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Am I In For a Surprise?
Just how much harder is uni in contrast to high school? If I am among the top of my class at the moment, can I expect to be a star student in a uni program like western med sci or queens commerce? Is it worth the risk to do an absolutely unemployable, but relatively easy BA at schools like queens, western, or mcgill in pursuit of getting into law school?
$500 "To My Past Self" Community Contest
Hindsight is everything, right? 

With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.  

We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.  

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with “To My Past Self:” followed by the piece of advice you think would have helped you one year ago. 

Encourage your friends to vote your comment as helpful. The comment with the most helpful votes at the end of the contest period will be awarded the $500 prize.* 

Only friends that have an active yconic profile will be able to vote. So connect and make new friends in the yconic Community or invite your friends to join http://yconic.com for FREE today.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT.  

*See full rules and regulations. Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest.  

What advice will you find most helpful? Help us identify the best advice by giving your favourite comments a ‘Help Vote’!

* https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205369054--To-My-Past-Self-Community-Contest-Rules
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
How Hard Is Mcmaster Artsci and iSci
I just discovered mac's integrated science and arts and science programs that only accept 60 people per year. Both programs are advertised as exclusive programs for exceptional students and the acceptance rate to both programs is about 10%. Are there any students who have been admitted to the program or are already in it? If so, please tell me how difficult these programs are and what it took to get into the program.
Do you agree that only extroverts can be good leaders?
If you ask someone to describe the perfect leader, they would say things like "outgoing, enthusiastic, energetic"... 

Do you agree that a good leader has to be extroverted? Or do you think introverts can be good leaders too?

How did you decide which school/program you want to study?
I can't seem to decide what I want to study in the next 4 years or what occupation I want...
But here's a background about me:

1. I live in the GTA
2. I aim to study domestically
3. My academic weakness is hands down writing/english

Here are my courses I took last year and my grades:
Computer Science  89
Computer Technology  95
Physics  90
Biology  93
Accounting  97
Chemistry  92
English  85
Advanced Functions  97
Data Management  98

(There's 9 because I took summer school)

Here are all the grade 12 courses I am going to take/ already took

Advanced Functions
Data Management
Calculus and Vectors
Computer Technology

I don't know what I want to study and university applications are beginning in a few months
Can you guys share with me how you guys chose your program or what I should study?

Thank you! :D
Is a Heavy Course Load Good?
The engineering science program at u of t is quite well known (at least in ontario), and is infamous for being too much work. My question is: is that amount of work worth it? I mean if you take a 6 courses each semester, then you'll learn a lot more compared to others in other programs. But the problem is that you'll only be doing the homework or the task assigned to you that is due soon. There is no time for you to learn freely, dig into a subject a bit deeper, and nurture your curiosity. You can't really get anywhere far if you only have time to do your homework. So is it really worth it?
Do I have what it takes to become a doctor?
I have always wanted to be able to aid someone and interact with people in my future occupation, so I am seriously considering becoming a doctor. However, there is no hiding the fact that medical school is very difficult to get into and I am unsure if my abilities will allow me to get admitted into medical school in order to become a doctor.

So I had some questions to ask:

1. Does it take a specific attitude/mindset or some characteristic in common to be able to get into medical school?

2. How big is the jump in terms of workload from high school to university to medical school?

3. What would be some knowledge or advice that you wish you had known before pursuing medicine?

4. What is the "ideal" mind set/ work ethic? (does work ethic play a large role?)

Sorry for the  abundance of questions and thanks for helping! :)
McMaster Health Science or McGill Health/Life Sciences?
Both programs are rated very highly... I'm not sure which I should choose if I want to go into medical school in order to become a doctor
Grade 12 Courses
Hey, I was just wondering if anyone has ever taken interdisciplinary studies IDC4U0 in grade 12?

If you have what were your marks? and how easy was it? 
Sauder school of business.
I've been looking through at schools which offer a BCom in Canada. I was only looking at Ontario but my dad told to be more open to and see what the other provinces offer. I was hesitant but now Sauder at UBC has become my #1 choice. I haven't heard much about it on this site. What are your thoughts
Help With Physics
So I'm going to be taking grade 12 physics in a few days. I didn't do that well in physics 11. I was hoping you all would have advice for doing well this year. Thanks!
Tips for Grade 12????
Im going into grade 12 and I'm unsure what  program I want to apply to yet... but do you guys have any general advice for grade 12? :)
Frosh week is better with Scotiabank and free swag!
Rom Com movies: You have a better chance of getting kissed if it’s raining.

Not only do movies entertain, they can also teach important life lessons. What are some of YOUR favourite film-inspired life lessons?

Scotiabank will be visiting a number of college and university campuses during frosh week to give students a free poster celebrating ‘life lessons’ from classic movie genres. Plus, hear about how you can earn up to 10 FREE** movies. 

Find out  when Scotiabank will be coming to your campus now!  http://bit.ly/1VzRBPw

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** SCENE members can redeem 1,000 points for a free General Admission movie ticket.
the rivalry is so real. A friend of my sister attended Welcome Day at SFU today and she said they were slamming UBC. What's the deal? I'd like to know a bit more about this rivalry -- apparently it's a huge rivalry here in BC.
Please answer- grade 12 info?
I am just about to start grade 12 in a few days, and I am already PRE-STRESSED. So it looks like I have to retake precalculus 11 LAH and still do Physics LAH, and on top of that my first semester classes are English, Biology, and hopefully Chemistry. How hard are these classes?? And also, for UNIVERSITIES in Canada, such as SFU, UBC, UOT, ETC.. do they ONLY look at grade 12 marks? In my grade 11 year I had the worst year ever and it did not help on my school marks so I'm freaking out....
2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science (FNH) student in LFS; now I'm a second year student for 2015-2016. 

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 (:

p.s. Yes, Ana Steele and Shia LaBeouf "went" here.
Going into UBC this September. Answering any admission related questions!
Hey guys,

I was accepted to UBC Sauder this April! UBC was my first and only choice and I am so glad that I got in. I am starting this September.

I will be able to answer any admission question you guys might have. But keep in mind that I live in BC so I am only familiar with the BC admission system!

I honestly believe that I am almost an expert in the UBC's admission system :P I spent countless hours researching and phoning UBC that in the end, I knew more than  some enrollment service professionals who were often clueless when I tried to ask a question.

Ask away!

Mcgill to Uoft Transfer

I was wondering if anyone knows any info about transferring out of Mcgill to attend Uoft? Would it be possible to do so after first term? Thanks
BC New Provincial Scholarships: 2015!

Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships will be phased out. Final allocation will be to graduates in the 2015/16 school year District/Authority Scholarships will consist of vouchers only. A new area of recognition has been added: Indigenous Languages and Culture A new BC Excellence Scholarship ($5000 to 55 well-rounded students) will be launched for graduates in the 2015/16 school year. A new BC Achievement Scholarship ($1250 to 3000 graduates with highest average on grad requirement courses) will be launched for graduates in the 2015/16 school year
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!
#EasyMoneyScholarship Contest
When will the winner and the general yconic community learn who won the #EasyMoneyScholarship? I'm so excited to find out!
HELP Second thoughts on going into business?!!
Heey everyone. I'm going into grade 12 this year and I am slighly freaking out. So I've been perusing through this site lately and I think it's just freaking me out even more. I really like business (at least I think I do), but I'm worried I won't get a job. There's so many people saying that the business industry is really saturated and that a business degree is one of the most common nowadays. Even at my hs, so many people are going into business. Plus, my mom keeps telling me I'm going to have a hard time getting a job in business because of all the competition. Also, people on yconic keep saying that it's important to get into a top tier business school, but my average last year was around an 88% and I'm not sure if I can get my average up to an 90 this year. I'm for sure gonna work my butt off but that doesn't guarantee that it will happen. Then there's that post on here called like why are business students so optimistic??? which gives me more anxiety.

I don't know if I'm making the right decision by going into business. I think I still have time to switch into nursing? I took uni bio11 last year, so that would mean I would have to take chem11 first semester, and then bio12 and chem12 second semester. Is nursing less saturated than business and am I more likely to get a job? I'm not the biggest fan of the medical industry, but then again business isn't really my main passion either. 

Sorry for the extremely long post. I just need peoples' opinions on this. I'm a mess, literally. It's just everything is coming up so quickly and I thought I had my goals planned out, but now I'm contemplating and having second thoughts. Please no harsh comments. Thanks in advance..