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Urban Planning Waterloo Co-op
Hi everyone! Can anyone tell me a little about the urban planning program in University of Waterloo? Is it a good program? Is it worth studying? Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you!
University of Toronto Law
Are there any University of Toronto Law students that want to elaborate on how they got into U of T's Law program and what the program is like? Is it competitive? Are the class sizes big or small? 

Thanks in advance! :) 
AMA Request: Summer Co-op/Intern at a Big 4 Accounting Firm
I and many others on this forum are pursuing a CPA designation and would probably want to work at a big 4 firm. I think it would be beneficial if someone who is currently working there this summer or recently worked there as a student could answer some questions for us.
Who wants to go into med school?
And what are you doing to reach your goal (Ecs, undergrad choice, research etc...)?? And what are your alternative careers if you decided you didn't want to go to med school anymore or didnt get accepted?
Ubc Qualifications
I am just finishing my grade 11 year, and going into grade 12. I slacked most of this year until I realized that grade 11 matters towards university, so I pulled it together and increased my grades by a good 30%.... I really would love to go to UBC for buisness but I dont know if my grades in grade 11 will qualify. I got a 86% in physics, 92% in Pre Calc 11, 86% in english, 80% in socials. I am currently taking Pre Calc 12 over the summer, and Calculus 12, in my Grade 12 year. My average goal for next year is around 92%. If I manage to pull it off do you think it is possible for me to get into UBC? I also have recently started volunteering and i work part time. (Just information for my personal profile) If not UBC I would like to attend SFU, University of Toronoto, or Uvic. Please let me know if you think I can make it.  Thank you.
Best programs in Canada
Engineering: UoT, Waterloo
Business: Queen's, Ivey
Sciences: Guelph, UoT, McMaster
Mathematics/Comp Sci: Waterloo
& McGill is a pretty good all-rounder overall, but does not excel in any particular program

UBC? Don't go to UBC.
Ivey HBA Acceptance Thread 2015
This is just a thread for applicants entering HBA1 in the fall at Ivey Business School (people actually starting HBA1, not high school applicants for AEO), feel free to share when you got your acceptance!

Best Economics Programs in Ontario?
Wanna know what's number one, I think I heard it's Western, but not sure
Uni majors that are in demand??
So many fields are saturated nowadays. I am considering nursing, engineering and computer science. I'm passionate about all those fields and would like to work in the US. However, those fields are getting more and more saturated. I've heard so many horror stories from new uni grads about not being able to find a job in those fields. What uni majors will avoid that?
not a full time student in hs?
Hi everyone! Just a few quick question... due to taking summer school courses and full course load in grade 11( I took 2 grade 12 credits in gr11, my school wouldn't allow md to take spares) I only have to do min. 3 classes gr.12 yer (im doing 4 because I want to do bio chem ad func. And calc). Does this mean I am not a full time student? Is this bad? Would this change my applications to university? is it true I could just take a few mlre courses then drop them and be considered full time? Thanks :)
Is the bachelor of applied computer science at sheridan college good?
Is it worth to get a cs bachelors degree from a college rather than university?

PS- I would be enrolling in as an international student
Really depressed. Accepted my offer of Kinesiology at York University but I can't afford my first year
Hi guys, I live in Venezuela and I don't have family nor close friends in Canada. I applied to York University this year and I've been admitted to the Kinesiology program to start this Fall. Everything went out pretty well but I didn't get any scholarship and in my country we are facing an economical crisis that got worse lately and now it is almost impossible to change our currency in dollars and either way it's an awful lot of money to afford at least my first year at York University. I'll need to pay residence and a meal plan. 

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ANY ALTERNATIVE SCHOLARSHIPS? Do you think if I manage to pay at least for the fees of this first semester I could work throughout the whole fall and save some money to pay the fees for Winter? Is there really anything I can do once I arrive in Canada to help myself pay? 

I have work experience in my country, I'm currently working as an English teacher in my country and I also worked in a travel agency for a time.

My email is dennysmedinar@gmail.com, I have a plane ticket to leave in September and I even though I don't have the money to pay for an education I'm saving and doing my best. If there's anything you advice me to do please let me know.

Thanks a lot! 
Is there any way to decrease your course load?
I'm going to Queen's this Sept. and i'm hoping to get into the Life Science program next year. In order for that to happen I have to take BIO, MATH, PHYS,and CHEM. All these courses have either Labs or Tutorials, put that all together and you get a fairly overwhelming course load. Is there anyone at Queen's, who knows how to make first year easier? Can I do some labs in the summer, or even some courses?
Getting ahead for Queen's Commerce first semester classes
I don't have a job and there are moments where I'm bored in the summer so I wanted to know if there was any sites or resources I could use to get ahead in my first year courses.

My first semester courses are the standard:
Intro to Mathematical Analysis
Principles of Economics (Took gr. 12 economics)
Business Management
Managing Work and Teams
Intro to Financial Accounting (Took gr. 12 accounting)
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
Computer Science
Hey, I am going into grade 12 this coming September and I will be applying for Computer science and software engineering. My courses are: adv function, English, Chem, physics, computer science, and calculus & vectors. I was wondering what language I should learn so I will be ahead when starting university. I currently know most of JavaScript and I am really into app and web development!

Thank you!
Ask me almost anything about Mac Health Sci
All right all right, I'm seeing a lot of misconception flying around these forums about McMaster's BHSc program. Admissions, courses, medical acceptance, etc.

I'm a recent graduate of this program and starting medical school this fall. Bring me your questions and we'll see what we can clear up. I won't tell you how to get in, because I can't, but I can tell you about the process and what we're looking for.

Ready, set, go!
Official Q&A with Ivey Admissions and Recruiting
Welcome to this thread where you can ask me anything about the HBA Program and the student experience for all years at Western and Ivey.

To provide you with some background, I recently graduated from the Honors Business Adminstration Program (HBA) this past year and currently working with the school as the HBA Recruiting Associate. I work closely with most areas of the school, including the admissions committee, career management and faculty.

Throughout my years at Western and Ivey I have been involved in a wide variety of activities, most of my time was consumed with residence life and student government; although I have dabbled in a number of club executive positions, intramural activities and a number of different student jobs on campus.

This would be a great forum to dispel some rumours about the program and clear up some of the myths about Ivey. I look forward to our discussions.

-Richard

Associate, HBA Recruiting
HBA & MSc Program Services

Richard Ivey School of Business
The University of Western Ontario
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.

Background:
- 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:

WHEN SEARCHING FOR 1ST CO-OP:
- 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

INTERVIEWS:
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.

AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry):
- 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


Diploma+Degree Option
Hey guys, some of you might know that you can do a 2-year diploma on a college then transfer your credits to a university where you can get a 4-year degree.

What im curious is, is it good for you? Like, "oh he got 2 both diploma and a degree!"
Or they are like "damn that poor guy couldnt afford a university" ?

Basicly, is it good, bad, or considered a normal thing when you apply to a job?

Cheers!
Difference between Ph.D / D.eng
hi im a grade 12 student and i was curious about the difference between the two doctoral degrees geared towards in the field of engineering. Some sources cite the D.eng as a higher doctrate in engineering in U.K. 

Thank you in advance.