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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
So yeah, ask any questions about Queens ConEd Program. Im applying in two years. I was wondering if you can do a study abroad program at queens while in the ConEd program.
Help on Industrial/Product Design Career Path
I've been trying to research what is needed to become a Industrial Designer. I'm in 11th grade and sadly have only heard about this job somewhere from 1-2 months ago. I really want to learn all I can about this career before I go into it.

What do you recommend? High school courses? University/college programs? Recommended universities or colleges
*BTW I live in Toronto, ON. I don't mind all that much about moving away but don't suggest a school somewhere in say, Saskatchewan.

Is a engineering degree as useful or advantageous for this job as I hear? If so, which type of engineering in specific? What's required for that kind of engineering? I've read Mechanical Engineering is good.
What kind of knowledge should I have that is a definite and must be utilized on a regualr basis?  Like knowing CAD or bein a good problem-solver. 
Is understanding marketing a must? To what degree would I have to know it? Does psychology help or used often?

This is probably a little wordy so I bolded some words so it's easier to scan through and pick up the main points.
First year engineering
I'm applying to first year engineering and I currently have an 86% average from high school . I'm applying to first year engineering at the University of calgary and university of manitoba and the UBC . If send all my documents well before the deadline and got an 86% average how good are my chances into getting into one of these schools ?? The average requines for engineering is a minimum of 85% at these unis
Business Programs
Are there any high school courses that you aren't required to take for business programs, but are worth taking anyway? Such as computer programming, physics, data management, etc. Looking for all opinions, especially from people who have taken/are taking business programs.
Chances of getting in UWO, Waterloo, Mac, and/or McGill?

I'm applying to the following programs, and I was wondering if I had a chance of being accepted to any of the those schools? As of now, my top choices are Mac BHsc, Medical Radiation Sc, Waterloo Biomed Eng, and UWO Medical sciences. I'm honestly very concerned since it seems so hard to get in any of these programs, plus I'm not from ON or QC so I'm not sure that affects my chances.

My final marks are:
English (gr 11) - 96%
Physics (gr 11) - 97%
Biology (gr 11) - 96%
Chemistry (gr 11) - 92%
Mathematics of Data Management - 93%
Advanced Functions - 87% (took a hit on that one haha)

I don't have marks for most gr 12 classes yet, since it's the beginning of the year, but I'm hoping to maintain a 92-95% average (guess I won't be sleeping much). Although, as I mentioned before, I'm hoping to be considered for early admission.

Also, do the aforementioned schools consider ECs? I'm in drawing, piano and singing lessons, volunteer at the hospital and I'm going to start volunteering at a senior home soon. At school, I'm in Best Buddies, the student leadership council, 5 music ensembles, Me to We, and I'll hopefully have the chance of helping to run the art club. I also work and volunteer as an accompanist.

Sorry for the long post...I'm actually freaking out. Any thoughts, comments, tips, and suggestions? Anything helps :)
French in York
Hi! I am in Grade 12 currently, and going into Biomed Program of sort....however, am also interested in pursuing French. How does this work? How can I still go into Medicine, and take a some courses of french...??
I can answer questions related to UBC if you have any
As mentioned above, based on my first year experience thus far, I am able to answer questions related to UBC in terms of admissions, residence, courses, do/don't and so on.

Understanding that many of you have probably received offers and are deciding which school to attend/reject, I decided to help answer questions to give insider info on UBC :)
What's UWO like?
I'm a high school senior living in British Columbia, and I'm currently considering UBC, SFU, or UWO. Western has seemed to be getting a lot of good reviews lately (either that, or I just didn't pay attention to UWO before because I live in BC) and I'm now considering moving East. I have fairly good knowledge on applications for UBC/SFU, and I think I could get into an arts/humanities program. Are there any significant differences between UWO/UBC that I could take note of? I would be living in residency as well.
Hi, I am currently a grade 12 student and was wondering the average/cutoff for iBBA and what is was last year!

Also if someone could tell me more about the program that would be great!
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. 
Gr. 11 Math and Physics Tutor

Does anyone know of a free legit on line tutoring program or any one in Toronto who can tutor Grade 11 Physics and/or Math? 
Anyone know a free legit tutoring online for Grade 11 Physics and Math?
Hello, does anyone know of a free legit tutoring online for Grade 11 Physics and/or Math?

Ive used this one https://homeworkhelp.ilc.org/index.php for grade 10 math last year, but it only goes up to grade 10 sadly =\

If anyone however know any of those free legit tutoring online they can share id really appreciate it!
Important admissions question
Hello, I really need to know from multiple people how hard it is to get into the queens arts and science program, I moved from America to Canada for senior year and am really worried about my chances of getting in. Last year in the 11th grade, with hard classes I got all A's and two B's first semester and then all A's last semester. I also did clubs and sports, I'm gonna try to do well this semester in Canada, does queens base their acceptance on junior grades? If so are my grades good enough to be accepted. And how hard is it to stay accepted? Thank you so much for answering!
what is the name of the program at Queens U that only accepts 10 people?
I heard there is a program at Queens that doesn't require kids to take the mcat and they get into medical school for sure. What is the name of this program?
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
2015 Federal Election: Issues for Youth
Hey guys, I am a political nutt and large youth advocate in Ontario.

To that, with major political news coverage and the potential for major change to sweep the nation, I was just wondering have your issues been covered in this election? What are those issues? and what would you liked to be addressed by our major parties?

BC English Provincial Marks
Hello I am a student attending a school in BC. I plan on going to the University of Toronto for Accounting. So the question here is, will U of T even look at my provincial mark for english or is it the class mark that matters? Provincial marks are really getting on my nerves so I wanted to see if Provincials are that important when applying to universities.
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.
3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything!

I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students.

- First 2 years spent as BBA Co-op student, secured first coop term through BBA
- Transferred into BAcc Co-op after 2 years
- Currently doing a spring semester

You kinda get the best of both worlds since I have been in all (both) the programs offered at the Goodman School of Business!

And since I know these are gonna be popular Qs:

- Avg (both major and overall) ~80%
- ECs: Leadership position in a club, some entrepreneurial stuff, sports stuff
- Work XP: General accounting internship at no-name organization doing very basic stuff, manual labour

Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from (in no particular order):
RBC x2, Top-7 firm audit (Toronto), Canadian Tire Financial Services, Imperial Oil (Alberta), Ontario Securities Commission (CPA Approved), Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Big 4 Audit (Toronto), Suncor (Alberta), TeamBuy .ca, Big 4 Audit (Calgary) and CPP Investment Board.

Note: These were not all co-op positions, some were just summer internship interviews.

- Rejected from BAcc Co-op
- Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6

So feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to answer your Qs as best as I can!

*Even if nobody has posted in this topic for a while, feel free to do so, chances are I'm still lurking on here

SFU or UBC Arts Transfer
Hi all,

I'm hoping to transfer into UBC or SFU Arts program (Majoring in History) as a 3rd year student. 
I'm just wondering what kind of GPA's people have had in the past to gain admissions to either of these programs at the respective schools. 

I have read both websites reccomended GPA's to get in, however I'm just hoping to hear from some people with personal experiences about their real GPA's.

Thanks in advance!
Where to get books?

I am wondering where undergrad students are supposed to get books for classes. Indigo? Amazon? The school itself? Please let me know.

Western Residence - Ask Anything!
Hey everyone,

I thought I'd make a residence thread for any questions you may have about residence at Western! I am very involved with residence this year, and I will be a residence Soph and on council next year. Feel free to ask me about the meal plan, different styles, leadership opportunities, themed floors, whatever!