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Getting Into Engineering
Hello Guys
I am currently going into grade 12. I need some guidelines and benchmarks to get into engineering in UofT or University of Waterloo. What marks should I aim for such as for AP calculus and advanced functions and other sciences. 
Science Expo's Ambassador Program in BC
Can anyone give me insight on the Science Expo's Ambassador Program in BC? Thanks in advance!
EC's and Academics
Hey Everyone (: !
What kinds of EC's do you do and how do you balance it with academics? Please help a student out!
UBC Pharmacy - Ask me!
HeelllooOoOOooOooo SA,

It's been a while since I've been on here! A lot of people from 2010-2011 might remember me, hehe. :)

Well, I just recently started my pharmacy degree at UBC and would be happy to answer any questions!

I also completed two years of undergraduate studies in UBC Science (Major in Biology), so if you have any questions about that - ask away too! :)

I'd prefer you not send me any personal messages as I get too many of those with the same questions. If you have a question, chances are, so will 29857295 other people.
MCGILL DESAUTELS????
I have not yet started Grade 12, but I have 4 G12 credits already. I am in the International Baccalaureate Program.

TOK - 98%   ---sending to McGill
IB 1 Math - 93%   ---sending to McGill
Data Management - 93% (not IB)   ---sending to McGill
Visual Arts - 87%  (not IB)

For the courses that I want to send, I have an average of 94.66 (for now). That means that I only need 3 courses (English, Calc and other) above 94% to get in, right?

The problem is, I have major anxiety issues and am so stressed that I won't get into this program. 

So, my question is, does McGill look at IB in a better light than regular Ontario students? Also, do I have to send in my predicted marks, or can I just send in my Ontario marks (but still be considered as an IB student)?

ALSO, is Grade 12 IB easier than Grade 11 IB? My courses next year are: IB2 Math, IB Bio, IB Chem, IB English, IB French and Ontario Business. (I have 6 courses, compared to the 8 I had last year).

And more importantly, do you guys think I will get in, or should I just lose all hope before I start the school year?

THANK YOU SO MUCH, AND I HOPE ALL OF YOU GET ACCEPTED TO YOUR DESIRED SCHOOL!!!! <3
How did you decide what program you are doing in university
Heyy people, I am a going-to-gr12 public hs kid wondering what to do in life.

A brief info about myslf:
1. Live in GTA
2. Like interior designs, fascinated by tech, love to eat, outgoing, enjoy flying and driving
3. my favourite YouTube video is "A Day Made of Glass"
4. i studied because of others, not for myself (aka I got good grades but I didnt enjoy them)
5. my ultimate goal is to retire asap (at 45) [I know it may not be feasible, but still...)

Here's my gr11 grades
English 83
Functions 99
Accounting  94
Marketing  96
Chemistry 86
Physics 82
Biology 90
Broadcasting 87

And my only grade 12 grade is physics (completed in summer school) - 94

As above, how did you decide what you are going to do in the future??? Like how do you figure out what you want??
I like interior designs, tech, food, sports, but the thing is - i can't see myself in the future
I dont know what to do? Despite trying to get good grades and apply every single university in ontario....
I really need some advice. Please give me some advice :) :) :)

Thank you very much
Current UBC student - ask me anything
I'm a second year Computer Engineering UBC student. I took first year sciences, lived in rez, and have since transferred into Engineering. I'm also an Orientations Leader and a volunteer for Destination UBC.
 

I can answer questions about about rez life, science, how I got into UBC, engineering or transferring. This is my second forum post, my old one was getting huge and a bit unwieldy. 
PharmD
Is it hard to get into the pharmd program in UBC? How competitive is it getting into the program? How high should your gpa be?
Best university in Ontario for chemical engineering?
Which is the best university in Ontario to pursue chemical engineering? Also tell me why you think so. Thanks
If you can walk and talk come to Brock.
If you can walk and talk come to Brock. Come on it’s not that bad… ok lol, I’ve heard too many complaints from both former and current students. Instructors walk in late for lectures and sometimes they get cancelled not always but it did happen and for exams? well, good luck because instructors…. Now let’s just move on. 

 It doesn’t matter where you get your undergrad from as long as you go to a reputable grad school such as UFT or McMaster,etc.. right? Wrong! If you’re not serious about a reputable undergrad school then you’d be lucky to graduate with an undergrad and if it happens to be a less reputable school such as Brock then what? You’re stuck with a Brock degree. Darn! My point is your spending the same amount of time and money at any university might as well choose the best or at least a reputable one. 

 These are just some of the complaints students addressed at Brock. Why was the chair of the department of health science interrogating some students over a frivolous post made by a student about their prof on Brock Spotted (it’s a Facebook page where students can express their experiences anonymously) I’ve seen the post it did not contain any profanity. Why don’t the students just address their concerns directly to the prof? Well Brock is different. 

 What is with instructors not proctoring students during an exam I know this doesn’t always happen but it did. Then you hear other students complain that students are cheating during an exam, seriously? Now I’m sure the instructors were doing extensive research competing with Harvard University they couldn’t possibly babysit the students or assign one. Lol yea totally, researching frivolous posts on Facebook now that’s just Brock. 

So the academic departments, programs, and instructors are not well organized and not up to your standard, but at least Brock is still an accredited school right? hopefully… What about student life? at Brock the campus sucks and there’s not much outside the campus because st.catharines is a  sketchy retirement city, but I’m sure you’ll have fun playing bingo with the old folks. Oh come on it’ll be lots of fun. How about Varsity: well we have many sports except a few like football,etc.. the list goes on, but we have soccer its just that we lost almost every game. Don’t put yourselves down, hey I know some graduates have jobs within a year after graduating, like dishwashing, waitressing, etc… it’s not that bad, I mean what do you expect with a Brock degree?
dream
i'm moroccan and my dream to stady in USA or canada But i don't have money to stady there and that why i search for a scholarship to stady in some other country i need just some help 

i promis that i will do everything just to be on you're Good thought ...
Going into UBC this September. Answering any admission related questions!
Hey guys,

I was accepted to UBC Sauder this April! UBC was my first and only choice and I am so glad that I got in. I am starting this September.

I will be able to answer any admission question you guys might have. But keep in mind that I live in BC so I am only familiar with the BC admission system!

I honestly believe that I am almost an expert in the UBC's admission system :P I spent countless hours researching and phoning UBC that in the end, I knew more than  some enrollment service professionals who were often clueless when I tried to ask a question.

Ask away!


The Official Canadian Undergraduate Major Social Pyramid (CUMP)
The Official Canadian Undergraduate Major Social/Political Pyramid (CUMP)

The Illuminati
 - Electrical/Software/computer engineering
 - Computer Science

The Main Noble Houses

 - Mechanical/Mechatronic/Nanotech/Biomedical engineering

The
Small Noble Houses
 - Civil/Chemical Engineering

The Non-nobility upper class
- Applied Math
- Pure Math
- Physics
- Life/Health sciences
- Nursing


*BIG GAP*


2nd Class citizens/Wannabe nobles

- Business
- Law
 
Peasants

- Psychology
- Biology
- Chemistry

Slaves

- Sociology
- Social Work
- Religious Studies


Animal Kingdom
- THE REST





Who are you in this social order?



What is ECE like? How does PEY work?
I'm currently a third year life sci (neuro and physio) student thinking of transferring into ECE after my third year/ (or possibly 4th year). I was initially thinking of EngSci, but after hearing horror stories about it I decided to go along the ECE route since I'm interested in neuroengineering and it seems that a lot of the IBBME faculty for neuro things are in ECE. What is the job outlook for electrical/computer engineers in Toronto? I was also hoping to stay in toronto if possible once I graduate with a BASc in engineering. I heard there was a PEY program too where 2/3/4th years could get a paid internship? How much do they earn (it would be great if it could help pay for some of my tuition)?
Ivey Grad / IBD in New York, AMA
Hello all. Used to frequent this site somewhat. I graduated Ivey not too long ago and work as an investment banking analyst in New York with one of the top firms. Feel free to ask me anything and I'll try my best to answer. 

I've been where you are now and received a lot of guidance back then. Hoping to return the favor. 
URGENT! SFU Biomedical Physiology or UBC SCIENCES?
I need to make my decision by May 2, as I have received a $12000 Major Entrance scholarship at SFU and that is the date of which I must accept/deny my offer by.

SFU is closer to my home and I'm very interested in their Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology Major. My future goal is to aim for med school, most likely at UBC. Although I am planning to work very hard to get to medical school, I am realistic and I know things may not pan out. I will definitely pursue graduate studies if medical school don't work out, and I feel as if my BPK major at SFU can open more doors for me than a theoretical sciencey degree like microbiology at UBC would? I would rather a career as a physiotherapist for example than one as a "Lab rat", but I need some advice.

At the same time, UBC Science is very highly regarded and I know the stats are there that most people who get accepted into UBC med are from UBC. UBC has a gorgeous campus and a better student life, but I will be commuting from home (approx 75 mins each way) so I am unsure of how heavily involved I can get on campus. I went on a UBC campus tour recently and my tour guide admitted to me that UBC Science Co-Op is very competitive. Co-Op is a huge factor I am taking into account and if it there's less competition at SFU than that is something I will definitely consider.

People tell me that where I do my undergrad doesn't matter, but I am concerned that the wrong decision can come back and hurt me one day. If anyone familiar with SFU BPK or UBC Sciences can give me their two cents or advice to facilitate my decision, I will be very appreciative :) :)
Concerns about top six
Hey, I'm a student going into grade 12 at a school in Ontario. 
I was reading about the use of top 6 marks. I have some of my 4u marks already going into grade 12 from fast tracking . These are; 
Calculus 97
Advanced functions 95
Data management 98
French extended 93 
All of my 3u sciences that I have are above 90 (I have all three). 

The only thing I was wondering is; will my 3U english mark of 80 (it was an online summer course) hinder my chances of getting into my program of choice (McGill neuroscience)? I know that I'll be able to do a lot better in 4u English. I'm just worried that they'll look at my 3u and say no way. 

Studying Abroad
I'm a grade 11 student and I'm looking at studying abroad, either at the University of Edinburgh or a couple of schools across England. I'm trying to find some scholarships that I can use for that. Any ideas?
What Can/Should Do ???? HELP!!!
Hello Guys, I really need help right now, as I am confused. 
1) I have a relatively low AP calculus mark of 89. I am applying to university of Waterloo and university of Toronto. I have talked to many people, some say take it again in e learning or night school but my guidance councilor says the mark is okay to get into engineering. 
What should I do to recover this ? Please Help
2) What should I need for other courses in grade 12 to get into UofT or Waterloo ?
And it is really stressing me out, as my parents are heavily focused on getting me into good uni course. 
PS. I have 96 in advanced functions if that will help. 
Thank You
- a fellow confused human 
Waterloo AFM
I'm interested in this program and I am curious to know the difficulty of first year and also throughout the program. Is there a high dropout rate for this program or is it if you are accepted into the program that their is a lot of support and ultimately high graduation rate. Plus I see that you have to qualify for the masters year and was curious to know how rigorous it is because of the fact you get a masters in one year compared to the average time to get one(2-3 years)
BUSINESS PROGRAM!!! Need help

Hi i'm interested in leaving Toronto but not too far away from it. My options would be


Guelph Accounting Commerce

Mcmaster- Business 1[Accounting]

Laurier-BBA

Waterloo-AFM


My goal is to become an accountant and get my CPA, I'm concerned on which program is the best for me. I also want to have an memorable experience in university too but obviously  my education is my #1 priority but I would like to know which one would be the best for me.  Pros and Cons of each would be helpful in me deciding, like how the city is too,but im aware there all good schools

Comp sci vs accounting
I really like math (but not physics, so no engineering) and I like coding. However, o also know that tech bubbles can burst just like that and above all I just want a stable source of income.

Should I still pursue the shaky field of tech or go into ol' reliable accounting?

EDIT: I have a 95 avg (99 in adv func) in gr.11 and am going to apply to the waterloo CS/BBA program, McGill, queens, ivey and schulich