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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.
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!
Ask Me Anything: University of Guelph
I'm a third year Applied Human Nutrition student at the University of Guelph (I'm a fourth year now in Fall 2013/Winter 2014). I've taken courses in a number of faculties, including science, social science, and business. I have friends in engineering, biomed, human kinetics, food science, and hotel and foodservice administration, so I've heard about their experiences. I have experience with summer research via NSERC at Guelph, and I'll be doing an honours thesis this coming spring (currently doing an honours thesis). I teach fitness classes at the athletic centre, I volunteer with a variety of organizations on- and off-campus, and I'm a member of various clubs.

Feel free to ask me any questions about Guelph. I may not have the answers, but I'll do my best to answer what I can.
Entering grade 12 mega-thread
So this thread is for people who just finished grade 11 and will be applying to uni in the fall, post your grade 11 average and top three choices!

Me: grade 11 average--89.5
Top 3: Ivey/Queens (tied) and Laurier
Benefits of SHSM
how does universities look at SHSM. Does it have any benefits?
Best business school for an 86% student with decent ECs?
My estimated marks for Gr. 12:
English - 85
Advanced Functions - 80
Calculus - 80
International Business - 95
Accounting - 90
Economics - 90

^These are pretty reasonable guesses based on my previous marks.

I was dreaming of Queen's Commerce but looking at the admission rates, I don't think I'll get in.

My other choices: 
Laurier BBA
Ryerson Business Technology Management
Guelph Commerce

Which school do you think I have a chance of getting in? I'm pretty weak at math.

Considering the fact that I'm not one of those kids who will cheat and pay for a high mark.
Just finished Med Sci year 1 AMA :)
Any questions about the courses you'll be taking, various profs, campus, residence, etc? Ask away !
Ask me about Waterloo's Kinesiology program
I'm currently a 1st year at the University of Waterloo in Honours Kinesiology and I'm here to help any prospective students out.

If you have any questions regarding the University of Waterloo or Kinesiology feel free to ask!
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
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?
Advice to students going to Grade 12?
For those who achieved high 80s to 90s, how did you do it? What programs did you get into?
Psychology in high school - take or not?

I am going into grade 12 next year in BC. Other than math and sciences, I have space for one elective. I couldn't get into Law or Accounting because of timetable conflicts and have to take Peer Tutoring as an alternative. But I can switch to something else if it fits.  I was wondering if Psychology 11 or 12 is worth taking? Will it be helpful if I am going on to Pharmacy after completing science prerequisites? Any experiences and is it a lot of work? 

Thank you. 
Why do students go into business?

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.

Choosing where to go.
We're working on a way to help students decide their education and career path.

This is how we want to do it

Please let us know what you think.