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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
Grade 11 or grade 12????
Well hello!

I go to a non semestered school. Since I'll be taking all of my grade 12 courses from the beginning, will universities look at my grade 11 marks for early acceptance? I know that grade 11 marks are looked at when there are no grade 12 marks so I'm a little confused. I had a 94% average, my lowest one so I am not sure.

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3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything! (Big 4 Co-op)

I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students.

- 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:

- 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

Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from:

Company / Quantity / (Co-op vs summer intern, Location) 

RBC x 3 (Various positions, co-op x2 and summer intern x1, Toronto)
Big 4 Audit x3 (1x Co-op and 1x Summer intern, Toronto...1 x Co-op in Calgary)
Big 4 Summer Leadership Conferences x2 (Toronto)
CPP Investment Board (Summer Analyst, Toronto)
Scotiabank (Co-op, Toronto)
Grant Thornton Audit (Co-op, Toronto)
Canadian Tire (Co-op, GTA)
Ontario Securities Commission (CPA position, summer intern, Toronto)
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (Co-op, GTA)
TeamBuy .ca (Summer intern, Toronto)
Imperial Oil (Co-op, Calgary)
Suncor (Co-op, Calgary)
Regional CPA firm (Co-op, Hamilton area)
Small CPA firm (Co-op, Niagara region)
Publicly traded minerals company (Co-op, Toronto)
OMERS Pension Fund (Co-op, Toronto)

- Rejected from BAcc Co-op
- Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6

- Joined B4 Audit in January 2016
- Done 8 months of co-op, not at an accounting firm
- Major average ~85, overall ~80+
- ECs, unchanged from when applying to first co-op
- Completed a couple certificates in excel

- Get public accounting experience somewhere else. This is basically a must. I believe I was the only upper year hired from my school into B4 this past term without prior public experience. It's something I noticed during recruiting
- If you have the above, grades matter a bit less. Yes you still want to do as best as you can, but a high 70 is OK enough if you have prior XP. An 80+ is still ideal though
- Be prepared to explain why you left your previous employer (and don't speak poorly about them)

That's basically it. 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

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/

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!
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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Guelph SPF
is it already available? if so, where? i can't find it
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I am making this thread for students who will be graduating in 2017 and are hoping to enter a business program/school.

Please feel free to share the classes your taking and where you are thinking of going to uni!
First Year Nursing Student: ASK ME
Hi! I am currently finishing up my first year as a nursing student (in the middle of exams haha, just a few more to go). I am part of the Ryerson-Centennial-George Brown collaborative program and I attend the Centennial site, so you can definitely ask me about that. 

A post like this helped me before I entered, so I wanted to do the same. If you have any questions about first year in terms of courses, what to expect, school life, the campus, clinical, specific study tips etc. then I'll answer as best as I can!
UBC/SFU/UVIC admissions
Just wondering what your highschool averages were when applying to post secondary. Please include faculty,university, and average. Thanks!
Is it possible to get 100% on your English Provincial? I screwed up bio 11 with an 73%. it's the end of gr. 11 and I still haven't done french11 or english11(it's a long story). I'll be doing them this summer and aiming for a 95-100%. IF I get 100% in Bio12 , HIstory 12, Eng 12 and a 95% in PReCal 12.( I might take an AP class once I've figured the faculty I really want, It'll probably end up being art as you can see from my recent bio failure) Will UBC still accept me? I'm really stuck in a pickle because I don't have time to make money and my parents can't support me. I need UBC to need me as bad as I need them. I'm so scared. Oh and I got 97% in S.S. 11, 90% in Chem 11 and 86% in precal11 just for refference. So desperation is my best friend I just need to know their are others who have done it.
 starting to hate this percentages game
Uni Admissions
 I have a huge problem that still needs to be solved but feel that with the help of members of yconic, it can be solved with beneficial advice. I have a year and a half till I apply to uni and am kind of stressed that I won't get in (especially since I know people who attend ivey league schools). Now, I do obtain good averages but when I look at more successful students around me, I feel that I need to do so much better! Do yo think that with continuing maintaining a high avg,  already being an exec of 2 clubs and potentially getting a part time job will gain the admission officers interest?  I currently am looking at Western, Carleton or UFT! 
All advice is appreciated!

Does UBC science prefer calculus 12
I want to get in UBC science... I was wondering if there's more of a bias towards applicants who've taken calculus 12 after precalc 12. Is it even possible for UBC to accept students who only have precalc 12 as their highest math course?
Do I need sports to get in UBC science?
So basically, I'm going into gr 11, and i want to try out for ubc science.

I was wondering if I need a sport to be considered? Or to have a higher chance to get in?

Here are all my extra curriculars
A club or two at school (I haven't decided on them yet)
A violinist at the highest level orchestra in my school (quite respected and known locally)
career exploration (where we do 90 hrs of taking a peek in a variety of career fields, volunteer, etc until end of gr. 12)
other volunteering hours i already have from community centers (ive got over a 100 at least)
1-2 hrs of music lesson outside of school every week.

do i still need a sport? I do exercise and all, but playing sports is really not my thing.

for my grades, looking at what i got last year, i'm thinking i'll get around a 94% average?


UBC application questions
I have a question in mind regarding to the admission process: if I want to pursue field such as doctor of Dentistry or doctor of medicine, then which degree program should I apply for? (bachelor of applied science? science? medical laboratory science? ) and what would be the cut off mark?  Thank you
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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 :)

Early Accepetance
Hello, I wanted to know when do we apply for early acceptance for University in British Columbia?
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Nursing - MRU vs U of C
Is there anyone out there who could offer some insight about these two schools and the nursing program offered at each? I've heard the program at MRU is supposedly better, but is it so much so that future employers would prefer MRU graduates above U of C graduates? 
Of course I will apply to both and would take it from there.
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Research Project

We are doing research on students needs and job opportunities, please help us complete our survey https://sydequest.typeform.com/to/v1z0Pm

11U -> 12U Chemistry
Is there lots of overlap? i took 11U in first semestsr of grade 11 and won't have 12U until second semester of this year (so a year and a half between) I'm super nervous... what should i review, if anything? This is Ontario curriculum by the way lol
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Queen's BISC Year 1
For those whose been to Queen's BISC Castle in year one, what were the pros and cons? How often do the students drink alchohol?
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Do universities care much about repeated courses?
I'm going to repeat advanced functions for the third time in an extra semester before applying to comp sci at Ryerson. I got an 87 in calc but a 65 in func. Will Ryerson care about the repeat much or am I screwed?
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Grade 11 Average to Grade 12
In grade 11 my average of all my courses (8 classes) got me an 87. I need a low to mid 90s average for grade 12 and I was wondering if in your experience you think it will be possible for me. I can use all the study tips you got and even if you guys can post your daily routines during the school year it would help a lot. Thanksss
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Sports in university?
Hey guys,

I will be starting my senior year soon, and I'm wondering if playing a sport (basketball) in university would be worth it. Is it difficult to balance the work ethic and practices/games? What do you think about uni sports in general?

I am planning to go to  UofT, McMaster, Western, or the uni in my city. I'm into the sciences so I already know it's going to be extremely time consuming. 

However, I do hear ECs are extremely worth it!

Tell me what you guys think, thanks in advance. 
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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