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Engineering and Business
I am going into grade 12 next year and would like to pursuit civil engineering and business/management. I came across two programs that interest me. Western engineering and Lvey HBA and Mcmaster engineering and management. Which would offer more opportunities after graduation? Also, what are some benefits to having business along with an engineering degree? 

Thanks in advance 
Can someone tell me what you can do with a health studies degree at uoft
Hi I'm going into my final year of high school (Grade 12), and I was captivated by uoft's health studies program. I was wondering if this is a good major if I am planning on becoming an occupational therapist. If not, what can you do with this major?
Should I go to UofT for life sciences?
Hey everybody. This is my first post here :) I am going into grade eleven and I would eventually like to attend med school. I am starting to consider universities for undergrad obviously, and I would like to preferably go to Mac but I want two other good options if I do not get in. U of T is close to where I live and I'm sure my parents want me to go there as it is close to home. However, I have been hearing all sorts of bad things about their life sciences program and have been warned by people not to go for various reasons. I know every university has it's pros and cons and med school itself is a challenge to get into but I am just extremely confused and I want to know why U of T life science seemingly has a negative reputation. Sorry, I am sure this is a common question or topic but I just need to clear it up. Thanks :D
Will I get Admission if I did bad in Grade 11 Math
I got a 66 in grade 11 math and I dont know if universities look at it significantly or not. But i got a 75 in grade 12 Advanced functions in summer school. I need to know Asap. Thanks
OSAP Question
I just finished my first year and received an OSAP Loan of just over $3000 to help pay for school. I am going into second year in the fall and have registered to receive OSAP again thus I do not have to Confirm My Enrolment since I reapplied (according to the website). But here is my problem: OSAP has added over $100 of accrued interest to my account. They are not saying I have to pay it but the interest is being added so my loan has been growing under my account. Is this happening to anyone else? Should I just wait until the school confirms my enrolment to see if the amount of interest gets deducted off the loan account? Any insight would be oh so helpful as I am beginning to panic... 

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business gr 12
in September i am going to grade 12, i am doing business and i was wondering if any one has any tips for getting good grades and being active in school. it would really help thanks
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, 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

University Advice!
Hi everyone,

I am currently heading into grade 12 and I need advice on various things!
Firstly, as for scholarships, my marks are not the top best. I was wondering if there are any scholarships that are easier to apply to/ not completely based on marks ? 
Also, I want to enter science at UBC and later become a pharmacist. 
I am aware that competition makes this very difficult... But anyone have advice on applications/ how to improve ones marks?

Any additional advice would be appreciated

Thank You All SO Much!

Can you please do something about the night-time spam?
For many weeks now we've been bombarded with spam that usually starts right after midnight. I'm unable to post on this site at that time or read old threads, because I get a message that says "Oops, you've hit your posting limit. Please wait a couple minutes and try again." It's getting really tiresome and isn't a problem I see with other forums or the old studentawards.

What are the administrators of this site doing to stop this spam flow? It's getting ridiculous.
Waterloo Computer Science
Hey guys!
I'm a grade 12 student who is enrolling into Waterloo Computer Science (non-coop) this upcoming September.

I have no prior programming experience and I'm wondering what language I should start off with to prepare myself for Computer Science. I'm thinking about starting off with C++ as I heard it was one of the more complexer languages and it will make it easier on me when we begin with a more basic language in CS. 

If anyone is in CS at any school, I'd like to hear your insight on what you think I should do to prepare myself for this upcoming fall season. I also would like to know if it would be better to go in with where I'm at (which is 0%) or if I should try to gain some sort of experience in programming to help prepare myself better. I'm hesitant as I heard that if I am not properly taught, I may form "bad coding habits" which will eventually be harder to fix later on. 

I'm really nervous and intimidated by everyone going in with a lot of programming experience and I kind of want to enter on the same level as everyone else.

I would appreciate any feedback so please help a brotha out!

also if anyone could give me some advice on what I could do over the summer to land an intership.... yeaa
Hey! So I've been looking into kinesiology quite a bit lately and I had a few questions that came up to my mind that hopefully grads/students of different universities can help answer for me. I prefer answers from students in Ontario universities as well. Thanks :) 
1. Which school do you go to and why is it better than other schools? 
2. What average did you apply with? 
3. How is the co-op program at your school (if available)? 
4. What grade 11/12 courses did you take (if you remember)?
5. If, hypothetically, I had an average of 82% in grade 12 and I maintain it, do you think schools will consider/accept me if they require low-mid 80s. 
6. Is ENG4U automatically counted in the top 6?

 Again, thanks for your time, it is much appreciated! :)
York BAS, McMaster Business, and Laurier BBA

I just finished grade 12 and i'm taking a year off. i was wondering if i can get into Laurier, McMaster or York for business?

Grade 11 marks
G11 Accounting: 87
Marketing: 95
Photography: 89
Coop: 94
Law: 94
English: 71
Functions: 66 

Grade 12 marks:
International business: 94
Accounting: 93
Law 12: 90
Economics: 90
English: 90 ( private school)
Advanced Functions: 95 (private school)
Calculus: 85

Is there an active forum for university business students?
Yconic is filled  with anonymous trolls and high school students who have no idea what they're talking about. Like it's always the usually what's the best b-school in Canada or will I get in with 99% average (asked a billion times).
1st year UBC student! Ask me anything!
I'm finishing up my first year at UBC as a Health Science student in the Land and Food Systems faculty.

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:
MEDHOPEFULS--mega thread
1) What grade are you in currently (if in high school) or what school are you attending, what year, in what program (if in university)?
2) What was/is/you think will be your top 6 (or 4/5 if you're from a province other than Ontario--please state) in high school?
3) What was/is your top 3 school & program choices for undergraduate studies before pursuing medicine ('premed')? Why?
4) Many on here seem to believe that Mac's health sci is the best, then Western's med sci, and then students should just apply to a school where attaining a high GPA is easier. Do you agree?
Thank you so much for your input! Hopefully we'll get some meaningful discussions started! Good luck to all of you! :)
Do universities care if you switched high schools 3 times?
I switched almost every year, and I'm switching again my last year. Don't ask why please, I have some issues lol.
My grades are pretty good (93-95% top 4 average) but I'm worried universities will reject me due to my constant switching of highschools...

Btw I'm looking to apply to UBC Science, Western Med Sci, Mac Health Sci, UofT life science, Waterloo eng.

Thank you
Jobs in US (bay area) Waterloo Engineering
How difficult is it to get a coop placement in America preferbly the bay area? For someone interested in taking computer or management engineering, or computer science at Waterloo (Still have not decided yet!)
Future Premeds : Go to York University

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. Of course world rankings mean nothing but still tells you that the school is considered on par with those schools 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.


UBC revoke?
So I had a 92% avg in term 2 and got accepted to UBC science. After getting back my english provincial mark, I realized that I have a 20% discrepancy. Because of this, UBC uses your provincial mark instead of your actual in school mark. I'm standing at 81% now. Do you guys think that I'd be revoked?
Tough for first year?
I am planning to take the following courses for first year at UTSG:
1) BIO120 and BIO130
2) MAT135 and MAT136
3) PHY131 and PHY132
4) CHM151
5) SOC101
Is it going to be tough for me to handle? Anyone who has similar courses? Also what are your views about the seminar courses?
Will I get in? - queens commerce
Calc - 85
Adv functions - 85
English - 95
French - 95
Business leadership - 95
Philosophy -90
Leadership - 90
Avg - 91

Competitive gymnastics (for 9 years)
President of the yearbook committee 
Leadership team ( athletic banquet director)
Badminton team 
200+ volunteering at a not for profit gymnastics club
Founder of a business website with over 5,000 followers

Part time jobs:
Gymnastics coach 
Downtown Kingston 
Mio gelato 
Book keeper at the Flynn company 
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!