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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
Important admissions question
Hello, I really need to know from multiple people how hard it is to get into the queens arts and science program, I moved from America to Canada for senior year and am really worried about my chances of getting in. Last year in the 11th grade, with hard classes I got all A's and two B's first semester and then all A's last semester. I also did clubs and sports, I'm gonna try to do well this semester in Canada, does queens base their acceptance on junior grades? If so are my grades good enough to be accepted. And how hard is it to stay accepted? Thank you so much for answering!
what is the name of the program at Queens U that only accepts 10 people?
I heard there is a program at Queens that doesn't require kids to take the mcat and they get into medical school for sure. What is the name of this program?
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
2015 Federal Election: Issues for Youth
Hey guys, I am a political nutt and large youth advocate in Ontario.

To that, with major political news coverage and the potential for major change to sweep the nation, I was just wondering have your issues been covered in this election? What are those issues? and what would you liked to be addressed by our major parties?

BC English Provincial Marks
Hello I am a student attending a school in BC. I plan on going to the University of Toronto for Accounting. So the question here is, will U of T even look at my provincial mark for english or is it the class mark that matters? Provincial marks are really getting on my nerves so I wanted to see if Provincials are that important when applying to universities.
Art-Sci at University of Toronto?
Anyone here in the art and sciences faculty at UofT or planning to go there?

What are your thoughts about this program? Would you consider it a decent undergraduate degree for someone who is interested in going to graduate school (i.e. law school) since there is no 'pre-law' degree.

I would most probably major in International Relations, Political Sciences, History OR Computer Science. Still thinking about this one.
Business Programs
Are there any high school courses that you aren't required to take for business programs, but are worth taking anyway? Such as computer programming, physics, data management, etc. Looking for all opinions, especially from people who have taken/are taking business programs.
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.

- 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:

- 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

Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from (in no particular order):
RBC x2, Top-7 firm audit (Toronto), 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.

- 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

SFU or UBC Arts Transfer
Hi all,

I'm hoping to transfer into UBC or SFU Arts program (Majoring in History) as a 3rd year student. 
I'm just wondering what kind of GPA's people have had in the past to gain admissions to either of these programs at the respective schools. 

I have read both websites reccomended GPA's to get in, however I'm just hoping to hear from some people with personal experiences about their real GPA's.

Thanks in advance!
Where to get books?

I am wondering where undergrad students are supposed to get books for classes. Indigo? Amazon? The school itself? Please let me know.

Western Residence - Ask Anything!
Hey everyone,

I thought I'd make a residence thread for any questions you may have about residence at Western! I am very involved with residence this year, and I will be a residence Soph and on council next year. Feel free to ask me about the meal plan, different styles, leadership opportunities, themed floors, whatever! 
Waterloo Faculty of Engineering Applicants of 2016!
This forum is or Waterloo Faculty of Engineering Applicants (Fall 2016) 

To get a better understanding of this years pool of applicants, please share the following.

1. Your admission Average (Approx.) 
2. Your 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice. 
3. EC's
Grade Inflation?
Do universities in ontario consider grade inflation? It is somewhat obvious that some high schools give out much higher grades than others, and this is unfair for students. So do universities such as Waterloo or Toronto consider grade inflation or do they not?
UBC Kinesiology or SFU BPK
hi everyone! I'm a grade 12 student living in BC and I'm really interested in the field of kinesiology and I was wondering which kinesiology program is better: UBC or SFU. my main goal is medicine and I've heard that by going to SFU you're at a disadvantage when applying to UBC medicine. I live near both schools so I wouldn't need residence. I've also been looking at UBC Okanagan Human Kinetics, it seems really interesting and it would be a great experience, but I've heard UBCO referred to as an "exalted" community college and I'm worried that it might affect my chances of getting into medical school. for UBCO I would need residence.
University of Guelph: Biomedical Science
I am on the fence about taking biomedical science at Guelph as my undergraduate in hopes of later entering  the Ontario veterinary college.  Does anybody have any pros/cons that you can point out regarding this major in preparation for vet school, or just in general?  I'm leaning towards biomed, but animal biology is not completely out of the question.  I'm really confused about what I should do; I've been contemplating my options for the last year now and haven't come any closer to making an easy decision. ANY INPUT IS APPRECIAITED!! thanks in advance :)
I want to switch my major from BA Math to BBA at Laurier!
I am currently majoring in first year math and taking the management option as well at Laurier. But I thought about it and decided that I really want to switch to BBA. but here's the thing, my average from high school was low 70s, sorry I can't remember the exact number. I am taking all the required courses for BBA but ofcourse as a non-BBA. What is the GPA to transfer to BBA? Will it be a hard one like is the enrollment number high this year? If I can't meet the GPA is there any way to get in the program, like writing forms, talking to someone. Please give me any tips, cautions, and any necessary info that you think I should know, as well as how the program is. Ofcourse taking business courses as a non-BBA is tone down, but how is it as BBA student? Thank you so much!
Wildlife biology/ conservation UNIVERSITIES?
What universities in canada are best for studying animal conservation, biology, zoology or anything wildlife/conservation related? THANK YOU!
what are the best kinesiology programs in Canada?
as university applications are approaching I've decided to do kinesiology for my undergraduate degree and I hope to go to graduate school in the future. What are some good schools with good kinesiology programs in Canada. some things I'm considering are coop and preferably science based, but PE based is good too
mcgill's Macdonald campus !
So i heard there is a macdonald campus about 45 minutes from montreal's McGill university.....does anyone know anything about this place or has been there? I am wondering why it would be good to go there over mcgill (what does it offer)??
Question for Students and People Working in Genetics

I am thinking of going into genetics (I am currently in grade 12). I was wondering if dealing with the subject sometimes takes a mental toll on you? I know being a genetic counselor or adviser is particularly difficult because you have to sit people and sometimes children down and tell them what's wrong with them. Because genetics is not something that is so easily fixed, it's very difficult to hear bad news about yourself and sometimes patients break down into tears because they hear bad news and don't know where to go from there.
I was wondering how do the genetic counselors stay strong when there is a sobbing hopeless human they just delivered terrible news to and what keeps them from crying along with them? I'm very serious about this question, I was a very sensitive child from a young age and it has taken a lot of time and difficult moments to put me in the skin I'm in today, but when I see someone cry, especially if I know why they're crying, it makes it extremely difficult for me not to cry and keep my emotions in. I know this is essential on a professional level, but if I'm like this will I make it in the field? Or am I better off working behind the scenes as a geneticist in the lab?

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?
Western...a party school?
Is Western really a hardcore party school? I'm hearing it from a lot of people. I want to apply there, but don't want to many distractions.

- an introvert.