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Innis College Life Sci Admission Average, Food, Scholarships!
I am wondering what the minimum grades would be for life science applicants to get a residence offer at Innis College? I know it is relatively high for engineering students but what is the case for a lifesci student. The program I want to major in is human biology if that makes any difference. 

ALSO how does the food situation work at innis as there is no mandatory meal plan. Is there a grocery store close by? Do students buy partial meal plans in conjunction with making their own food? Do students buy full meal plans anyways or is that not an option? Does everyone just grocery shop at one close by store?

And lastly, does Innis have any admission scholarships going into first year for academic excellence or is the presidents scholarship of 2000 dollars the only scholarship available?
$500 "To My Past Self" Community Contest
Hindsight is everything, right? 

With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.  

We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.  

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with “To My Past Self:” followed by the piece of advice you think would have helped you one year ago. 

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.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT.  

*See full rules and regulations. Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest.  

What advice will you find most helpful? Help us identify the best advice by giving your favourite comments a ‘Help Vote’!

* https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205369054--To-My-Past-Self-Community-Contest-Rules
Is a Heavy Course Load Good?
The engineering science program at u of t is quite well known (at least in ontario), and is infamous for being too much work. My question is: is that amount of work worth it? I mean if you take a 6 courses each semester, then you'll learn a lot more compared to others in other programs. But the problem is that you'll only be doing the homework or the task assigned to you that is due soon. There is no time for you to learn freely, dig into a subject a bit deeper, and nurture your curiosity. You can't really get anywhere far if you only have time to do your homework. So is it really worth it?
Calling all yconic members!
We know it’s hard to think about but it’s almost that time of year again. Tell us your top 3 “Must Haves” for back to school and you could be featured in yconic's newest article.

Example:              1. My trusty Herschel backpack
                               2. Red TOMS shoes
                               3. My lucky pen
                              ~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics

Reply to this thread now for your chance to be featured!
2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science (FNH) student in LFS; now I'm a second year student for 2015-2016. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year, study tips, and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:

p.s. Yes, Ana Steele and Shia LaBeouf "went" here.
Bus routes--hard to read GRT website
Hey guys, just moved to the area for school. Trying to get around is a pain--with having to read the bus routes/schedules, especially with the road works. Which bus takes you to and from Conestoga Mall to University and King? I'm also looking for a way to get to Dollarama from Uni & King. Which bus will take me there and back? Thanks.
Biggest Piece of Advice for a Grade 12 Student?
I am going into grade 12 and will be picking my university program soon. I am not sure what I would like to go into yet. This post is for current university students, would you do anything differently in terms of choosing a program/university if you could go back in time? Is there any piece of advice that you wish somebody told you before you entered university? Any answers would be greatly appreciated!! 
Ok so I'm entering grade 11 and I'd like to major in pharmacology or human. Biology to be a pharmacist or doctor. My grade 11 courses are:

Anthropology 11
Chemistry 11
Math 11
Food and culture 11

2nd semester:
English 11

But I don't really care about that right now, my main priority is actually getting accepted first. Which won't happen unless my marks are high.

ALSO don't tell me any bs about dropping grade 12 math, because I FEEL LIKE ITS A REALLY GOOD IDEA SINCE ILL BE LESS STRESSED IN GRADE 12.





Nursing Hopefuls 2015!
Hey everyone!

I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs.

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers:

1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year

So common guys, reveal yourselves! ;)
HELP Second thoughts on going into business?!!
Heey everyone. I'm going into grade 12 this year and I am slighly freaking out. So I've been perusing through this site lately and I think it's just freaking me out even more. I really like business (at least I think I do), but I'm worried I won't get a job. There's so many people saying that the business industry is really saturated and that a business degree is one of the most common nowadays. Even at my hs, so many people are going into business. Plus, my mom keeps telling me I'm going to have a hard time getting a job in business because of all the competition. Also, people on yconic keep saying that it's important to get into a top tier business school, but my average last year was around an 88% and I'm not sure if I can get my average up to an 90 this year. I'm for sure gonna work my butt off but that doesn't guarantee that it will happen. Then there's that post on here called like why are business students so optimistic??? which gives me more anxiety.

I don't know if I'm making the right decision by going into business. I think I still have time to switch into nursing? I took uni bio11 last year, so that would mean I would have to take chem11 first semester, and then bio12 and chem12 second semester. Is nursing less saturated than business and am I more likely to get a job? I'm not the biggest fan of the medical industry, but then again business isn't really my main passion either. 

Sorry for the extremely long post. I just need peoples' opinions on this. I'm a mess, literally. It's just everything is coming up so quickly and I thought I had my goals planned out, but now I'm contemplating and having second thoughts. Please no harsh comments. Thanks in advance..
Am I In For a Surprise?
Just how much harder is uni in contrast to high school? If I am among the top of my class at the moment, can I expect to be a star student in a uni program like western med sci or queens commerce? Is it worth the risk to do an absolutely unemployable, but relatively easy BA at schools like queens, western, or mcgill in pursuit of getting into law school?
Grade 12 challenge and change vs international business
I'm a GTA student going to grade 12 this year and I'm having second thoughts about taking Challenge and Change in Society. When I did my course selection in grade 11 it seemed like a very good course but now I thinking about international business. If anyone has taken either or both courses I would really like an opinion on them. Particularly about the workload and the type of material and assignments. I'm really looking into easier U/M courses to boost my average. Thanks in advance.
Waterloo AFM
I'm interested in this program and I am curious to know the difficulty of first year and also throughout the program. Is there a high dropout rate for this program or is it if you are accepted into the program that their is a lot of support and ultimately high graduation rate. Plus I see that you have to qualify for the masters year and was curious to know how rigorous it is because of the fact you get a masters in one year compared to the average time to get one(2-3 years)
Which grade 12 course is easier. World Issues, Politics, Challenge and change?
I am picking two out of the three, they are all uni level courses but I want to pick the easier ones because I am taking all three uni maths. Could you rate them from toughest to easiest. The real names of the courses are Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Canadian and World Politics, and Challenge and Change in Society.
Thank You
Becoming a CFA
Hey guys I wanted to pursue a cfa designation after highshcool.

Is this possible through the BBA program at schulich, and if so what Is the process?
I know u have to write 3 exams and get 4 years of work experience.. But when would I be able to do this? (like can I write the exams during my years at schulich, and does the work experience have to be from a particular type of bank/firm type of thing?)
Grade 12 University Applications?
I am just about to start grade 12 in a few days, and I am already PRE-STRESSED. So it looks like I have to retake precalculus 11 LAH and still do Physics LAH, and on top of that my first semester classes are English, Biology, and hopefully Chemistry.
How hard are these classes??
And also, for UNIVERSITIES in Canada, such as SFU, UBC, UOT, ETC.. do they ONLY look at grade 12 marks? In my grade 11 year I had the worst year ever and it did not help on my school marks so I'm freaking out....
Engineering Cutoff for 2015 Fall Students?
What average did you finish with in High School to get into University of Calgary's Engineering program this Fall 2015?
Ryerson University Engineering
Is engineering good at ryerson. Please give proper information and not be a troll
Switch easy course to first semester?
People say that I should switch my easy courses to first semester since it'll give me a higher average when apply to university.
Should I consider doing that...?
Debating Between Mac or York Life Science
So I got accepted into several programs I've applied for and shortlisted the following two:

Life Sciences @ Mac
Biomed @ York

I'll be flat out honest in  saying that my goal is medicine. I know that several people applying to any science program anywhere have thought of this at one point. I want to be separate from those people and make my decision wisely with no regrets. Mac was my dream school for a long time and the thought of leaving home and going out to learn has been my all time wishes. However, I have been told that going to York will give me a better environment to maintain a high GPA as I will be staying home. To those out there with experience in the Science field, which one should I choose? Should I listen to my heart (Mac), or to my instinct (York)?
Waterloo's Science and Business (preferably co-op) program
I'm currently going to grade 12 and I'm thinking of applying to University of Waterloo's Science and Business co-op program. Correct me if I'm wrong, this program leads to a BSc Honours Co-op Science and Business.

What jobs are there after this program with that degree? Also, are there a lot of job opportunities?

If anybody is in this program or knows somebody who is, please tell me your/their experience. Thank you!
English 12 in 1st or 2nd semester?
I'll be heading into my grade 12 year pretty soon and I'm still debating whether to take english 12 in first or second semester.

The problem is that my english isn't strong. Also, the teacher I have has a marking system of giving out marks with only 5% increments (100%, 95%, 90%, 85%...) which becomes tough when wanting to jump from a B+ to an A-.
I had some trouble with my english provincial in grade 10 so I'm afraid I'll have the same problem for grade 12 (given I have tutor this year). On top of having to deal with a very bias teacher. 

Would it be better to take eng first sem and if anything happens, retake english + provincial or take it in second sem when I self report my grades to UBC/SFU, I can use my grade 11 mark (86%) and hope for the best on my provincial? (note* i will be having the same teacher for both 1st/2nd sem)


Is architecture a good or bad field to get into? Are the long range job prospects good?