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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
Ophthalmic Medical Technology
Hey, I'm interested to know more about the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program at uOttawa. Im in grade 12 atm and im a mid-80s avg student. I wanted to know how does this program play out, I heard apparently its split into 2 years of studying and another 2 years in a hospital somewhere in ottawa, and I wanted to know if this is a good program to go into optometry school after or maybe even medical school. Thanks :)
First Year U of T Life Sci Ask me Anything
Hey, I am in U of T life sciences first year, Ask me anything you want regarding U of T or any other university in Ontario :)
Sports Medicine by Dr Howard Marans MD
Dr. Howard Marans is an expert in sports medicine and has treated hundreds of elite and thousands of amateur athletes over the course of his career. Athletes are at an increased risk of orthopedic problems due to the nature of their lifestyle, and they have unique needs when it comes to recovering from injuries. That’s why seeing a sports medicine doctor is so important.

Athletes Have Unique Needs

When it comes to treatment for orthopedic problems and injuries, athletes have unique needs from the rest of the population. Some examples of this include:

• Athletes are typically in peak physical condition
• More prone to injury due to training (especially in cases of over-training or incorrect form)
• Education on ways to prevent future injury is essential
• Restoring full functionality to the injured body part is a priority

Approach to Treatment

One of the major ways in which athletes differ from other patients is that they require full use of the injured part in most cases. Although sometimes an orthopedic injury is so severe that the athlete will be unable to ever return to their previous level of achievement, in many cases it is possible to restore full functionality.

Because of this, sports medicine tends to be more aggressive in treating injuries than general orthopedic medicine. While an older or less active patient may receive treatment aimed at relieving symptoms in the least invasive way possible, athletes usually want to be able to perform strenuous physical activity over many years.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is often a cornerstone of sports medicine, whether or not surgery is also used. Physical therapy can restore flexibility to stiff joints and strengthen muscles that weakened due to injury. In addition, physical therapy can help athletes develop the good form that they will need to prevent future injuries.

Surgical Treatment

Many common sports injuries, like shin splints, muscle sprains, and simple fractures, can be treated without ever entering the operating room. However, conditions that are unlikely to heal on their own may need surgery, especially given that restoring full functionality is a priority.

Many sports injuries, like ACL tears and rotator cuff tears, can be treated using arthroscopic surgery in an outpatient setting. For more severe and extensive injuries, it may be necessary to perform traditional, open procedures, which might require a hospital stay.

Prevention of Future Injuries

In sports medicine, preventing future injuries is an important part of treatment. After sustaining an injury, athletes are often eager to get back to training. Under the guidance of a physician, athletes can do this in the safest way possible.

The first step to preventing injury is to wait until it is safe to do so to start training again. The physician will carefully monitor the patient’s progress as the injury heals and physical therapy restores strength and flexibility. Starting before the doctor gives the go-ahead can put athletes at risk of developing another injury. Depending on the injury, this could be anywhere from a few days to several months.

The next step is to change the training regimen to prevent future injury. In some cases, incorrect form contributed to the original injury; in such cases, the doctor, physical therapist, and coach should work with the patient to correct the form.

Over-training is another major issue. One way that patients can avoid injuries caused by over-training is to take up a cross-training regimen, in which case their normal training is supplemented by the use of other types of training at times.

Advanced Function Grade
I sort of messed up in my math class. I got a 91 on the first unit test while on the thinking task i got a 61. I didnt prepare at all for the thinking task and my course mark right now is a 85% if i was to get over 90s on the rest of the test/thinking tasks, will my mark be over 90 by end of semester? I know i can get over 90s on test. I want to apply for SE and CS at waterloo so im just wondering if i can still get it to be above 90%

Thanks so much

A worried grade 12 brown kid
Early acceptance
What are my chances of getting an early acceptance into waterloo's biomed or health science program with a 88% average from grade 11
Study Tips
I just started my first year of college. Does anyone have any good study tips? I'm trying to improve my study habits this year.
Doing it right and in accordance to the applicable rules and regulations with discipline equal professionalism
I want to go to a top-tier business school,  but I am afraid my calculus mark is bringing me down! I have an overall average over 90 but my past calc quiz and test I got 54% and 61%. I understand all the homework and do it correctly I just can't seem to do well on the tests. Does anyone have any advice?
Hello, can someone please explain university to me? I mean that in the most non stupidest way, lol. Like what does it mean by units (5 units, 12 units and such) per semester. 
Please just explain courses, units, how much credits they are worth, semesters and what not. I don't want to be clueless in this whole process.
Thanks in advance! Appreciate it. 
Someone please tell me how to become good at Biology
Currently in grade 12 bio and we just had the biochemistry test today. I think I absolutely bombed it but I really need to get a 90+ in the course.

 I don't know how to study for bio, and I think there is a big problem with my studying method. Basically I read the notes and then rewrite it again, and the notes I read are many from PowerPoints that the teacher have given out. She rarely assigns textbook homework so I don't really use the textbook. The tests questions are nothing like what she has taught and they're so difficult to answer. 

I'm getting 90s in my other classes such as chemistry and the maths, and I'm really struggling to get a 90 in the class.

Please help me.
How to write a good Personal Statement
Hi guys, I am applying to Engineering Courses. Any good tips on writing personal statements. Thank You
Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) - 2016 Discussion Thread

If you have any questions on the University of Waterloo's Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) program this year and are interested in applying, dont hesitate to ask them here! I'll try to answer them as best as I can! 

For those of you who dont know what CAP is, it's basically a program designed for students who wish to pursue a field in pharmacy in the future. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE HERE: https://uwaterloo.ca/pharmacy/future-students/conditional-admission-pharmacy-cap ALSO be sure to check out the FAQ section too because they usually cover a lot of your questions there. 

NOTE: Applications will be available starting October 9, 2015
Waterloo Architecture
I'm currently in grade 12 and REALLY want to become an architect!! It's something I've been passionate about since I was a kid.  My top 3 schools are Waterloo, McGill and Ryerson. I was wondering if anyone could help me out by explaining the admissions process, requirements, and generally what to expect when applying to these schools.  My dream is to go to Waterloo - they have an amazing program.  I'm just really nervous that I won't get in.  Anything you guys can say would help me out a ton.  Thanks :)
night course
So Im taking a night course for physics 4U. will Waterloo accept night courses?? please reply fast, since i have already registered for it!!!!!!
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 :)
Brock University computer science
i was wondering if anyone over here has gone to the computer science program or computing and business programs. My question is what marks did you guys get to get into the programs
currently studying college, don't think it is the right path for me...
So it is my first year at BCIT, and I am working towards a diploma, but I seriously don't think that this program would work for me because of the amount of competition there is...most people who are doing this program have graduated from UBC or some other universities with bachelors. and pursuing a degree after this diploma definitely isn't a good choice, for 98% of the graduates will be doing the same thing.

I am thinking of doing something else...perhaps trades. Can a Chinese girl survive in trades in BC? Trades because, it earns more and I don't need to STUDY super hard and still have LOADS of competition. if so what kind of trades?  

my high school grade 12 academic marks:
English : 73
Pre-Calculus: 88
Law: 97
Biology: 86
Chemistry: 86
French: 87 or 88

grade 11 academic marks:
Social studies: 67
Physics: 100
English: 86
pre-calculs: 77
Biology: 79
Chemistry: 59
Accounting: 80
French: 87

college courses: I feel that I will do well in everything except Physics and Chemistry. Those are my most hated courses. and maybe Microbiology. So I guess Engineering is out of the course...

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. 
UofT PEY vs Ryerson IIP
What's better, UofT or Ryerson internships for ECE/biomed/robotics related jobs?
What are the major differences?
Will PEY really give me a big advantage? 
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.
Engineering At UofGuelph
What's the admission average for Guelph engineering. Also wat would it be for biomedical Engineering