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The Official Canadian Undergraduate Major Social Pyramid (CUMP)
The Official Canadian Undergraduate Major Social/Political Pyramid (CUMP)

The Illuminati
 - Electrical/Software/computer engineering
 - Computer Science

The Main Noble Houses

 - Mechanical/Mechatronic/Nanotech/Biomedical engineering

The
Small Noble Houses
 - Civil/Chemical Engineering

The Non-nobility upper class
- Applied Math
- Pure Math
- Physics
- Life/Health sciences
- Nursing


*BIG GAP*


2nd Class citizens/Wannabe nobles

- Business
- Law
 
Peasants

- Psychology
- Biology
- Chemistry

Slaves

- Sociology
- Social Work
- Religious Studies


Animal Kingdom
- THE REST





Who are you in this social order?



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. 
URGENT! SFU Biomedical Physiology or UBC SCIENCES?
I need to make my decision by May 2, as I have received a $12000 Major Entrance scholarship at SFU and that is the date of which I must accept/deny my offer by.

SFU is closer to my home and I'm very interested in their Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology Major. My future goal is to aim for med school, most likely at UBC. Although I am planning to work very hard to get to medical school, I am realistic and I know things may not pan out. I will definitely pursue graduate studies if medical school don't work out, and I feel as if my BPK major at SFU can open more doors for me than a theoretical sciencey degree like microbiology at UBC would? I would rather a career as a physiotherapist for example than one as a "Lab rat", but I need some advice.

At the same time, UBC Science is very highly regarded and I know the stats are there that most people who get accepted into UBC med are from UBC. UBC has a gorgeous campus and a better student life, but I will be commuting from home (approx 75 mins each way) so I am unsure of how heavily involved I can get on campus. I went on a UBC campus tour recently and my tour guide admitted to me that UBC Science Co-Op is very competitive. Co-Op is a huge factor I am taking into account and if it there's less competition at SFU than that is something I will definitely consider.

People tell me that where I do my undergrad doesn't matter, but I am concerned that the wrong decision can come back and hurt me one day. If anyone familiar with SFU BPK or UBC Sciences can give me their two cents or advice to facilitate my decision, I will be very appreciative :) :)
Getting Into Engineering
Hello Guys
I am currently going into grade 12. I need some guidelines and benchmarks to get into engineering in UofT or University of Waterloo. What marks should I aim for such as for AP calculus and advanced functions and other sciences. 
Concerns about top six
Hey, I'm a student going into grade 12 at a school in Ontario. 
I was reading about the use of top 6 marks. I have some of my 4u marks already going into grade 12 from fast tracking . These are; 
Calculus 97
Advanced functions 95
Data management 98
French extended 93 
All of my 3u sciences that I have are above 90 (I have all three). 

The only thing I was wondering is; will my 3U english mark of 80 (it was an online summer course) hinder my chances of getting into my program of choice (McGill neuroscience)? I know that I'll be able to do a lot better in 4u English. I'm just worried that they'll look at my 3u and say no way. 

How did you decide what program you are doing in university
Heyy people, I am a going-to-gr12 public hs kid wondering what to do in life.

A brief info about myslf:
1. Live in GTA
2. Like interior designs, fascinated by tech, love to eat, outgoing, enjoy flying and driving
3. my favourite YouTube video is "A Day Made of Glass"
4. i studied because of others, not for myself (aka I got good grades but I didnt enjoy them)
5. my ultimate goal is to retire asap (at 45) [I know it may not be feasible, but still...)

Here's my gr11 grades
English 83
Functions 99
Accounting  94
Marketing  96
Chemistry 86
Physics 82
Biology 90
Broadcasting 87

And my only grade 12 grade is physics (completed in summer school) - 94

As above, how did you decide what you are going to do in the future??? Like how do you figure out what you want??
I like interior designs, tech, food, sports, but the thing is - i can't see myself in the future
I dont know what to do? Despite trying to get good grades and apply every single university in ontario....
I really need some advice. Please give me some advice :) :) :)

Thank you very much
Best university in Ontario for chemical engineering?
Which is the best university in Ontario to pursue chemical engineering? Also tell me why you think so. Thanks
Studying Abroad
I'm a grade 11 student and I'm looking at studying abroad, either at the University of Edinburgh or a couple of schools across England. I'm trying to find some scholarships that I can use for that. Any ideas?
What Can/Should Do ???? HELP!!!
Hello Guys, I really need help right now, as I am confused. 
1) I have a relatively low AP calculus mark of 89. I am applying to university of Waterloo and university of Toronto. I have talked to many people, some say take it again in e learning or night school but my guidance councilor says the mark is okay to get into engineering. 
What should I do to recover this ? Please Help
2) What should I need for other courses in grade 12 to get into UofT or Waterloo ?
And it is really stressing me out, as my parents are heavily focused on getting me into good uni course. 
PS. I have 96 in advanced functions if that will help. 
Thank You
- a fellow confused human 
Waterloo AFM
I'm interested in this program and I am curious to know the difficulty of first year and also throughout the program. Is there a high dropout rate for this program or is it if you are accepted into the program that their is a lot of support and ultimately high graduation rate. Plus I see that you have to qualify for the masters year and was curious to know how rigorous it is because of the fact you get a masters in one year compared to the average time to get one(2-3 years)
BUSINESS PROGRAM!!! Need help

Hi i'm interested in leaving Toronto but not too far away from it. My options would be


Guelph Accounting Commerce

Mcmaster- Business 1[Accounting]

Laurier-BBA

Waterloo-AFM


My goal is to become an accountant and get my CPA, I'm concerned on which program is the best for me. I also want to have an memorable experience in university too but obviously  my education is my #1 priority but I would like to know which one would be the best for me.  Pros and Cons of each would be helpful in me deciding, like how the city is too,but im aware there all good schools

Comp sci vs accounting
I really like math (but not physics, so no engineering) and I like coding. However, o also know that tech bubbles can burst just like that and above all I just want a stable source of income.

Should I still pursue the shaky field of tech or go into ol' reliable accounting?

EDIT: I have a 95 avg (99 in adv func) in gr.11 and am going to apply to the waterloo CS/BBA program, McGill, queens, ivey and schulich
Can I Apply To Multiple Programs At One University?
For Example, can I apply to both med sci and bmos at western and still receive acceptances to both programs, or do I have to rank my choices so that I will only receive an offer to one of my choices?
Grade 11 Chemistry
I hav grade 11 chem coming up this semester and im kind of stressing over it. My question is, should I be? Alot of people i've been talkin to say that it is a very difficult course and it is hard to get a good mark in it. Is this true? Also how big of a jump is it from grade 10 science to grade 11 chemistry? 

Thanks in advance!
Grade 12 ????? University ???
Hi guys, 

I'm about to start grade 12, and I have no idea what programs I should apply to for university in basically a month. I don't have any clear interests.

I love math, but I know that there is little you can do with a straight math degree. Besides teaching which I am not very interested in, the only other option from what I'm aware of is something in business. I've never taken a business course and don't know much about business related things, but from what friends and teachers have said, they don't think I would be interested.

I do enjoy chemistry. I like computer science, but I'm not very good at it, just average. Compared to some of the hardcore programmers in my cs class last year, Im not sure how well I would do in university in comparison to them. I have to try really hard to get anywhere near their level.

I really dislike physics. The physics teacher at my school used the learn-from-the-book approach instead of actual lessons - he would only take up homework and never gave a lesson. 

Before, I was interested in some sort of engineering, maybe computer engineering or electrical, but now I'm not too sure if I could even consider pursuing this as I did so poorly in physics and its the same teacher teaching this year. I'm not so sure I should continue taking the course.

I don't know if I don't like physics because I find it hard or if my teacher just kind of ruined it for me. 

Marks in grade 11: 

English: 90%
Functions: 85%
Chem: 88%
Physics: 71%
Computer Science: 83%
Computer Engineering: 94%
Music: 89%

If anyone has any advice or suggestions about anything - I'm not even sure what I'm asking anymore - just anything would be really appreciated.

Thanks so much. 


What is ECE like? How does PEY work?
I'm currently a third year life sci (neuro and physio) student thinking of transferring into ECE after my third year/ (or possibly 4th year). I was initially thinking of EngSci, but after hearing horror stories about it I decided to go along the ECE route since I'm interested in neuroengineering and it seems that a lot of the IBBME faculty for neuro things are in ECE. What is the job outlook for electrical/computer engineers in Toronto? I was also hoping to stay in toronto if possible once I graduate with a BASc in engineering. I heard there was a PEY program too where 2/3/4th years could get a paid internship? How much do they earn (it would be great if it could help pay for some of my tuition)?
Grade Eleven
Do grade 11 marks matter for McMaster engineering, say you got 60's in grade 11 but 90's in grade 12
BMath/BBA Double Degree student - Ask anything
Just like the topic says.



I am a BMath/BBA double degree student currently in my 4th year.



If you have any questions at all about admissions, co-op, courses, competition, work load, etc. just let me know either here or in a PM and I'll do my best to answer them.



I can also answer things about Laurier's BBA program or UW's Math programs.



Canadian University - Business School Questions / Application Questions
Hi, I have a variety of questions here so i'll list them for the ease of convenience:

First off though I will say something about myself, I am a 17 year old male living in British Columbia and currently have an 88% average upon graduation from high school. My courses were as follows: Law 12 - 91%, Pre-calc:89%(upgraded however), History 12 - 93%, Economics: 94%, Drafting and Design: 92% and lastly (and the focus of some of the questions) English 12: 76%

My extra-curricular / accomplishments are as follows:

Captain of high school Rugby team 2013
Provincial champion of youth div 2 soccer of the 2013/14 and 15/16 seasons
Proffesional soccer tryouts in Germany for teams such as VFR Garching and FC Bayern Munich II 2014/15 year
Futsall Provinical champion 2013/14
Works currently at Starbucks 
Has received distinction in marks
(couple more, but I cannot remember off the top of my head)

Letters of recommendation:

Law 12 Teacher, Economics 12 Teacher, Respected doctor in the BC district

I hope to potentially get more during my current gap year from school from people in the field of study im interested in (commerce)

NOW for the questions I referenced earlier:

1. My dream colleges I want to go to are Queens University, Western Ontario and UBC. Currently what are my chances of getting in? What are my chances if I upgraded English 12? What universities would you recommend?

2. Is it advisable to upgrade my English 12? If i were to upgrade it when do you advise getting it finished by if I hope to go to University next year? 

3. Could anyone potentially tell me the "best" times to apply for university? I know it varies per University.

4. Would I potentially be able to apply and gain conditional acceptance to (UBC, Queens, Western) on the condition that my English 12 mark reaches percentage x.

5. Most advisable University if my current choices are unrealistic (Please, don't tell me they are :)) 

Lastly I would like to state that while my English 12 mark was low (extremely low) that my teacher (not to be "that guy" and blame the teacher") was absolutely horrendously bad and marked to the extremity (My mark was among the top "best" marks for the class)

Also one final thing, Please no LOL your screwed go die answers. I'm looking for actual advice and i'm hoping people can hopefully provide some insight :)

ANYWAY enough of the wall of text, I'm happy to be apart of the forums :)  


MCGILL DESAUTELS????
I have not yet started Grade 12, but I have 4 G12 credits already. I am in the International Baccalaureate Program.

TOK - 98%   ---sending to McGill
IB 1 Math - 93%   ---sending to McGill
Data Management - 93% (not IB)   ---sending to McGill
Visual Arts - 87%  (not IB)

For the courses that I want to send, I have an average of 94.66 (for now). That means that I only need 3 courses (English, Calc and other) above 94% to get in, right?

The problem is, I have major anxiety issues and am so stressed that I won't get into this program. 

So, my question is, does McGill look at IB in a better light than regular Ontario students? Also, do I have to send in my predicted marks, or can I just send in my Ontario marks (but still be considered as an IB student)?

ALSO, is Grade 12 IB easier than Grade 11 IB? My courses next year are: IB2 Math, IB Bio, IB Chem, IB English, IB French and Ontario Business. (I have 6 courses, compared to the 8 I had last year).

And more importantly, do you guys think I will get in, or should I just lose all hope before I start the school year?

THANK YOU SO MUCH, AND I HOPE ALL OF YOU GET ACCEPTED TO YOUR DESIRED SCHOOL!!!! <3
Can I get into Waterloo or UofT?
Hello I'm a student going into my final year of highschool. Being into a specialized program, I had takes pre-ap sciences and advanced functions with calculus in my grade 11 year. These are my stats for my marks in grade 11: 
Adv. functions -> 96 
AP calculus -> 89 (teacher messed up mark, might update next year probably not :( )
pre ap Chem -> 87
pre ap physics -> 89
biology -> 83
English -> 79
Accounting -> 86
I want to know if I can get into engineering in waterloo with my adv functions and calculus marks. Also I am taking Data Management next year, will that affect my chance at waterloo or uoft. And what numbers should I need for AP Physics and AP chemistry? And Gr 12 english? Anything else that I should do to boost my chance in waterloo or UofT
For those who have 90%+ averages...
Question:
How do you get such a high percentage?! I study for at least an hour or two after school, plus my 3rd period spare.. a total of 2-3 hours a day. Yet I don't have such a fabulous average. I'm only about an 88%. My school's highest average is about a 93-94%.
Are there any tips for studying? 2nd semester is starting tomorrow. I have Calculus, Biology, and Peer Tutoring (supposedly easy), and a 4th period spare.
I might have to drop my spare for another course that gives me a higher mark. Any suggestions for that?

Thanks. :)