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I was just hoping to get a little more information on nanotech engineering, from a student's perspective. What are the courses like? What do you actually study and do as a nanotech engineer? How are the job prospects? Any insight would be great.
I'm just wondering if anyone could help me out. I'm currently debating between Western social science and Queens arts. As of right now, I think I would like to study psych but I'm going in with an open mind. I live in Kitchener Waterloo and so Western is much closer than queens but either way I'm staying in residence. I've been to both schools multiple times and I genuinely love them both. I know I will be happy with either school. As of now I'm definetly planning on pursuing further school after my undergrad, weather that be law school or something else, and so I know it doesn't matter that much where I go for my undergrad but it's just that I still have to make a decision and I just want to make sure I make the best one!
What I have so far:
-ranked high in Canada for social science
-London is a nice city
-good distance from home
-very familiar (both parents went to western, I know lots of people going, and people there)
-large somewhat spread out campus
-large student body
-Great reputation overall
-Kingston is a nice city
-campus is a little more compact
-smaller student body
-far from home
-West campus 15 minutes from main campus
-unsure of reputation for social science
-possibly less courses in social science? (not sure if it's true or not)
My UofT conditions said that I need to maintain my academic standing. Well, I got 90 in cal, 80 in chem, 83 in eng and 90 in biology for the first term. Then my grades dropped, 79 in cal, 80 in chem, 88 in bio and final mark 76 in eng. The point is that I got 55 on my english provincial. What should I do right now??!! I can't take summer school because it's almost over. ????
I am a Minnesota resident who will be a senior this fall , and i am considering going to college in Canada ( Fall 2017) Can i PLEASE have some feedback? Thanks!
1. What is the reputation of the university of Manitoba? is it a good school to go to? ( will it lead me to good jobs, ect. ) any reviews or experiences or general advice?
2. What are the chances of an international student from Minnesota applying to Mcgill or U of Toronto? or U of British Columbia?
( I have very strong grades, A's and B's in Honors and AP Classes, but typically get 70 marks in math and sometimes science , BUT i will be applying to the history or english or education departments ) Basically- am i being unrealistic?
3. What is early acceptance? if i apply, when will i get my admission decision? When should i apply? ( more like when CAN i ? and when will i know if i am admitted for sure?)
4. What grades to colleges like U of Torono, Manitoba, and Mcgill look at? I heard they only look at 12th grade... will they see my 11th grade marks? How do i sent in my transcript?
So I can't decide between University of Waterloo's Legal Studies or WLU's Human Rights and Human Diversity programs. My ultimate goal is to go to law school after uni so I don't know whats the best option.
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How much does work experience count for admissions to more rigorous courses at UWaterloo, such as comp sci or engineering courses? Can you substitute a lack of work experience with many volunteer hours?
I am a 3rd year dental student in ontario.I do not have any family member in canada and I am a permanent resident.I have applied for OSAP.Is there any other resources from which i can get financial help in grant or bursary form??
I am applying for osap but was looking at the osap estimator first and could not find my program which is Behaviour genetics and neurobiology at the University of Toronto. I was wondering if anyone else who is in the Behaviour genetics and neurobiology program or any program similar has the same problem or knows what to do?
Hello, I am trying to apply for OSAP for my schooling next year. I am currently going back and forth between my divorced, but remarried parents houses. There is literally no option for this in OSAP, what do I do?
So i moved to Canada from Saudi Arabia last year, and the main reason i moved here was for secondary education. I got enrolled into a high school here in grade 11 and because i moved here a bit late, i was 4 weeks late into the first sem, tho i got decent grades in the first sem. As i took gr11 chem in the first sem, i made the worst decision ever and took grade 12 chem early in the second sem and naturally because i was sort of new in Canada, i was still adjusting to the education system. My chemistry teacher was the hardest marker/Test and Exam maker in the school as 90% of his past students cautioned me and i discovered that real quick but it was too late and i didn't really want to drop the course. Coming to the point so i ended up with a pretty bad mark: 75% in grade 12 chem.
So my Question is that, should i retake it or not?. Cuz i feel like most universities don't really like courses which have been retaken but on the other hand it'll also heavily pull down my overall average. If i retake it in the first sem, i get a really easy and good teacher and my mark will probably go up, but then again UofT and Waterloo consider it very bad.
My 2nd question is that, looking at my current chem mark, do i stand any chance of getting into a good engineering university Like UofT or Western for instance. I will probably try much harder in other courses and chemistry is just not my thing, if i do, then what should my overall average be around for UofT/Western, Waterloo(I know it seems impossible rn lol).
My 3rd question is that i also have Anxiety disorder and thats the main reason why even after trying so hard i don't get the grades i need. Its not documented yet because i don't have insurance and the therapy session costs 250$ per session without it but my physician paying attention to my condition said u surely have it, With that in mind, will i get any advantage in getting into a good university?
Finally, I also have desperate financial need as i don't have a job so far and the only person working in my house is my dad whose annual income is less than 35000$ per year which means that i can't even think about paying for university by myself, I know about OSAP but i also know that it leaves u heavily in dept.
MY final Question is that keeping all these scenarios in mind (Newcomer, Financial need, Anxiety disorder) will i get any sort of favour/advantage over other applicants in terms of getting accepted with a lower mark, financial aid, or anything, and if i will, then what will i need in order to claim it?
The programs im looking for are:
Electrical and Electronics Engineering + Coop(1st Priority)
Mechatronics Engineering + Coop (2nd Priority)
Computer Engineering + Coop (3rd Priority)
Mechanical Systems Engineering (Last Priority)
I am also posting all of my grade 11 marks in order to give a better idea(Note that i didn't try as hard in grade 11 as i should have cause it was my first year)
UPDATE: keep track of my journey through my blog (https://followmetomd.wordpress.com/)! After numerous comments on this forum, I decided to start up my own blog to help guide all that are interested in pursuing medicine, and keep you guys updated on my journey. Follow my blog, and do not hesitate to leave comments with questions, comments, suggestions that you may have. Cheers!
Hi, I am currently attending University of Western Ontario for the Medical Sciences Program.
I am happy to answer any questions that anyone may have about the program, course load, and overall experience at Western!
A bit about myself:
I attended a high school within Ontario and received my acceptance to Med Sci in January (or early February?). I was also accepted to multiple science programs from other universities including, but not limited to: U of T, Waterloo, York, McMaster, Queen's, Ryerson, and Guelph.
Post questions down below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible!