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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
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.
Do universities look at your attendance record? Do they care if you skipped class or was late one or twice?
What else do i have to do to get into Queens Commerce
Okay looking at this website has made me scared shitless for uni applications in the next couple months. I'm set on going into business & my top 3 unis are Queens Commerce, Western IVEY (BMOS as first year) and Laurier BBA.

Grades 9-11 i pretty much had an 88% average, but that's only because i slacked in some courses. This year I'm sure I can get a 93% average at LEAST. (i have 3 courses each semester, more time to literally work my ass off)

Grade 9 junior girls rugby, varsity badminton
Grade 10 indoor & outdoor track and field, drama club director, student council grade rep, peer mentor
Grade 11 student council exec (social coordinatior), peer mentor
Grade 12 student council exec (president), peer mentor, softball team

180 volunteer hours at local soccer club,


I am a 3rd Year Queen's Commerce Student: AMA!
I'll be happy to answer any questions, whether they're related to your entry essays/application, academic things, or the social life here at Queen's!
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?
2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science (FNH) student in LFS; now I'm a second year student for 2015-2016. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year, study tips, and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:

p.s. Yes, Ana Steele and Shia LaBeouf "went" here.
Admission Questions? Ask a Current UBC Student!
Hi guys,

I always remember finding this forum really useful back when I was applying for universities in 2012, and I'd like to offer you the opportunity to actually get some hard knowledge about admissions rather than just hearsay. Though I'm in Sauder, I can answer any questions regarding direct entry to all UBC programs, Sauder transfer applications, and general university stuff.

You should all also take a look at the holy grail of UBC admissions, specifically table 18 where all admission averages for all programs for entry in 2013W are outlined.

Hope to see you all at UBC in September!
Engineering At UofGuelph
What's the admission average for Guelph engineering. Also wat would it be for biomedical Engineering
Average needed for engineering?
Im trying to apply for electrical , computer engineering at ryerson, Mcmasters , uni of toronto, waterloo. could you tell me around how much mark average you need, to get in. And if you know someone or someone who is in what average did they/you get in with. 
Best business/ accounting
What is the best university program for aspiring CPA?
A little background of me: I love the business world. But I also want to keep my options open, I like accounting and also  want to work as marketing manager/ or CEO in the future. This is my ultimate dream (might sound unrealistic)
So yes, which program do you recommend in terms of reputation, easy route to cpa, tuition and so on. 
I never took accounting in HS . Worried
Do you think I will like accounting in general if I'm pretty much/average good at math. Got 90 on grade 11 functions and Im expecting a higher 90s for grade 12 adv. Functions since my tests are either perfect or one to two mistakes. My data management will be low to mid 90s i should say.. i never took accounting in grade 11 so i dont have the chance to take it this year. what do you guys think? I want to get a CPA designation.. but actually no idea what they do specifically. I mean, i know they do debits and credits and all that stuff, and it kind of interests me. Im just not so sure if i will like or hate it. Anyone here who didnt took accounting in hs but enjoyed it in univesity? And vice versa.
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 :)
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
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? 
First Year Nanotechnology Engineering Student at Waterloo (AMA)
Hello prospective STEM students! I remember using this site quite a bit as a prospective engineering student last year and, among the flourishing egos, found some interesting and helpful information. I'm hoping to return the favour and offer some advice and insight to prospective students looking at STEM fields primarily at Waterloo. However, I did do some extensive research on U of T, Western and Queen's as well during the admission process, so I may be able to answer questions about some aspects of those universities as well. Feel free to ask me anything about engineering or Waterloo!
Do I leave home or not?????
I am currently trying to decide between York for Digital Media or Waterloo for GBDA (Global Business and Digital Arts). I am from Waterloo so I would save money if I went for GBDA by not living in residence, although the tuition is almost the same amount that I would pay to attend Digital Media at York (tuition plus residence etc). Both programs seem equally interesting and tailored to my interests. It's a tough call, so that's why I'm asking for advice!

GBDA appeals to me because, like I said, I am from Waterloo so I like the fact that I wouldn't have to pay for residence (for first and second year...the program moves to Stratford for the last two years). Also, since I would be at home, I would have access to my "home studio" whenever I want rather than having to travel back on weekends. I also like the idea of moving to Stratford as it a cute, tiny city and I have wanted to experience living in such a place. Since I would wait an additional two years after finishing high school to move out, I may feel more ready at that time to start my adult life.

Digital Media at York is also eye-catching as I would be in Toronto, away from my crazy family. Most times than not, my siblings are very rowdy and it is hard to be at peace. Not having to deal with them on a day-to-day basis would be lovely, but then I worry about noisy students in residence. Besides that, Toronto is a great place to be due to the film industry, which I am interested in. Even though I probably won't get a job in that, I love acting, so having access to auditions will help me get a head start on my fantasy career. I also enjoy directing and producing film of course, this is why I want to study digital media. Everything else in Toronto seems great, too. The numerous concerts and Kensington Market make me happy. It would just suck to be away from family and I worry about not being able to produce music in my dorm.

Given my ups and downs for each program, which do you think would be better suited for me? Feel free to ask questions, I just need help!

ALSO, I would like to start a career after I am finished school (who wouldn't?) so I am worried about the job prospectives for each program. Does anyone know the likeliness of getting a job after graduation in the field of study for each of these programs?

Thanks for taking the time to read this if you have and I apologize for the length!

How to improve for Grade 9 English
I'm in grade 9 in an I.B. Program and I'm struggling in English. 
For all my other subjects I get 90s but for English I'm getting high 70s. 
This may seem like an ok mark but I have high standards and high hopes for my
future educational and career life. If anyone has any tips (especially for oral presentations and news article writing), that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much! 
Which is better overall..Rotman or Schulich?
Hello guys, I am new to the forums but I've come to student forums for over two years now to get some advice on school related matters.

I am a grade 12 student applying to Schulich School of Business (BBA) & Rotman Commerce (BComm). My average is a 90. Not top notch, but it could get me somewhere. Now before I get all you Ivey and Queens fellows on my back for not applying there let me clear some things up with you guys. I would absolutely love to go to either Queens or Ivey (Ivey more so, no offense Queens) but I cannot afford to leave Toronto and live in residence. I have to go to school in Toronto.

I could get into both from what I've heard (although I'd have to raise my average to secure the Schulich admission)

A few months ago, I was all Schulich, Rotman was not really a contender. But I've gone the other way now, I'm really leaning towards Rotman, I don't know what made the change so quick.

I visited the Schulich building only a few weeks ago and I truly loved the look of it, I could see myself going there, even though York is in the middle of nowhere (which is kind of a set back for me).

However, I absolutely love the life and architecture of downtown Toronto and have visited it many times. I could really see myself going to school there and loving it.

I just have a few questions for people who go to U of T or York who may not be business students, and also actual students from either of these programs to asnwer a few questions about your lives at each school. Don't feel obliged to answer them all, just whatever you have time for.

First off, how difficult is the school curriculum? (I've heard "U of T is so hard" and the whole rant about working hard, but I want to know from you guys/girls what you think of its difficulty, I haven't ever heard about Schulich's difficulty yet)

Secondly, how is the social life? (I don't mean guys or girls or dating, I mean just being able to have friends and go out with them, I don't have much of one right now outside of my two best friends)

Thirdly, how nice are the students? (I've heard that people are competitive in both schools, but can you make friends with them and just talk like regular people?)

Fourth, which school is harder to get into? (I'm sure this is Schulich, but I just want to confirm with somebody)

Fifth, would you make the same choice to go there again knowing what you know now about the school of your choice? Or would you choose the other option (the one you didn't go to)?

Thanks for everything guys, I really appreciate any responses I get out of this. Sorry for the lengthy post.
US news and world report global university rankings
Recently UBC was ranked number 1 for computer science in Canada.Even thought it is only one ranking many other ranking have placed them very high for not only computer science but many other faculties. Also Ubc is ranked constantly as a top 3 school in Canada. So my question is why do people consider ubc Inferior. Nobody hear talks about the sauder school of business which is better that rotman and mcmasters but still believe all Ontario schools are better.
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.

I'm an international prospective student. Please I need information on masters programme for civil engineering, but must be affordable though. Good lifestyle and sports like basketball. Cheap accommodation.