Tip Is:” followed by the piece of advice you think will help other members as they prepare for exams.

Deadline to enter is January 29, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m. ET.  

How to Win: 
Encourage your friends to vote your comment as “helpful”. The comment with the most helpful votes at the end of the contest period will be awarded the $500 prize.* 

Only friends that have an active yconic profile will be able to vote. So connect and make new friends in the yconic Community or invite your friends to join http://yconic.com for FREE today. 

Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest. Good luck! 

*See full rules and regulations ( https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/206119646--Ultimate-Study-Tip-Contest-Rules)

The Only Majors to Go to University For

Ok so I see high school kids talk about going into art or business, and I think to myself, " well I will be seeing you in four years making my coffee". So I have to write this, because I fell for the trap. Every year high school kids think about going to university and spending thousands of dollars to study a hobby. I attended queens commerce for my undergrad, and learned the hard way. College majors such as English, political science, business, social sciences, humanities, psychology are all scams(to the most part). In this forum, business major seems to be the most popular, as I was one a couple of years ago. When I got accepted, I was so happy because I heard all the good stories of students going to work at big financial and consulting firms. This is not true. In theses so called " top Canadian business schools", the students are misinformed. Only a few and I mean a few go work in these big firms, while the rest works at crappy places. Today, everyone has a business major, so the job market is sh*t. Majors like English and humanities, are the biggest scam also, because high school kids think they are hoping to be the next Shakespeare, but instead they will be making sandwiches at McDonalds. Also pre med is another scam. If you major in biology, but do not get into med school, you are then useless. Unless you spend 5-6 years getting a PhD, your bio degree has 0 value. As the job market gets tougher and tougher, people need to realize that only a handful of college majors make the student more valuable. Examples, such as engineering, accounting and computer science. I wanted to rant about this because High school kids need to know about the trap of university majors.   
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Colleges of western
What is that college thing in western ?? There are three of them and i dont understand why western is letting them give a western diploma
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UAlberta or UBC?
I'm a BC student and I've applied to both universities for Bachelor of Science. I've gotten accepted into UAlberta as well as received a $6000 scholarship. My question really is, what are the pros and cons of each university and which one would be better choice?
Also, do both provinces (BC & Alberta) reserve seats in Medicine for students that are residents of the province? 
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Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) - 2016 Discussion Thread

If you have any questions on the University of Waterloo's Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) program this year and are interested in applying, dont hesitate to ask them here! I'll try to answer them as best as I can! 

For those of you who dont know what CAP is, it's basically a program designed for students who wish to pursue a field in pharmacy in the future. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE HERE: https://uwaterloo.ca/pharmacy/future-students/conditional-admission-pharmacy-cap ALSO be sure to check out the FAQ section too because they usually cover a lot of your questions there. 

NOTE: Applications will be available starting October 9, 2015
I applied for UofA and UofC already and now I'm looking for scholarships, specifically for these two schools. I found some smaller scholarships that are funded by families but I'm not sure how to apply to them.
Do any of you know of a scholarship website like yconic that actually has links to an application site?
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AMA Waterloo CS (co-op) First Year Student
Just enrolled this September into Waterloo, currently in the Honours Com Sci program. Ask me anything :)
Will dental hygienists become in demand later in the near future. I also heard that denturists are also in demand as well due to baby boomers. Can someone fill me in on this?

thank you :)
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Chances of Getting in?
I'm planning on applying to Rotman, Waterloo AFM, Queens and Laurier BBA.

My averages:
Advanced Functions: 85
APS: 95
Finance: 83

-volunteered for Walk of Life
-volunteered at a place where I tutored kids grades 1-8
-volunteered at Habitat for Humanity
-1 year Rugby
-1 year Flag Football
-Intramural Volleyball 
-Multicultural Club
-Kindness Initiative
-SAC Sub committee
-Mental Health Club
-Yearbook Club

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You got nominated for chancellor scholarship but average isnt a 90 throughout HS?
I got nominated by my school for this scholarship and just mailed my application, however i didnt have a 90 average throughout highschool, so will i still get into the commerce program through the chancellor application? and how are my chances of getting in before the new year? EC'S ARE AMAZING. Grade 9 average: 84% grade 10: 85.3% grade 11: 87.3% grade 12: 92.4%

Thanks in advance 
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What program should i go into?
I'm a grade 12 student and i really don't know what to do in university

I really like math so i know i want to do something related to that i just don't know what. 

At first I wanted to do engineering but i realized i wasn't very good at science as my marks were usually at high 60s - low 70s. 

Computer science is an option but i wouldn't consider programming one of my strengths. I usually maintain low to mid 80s in my advanced com sci where the average is around 90. 

Business isn't an option either because i didn't really take any business courses and i just find it to be generally boring.

So as of now im thinking of going into mathematics and statistics but i'm worried about the job market after graduation which is why i considered computer science again.

So i would appreciate any suggestions of what i should go into.

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Schulich Admission?
Hi, I was wondering what my chances of getting into Schulich are with my current grades and extracurricular activities.

I have:
Accounting - 99
Data Management - 94
Advanced Functions - 86

Current Average: 93

Next semester I will have the following classes and these are the grades that I estimate I will have:
Business Leadership - 95 to 99
English - 87 to 90
Calculus and Vectors - 87 to 92
International Business - 95 to 99

Conservatively estimated average after all 6 courses have been complete: 91.33

As for extracurriculars, I have only a few in the past two years, but I have dedicated a lot of time to them. I've participated in:

DECA - as a regular member in grade 11, made it to Provincials that year, doing it again this year as an Executive Leader and I have made it to Provincials again.
SAGE - started this club at my school this year, I'm a founder and executive member here as well. For those that don't know, SAGE is a club where you start a business within your school.
Yearbook - I played a leadership role here as well and picked out the theme for the yearbook.
Library volunteering - worked with young children and helped them read books and make crafts.

I know my Advanced Functions mark is very low but I'm considering retaking that with either Virtual High School or ILC. Anyway, what I'm wondering is if I have a real chance at getting into Schulich BBA.
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Career Confusion
I understand that many careers are in demand (engineering, nursing, accounting), and it is very likely for these majors to get jobs after university. But if all students pursue these majors, wont there be an oversaturation of these majors and other positions will not be able to be filled? Dont we need some people to pursue arts and sciences?Someone please explain this philisophy.
Are my grades high enough for UoT, McMaster, UBC, or Western?
These are my current marks, I hope to bring my English mark up to a high 80 or low 90.

English 12 - 80%
Biology 12 - 90%
Physics 12 - 88%
Economics 12 - 94%
Pre-cal 12 - 90%(summer school) 80%(during school)

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Accounting programs?
Hi everyone, i am going to apply for university in a week and not sure what university program to choose. I want to become a charted accountant.  I have heard about the Waterloo's special program for accounting. It is 5 years in length and after completion we can become a charted accounted. I don't want to do a 4 year undergrad than 2 years masters in order to become a CA. Waterloo is great for that but I need 90% average but i only have an average of about 78%.......  Are there any other specialized programs for accounting that requires the minimum time to become a CA?
What universities only allow one program?
I know that University of Toronto - St. George only lets you apply to one stream, and if you apply to more than one, they ignore the other one and do whichever is ranked first. What other universities have this? Does York do this too? (I'm applying to Computer Science and Math, so if I don't get into Comp Sci, will they reject me for math too because they only consider the higher ranked program?).
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I'm confused about what these colleges are for U of T St. George... I plan to go to Computer Science btw. So any advice on which college I should go to?
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Do you guys think I can get in?
Hi guys, I'm concerned with my current situation because I just applied with around 6 programs ish. 

I'm lapping because I screwed up 1-2 courses last year and ended with an average of 74. Then, I decided to stay an extra semester and did not apply last year at all. The problem is, right now on the transcript does not show my marks for this semester because it's not over until January. But people told me to apply before the Christmas break so that's what I did. 

With this semester, I can at least boost my average up to 83 ish. Just that right now they won't see it because mid-term does not show and so my concern is, will they look at my marks now without this unfinished semester then reject me, or they will wait for a bit until feb because i'm still at school? Also, does early acceptance have anything to do with me anymore since I already finished high school with enough grade 12 credits. 

By the way, all the programs I applied for are york,, uts and trent for Poli Sci, and health  studies at Mcmaster and york. These are all cut off for around 75-80. 

I would love to hear replies, much appreciates. 
Chancellors Nominees
Hey everyone! Just wondering who on here was a chancellors nominee, and if they sent in their application yet! I sent mine yesterday, crossing my fingers it arrives.
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midterms or grade 11 marks?
How much will waterloo look at my midterm grades or grade 11 marks for early acceptance. My grade 11 marks are better than my midterm grade 12 marks. (not applying to engineering or cs btw)
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What do you look for?
What do you look for in a university and why?
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