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2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Contact: elizabethsflower@gmail.com 

In second year at UBC as a Health Science (FNH) student from LFS. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year, study tips, and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:

See you at UBC in September!
How do I take a repeated course
How do I take a repeated course? Can I literally just take the course again  or do I gotta tell the school that I already did it once?
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Repeated courses
So  I repeated (not upgrade) calculus this summer. So how would it look like on my ouac or transcript? Would there be an "R" beside MCV4U1 ?  Or would it just be two of the same course name with different marks?
English Mark for Waterloo Acceptance
Hi, I'm going to grade 12 with a grade 11 English mark of a 91. What mark do you need in grade 12 English to get into mechatronics or biomedical engineering at waterloo?
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Calling all yconic members!
We know it’s hard to think about but it’s almost that time of year again. Tell us your top 3 “Must Haves” for back to school and you could be featured in yconic's newest article.

Example:              1. My trusty Herschel backpack
                               2. Red TOMS shoes
                               3. My lucky pen
                              ~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics

Reply to this thread now for your chance to be featured!
Fourth Year MedSci: AMA - Research, MCATS, First Year
Hey Guys! 

I am a fourth year medical science student who's has done everything from virology research to attend a hackathon in my 3 years at university. Feel free to ask away!

I also launched a blog that will be updated weekly if you want more insight on my journey as a premed student and avid tech lover. 

https://nimblesci.wordpress.com/ (shameless plug) 
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BAF3ME with TDSB E-learning
Hi,
 
Has anyone taken grade 11 e-learning accounting with TDSB before? If so, how was your experience with the course?

Thanks
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BEng and BEd at YorkU?
Anyone know if i can combine the mechanical engineering major with concurrent education at York? I was searching it and didn't find anything that said no, but I found it weird that other programs like civil engineering were excluded from the concurrent option. anyone know for sure?
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McMaster Health Science Program-2017 Applicants
Hey guys, 
I am going into grade 12 in September. I have been doing a lot of soul searching about what kinds of programs and stuff I wish to apply to. One of my top choices is McMaster Health Sciences and I'm sure it is many other peoples top choices as well. Ever since I was young i knew I wanted to do something in the health field, mainly to help other people out. I have always LOVED science, especially biology and chemistry. We can use this discussion page to talk about the program and stuff. 

These are my other top programs:
-Life Sciences at McMaster
-Medical Sciences at Western
-Health Sciences at Western
-Biochemistry at Western 
-Biomedical Science at Waterloo

If anyone was or is in McMaster's Health Science program, I was wondering what do you think makes a successful applicant? How did you decide to enter this program?

Thanks
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University Concentration?
Hello,

I am in the process of trying to decide what my concentration will be in university. I graduated from high school last June and planned to attend this September but was still unable to make a decision. I am actually really missing school at this point! I know that everybody who goes to university must have made this decision at one point so I would like to know how! In this past year I have actually met so many people who are going through the same thing so I also know that I am not the only one in this position. I have many interests so that is what makes it difficult for me! I absolutely love to write so to find a career where I can write would be great. I studied Economics in high school and to my surprise I received top marks in my province and I actually quite enjoyed it. I also love film production and last summer went to a production course at a film school and loved it. I really love art and was considering animation too. I also love languages, I study French and German almost every day and am beginning to study Spanish and Dutch. I am really interested in travelling and world cultures and history so something to do with International Relations or tourism would be great. UBC offers a Media Studies program, which combines many of the things I like, but it only started two years ago and there are no graduates yet so it is hard to tell where this degree would take me. I was also considering a degree in International Relations with a minor in French or German. At UBC there is also a European Studies program but I am not really sure what that would do for me. Or a business degree, because I have heard that business is usually a safe route. Or to go into film production. Or tourism. Or law. Too many options! My parents did not go to university so it is hard for them to advise me. They said I should only go to university when I know what I want to do, but that may never be! Also they just want to make sure that I will get a job at the end to pay back the debt. At least with doing something practical, perhaps a trade, I can support myself but I really love academics too. I have heard so many stories of people graduating with a degree and not being able to find a job. I don't want to put my parents in debt, so I am a bit nervous. That was a mouthful! Anyways any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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for those who have a background in Econ and Finance, what do you think of these two programs? which one is better in terms of employment & overall education?
So I got accepted into the Ryerson Bcom business management program and the York U BA in financial & business economics. I feel that although the york program is offered as a BA i might actually learn more from it then the ryerson program. The course listing for the york program: https://my.yustart.yorku.ca/pluginfile.php/106682/mod_resource/content/3/Financial%20Business%20Economics%20FW16.pdf & the course listing for the ryerson program: http://www.ryerson.ca/calendar/2015-2016/pg3698.html 

Please let me know on what you think between these two programs and which will provide me with a better education and career opportunities. 

P.s. I wish to later on do a masters in something within this field so this will not be my only post secondary education.  
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Update: I Lost my Entire Life in One Year
Who am I? 
I was an active poster on this website for a few months back. My life is screwed up and I thought it'd make a good story. People that read it can offer me what they think about it and what they think I should do.

First off, I want to tell you all that I deactivated my original Yconic account because I really thought Yconic was killing a lot of my time (referring to the little time that I had back at March) and that's why I'm posting on another account cause Yconic won't let me reactivate it.

I just wanted to update you all because I bet you’re all thinking “What happened to that stupid ‘high school’ kid I hate so much on Yconic?” (Referring to myself obviously). I know a few people don’t like my blunt opinion on education, universities, and politics (I did this way before Donald Trump was a thing cause that's just my style and some people like it, some don't).  

Some questions/answers are referring to an Original Post I made and the first reply on the post at this link. http://tinyurl.com/jm8ljqx (link's long so I tinyurl-ed it, it loads a bit slow)

So did I get into the programs above?
No except the last one.  

What was my top 6 average end up being?
88.33 @ First Semester Finals + Second Semester Mid-Terms

Life is hard. This year was even harder.  

I was suffering an ongoing illness for almost my entire high school career. I spent approximately 100 days of these 4 years in the hospital alone. This year is actually the first year that I had to spend over a week in the hospital during the main portion of the school year. I usually get the illness during the summer or May/June. I was in the hospital for the longest time I have ever been in these four years. It was about 1-2 months long. My doctor’s note says November 7th to January 4th (including time I stayed at home after discharging the hospital + Christmas Holiday Break).  

At the second semester I was actually pulling off the mark that I edited above in the original until the second unit tests came in. Because of my illness in the first semester, I had to take night school for a course mark that was only a few percents higher than I would have gotten if I didn’t get sick first semester. I also had to take Chemistry 12 (the only course available to select at the second semester) to boost my mark cause I had a spare. 

So what went down in the end?  
It was hectic, I had to write a lot of tests without studying for more than 1 hour and do a lot of assignments last minute, stay up until 4am a few times, skip classes to finish work.  

There was one week that had a strong impact (it was like this almost every week but this is a week I clearly remember and want to share) in determining whether I would have been accepted to my top university program choices.  

Thursday: New Calculus/Vectors Chapter starting  

Friday: Worked on first 2 sections of the chapter by now.  

Monday: Test Announced Thursday, Day School ends at 3pm, Goes to Night School 5pm-10pm (if you include commute time)  

Tuesday: I had to see my surgeon for a check-up. I had to go to the hospital for an x-ray and go back to him and wait longer. I wasted the whole day basically.  

Wednesday: Night School Again today.  

Thursday: I got around a 54% on that test. It was 1/3 tests that was on my second semester mid-terms and I got a 77 in Calculus and Vectors on Mid-terms. I got rejected to all my top choices.  

Why didn’t you write a letter to universities to explain your situation?  
I did, they still gave me a rejection. Should I blame them? My marks do look really bad on paper and a letter with doctor references and guidance counselor references can only go so far.

Who cares about your life?  
I know right? I’m just so sad right now. I don’t know what to do with my life now that I got rejected to what I thought I had a good shot of getting into. I have no one to talk to or no one to listen to me long enough to hear the whole story so I’m writing it all up and posting it on the internet to relieve my grief about how a few events destroyed what I’ve built in these last 4 years.  

What are you doing now?
I accepted Brock Accounting which a lot would say is a decent program. I don’t even like accounting that much. I wanted to go for the double degree really for the math part mainly but I do enjoy business studies and performing jobs that require at least some business knowledge (specifically actuarial work). I can still go to other universities that are willing to accept me still.

I’m looking through that OUAC AIS thing where you choose those “leftover university programs” that they didn’t completely fill. I'm looking for a math program that I can pursue. Looking at Carleton right now cause that’s the best one on the list that's left.  

All my hard work is lost. Should I have just not worked hard to begin with?  
Any comments or questions?

What should I do now? (Options that I currently thought about)
1. Gap Year for U of T Science or Western Science (Actuarial Science Major)  
2. Victory Lap for Waterloo Math (Actuarial Science)
3. Take Brock Accounting Now (something I don’t like doing)
4. Take Carleton Math Now (something I like doing but its not a very good program with good benefits for the actuarial profession in comparison to the ones I could have gotten into if I just reapplied next year)

Do I agree with the title? 
It was click bait, you fell for it and here you are now. This is a prank. You just fell for it and I made you read my entire story of absolute lies. I'm just kidding. This is not a prank but I know i just got you there (maybe).

Edit: What illness do you have?
Spontaneous Collapased Lungs (pneumothorax). No known medical reason for the cause of the formation of blisters (called blebs) on my lungs that just burst and cause it to collapse. I had 4 occurrences on left lung and 6 on right lung. 3 lung surgeries left lung, 2 on right lung. Mainly just snipping off pieces of my lung that have the blisters and gluing my lung to my chest wall. 

Last Edit for Now:
Thanks for the support. I won't be replying too much now because I'm working full-time. Pretty tiring everyday. So I won't be writing any super long and well thought of responses (not like my responses were well thought of anyways) but I will continue to read what you all write. 

I'll keep you all informed in what I decide to do. My decision will be made at least before August comes.
English at McGill
I got accepted to McGill for English and I'm really excited because I love writing and literature but I don't know what the program is like. What are the students in English like? What are the professors like? Are they hard markers and are they knowledgeable? What is McGill's social scene like and how long should I be studying for? Also, is it a competitive program? 

I know these are a lot of questions but it would really help if someone answered.
Thanks.
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SCHULICH TO WATERLOO
HI GUYS I WANT TO TRANSFER FROM SCHULICH TO WATERLOO

WILL I GET TRANSFER CREDITS, THE PEOPLE AT WATERLOO ARE NOT REPLYING TO MY EMAILS

HAS ANYBODY DONE THIS

I WANT TO TRANSFER TO THE AFM PROGRAM OR THE CFM PROGRAM THANKS
UBC-V Sciences Revocation?
Help! I am really afraid/really certain that I will get an admission revocation because there is more than a 20% (a 28%) discrepancy between my English 12 course mark and the English 12 Provincial Exam mark... They will use my English Provincial mark instead of the blended mark to re-calculate my admission average. And that new average is more than 5% (actually 7%) from my average in Term 2...

Advice PLEASE! Will I have to appeal? Advice on what to put in the appeal? Do you think I will get in after writing an appeal letter? Anybody else revoked? Anyone get revoked but then appealed and got back in?

I heard that in the past, only people that get revoked get contacted... has that changed?
When and will I get a confirmation or revocation email (when in August)? By phone? Anyone who got their appeal approved, when were you notified that?

Thanks a bunch in advance!


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Which one is easier for ENG4U: Private School or Virtual High School?
Which one is easier to get 90s? I got a 91 last year. What would you suggest? Any other options?
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University Accounting Programs
Hi,

Which universities in Canada have the best accounting programs and what are their admission requirements and average?

Thanks
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Do I need to undergo Grade 11 and 12
Good Day Ma'am/Sir

My Name is Joey and I am Currently in the Philippines studying at a College degree program and I Graduated from High School With BEC (Basic Education Curriculum) as my curriculum. My Father is in Canada And we are gonna be with him soon along with my Mother and my two Siblings. I don't know what am I going to apply for when I arrive there. My Question is Would I Still need to undergo grade 11 and 12 just to apply for a college level program?

I'm Sorry for my Bad Grammar. 
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Starting University in September! Ask me anything regarding general info on programs, IB and ontario admission processes, top 6 averages, early admission!
Hi yconic,

I am an Ontario student who just graduated the IB program. This september I will be starting my first year at UWO in the medical science program! I applied for most of the science programs across Ontario, art degree at Carleton U and Artsci at Mcmaster. Having recently gone through the admissions process and seeing generalized questions on here about early admissions, average calc, I thought I could help out a little. Feel free to ask me anything from IB/ontario admissions, average calculations, prereqs, repeated courses. Also if anyone has interest in science/business programs across Canada, I can also provide anectodal (credible 100%) stories!!

Repeated course
Hi, I am a grade 11 student and I took a grade 12 English credit in summer school. I got a 74% in the course as my final. I want to upgrade my mark by taking private school in August. I want to apply for university of waterloo and University of Toronto. My program avg for Waterloo is low 80s, and for U of t is low 70s to low 80s. The program that I want to go into is physical sciences. My question is do you think I can still get into these universities without upgrading my English mark or do you think I need to upgrade it to get into waterloo of U of t. Also I found out that waterloo doesn't care if you repeat a course as long as you are not applying for a math or engineering program. I am not sure about University of Toronto  because I am applying for a science program and I don't know if they would care or do anything because I redid the course.

Thanks for the help!
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Computer Engineering admission average for uoft
I really want to get into computer engineering at uoft, I was just wondering what the cutoff you guys think would be, for 2016-2017 applications, I know the other ones are definitely high and are around the 90s but the site does say for computer engineering that it should be around mid 80s, what average do I need for a solid chanxe? do I have  a decent chance with an 87-88 avg?

Also besides uoft what are the cutoffs around for Waterloo, Mac, and then my backup ryerson, (computer engineering for all of them), I am guessing ryerson is mid low 80s ishh Mac is around 89-91 and Waterloo I have no clue

Any enlightenment is appreciated guys
Thanks
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First year Med Sci student, happy to answer questions!
UPDATE: keep track of my journey through my blog (https://followmetomd.wordpress.com/)! After numerous comments on this forum, I decided to start up my own blog to help guide all that are interested in pursuing medicine, and keep you guys updated on my journey. Follow my blog, and do not hesitate to leave comments with questions, comments, suggestions that you may have. Cheers!

Hi, I am currently attending University of Western Ontario for the Medical Sciences Program.
I am happy to answer any questions that anyone may have about the program, course load, and overall experience at Western! 

A bit about myself:
I attended a high school within Ontario and received my acceptance to Med Sci in January (or early February?). I was also accepted to multiple science programs from other universities including, but not limited to: U of T, Waterloo, York, McMaster, Queen's, Ryerson, and Guelph. 


Post questions down below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible! 
Help! UTSG Double Major
I'm looking to apply to UTSG and I have a question. 
If I get accepted to Mathematics program and you know how you have option to choose to do double major in second year, how easy it is to do get accepted as math and computer science double major? Does it depend on your first year university marks? 

Don't really know alot about how the double major works so if you could explain that will be very thankful. Thanks
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