Life is quite fair. You choose a competitive school/program then you work harder to achieve the same goal as a person who went to a less competitive school or program.
REPUTATION And York isn't even that bad of a school. The only reason its getting mocked is because of its barren, dirty looking campus (its actually quite clean compared to U of T or Ryerson), and the neighborhood which York Keele campus is located on. If you consider the world rank for example THE Rankings, they are ranked higher than UWO, Queen's or even Waterloo on some sites. Of course world rankings mean nothing but still tells you the school is cosidered on par with those schools when looked upon internationally. York isn't bad at all. And especially, consider the fact that York doesn't have a medical school and that their history is only about 60 years compared to schools like Queen's who has a history of 160 + years.
EASINESS York's courses are really easy. For some electives they don't even give assignments and 30% of your grade is based upon 3 online quizzes which you can retake multiple times. English, there are 3 essays which you need to write. All of these essays you can rewrite until you get a 90%. Then you have a final exam.
UGHH.. MATH Hey premeds! Want to get math over with? Calc for life sci and social sci students is probably the easiest math test I took. ( easier than HS calc)
GPA SYSTEM Another thing I want to mention is the GPA system of York. If you get a mark over 80 then you automatically have an 'A' which is a 3.8 GPA on the OMSAS scale + the courses are easy. This is really important when you go to med school. Especially Canadian. Even better if you apply to AMCAS (american meds) you get a 4.0 (perfect) GPA.
Apply for the Biology major program or the biochem program. You get a guaranteed position at a research lab, and you get the opportunity to join an actual biology research team! (This course you can take is called the research practicum which counts as volunteering at a lab) At the end of the course you can ask for a recommendation letter which you can use to do other things. PLUS if you apply to one of many of UT's medical research opportunities you will be more competitive due to your high GPA.
Please don’t say because you want to become an investment banker and make millions. The job market is already oversaturated with jobless commerce/degree holders (go look on redflagdeals forums).
The only reason I went into business because I suck in science, therefore I couldn’t go into engineering. Most students will tell you they are interested or passionate etc (complete BS for high school students with no actual business experience). Going into my 3rd year I had coop/internship experience working for two top firms and found the work doable, not necessarily interesting.