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McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
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Osap fraud question
Hello all, I'm curious about osap fraud.  My ex is claiming rent for our old address which is substantially higher than her current rent.  Which is now 0.  Shes living in her mother's one bedroom rental and not paying for it.  She's claiming 1100 extra a month for rent and hasn't updated her information with the school or osap.  I'm trying to tell her that it's likely illegal but she will not listen to me.  As much as I can hate that woman (haha) i don't want her screw her career in law because she's being greedy.  We have a child together and hes going to be the only onenthat suffers in my opinion. Am I right to worry that she is committing fraud?

Thanks
Ivey Grad / IBD in New York, AMA
Hello all. Used to frequent this site somewhat. I graduated Ivey not too long ago and work as an investment banking analyst in New York with one of the top firms. Feel free to ask me anything and I'll try my best to answer. 

I've been where you are now and received a lot of guidance back then. Hoping to return the favor. 
Grade 12
I am about to start grade 12 next week. I need tips on how to make the best of it. This semester, I am currently taking:
BOH4M1 Business Leadership
MHF4U1 Adv Functions 
BBB4M1 International Business 
And ENG4U English

I am not the brightest of students but I do want to make it to university for a program in business (most likely marketing) and I will do whatever I can to ensure success this semester. Can you guys please give me tips on how to get through the semester with an 85+ average. I only averaged 72 in grade 11. Any and all support will be appreciated. Thank you.

BC New Provincial Scholarships: 2015!
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/provincial-scholarships

Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships will be phased out. Final allocation will be to graduates in the 2015/16 school year District/Authority Scholarships will consist of vouchers only. A new area of recognition has been added: Indigenous Languages and Culture A new BC Excellence Scholarship ($5000 to 55 well-rounded students) will be launched for graduates in the 2015/16 school year. A new BC Achievement Scholarship ($1250 to 3000 graduates with highest average on grad requirement courses) will be launched for graduates in the 2015/16 school year
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.   
best options for me?
I am going into grade 12 with a 93 average. I like all my courses. Find math a little repetitive and boring but don't mind it. good at science. I am not an artistic individual whatsoever but am extremely creative. Going to be playing a varsity sport in university. My choices of school are waterloo and u of t. Any recommendations for programs i should take, which school is the better school? Would i be making a smarter decision by looking at other school options? Thank you.
$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.  

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

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Any Tips for getting into Queens Commerce!
I'm going into grade 12 starting in September and Queens Commerce is my ultimate goal. I'd say I have solid EC's and I have 2 grade 12 courses completed.

Intl. Business : 92%
English: 94%

Does anyone have any tips at all? 

Is queens fine with private/online courses/repeats?
Suggested IB courses to take throughout high school years in order to apply into Medical Schools?
Hi Everyone! I am currently in the Pre-IB program, but I'm just wondering which courses you would recommend to take for those of you who have gone through the program if I'm planning to pursue a medical career after high school? As well, when did you take the MCAT or SAT?
Hardest program to get into at Ryerson?
Title says it all. Lowest acceptance rate compared to people who applied, as well as the one with the highest cutoff please.
To all the kids who say you should go to york/guelph/"easy GPA schools"
http://www.md.utoronto.ca/admissions/statistics.htm read that. 
York sent 5 kids to U of T medical school, so did guelph. Of all Canadian schools not listed specifically (including Trent, Lakehead and all the other schools you guys circle jerk about on this forum) 17 got into U of T medical school. That's a combined 27 kids from all the "easy GPA" schools out there, or one-in-ten students.
Whereas Western sent 36 kids to U of T med school, U of T sent 55 kids  (more than double all the "easy GPA" schools combined), Mac sent a whopping 69 (over two and a half times the "easy GPA" schools). Combined these three "competitive" and "difficult" and "not worth it" schools make up over 60% U of T medical school--the best and most selective medical school in the country.
So you should understand that even if you go to these "competitive" schools, the outlook is a LOT better than that of those from "easy schools".
Is my timetable schedule hard?
So i am going into grade 12 and am  debating to change my courses around since my second semester seems really hard. However I'm not sure since I do not know the difficulty of each of the  courses I will be taking. Please give me some input! Much thanks!!
First semester
-physics
-religion
- functions
- health science

Second  semester
- chemistry
-calculus
-bio
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#EasyMoneyScholarship Contest
When will the winner and the general yconic community learn who won the #EasyMoneyScholarship? I'm so excited to find out!
Harvard Medical School right after High School? MCAT? SAT?
Hi everyone! I am currently in Grade 10 Pre-IB in Canada. I want to pursue a medical career at Harvard Medical School in the future but I was confused on the different tests out there such as MCAT. Which grade would you guys recommend taking the MCAT? As well, is it possible to get into the Medical School right after high school? Much appreciated if someone can reply to those questions :)
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.
Medical school
Hello everyone, 
I am a student going into gr. 12 this fall, and I have a few questions. 
First off, is it more beneficial to get my bachelor in life sciences or health sciences specifically, or go into something broader? 
I am also a student that has gone to a french elementary and secondary school, so in your opinion, should I test my chances in going to an english university, or go for the french program? Would it impact my chances of getting into a good hospital?
Lastly, which schools in Ontario are considered the best for their medical program?
Thank you so much
Why is a BA in Economics so disregarded

I am wondering why the Queen's BComm so competitive, whereas, the Queen's BA in Economics so 'easy' to get into. I personally want to become an economist, but I feel getting a degree that is so easy to get into will not be respected by employers. Along with that it is a Bachelor of Arts so I feel the degree's worth is further degraded.

Furthermore, currently, I am going into grade 12. I have good marks coming from grade 11 (95% avg) and I am also in the IB program. I feel like I will be throwing all my hard work away if I go to a program that is not (at least somewhat) competitive.

I would love any feedback.
Entering grade 12 mega-thread
So this thread is for people who just finished grade 11 and will be applying to uni in the fall, post your grade 11 average and top three choices!

Me: grade 11 average--89.5
Top 3: Ivey/Queens (tied) and Laurier
University Program Selection Software Engineer
Hey,

I'm interested in becoming a software engineering. However I'm not sure whether to take computer engineering or computer science in university. Which one would you recommend to become a software engineer? 
How Important is Physics in Grade 12?
I'm going to grade 12 next year, and I was wondering if I should take physics. I'm going to apply to life science so I'm taking biology, chemistry, advanced functions, and calculus for sure. I understand that physics is one of the "heavier" courses, so i don't know if i want to add that on top of my other courses. Plus all the horror stories of how difficult the course is sound pretty intimidating...i don't want to risk lowering my average.
Life science doesn't require physics, but i heard that you have to take physics for your first year in university anyways. What do you guys think?
Biggest Piece of Advice for a Grade 12 Student?
Hello, 
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!! 
3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything!


I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students.

Background:
- First 2 years spent as BBA Co-op student, secured first coop term through BBA
- Transferred into BAcc Co-op after 2 years
- Currently doing a spring semester

You kinda get the best of both worlds since I have been in all (both) the programs offered at the Goodman School of Business!

And since I know these are gonna be popular Qs:

WHEN SEARCHING FOR 1ST CO-OP:
- Avg (both major and overall) ~80%
- ECs: Leadership position in a club, some entrepreneurial stuff, sports stuff
- Work XP: General accounting internship at no-name organization doing very basic stuff, manual labour

INTERVIEWS:
Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from (in no particular order):
RBC x2, Canadian Tire Financial Services, Imperial Oil (Alberta), Ontario Securities Commission (CPA Approved), Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Big 4 Audit (Toronto), Suncor (Alberta), TeamBuy .ca, Big 4 Audit (Calgary) and CPP Investment Board.

Note: These were not all co-op positions, some were just summer internship interviews.

AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry):
- Rejected from BAcc Co-op
- Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6


So feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to answer your Qs as best as I can!

*Even if nobody has posted in this topic for a while, feel free to do so, chances are I'm still lurking on here