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$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
Dr. Howard J. Marans, MD

Dr. Howard J. Marans graduated from the Univ of Toronto, Fac of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada in 1982. He works in Fountain Valley, CA and specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Marans is affiliated with Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

Dr. Marans's Specialties
Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Dr. Marans's Education & Training  
Medical School: Univ of Toronto, Fac of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada; Graduated 1982 

Dr. Marans's Accepted Insurance
• Aetna Basic HMO
• Aetna Choice POS II
• Aetna HMO
• Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA members only
• Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
• Aetna Savings Plus of CA
• Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
• Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
• BCBS Blue Card PPO
• Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus

Dr. Marans's Office Information & Appointments
Office Locations
Howard J Marans Md
11190 Warner Ave Ste 306 Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 979-8981

Will I be suitable for Ophthalmology?
I'm in grade 11 and going into grade 12, as of now my marks have not been the best and I'm going to be starting to work efficiently and more productively. I've had bad study habits and have been procrastinating on work throughout grades 9-11 and thats reflected in my marks. 

My grade 11 marks:
were bad....

So clearly my marks aren't good and I know that i've been screwing up somewhere and i've realized that it's within my study habits. I just waste time browsing or watching videos that I start my work late and hence don't do well and don't get enough sleep. In the end im left without energy since i'm sleep deprived and can't adhere to the class lessons and knowledge being taught by my teachers. I think the studying environment maybe bad for me since i'm at home and surrounded by family, i think it would be better if I spent my time outside at say the Library working and studying to understand what I'm learning. 

I know that i'm a determined student, if I put my heart to it and considering the Grade 12 is the year that counts and is most important in my case - I will be working and giving my 100% at all times. 

I know that becoming an Ophthalmologist is not something that happens fast and takes time so I'm willing to dedicate myself to it now since i haven't dedicated myself to anything yet. I know that in the end it'll pay off and I'll be able to look back and see what I've achieved and come past. 

As a person, i'm very caring and like to work with people and learn more about them and try to help everyone that I can. I've always been like that and I think becoming some sort of Physician would be one of the best choice for me.

So yeah i'm just putting this question out there, do you think I can pull this off or would i be better off going into the Finance industry?
Terms Definition
Can someone please define the following terms and perhaps compare them as well

Admission Cut off 
Admission Average 

Waterloo English Requirements
What is the minimum mark you can have in ENG 4U 
for Engineering , computer science or computer science & BBA DD???
Biomedical engineering/bioengineering job opportunities?
I am really interested in going to biomedical engineering because I'm really interested in it, but I've heard that it's really hard to get a job in the field. i don't want to be sitting around with a university degree and no job, so I want to go into a career path with good job demand. Is it worth going into biomedical engineering, or is it too risky? Is there a high demand for jobs in biomedical engineering?
UOFT ENGINEERING Grade 11 marks importance
Hey I have a question so in grade 11 I ended physics with a 55 because I had to miss the exam and stuff but I did really good in grade 12 physics I got a 94 final mark..... Will my grade 11 55 over take my 94 in grade 12 physics and make me get rejected or what... I was young and dumb.. I swear to god I'm gunna snap if that matters... What do u guys know/think????
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
The importance of extracurriculars
I have a 95 average, but I don't have many extracurriculars. I'm applying to universities this year. I'm thinking about applying to Waterloo, McMaster and UOIT for engineering. How much will not having many extracurriculars hurt my chances of getting accepted? I am a regular volunteer at a retirement home, and i am participating in the mcmaster engineering olympics. Do these count as extracurriculars?
Favourite YouTube Celebrity
Who is your favourite YouTube Celebrity?

I like Peter Chao, that guy is hilarious! I also enjoy watching Ray William Johnson, luanlegacy and College Humor.‏
Hi, I am currently a grade 12 student and was wondering the average/cutoff for iBBA and what is was last year!

Also if someone could tell me more about the program that would be great!
Commerce: Most respected schools?
Where to go to get an honours bachelors in commerce? From what little I know I see Queens, Western (and possibly affiliated universiy olleges i.e huron), U of T, and waterloo as the top in ontario? what school do you think is the best option for commerce?
Favourite song/score?
Most of my favourite songs come from movie and videogame soundtracks but I was wondering what do you all like?
For me:

1. Howard shore: Beyond the forest (last song from the Hobbit part 2 soundrtrack)
2. Marty O'Donnell: A song called Finale (from a game called Halo ODST)
3. James Horner: Becoming one of the people (from the movie Avatar)

I not one for much rock/pop/metal/country, but I am interested in anything you like even if it is nothing :geek:
Describe your personality- Rebel, Nerd, Geek, Gangster, Popular, Socially Awkward, etc.
I'm very curious to know about the people who frequent yconic. Since this is anonymous, you don't need to worry about being judged or assessed. Be honest and in general terms describe yourself. Maybe mention your ethnicity/ race as well for context and what field you're going into. If you think your personality developed based on the city or area you live in, mention that as well.

Wolf of Wall Street vs. Wall Street - Which is better?
I am talking about the original Wall Street not the one with Shia Lebeouf. Personally I enjoyed Wolf of Wall Street more, that being said they are both great movies.
Movie suggestions?
So I'm pretty much a movie noob... Can anyone suggest some good movies to watch? Anything from the classics to new stuff will work :) I like any genre besides horror 
Getting Into Engineering
Hello Guys
I am currently going into grade 12. I need some guidelines and benchmarks to get into engineering in UofT or University of Waterloo. What marks should I aim for such as for AP calculus and advanced functions and other sciences. 
Anybody here watch DOSEofFOUSEY for motivation or to disconnect from the real world? We can have a interesting discussion if anyone's interested...
Ontario Universities vs Rest of Canada
I have noticed that many of the people on this forum only apply/ go to Ontario school, and many do not consider schools in Alberta or bc. Could someone explain to me why less people consider schools outside of Ontario. schools like uofa and ubc are really good for programs in engineering and business. So why is that.....
Science or engineering?
I am a grade 12 student and I have a passion for all the sciences. For the longest time I wanted to be a doctor but recently I have switched to engineering. I like to tell myself that I switched because I want to be an engineer over becoming a doctor but I feel the real reason is because of the job prospects. I know that a science degree is useless unless you are able to get a very high GPA (around 3.9) to get into medical school. While I am a good high 80s student in high school I dont think I can get grades that high especially in university. Is it worth it to take this risk that I may or may get the GPA I need and end up with a useless science degree or should I just go with engineering.         Thank you in advance for any advice.