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Integration into Ontario in High School
We are a Canadian family staying in India.   Kid currently studying in grade 7.
 Would it be a good idea to shift to an Ontario High School in grade 11 or 12 from India ? Is it better to  complete High School and join as Undergraduate or better to start earlier in maybe grade 9.
Focus area is Medicine .
Thanks in advance. 
From what I read from many different posts on this site and university admission pages Business universities consider Extracurriculars vital for admission. I've heard there is no real point going into business unless it's Ivey or Queens. Are my ECs good enough? How can I improve? I am aware I do a lot of stuff already but I don't want to risk not getting in.
 1) youth leader at church
 2) political advocate for both municipal and Federal candidates 
3) mission trips to India involved member of Key Club 
4) DECA Exec
 5) Model UN Delegate 
6) school badminton team 
7) Business Internships at Insurance and Logistic Company 
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!

This summer was going good till I found out that I didn't get into the leadership organization in my school :( everyone was so surprised I didn't get in. My parents are furious because they think I have no chance to get into any good uni business programs. This organization handles everything in my school from events to school council. How else can I build a resume to give me at least some chance into getting into Ivey or queens. My dad can get me an internship at this insurance company but that's nothing. Help me!!
Movie suggestions?
So I'm pretty much a movie noob... Can anyone suggest some good movies to watch? Anything from the classics to new stuff will work :) I like any genre besides horror 
International Relations or Poli Sci?
Hello everyone,
I am going into grade 12 this September. Living in BC is cool but I always wanted to go to Ontario for university. I particularly want to go to UofT because it has the best reputation for International Relations or any kind of social science related subjects. Is it wise to choose IR? And I am thinking about going to law school after my undergrad year. How about Poli Sci?  
Hope I get to meet news junkies like me at UofT later!!
Waterloo or U of T ?
which university shall you choose Waterloo or U of T for Electrical engineering,
why would choose it also need some advice .
How does the Unit course work?
I am an international student and I am planning to apply to University of Calgary for a bachelor in Chemical engineering ,and when i was checking the tuition fees page i came across a 3-unit course thing. I really dont get how the unit system works and would very much appreciate it if someone could help. Thanks! :)
The site : http://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/p.html
Best windows laptop for college?
What is the best laptop for college? Quite frankly, I am not a huge gamer.
Balancing part time job with grade 12: Good idea?

I work part time at mcds. I'm entering into grade 12 this september, and while I don't mind working at mcds I know it's incredibly exhausting when you come back from a closing shift.

I plan to still work there, but I'm wondering if it's a good idea to work during the week in grade 12. I know the workload will be tough still, and it's a critical time for your marks, so maybe I should take it easy? ... 

(at the same time, I want some spending money LOL)

What do you guys think? Do any of you have experience working part time and being a grade 12 student as well?

I'm also planning to go into kinesiology, hopefully at mcmaster, york, or guelph. This year I also have 2 spares! :) (super happy about that. I took gr11 physics in night school and taking gr12 eng in e learning summer right now) I'm also aiming for a high 80, low 90 average this year.

Nursing Hopefuls 2015!
Hey everyone!

I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs.

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers:

1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year

So common guys, reveal yourselves! ;)
Your Vision of "the Business Person"
I imagine that, as a businessman, I will eventually have my own office in a massive high rise that overlooks the financial district of some world class city. I will spend two or three hours of my work day with clients and colleagues and attend many networking events with powerful people in the industry. But, when I drive down the highway I see all of the corporate buildings and when I watch movies and see a white room stuffed with cubicles, I question if my vision of the life of the business person is romanticized. Can business students and graduates who have experience in the business world tell me if most business grads end up living the life I imagine they do, or do they sit in a cubicle as they work alongside highway noise in a boring office?
Switch to UofT Eng from Mac Health science
some relevant electives I'm taking are calculus, physics, and linear algebra. do you think my other courses in health science could count as mandatory electives that uoft engineers also have to take? also do you think it's easier to switch to mcmaster engineering after first semester and then to uoft engineering?
Ivey Grad / IBD in New York, AMA
Hello all. Used to frequent this site somewhat. I graduated Ivey not too long ago and work as an investment banking analyst in New York with one of the top firms. Feel free to ask me anything and I'll try my best to answer. 

I've been where you are now and received a lot of guidance back then. Hoping to return the favor. 
UofT admission
Do I have to complete any supplemental document in order to get into the social science faculty?
York or Ryerson for Social Work? :L
So I got accepted to York for Social Work and I'm still waiting for Ryerson's offer. But if I get accepted to Ryerson, I wouldn't really know where to go. I heard York has a better program but the courses sound so... boring... But then Ryerson's courses sound really interesting but it's in downtown and I hate downtown. I really don't know which one to choose, so I'd like other people's opinion on the matter? Which do you prefer, Ryerson or York, and why?
UofT admission and the IR
Hi I am going into grade 12 this September. Searching the universities, I found that IR and business attracted me. I know the top tier business schools are tough to get in. How about UofT social science program? Do I have to complete any essay to get into the UofT social science? And how about job market for IR students? I heard that business and IR kinda related.
Computer Science Questions
I am aware that UofT and UW are the 2 best program in Canada but which would be 3rd-5th?
What were the cut-offs at each school?
What are the chances of me getting paid 50k with the chances of 75k if I finish in the middle of the pack?
Is it easy to find a job in Silicon Valley? Maybe not facebook, IBM or amazon but a job that pays enough to have fun in life?
Hi, I am a 16 year old going into grade 11 this September and have absolutely no clue what I want to do or study in the future . I thought  wanted to study health sciences but I don't actually have a passion for that area of study at all and I feel like whatever I choose to do I should enjoy it  . The only things I could honestly say i'm passionate about is 1) Music : I don't sing and i'm not artistic either but i'm more interested in the business side of the industry . Also I am very  passionate about civil rights / equality but i don't know what kind degree or career that would get me . Anything else would just be me passing time because there is nothing else i'm interested in.  . Please help me out by giving suggestions of future careers and majors i can take based on my 2 interests ( anything helps !!!! ) . P.S i average around 85- 90 %
Short Funds for Hockey Academy
I'm searching for funds to assist with my hockey academy at Notre Dame. If anyone has contacts or ways to assist please keep me in mind. I am a twin and fulfilling my dream of taking sports to the highest level that I can achieve, with the support of my community and local donors it might be possible.
IM IN A PREDICAMENT? Which part time job should I choose?
Ok so hi I'm back! (If you remember me from previous posts). Anyways, so I actually got hired at kumon, yay! I finished my 2 volunteering sessions. And will start working tommorow, the lady didn't ask for my bank info. So I assume she gives out cheques. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW KUMON PAYS THEIR EMPLOYEES??

Ok so here's the predicament I'm also working at McDonald's. And guess what? A have shift from each place at the same time. Great, anyways normally I would choose kumon because of the less hours, easier work and such. But I feel like useless employee there, because all I LITTERALLY do is grade work! Like another new employee got a chance to actually help the kids and they have me in the corner just grading work. And I even messed up on the fractions part of the test I did at my interview and my boss gave me sheets to do....she also complimented another girl on her performance working with the kids. And not me, I don't even get a chance to do that. my boss is nice and all, but I'm still afraid that IF I CHOOSE KUMON OVER MCDONALDS ILL END UP GETTING FIRED FROM KUMON and be JOBLESS! BUT I ESSENTIALLY WANT TO WORK AT KUMON.

anyone here work @ kumon, by any chance? NEED HELP FOR MY INTERVIEW
ok, so I have a interview at Kumon in a few weeks (long time i know). Anyways, the lady didnt email me any specifics about the interview other than date and time. So, should i bring my REPORT CARD? my grades arent stellar, i only got a 85 in math, 79 in french, 80 in history and 81 in gym. PLUS my french teacher decided to give me a few "s" in the behavior section, probably because i didnt participate enough in class.

 i WOULD HAVE BROUGHT MY HONOR ROLL CERTIFICATE, BUT I LOST IT. Anyways, I am pretty good at math and english and i really want this job! should i just NOT bring my report card? I like my math mark, i just feel its not enough.I ALSO HEARD YOU HAVE TO TAKE A TEST?? before your hired. IS THIS TRUE AND WHAT IS ON IT? THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR ANSWER