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Graduating high school with no friends?
Man, I feel hella sad
I moved to a new school in a good area in Grade 10, tried to make friends
And its grade 12, I'm graduating with no squad I actively chill with

I have a lot of people that talk to me at school, say hi to in the halls, want to work with me when it comes down to school stuff

But no squad to call my own. No friends that invite me out.

All of the people at my school have their groups made since grade 9, and even before since middle school. It's so hard to find a place where I just fit in man

I tried getting to be friends with one group of people, but despite all my friendliness and my efforts showing that I see them as friends outside of school, they ignore me and don't see me in the same way

I try to invite them out places, but they never come through. And when it comes down to their stuff (movies, birthdays etc) they don't invite me out

And now I'm graduating Grade 12, no real friends that I chill with outside of school
I'm not an awkward person, I play basketball casually, but idk man

I'm normally a guy not fazed by sh*t like this, but when I saw my friend posting pics of his birthday party on his snapchat story, I got kinda sad :/

What should I do :/
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University application question
I'm going to be applying to universities for computer science later  this year (hoping for ubc) and I was wondering whether releasing an app looks good for my application.

I ask this  because I almost finished an app but don't want to bother releasing since it was a learning experience. But if it looks good for my application I will buy a license and release it.

do i need to be an undergrad in ubc science to get in UBC med school?
Is UBC med school biased towards those who got their bachelor's in the science department? or is it possible to come from a completely different department (lfs, etc) and still get accepted.

British Columbia Student Applying to Ontario Universities
So I'm entering my final year of high school from British Columbia and am looking to apply to Ontario Universities for business/commerce. My question is, how important is calculus 12? More specifically is it a prerequisite for Western, Queens, U of T or McGill? I've looked online l, but mostly found vague descriptions of the prerequisites for Ontario residents, and was wondering if it was any different for students living in British Columbia. If anyone from BC that got into the schools mentioned above, or anyone knowledgable of the subject could help me out, that would be great. Thanks.
Pre-Med Programs and Scholarships AMA
Feel free to ask about any of the popular pre-med programs in Ontario (Mac health sci, Western med sci and/or scholar's electives, QuARMS at Queen's, UofT life sci and/or Vic One Stowe-Gullen), university scholarships (Western President's, Queen's Chancellor), and Waterloo biomedical eng! 

I'm going into my first year, so I can't talk about what each program is like precisely, but I can help clear up any confusion or questions about admissions, the process, etc! I feel like there's a lot of misinformation out there for many of these programs.
Not sure how often I'll visit yconic, but I have a blog so you can send questions there too if you'd like: https://countingtomd.wordpress.com/

Telecommunication system for educational institute
I am working in an educational institute in Toronto. We were looking to implement some  telecommunication system to manage our communication. Recently I found one case study here http://www.thinktel.ca/resources/case-studies/education/ . Our institute has 3 branches in Canada. What kind of telecommunication system would be better for us. From that case study I guess VoIP communication system is a good choice
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:


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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)
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Current University of Guelph Biomedical Science 2nd Year student: Ask Me Anything!
Hi, I'm in my second year of the biomedical science major at UofG! If anyone has any questions about the program or the campus in general, ask away!
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1st Year uOttawa Engineering Student (Civil/Mechanical)- AMA!
If you have any questions about the program or student life in general- feel free to ask me! I also have friends in all the other engineering disciplines, and know quite a few people in biomed (both first and upper year), so have at it :)

Update: just switched from civil to mechanical so if you have any questions about switching programs in later years feel free to ask!
Protein structure determination
Proteins are difficult to crystallize. Can proteins be crystallized by gene engineering expression at the end of the AAV capsid protein VP2 of N and VP1, with VP3 mixed? If can we achieve by this: http://www.creative-biostructure.com/unicrys%E2%84%A2-protein-crystallization-services-from-gene-to-structure-86.htm?
Scholarships and AIF
I am going into Grade 12 and I am planning to do Engineering (civil, biomedical or chemical) at either Waterloo, UofT, or Mcmaster. I am planning on applying for scholarships, will I be able to get a good scholarship with these:

Clubs I joined: Junior Civitan, D.E.C.A (Business competition club), Morning Rush (Broadcasting), Executive of Do something club (helping out in the community), the Badminton team, Best buddies (helping out students with disabilities in our school), and the Table tennis team

Certificate from school: A.S.E award (Academic Success Excellence) for gym class

Outside of school activities/programs: Leadership club; I won a trophy for 1st place in the competition for my pitch on how to help the world and environment and a medal for being chosen the top best leader by showing great leadership skills. Also, I am part of the Sai school association, we do plays and volunteer to help others out. I went to dancing and piano classes. I am really good at sports.

Grade 11 average: 81% (It was terrible and I am going to work really hard for my grade 12 marks)

Grade 12 summer school English mark: 85%

Also, do I have a chance of getting into the programs accroding to my marks, it will be added with my Grade 12 marks that I will get this year.

Aswell, for Waterloo's EC's is this information good enough.
Thank you in advance!! 
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Excelllent work ethics and effective study strategies!
We are moving into our new school year 2016-2017 so....Feel free to post your best work ethics and study strategies that helped you out and ensured that you did well on your tests and assignments!
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Which advanced functions units are harder/easier?
It's the summer before grade 12, and next year I'm taking advanced functions AND calculus. I would like to know which units I should study up on to get a head start before the school year starts. Obviously there's only 2 weeks left and I don't have very much time to study the entire course, and I haven't had time this summer until now to really sit down and study. Please tell me the hardest units, or the concepts you find most difficult!
Buying Textbooks
Can someone share where to get NEW textbooks for university at a cheap price?
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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!
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?

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Computer Science/Ivey Dual Degree AMA!
Hey Guys!

I’m a CS/Ivey dual degree candidate at Western, I used to come on here for help when I was in HS so I figured it's about my time to start giving back! So if any of you have questions on Ivey, AEO stuff or anything Western in general let's get a good thread going, feel free to ask me just about anything!

Also I’m currently conducting research on the rising competitiveness of Canadian Business Schools and their application processes. So if you're an incoming first year business student it would really help us out if you could complete our survey. The link is below:

international student
I’m a seventeen years old student from Sudan (a country in Africa). I have just finished high school but in Sudan we study 11 years before University and I know in other countries they study 12 years. I ‘m asking in which grade will I be in if I went to study in North America and scholarships till I get a bachelor degree.
 Note: I scored 93.9% which means I’m one of the top 150 students in Sudan school certificate (400k took the exam) and I’m being accepted to study electricity engineering at University of Khartoum (five years bachelor degree program) now I’m working on my English to take the toffel test
Back to school thread!
Let's be honest, we are all dreading the thought of school at the moment! I am starting this thread to make you guys reflect on your goals for the next school year. Encourage others, gain some confidence and stay focused!

Answer the following:
- What do you want to improve with yourself and how will you do it?
- Past average? Average you're aiming for? How will that be accomplished?
- What is one thing that motivates you to 'keep going'?

With me,
- I know I need to start focusing more on studying for the fact that I constantly get distracted by pointless things. I will make sure I study in a calm place from now on, avoiding all distractions. 

- I had a 90% average, but I'm aiming for 93% or higher. I need to pay more attention in class lectures and study more effectively.

- One thing that keeps me going is sports in general. If I find myself too stressed with school work, I tend to play sports like basketball and volleyball, or simply go for a walk. Also, I plan on moving away for uni (maybe McMaster, Western, or UofT), so I know I'll need high marks!

If you ever feel discouraged, look back at this thread to remind yourself what needs to be done :)

Calling all Current Carleton Students
What advice do you have for someone applying to Carleton? Specifically in the Mathematics Department.  Any advice (process, classes, residence, etc.) is welcome!
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Early Acceptance-Pros and Cons(?)
Hi. Like the title, what are some pros and cons to applying early to university (more interested in the cons btw). I am moving onto grade 12 this september, and I have finished grade 11 with an average of 95%. Also, how does this early acceptance thing workanyways?
I am going to apply to U of T, UBC, SFU and McGil, to the Humanities department. 
So far, the only pros I see is that you get the application process over with quickly without having to carry that anxiety for months until the proper deadline- that is if you get accepted of course. 
Thanks for your help! 
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Averages needed for nursing programs?
Hi I'm interested in nursing but for a science my grades are slightly on the iffy side since I let them drop in gr 11. I'll try hard to boost them my gr 12 year but just in case.
Hopefully, if I can, I'd like to go to u of t cause I heard their nursing program is good but I'm also looking at mcgill, ubc, and bcit. 

My gr 11 average is sitting around the mid 80's, highest mark being social studies 11 with 97% and lowest being precal 11 with 65% (I know.. made the mistake of doing it in summer school without knowing anything so I'm getting a tutor for precal 12).
And also, do those schools take ecs into consideration for nursing? If it helps, I did a science coop last semester lots of volunteer hours and the founder of a charity club for terminal illness.
Thank you!
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Scholarships Associations

I am a grade 12 student trying to find scholarships for university as I know that the amount of financial assistance I get is a big factor to what school I go to. I already know about Loran, Schulich, RBC, TD, Terry Fox and Scotiabank. Are there any similar scholarships like these that I should apply for? As well as any big scholarship foundations like Loran? 

Thank you