I applied for Western Medical sciences (Pharmacology and Physiology) and McMaster Science (Biology) and U of T (life science). If my term 1 marks are the following will I have a big chance of being accepted? I don't know what the normal averages are so I'm a bit nervous. I am from BC btw so its top 4 courses (don't know how they choose it but these are my best courses)
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I understand that it's hard to find jobs in some fields. I'm sure almost everyone on here does as well. It seems that every post i see, there's always some anonymous commenter discouraging them and telling them "good luck working at starbucks/mcdonalds/burger king/etc." I just saw something that said the only useful degrees were engineering and computer science. Do you think that Engineers and Comp. Sci majors can do every job that our complex society needs? No, they can't. Yes, it may be hard to find a high paying job with certain degrees but who are you to assume that making money is all someone cares about? Coming from the home of a single mother who makes a little over 50k a year, I can tell you that having an average paying job isn't hell like people on here make it out to be. I would never go against what i aspire to do based on the amount of money I'd start off making.
It just seems that some people are so dead-set on tearing people's goals down on here and I just wanted to let people know that their degree isn't "useless" if it doesn't get them a job paying 100k off the bat.
I know this is a loaded question, but I need some advice on choosing where I should do my undergraduate degree. I'm a highschool student living in BC, so I am planning on moving to a province that has a veterinary school for my undergraduate degree because vet schools (except for UofSask) only accept residences of their own province. So as far as I know, the province I go to for my undergrad determines the veterinary school I can apply to.
Choosing from Atlantic veterinary college, Ontario Veterinary College, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, and University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine, which college would you recommend in terms of university/city atmosphere, level of competitiveness when applying, and learning opportunities during the program?
A year ago I was in your shoes stressing out about applications and things like averages, OUAC, supplementary essays/interviews, etc. I know it can feel overwhelming at first, but if you have any questions about the process, feel free to ask me here! Upper years on these forums answered many of my past questions and while I'm just starting first-year at UW, I have gone through the whole application thing (applied/accepted to Waterloo, U of T, Queen's, and Mac's eng programs) and will do my best to help you out.
tldr; any questions on engineering-specific applications, shoot them my way and I'll try to help yall out :)
Hello! I am really hoping to get into track one at u of t next fall. However, i don't know if my marks are good enough. Can anyone tell me what the admission averages are? How heavily does u of t weigh EC's? If anyone is in track one could you tell me what marks you got accepted with? Thanks :)
I was considering applying to the Social Work program at York University. Is anyone here enrolled in it that can give some insight in terms of how it is in general, such as workload, opportunities, et cetera. Additionally, since there are limited spaces available, what marks would be considered a "cut-off"?
Hey, so I really don't mean for this question to sound offensive or sexist at all. It is just a question I am curious about.
Are girls going into STEM fields generally favoured over boys, in the sense that they try to let more in and perhaps go easier on their applications to fix their statistics or whatever? Since the statistics of women in STEM are so low.
Do some the universities that are well known for STEM in Canada (UofT, Waterloo, McGill, etc.) try to let as many qualified girls in as possible, sometimes over equally as qualified boys? A girl I know who got into Waterloo engineering said she got in over some boys who were probably more qualified than her.
It is just something I have been hearing and I was wondering if there is any truth to it.
Same kinda goes for people of different ethnic backgrounds, etc.
Are any systems undergraduates lurking around these forums? I've done a bit of research on what this program actually is, but still don't really understand it. From what I grasp, it deals with designing and managing all kinds of engineering systems?
Can anyone give me a bit more detail on what this program is and what its like? Also wondering if it is/can be related to computer/IT related career paths since that's what my main interest is in.
I'm a grade 12 student attending a public semestered high school in Toronto (TDSB), unlike many of my friends/fellow students who took ENG4U (English, Grade 12, Uni Prep) in summer school, that meant that I had to do it in day school. The English department and its teachers are very hard, therefore many people decided to bypass day school and do it in summer school. In grade 11, I got a final mark of 74% in ENG3U, so I felt decent getting into ENG4U. So ENG4U was placed for this semester with a teacher known to be strict and a hard marker, for the first mark update (late October) I was getting a 52% with a class median of 62% and the mark going into the midterms I was at a 50% w/ class median of 64%, worried and confused on my marks, I talked to my teacher on my current progress, seeing what I can do better/improve, what to expect later in the course and general feedback/recommendations. After that, I wisely decided that the teacher was definitely a hard marker and learnt that only 2 students was getting above an 80 in a university-preparation course, many of the students in my class were getting high 50s and 60s, many of the students in the class dropped the course (started with 24 students, probably now at 14) and so I decided to drop the course in order to establish a good average and maintain a stable/consistent mark.
Now I am at a point to decide where to take ENG4U outside of my current school for next semester, so far I have narrowed down doing it in TDSB night school, TDSB e-learning or others such as ILC or private school. What would be the best option?
Many of these options have many downsides to me, however I do understand that I need ENG4U to get into any university program in Ontario. For night school, it would mean that I have to travel to the nearest nigh school location (using transit) which would take about 40 minutes to get there, plus 3 hours of learning and getting back home will take about 4.5 hours and then having to do catch up on my day school homework. For e-learning, having done e-learning before for MDM4U, it is a lot of work, piles and piles of it and very limited to getting help and being in a real educative environment (ie. not knowing your teacher personally, only until the exam), I talked to a friend who did ENG4U in e-Summer School, he had mixed responses saying it was easy, but the workload was insane and many of the students got mixed marks and didn't seem consistent (ie, 50s, 60s, 80's, etc), he ended up with a 91%. My other option would be private school, which many people recommend, though I do not have much money to pay for private school, and many of the credit courses private schools seem shady and there aren't much nearby where I live. The last option is ILC, however the whole ILC process looks quite confusing and I don't know anyone who have token it and get an opinion on it.
I am interested in becoming a software engineer at one of the top companies in silicon valley. I am looking to apply to both universities above, and was wondering which one would give me better career prospects. The programs I am interested in are computer science and software engineering. So for this is what I understand about each university.
Waterloo: - top engineering university in canada
- largest coop program in the world
- many graduates get hired because of their coop experience
- extremely competitive
- one of the best engineering colleges in the us
- conveniently located within the san francisco bay area
- also extremely competitive
So which university should I attend?
In the link above, I found a diagram which shows the universities these top companies choose to hire from. I notice that Berkeley is in the top three, while waterloo is closer to the bottom but is still ranked the top engineering school in Canada. So, I was just wondering if waterloo is recognized internationally (in the states). I also noticed that most engineers from waterloo end up at microsoft, while engineers from Berkeley have greater career prospects since their graduates are hired from google and apple. However waterloo has a coop program, while Berkeley was not. So with this information in mind, any thoughts? If anyone in this forum has been to either of these universities and has had positive (or negative) career prospects, please feel free to share below.
So I was declined from SFU because I was apparently course deficient. I thought it was because I didn't take calculus but to make sure I emailed and asked. I was told it was math 12 I was missing... funny because my transcript said otherwise.I took foundations in grade 12 and their page does say Foundations 12 with a minimum of 60% I emailed back but I haven't gotten a reply back yet. Has this happened to anyone else?