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Hey! The Dec 1 deadline for the Queens chancellors scholarship is coming up!! Did anyone get the nomination from their school? And any past winners, what are some tips you have for us newbies? Haha thanks :)
I want to keep this a constructive thread. I've noticed that most students in better university programs, and especially graduate and professional programs, come from relatively well off backgrounds and privilege. I'm not talking about race, though that can certainly play a role. I'm talking about socioeconomic status.
So, feel free to share your background, what your parents do and whether that influences your career decision.
Is your mum or dad being a lawyer putting pressure on you to do the same? Doctor? Engineer? Accountant? Businessman?
Hey guys, the question basically sums it up, but basically I just wanted to know if Waterloo engineers have any spare time, or even the opportunity to hang out with friends, play on sports teams, participate in clubs, attend parties etc.
Also, do the engineering students there tend to play into the quiet, awkward, and shy stereotype, or are they actually pretty friendly and social?
Does anyone know if UofT, McMaster, or Queens would be much different?
Anyway, obviously the education is first rate but I just wanted to get a better idea of the social atmosphere, so if any engineering students from waterloo, or any uni for that matter could give their insight I would really appreciate it!
Btw I'm thinking of applying for ECE if that has any bearing!
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I graduated from Brock's Bachelor of Accounting program in 2016 and I am currently enrolled in Carleton's Master of Accounting program. I will write the Common Final Exam (the last exam in the CPA process) in September 2017.
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-Lived in residence (first-year) and off campus
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-Currently the President of the Sprott MAcc Society
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Currently in grade 12 fairly smart student I would say, I'm around the 89-92 range and I'm stuck on applying for universities. My main option is Westerns Med sci program but will and 89 or even an 87 have a good shot at getting in? However my dad also told me I should be focusing on macs health sci program because it's better than western's, but I was also looking at McGill and UBC. So my main questions are;
1. Would a 87(if that happens to be my final grade this year) be good enough for westerns med sci program?
2. What programs are at UBC and McGill that are good for someone who wants to go to med school? I know the degree doesn't matter but there are some programs that better prepare you for it
3. If there are any other tips anyone has, what would they be?
Since now the job market is really competitive, degrees like humanities, arts, literature, business and even science are considered useless (don't get offended, it's pretty much true without the network and experience). I'm applying to engineering as well, and it's one of the more practical degrees to get. But I can see myself being happier doing science or architecture. So what should I go for? I know it's a personal decision, so here's my question: how can I make a science or architecture degree valuable? Im thinking of professional programs like pharmacy, biotechnology, etc (not med school or PhD). is that any better than just a bachelors of engineering?
Hey Guys! I'm a grade 12 student and this year I'm applying for McMaster University. Right now I have a mid- 80's average but I believe I can boost it up since my second semester has easy courses. I want to apply to Med Rad, LifeSci or Isci and Math and Stats. I can't decide whether to choose between Life Sci or Isci. I think Isci is pretty interesting however, its seems like its a very competitive program. On the other hand, Life Sci doesn't seem as hard to get into because the enrollment is so large but I heard from many people that its a pretty crappy program. So should I choose Isci or Lifesci? Also, what is the sup app of Isci like? And for Med Rad, is it a very hard program to get into? If I have an average of around 86 to 87, do you think I'd be able to get in? And lastly, for the Math and Stats program, would I be able to fit in the electives for dentistry for that program such as biochem,anthro, etc.. ? Thanks
Hi! I was wondering if it's still possible to get into Queen's science based on my grade 11 marks (so basically early acceptance).I know they just accepted a bunch of people at once, so does anyone know if they will do that again soon, even this month? I heard a rumour that they do rolling admissions, but I'm not sure if that's true. I had a mid-high nineties average in grade 11 so I'm hoping I can still get in based off of those marks .
I'm back with another "U of T - Ask me anything!" thread. When I was in my first year, I made the much-more-popular-than-expected thread of the same title (https://yconic.com/discussion/u-of-t-ask-me-anything/t10444). I recently rediscovered this website and figured I would make another thread. Now that I'm a graduate student and I've been through U of T from start to finish, I can probably offer a lot more. I have also been a research assistant and teaching assistant at U of T, so I can answer some questions about teaching and grading standards and research opportunities.
As a bit of background, I'm doing a Doctoral Stream MA in Economics at U of T. I also graduated with High Distinction with a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from U of T.
My title is a little misleading in that I'd like to avoid 'rate my chances' posts. I'd like to keep this thread restricted to reasonably general questions so that everyone can benefit from the answers.
I'm interested in doing the French immersion program, but I was just wondering if it's worth it? Is it very difficult? I've only ever taken core French because that's all my school offers, so will I struggle? I'd want to major in history. I would appreciate any information you could give me, thanks!
People keeps saying trig is the hardest unit (in grade 10 11 and 12) but I find it the easiest? some of the trig identities in grade 12 were challenging but still quite easy. why do people find it so difficult?
I guess it's an either u get it or you don't thing, if I get trig does that mean I'll do good in calc (heard the same about calc)?