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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!
Rising 2nd Year at Queen's Commerce. Ask me what you want to know about the program.
I used to browse these forums before I went to uni. Looking back on them now, I see a huge amount of disinformation and trolling that is absolutely hilarious to me. 

Ask me any questions you might have about Queen's, Queen's Commerce, or business schools in Canada in general. I will do my best to answer. 
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Western vs. Queens
I'm just wondering if anyone could help me out. I'm currently debating between Western social science and Queens arts. As of right now, I think I would like to study psych but I'm going in with an open mind. I live in Kitchener Waterloo and so Western is much closer than queens but either way I'm staying in residence. I've been to both schools multiple times and I genuinely love them both. I know I will be happy with either school. As of now I'm definetly planning on pursuing further school after my undergrad, weather that be law school or something else, and so I know it doesn't matter that much where I go for my undergrad but it's  just that I still have to make a decision and I just want to make sure I make the best one! 

What I have so far: 

Western 
Pros:
-guaranteed res 
-scholarship 
-ranked high in Canada for social science 
-fun/party atmosphere 
-nice campus 
-London is a nice city 
-good distance from home 
-very familiar (both parents went to western, I know lots of people going, and people there)  

Cons:
-large somewhat spread out campus
-large student body 

Queens 
Pros:
-guaranteed res 
-scholarship 
-Great reputation overall 
-beautiful campus 
-Kingston is a nice city 
-campus is a little more compact 
-smaller student body 

Cons:
-far from home 
-West campus 15 minutes from main campus
-unsure of reputation for social science 
-possibly less courses in social science? (not sure if it's true or not) 

Any help would be awesome :) 
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Ryerson Social Work
Anyone get into social work at ryerson yet? If you did, please tell me what your average was haha. Thanks
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BSW program as transfer student
Comment here if you got accepted into a BSW program as a transfer student (previous college/ university courses or holder of a completed degree/diploma) and what your average was!
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will ryerson accept me?
My final mark is a 77 in english and I recently applied for social work program will I be accepted?
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Decision Help!!
Hi guys

So I can't decide between University of Waterloo's Legal Studies or WLU's Human Rights and Human Diversity programs. My ultimate goal is to go to law school after uni so I don't know whats the best option.

Thanks!!
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Business idea for healthy instant meals targeting university students [SURVEY]
We are a team of students working towards a solution for food insecurity in Canada. Our target market is university students who may not have enough time to prepare nutritional meals on a constant basis.

Please consider filling out a short survey regarding our idea below. It would be greatly appreciated!

LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8KLXQ2vofVZ8EOvyIfxy7BduqPEosH_VhIFcJPojAuXub6A/viewform
Uwaterloo Admission and Work Experience
How much does work experience count for admissions to more rigorous courses at UWaterloo, such as comp sci or engineering courses? Can you substitute a lack of work experience with many volunteer hours?
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University of Calgary Health Sci 2016
Hey, this thread is for people planning to go to U of C Health Sci this fall.
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Bursary/grant for dental program
Hi 
    I am a 3rd year dental student in ontario.I do not have any family member in canada and I am a permanent resident.I have applied for OSAP.Is there any other resources from which i can get financial help in grant or bursary form??
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OSAP
I am applying for osap but was looking at the osap estimator first and could not find my program which is Behaviour genetics and neurobiology at the University of Toronto. I was wondering if anyone else who is in the Behaviour genetics and neurobiology program or any program similar has the same problem or knows what to do?
OSAP Help!
Hello, I am trying to apply for OSAP for my schooling next year. I am currently going back and forth between my divorced, but remarried parents houses. There is literally no option for this in OSAP, what do I do?
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Bad Mark in Grade 12 Chem
So i moved to Canada from Saudi Arabia last year, and the main reason i moved here was for secondary education. I got enrolled into a high school here in grade 11 and because i moved here a bit late, i was 4 weeks late into the first sem, tho i got decent grades in the first sem. As i took gr11 chem in the first sem, i made the worst decision ever and took grade 12 chem early in the second sem and naturally because i was sort of new in Canada, i was still adjusting to the education system. My chemistry teacher was the hardest marker/Test and Exam maker  in the school as 90% of his past students cautioned me and i discovered that real quick but it was too late and i didn't really want to drop the course. Coming to the point so i ended up with a pretty bad mark: 75% in grade 12 chem.

So my Question is that, should i retake it or not?. Cuz i feel like most universities don't really like courses which have been retaken but on the other hand it'll also heavily pull down my overall average. If i retake it in the first sem, i get a really easy and good teacher and my mark will probably go up, but then again UofT and Waterloo consider it very bad.

My 2nd question is that, looking at my current chem mark, do i stand any chance of getting into a good engineering university Like UofT or Western for instance. I will probably try much harder in other courses and chemistry is just not my thing, if i do, then what should my overall average be around for UofT/Western, Waterloo(I know it seems impossible rn lol).

My 3rd question is that i also have Anxiety disorder and thats the main reason why even after trying so hard i don't get the grades i need. Its not documented  yet because i don't have insurance and the therapy session costs 250$ per session without it but my physician paying attention to my condition said u surely have it, With that in mind, will i get any advantage in getting into a good university?

Finally, I also have desperate financial need as i don't have a job so far and the only person working in my house is my dad whose annual income is less than 35000$ per year which means that i can't even think about paying for university by myself, I know about OSAP but i also know that it leaves u heavily in dept.

MY final Question is that keeping all these scenarios in mind (Newcomer, Financial need, Anxiety disorder) will i get any sort of favour/advantage over other applicants in terms of getting accepted with a lower mark, financial aid, or anything, and if i will, then what will i need in order to claim it?

The programs im looking for are: 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering + Coop(1st Priority)
Mechatronics Engineering + Coop (2nd Priority)
Computer Engineering + Coop (3rd Priority)
Mechanical Systems Engineering (Last Priority)


I am also posting all of my grade 11 marks in order to give a better idea(Note that i didn't try as hard in grade 11 as i should have cause it was my first year)
Grade 11 Marks:
Functions-84%
Physics-84%
Chemistry-80%
Computer Engineering-80%
English-76%
Grade 12 Marks:(So Far)
Chemistry-75%
Auto (Open course)- 90%
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! 
How can I get into Queen's Commerce
I am wondering if it is too late for me to get into Queen's Commerce. I am going into Grade 11 at a public school.  I have a 89% average but last year I rarely studied so I can probably get my average up to the mid 90s. My main problem is ECs. The first 2 years of hs I didn't take anything seriously and and a result the only EC I have is Basketball in Grades 9 + 10 as well as a club basketball team in Grade 9. What, if any, ECs could I do this year to give me a chance at attending QC?
Did I mess up my chances of getting into Laurier BBA next year?
I took BAT4M (Accounting) in grade 11, and only managed to get an 81% which will bring down my average if it is included in my top 6. I'm taking 6 U/M courses next year, so I'm hoping to bump that 81% off my application. 

The thing that worries me is when you apply with first semester midterms, and the university looks at grade 11 marks and completed grade 12 courses. I got an 84 in advanced functions, and an 85 in English. 

What I plan to do is to retake accounting in my first semester, so the universities I apply to won't incorporate the 81 I got in gr 12 accounting into my average, since I know I'll be able to obtain a higher mark if I repeat the course in first semester. 
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Waterloo Engineering Admission 2016
Hello fellow prospective Waterloo students!

My name is Bo and I'm a second-year Software Engineering student and Engineering Ambassador at the University of Waterloo. I know many of you are keen to study at Waterloo. I hope this thread will be very useful for you guys. I also started my blog: https://bopeng.io to write about my first year experience. I'll also be writing about the University admission process, and specifically for Engineering programs!

List any questions below! I will try my best to respond to your questions daily.

Admissions 2015: How it's going to work by Prof Bill Anderson

Useful Links:
Professor Bill Anderson's Blog on Waterloo Engineering Admissions
Waterloo Engineering Shadow Program
OUAC Important Dates
Which Engineering Program is right for you? Quiz
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How does universities calculate the admission average?
Hello, I'm a grade 11 student (becoming a senior in September) in the Asia-Pacific studying in an international school that adopted the Alberta education system.
I want to study computer science in a university in Canada; my top choices are the U of T, Waterloo and UBC.
However, I have trouble finding out how they calculate the admission average because on the Internet I only come across people from Ontario and rarely from other provinces.
I know that for Ontario applicants, they see the top 6 grades and divide by 6 to calculate the admission average, but not quite sure if this is the case for Alberta as well.

As for Waterloo, I know that the required courses for computer science are English 30, Math 30 and Math 31. I completed both Math 30 and 31 this year and got 97% and 96% respectively. So, does that mean when I apply to Waterloo, they will look at my midterm English grade and my math 30/31 grades above? If not, how do they do it? (I'm asking about waterloo specifically since I heard that they only look at the required courses).

For the U of T and UBC, do they also calculate my top 6 just like they do for ON applicants?

Thanks in advance!
A new laptop for university
Hello everyone as the title stated, I would like to have a new laptop for y post secondary education. I have been browsing different models and puzzled by all the options. Right now, I am using ASUS S56C... and it only lasts for 4 hours (without internal browsing) .... 

So here's some specs I would like to have in my future laptop, and hopefully tech gurus can help me  :)

MUST HAVE:
1. Long lasting battery (at least 6 hours, the more the better , if possible)
2. Graphic Card
3. Intel i7
4. HDMI
5. DVD drive
6. Window Operation (I still don't know how to use Apple laptops)
7. At least 8 GB memory
8. 3+ USB Ports and 1+ USB-C port(s)
9. 256 GB+ Hard drive
10. 17" screen
11. Bluetooth

May have: 
1. Touchscreen
2. Good sound system
3. Glowing keyboard (cuz I think this is cool but it's not necessary at all)

Major usage:
1. Normal tasks (PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, Excel)
2. Video editing (Premiere Pro - it freezes when I use my current laptop)
3. Photoshop
4. Tons of internet browsing at the same time (can up to 100 pages at the same time)
5. Graphic Design (Inventor and AutoCAD)

Price: As long as it is under $3000

Thank you very much :)
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Will I get into UBC?
Hi, I am a little nervous that I wont be able to make it into UBC. My grade 11 marks are: Physics 11: 98% Chemistry 99% Pre-Cal 11: 99% PE 11: 96% French 11: 93% English 11: 87% ( I know I could have done better) Socials 11: 95% Art 11: 89% EC's: Adopt-A-Street Program, tutor students at my current high school, green team recycling leader, student council member. This summer I am going to volunteer as a retail associate and at the beginning of September, I will be volunteering as a leading coordinator for LBN. So, how do you think my chances are of getting in? I would like to apply to Sauder, but I've heard its immensely competitive. Or is going to SFU a better idea? because they have a great business school.