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Marital Breakup
What happens if I have applied for osap and now my husband and I split up?? It's a complete shock so I'm scared now what to do for school!!! Someone please help me out.
Political Science Major- which uni?
After summer, I'm going into grade 12 and I am very stressed as to which university (in Ontario preferably) would provide me with the best undergrad education in order to pursue law. Before naming a bunch of uni's I was hoping that you guys could help me out with what you know, maybe from experience or research, because oh boy have I been researching, and am still quite lost.
3rd year Canadian medical student happy to answer questions!
UPDATE July 11, 2012:

My name is Josh, some of you might know me as the guy who started MedHopeful. For those of you who don't know me, I am currently a 3rd year Medical Student at UofT and I have run a blog called MedHopeful for almost 4 years now which provides stories and advice relating to undergrad, scholarships and medical school.

I originally wanted to remain anonymous in this thread because I was working on a few new projects (like a new group blog I had started) with some medical school classmates who wanted to remain anonymous. However, after long discussions and thinking, I decided to go back to primarily posting on MedHopeful. I also figured that I was OK not being anonymous (my friends still want to be, which is fine and I understand why).

In any case, I am happy to answer any questions, and for those of you who didn't know, I started a similar thread like this last year on the old Student Awards forums, which you might also find useful:

http://forums.studentawards.com/yaf_postst13046_Ask-me-anything-about-applying-and-getting-into-Medical-School.aspx

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Hey everyone,

I am a 3rd year medical student at a Canadian medical school. My first 2 years were spent mostly in the classroom learning anatomy, physiology, disease, treatments, etc.

I started 3rd year in September 2011, and since then, I have been in "clerkship" - which means I have been working and learning full time in the hospital - seeing real patients everyday, and learning to diagnose/treat their illnesses. I have to say, it's very different from what I imagined. No matter how much you try to learn what it's like to practice medicine (e.g. shadowing), you really don't know what it's like until you do it.

I found these forums very helpful while studying in undergrad and applying to medical school. I'd like to give back by answering questions about medical school if anyone has any.

I'll try to be as honest as possible. I just won't be revealing any personal details as I'd prefer to remain anonymous.

Ask away! :)

P.S. I now blog everyday about med school life, getting in to med school, undergrad tips, etc. (see signature)
UBC Acceptance?
Hey guys!
I got accepted into UBC Arts with an IB predicted of 28. I was predicted a 3 in Chem SL. Our results from our exams are coming out tomorrow, and I'm really afraid that I have gotten a 2 on the final exam. However, I am confident that I would've gotten 1 point higher than what I was predicted in 2 other subjects, meaning my final mark would be at 29. If that does end up being my final mark, is it very likely for UBC to revoke their offer?


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.
If you do not have above average intelligence don't go to University
This will probably get a lot of hate but I think you guys should know this. A lot of asian families believe that if you don't have a degree in business, science or engineering you are a failure but this is not true. I have finished my engineering degree at UofT over a year ago and still have not found a job or at least something sustainable. My bestfriend since middle school went into the trades and learned how to become a plumber. He made money while learning and the company he did his apprenticeship with hired him and he is making over 50k a year in his second year of working. Someone else who I connected with on facebook who I went to highschool with years ago never went to uni and he makes 70k a year repairing elevators.

I'm not saying don't go to university but  think first, if I was not a child of immigrants who worked hard to get to Canada I would have most likely would not go to uni and be better off than I am right now.
UBC arts or SFU SIAT?
I got accepted into UBC arts and SFU SIAT (school of interactive arts and technology) and I am torn between the two. Could anyone please tell me which course/uni I should choose and why?
I'm a Canadian studying at an Ivy League school - Ask Me Anything
Basically what the title says. I find that people--especially Canadians--hold a lot of misconceptions regarding what it means to go to an Ivy League or Ivy-calibre school. People on this forum also love to throw around terms like prestige, liberal arts degrees, connections, success, wealth, etc. in their discussions, especially when the Ivy League is brought up or when people are fighting about which business program is the best. I thought I could answer a few questions and clear up a few things about the Ivy League and what it actually means in the real world. I'm not a freshman/1st year so I stopped seeing everything with rose-coloured glasses like I used to when I first got here.

About me:

Sex: Male

Program/Major: History, but I'm also completing the requirements for medical school.

High school: Regular public high school in Ontario. No AP or IB. My 4 year average was 94%, with course marks ranging from 83-99%. I did a lot of extracurriculars in high school and I had a couple of leadership roles. My teachers also really liked me so I was able to get good letters of recommendation from them. My school isn't known for sending kids to the US at all.

SAT/ACT scores: 2140 (out of 2400) and 35 (out of 36).

I did not get in because of money or connections. I come from a middle-class family, and most of the $60,000 cost of attendance per year is covered by my school's generous financial aid policy. I pay about $8000 a year for tuition and room + board.

So go ahead. Ask me anything. I'm currently studying for midterms so I'll try to answer when I can.
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.
When can high schoolers start applying to UBC?
I'm going into grade 12 this fall and I'm wondering when will admissions open for the  2016/2017 year?
Med Schools w/o MCAT?
I know that at some schools the MCAT is not an admission requirement and I was just wondering if that affects anything? Does it mean that entrance weighs more heavily on GPA? And does it take away from their reputations? I just learned this recently & I still can't quite believe it...
Do Scholarships for UWO look at Grade 11 Marks?
My Average for Grade 11 is an 87, I'm considering upgrading Functions for 2 Weeks in Summer School to get an average of 90+. If Grade 11 is not considered I won't attend summer school and I can just prepare for Grade 12 and volunteer.


What are the best Computer Science schools and their cutoffs?
I'm going into my final year of high school and I would like to know where to apply to this year and what I need to get in
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?
Summer Preparation-Going into Grade 11
Overall what are some tips out there for preparing for another school year, specifically gr11. Tips to stay motivated, stay doing well, stay involved in the community and just anything about what we could do to start now.
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!
Survey of Yconic
I'm interested in the ages, major, background and ethnic make up of this website.
1. How old are you guys?

2. What is your major and minor if you have one.

3. Ethnic background?

4. Where are you from?
Is it too late to get involved with leadership EC's?
Hi, I'll be going into grade 12 this year and I want to do business at schools likes Queen's, Western, Schulich, Laurier etc. I have pretty good marks and my EC's are ok  but i doubt they're good enough. Here's a list:

-Relay for Life participant
-volunteered as a performer for a theater group; a group of about 30 of us performed shows to citizens of Toronto. We helped them "expand their horizons" in terms of  visiting forgotten restaurants and landmarks (weird af i know, but it was fun) I also recruited a few members
-i had a job as a sales rep at Future Shop before it closed 
-currently have a stock associate/cashier job at Food Basics
-volunteering for the Pan American games this summer

I know its all about how well you sell your EC's but I doubt I'd stand a chance with virtually no leadership experience. What kind of activities can I get involved in for my last year of high school to help fill the void?
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! 
Ivey Transfer Applicants: 2016

Hey everyone,

I thought I would make this thread for anyone interested in applying for a transfer to the Ivey Business School and begin studying there in September of 2016.

I'm personally going to apply for sure. I prefer to remain anonymous but I will be applying to the Ivey School of Business from a math program. I just finished my first year with a 91.8% average, and have had various executive positions on charities that will carry over into second year and student government positions, among other small commitments, as well as four jobs in the last four years.

Feel free to post your statistics here so we can chance ourselves against one another, and if there are any upper years who made the transfer, if you would share your stats that would be awesome!

I e-mailed admissions and they said that a competitive applicant has an 83.35% average with at least three leadership experiences that they can expand upon in their essays and a high grade in their Business 2257 course (or equivalent if you are from another university like I am!)

Best of luck to anyone applying!

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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
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.
How much time does it take for a high school girl to put on makeup?
How much time does it take for a girl to put on makeup?
And what time do you guys get up to put makeup on?