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Shad Valley 2016 wait list
Hey guys! I got my letter saying I've been waitlisted for shad 2016. I decided to make a post and see if we could all kinda talk and things until we all get our final fate ?
Ivey AEO additional activity reference WRONG email
Hello, I realized that the email I placed was the general clinic at where I volunteered. I should have written an email of the coordinator, but chose not to because it was an additional activity that has nothing to verify. But I heard they contact al, so am I allowed to email ivey admissions and forward them the email that they should verify the additional activity with?
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Current UBC Student- Ask me anything
I'm a second year UBC student. I took first year sciences, lived in rez, and have since transferred into Engineering. I'm also an Orientations Leader and a volunteer for Destination UBC. 

I can answer questions about about rez life, science, how I got into UBC, engineering or transferring.
Ivey Applicants: List the 3 activities you wrote your essays on
Lets see what the competition is like this year.
I wrote about my summer job, being a part of a sports team that won the regional championship, and being a camp councilor. 
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Biology vs chemistry vs physics
I have to pick courses for next year soon for grade 11 and wanting to do science next year. 

Would like to know how people's experience are with any of the sciences. 
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What are the highest paid legal professions in Canada?
Looking to pursue a career in Law. Wondering what are the highest paid jobs in Canada? I enjoy business and law, what career would be suitable for me
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Help
I am in grade 9and my math average this year was 67% but my class average was 68% should I be worried for my upcoming years of high school
Is French worth taking throughout all high school years?
It's course selection month and I am unsure if I would like to take it again in gr 11. I'm currently taking French right now but I'm not exactly sure if I like it since there is a lot of assignments and I am taking some science courses next year

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ryerson group for applicants???
I've recently been accepted to ryerson (YAY!!) and was wondering if there's an applicant group like there is with western and I'm sure many other schools? I'd really love to talk to people who applied to the same things as me
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Do i have a chance?
Hi i am currently a grade 12 student in Ontario and i have been stressed out because i dont know if my marks are good enough for the biology program at York or Ryerson. I got my finals today which are:
Advanced Functions 78%
Chemistry 83%
Religion(mandatory) 84%
world History 85%
total average 82.5%
The prerequisites for bio for York and Ryerson are  advanced fuctions, biology, english, chem and two other 4u/m course Last year for english i got 79% and for biology i got 90%. I need answers. 
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Ivey AEO References
Hey guys, I applied to ivey AEO and they're currently emailing references. Do they email all references that you list or just the 3 main references that you wrote the essays for? Thanks for the help!
Physics Recommended? UofT
The programs I'm applying to recommend physics but honestly, it's the only science strand I actually struggle in and I don't really grasp the concepts compared to bio and chem. I currently have it, and I'm thinking about dropping it to take an easier course. I know if I do physics I probably won't end up with a high mark, since last year I received a 60%. I also have applied to UofT's St. George & Scarborough life sci, Queen's sci, Guelph's biological sci, McMaster life sci.

Should I take physics?
Does UofT or other unis have a physics course for those who don't take it in grade 12?
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Queens or McMaster Kinesiology?
I am having a hard time deciding between which school would be better for Kinesiology: Queen's or McMaster.
Can you please list some of the pros/cons of each program, and which one they think is better/more reputed (and why)?
Thanks so much!
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HOPELESS ENGINEERING FUTURE
So im in grade 12, applied for Mac general Engineering, Ryerson Aerospace Eng and Carleton Aerospace Eng. My marks are as follows:

English - 84
Advanced Functions - 89
Calculus - 91 (religiously busted my ass practicing before the semester began)
Business Leadership - 86
Chemistry - yet to take
 
BUT HERE IS THE JUICY BIT.

Physics. Oh physics... I decided to fast track that in a semester in grade 11 (fast track grade 12 physics), did poorly (lack of concentration) AND got a concussion. I finished with a 43 LOL (I couldve pulled my mark up but I was in bed half brain dead). But then I took it again this semester and got a 70. Was at an 81 but bombed an ISU and exam (sort of, keep reading). I swear Im less dumb than it sounds. So anyway, I "technically" did a REPEAT of GRADE 12 PHYSICS and got a 70 on my REPEAT... Should I do it again? Buy the credit for a 90 privately? Leave it as such? Perhaps hang myself? (No I won't but you know what I mean). I am scared shitless. 

A funny story, this was my exam marks:
INQUIRY - 19/20 (1 QUESTION that covers all units with 2 parts)
COMMUNICATION - 8/10
K/U - 14/30 multiple choice was the death of me

WILL I STILL GET ACCEPTED AND IF NOT WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT PHYSICS


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First year Queen's Commerce student ask me anything!
Hey guys I remember how i was stressing out about university last year and I'd like to give back. Ask me anything!
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Economics exam tomorrow... should I go?
It's an extra course basically. I don't need it. 

Should I just not study for it and not do it. Because universities only look at your top 6 marks right?
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UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) or Ryerson
I got accepted into UOIT for Health Physics & Radiation Science and Ryerson for Medical Physics. I live an equal distance from both universities, and can't make a decision. What are some suggestions
What do you think the Laurier/Waterloo DD cutoff will be?
I applied with a 93.5%. What did you guys apply with? What average do you think I will need for a first round offer?
good luck!
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health sciences and kinesiology
Hey guys, 
I applied at Western for Health Sciences, Waterloo for Kinesiology, and Ottawa for Health Sciences. In grade 11 my average was 83% and in my first semester of grade 12 my average was 76%. What is the likelihood of me getting into these schools? 
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Engineering Masters Admission
I am a 3rd year mechanical engineering student and my dream is to do my masters at one of canadas top universities. I would like to study at either uoft, ubc or mcgill.  What would my GPA need to be in order for me to have a good shot for being admitted. Thank you
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bio 12 matter if you want to do law?
I didnt do so well in biology 12, i got 69% which is bad, i know. I want to however, pursue a career in law. my other courses that semester were law - 89%, history- 90% and marketing- 94%. will having a low bio mark, affect anything?
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Applying for Uni in Ontario
How does the application process work? 
I know I could wait a couple of years and have the guidance counselor explain it to me, but I'm an interested grade 9 student and want to understand this process.
Is a personal statement necessary?
Do you apply to each school on their websites or do you mail things in?
Isn't there one website where you can apply to any university?

Sorry for my lack of knowledge, I'd love the help! 
Thanks in advance!
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Waterloo or Guelph?

Okay so a bit of background, I plan on becoming a genetic counsellor, and to do that I need to get a MSc in genetic counselling after my bachelors. So in Canada, there are only 4 schools with this program, and they all accept between 4-12 students a year. There are a ton of programs in the US that I'd be applying for too that accept more students than that. Anyways, to get in for that I'll need a good gpa, (I think most programs want an average of 75%+) one on one counselling experience, lab/hospital experience (volunteer/paid), since most genetic counsellors are in hospitals. Plus a bunch of specific courses


So I was thinking, which school should I go to for my undergrad? I've been accepted to Waterloo for Life Sciences- Biology with Co-op. (later on, specializing in molecular genetics), Guelph for Molecular Biology & Genetics and Psychology (its a bachelor of arts and science rather than a bachelor of science) and York for Bilingual Biology (iBSc) and I've pretty much ruled out York at this point.


I think they both have their pros and cons. Like at Waterloo I'll have co-op and can get some of that experience that would look great for my masters, and good clubs to join. but also the courses for my first two years just don't sound appealing to me. Like, I physically recoiled after reading the average first year courses. I visited the campus and really didn't like it. But co-op is great though. And after the first 2 years, the program gets more specific and it looks good from there. It feels like a "don't worry it gets better" situation.


At Guelph my program doesn't have the co-op option though the courses just seem so much more intriguing since I get to do an arts and science program. Plus I also think it would be easier to get a high gpa here than at Waterloo. And I really loved visiting the campus and I could see myself going there. I could still continue taking my language courses and psychology, but still take chem and bio, the two sciences that I actually like.

I spoke with some counsellors at Guelph while I was there and they said I can volunteer with the student counselling service there for that counselling experience, there are labs and hospitals I can go volunteer at, and there are also courses in my program I can take which are basically community projects and  I could do something relating to my field.


Idk what to do. I was also gonna join the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors as a student member while in school too, maybe try and find volunteering positions with genetic counsellors.


idk this is a long post what would you pick


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Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) - 2016 Discussion Thread
HEY GUYS 

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
3rd year Ryerson student: Ask Me Anything!
I'm a current 3rd year student at Ryerson, majoring in professional communications and minoring in law and marketing. Aside from holding 2 internships over the last 3 years, I work as a mentor for first year students and in student recruitment for my program faculty. 

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- OSAP
- internships and co-op opportunities
- basically any other questions you might have 

Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! AMA!