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McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
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2015 Federal Election: Issues for Youth
Hey guys, I am a political nutt and large youth advocate in Ontario.

To that, with major political news coverage and the potential for major change to sweep the nation, I was just wondering have your issues been covered in this election? What are those issues? and what would you liked to be addressed by our major parties?

$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’!

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Chance getting into Queens commerce?
Advanced functions: 100%
Calculus and Vectors: 92%
Data Management: 100% 
(took all 3 maths in gr11)
This semester I'm taking 3 bird courses: Mentorship, Mandarin, and Religion. 
expecting to get 90+ in mentorship and religion, 95+ in Mandarin.
Taking English next semester, expecting an 85%

Church youth leader 4 years
Eco-school team 2 years ( prob going to be captain this year) 
Black belt in Taekwondo ( Won international tornament once in grade 10) 6 years
Member of student council (started this year)
Member of charity club (started this year)
Drummer in a band outside of school for 2 years 
Peer pal (started this year) 
Summer internship at taikang life insurance company last year in china 
only 55 hours of volunteering

one of my biggest concern is the quality of my extracurricular activities, I spent most of my time on maths last year so I really dont have that many long-term ecs. 
Any suggestions on how can I increase the chance of getting into Queen's commerce? 
What Uni has best party work balance?
I want to go to a school where I can study when I need to but still have fun and party as well. Where do you suggest? 
Extra info: im a visible minority and wish to pursue commerce and then law 
The importance of extracurriculars
I have a 95 average, but I don't have many extracurriculars. I'm applying to universities this year. I'm thinking about applying to Waterloo, McMaster and UOIT for engineering. How much will not having many extracurriculars hurt my chances of getting accepted?
How to get OVC Animal and Vet Hours?
I've been reading about OVC and am wondering about the Animal Hours and Vet hours. I am an active member in 4-H Showing cattle. I help my grandfather run a small beef operation , I ride horses, and I currently work as a Farrowing Technician which involves diagnosing and medicating piglets and sows. However I do not have any official "hours" written down like high school volunteer hour style. Do the hours need to be signed by anyone or do you have to estimate the amount of time you've spent on each? Also, how does one go about getting vet hours? Due to pre-req's into Uni I dont have the space to get a co-op and I don't know how else to get vet hours. Thanks!
How do I know if I am qualified for SFU?
Is it possible for universities to look at my grade 12 math mark and not my grade 11 mark?
How to survive first year nursing?
This is my last year of high school, and I'm planning to apply to Ryerson + their collab programs with York as my backup. 

I'm worried since Ryerson and their collab programs require you to take 6 classes + 1 elective. I hope if I get accepted I don't get any 8am classes because it takes an 1 hr and hr to commute from my location.

Should I buy notebooks or binders? Or both? Do you need to use a laptop or is taking good old fashioned notes more efficient? Is it better to type the notes first and write them down to increase memory retention? Do nursing instructors allow you to video tape them during class or does it depend on the professor?

What other school supplies would be helpful to me as a nursing student? I was thinking of getting flashcards, binders, notebooks, writing utensils, a laptop ...

I am planning on studying over the summer so what textbooks would you recommend for nursing? I hear nursing tests/exams are completely different so how do I study for those?

I know I am asking a lot of questions but I really want to become a nurse and I don't want to jeopardize my chances by being under prepared. Even if it is a little early.

study in a university in Canada
I finished high school from an Indian school in Kuwait, i need to know how can i get a letter of acceptance from a university in Canada. so that i can apply on a student visa to Canada, please whoever have any idea , please reply
Important admissions question
Hello, I really need to know from multiple people how hard it is to get into the queens arts and science program, I moved from America to Canada for senior year and am really worried about my chances of getting in. Last year in the 11th grade, with hard classes I got all A's and two B's first semester and then all A's last semester. I also did clubs and sports, I'm gonna try to do well this semester in Canada, does queens base their acceptance on junior grades? If so are my grades good enough to be accepted. And how hard is it to stay accepted? Thank you so much for answering!
Any GLuten Free Friendly Universities

Hi, I'm in grade 12 and I have to decide which uni I would want to apply pretty soon. However, a big concern for me is which universities offer gluten free meals. I have celiac and I have to have my food made seperatly so that cross-contamination does not occur.

Thanks for your help

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.
Uoft Residences
Anyone have any opinions/preferences when it comes to Uoft residences? Are there any colleges that have notably better facilities (nicer rooms, better environment etc.) or any that are just considered more prestigious?
Which universities gives me the highest GPA?
I am a person who took an extra year of high school to improve my grades. I got accepted into u of t life sci and I accepted the offer but after reading the HORRIBLE reviews about UofT and told my dad "NOPE" and stayed back. Im really thinking about getting into a professional school in the future so in order based on opinions uve read or heard or know which schools are the so-called easier schools that allow me that high gpa i need to acquire. I am a low 80s student if u want to take that into consideration.
What are YOUR top 5 undergrad programs in Canada?
Was just wondering how everyone ranked the top 5 undergrad programs for business in Canada
What are my chances?

Hi, my current grade for my first semester grades of grade 12 is 88-89% average, and I was wondering if it is high enough to get in biological sciences in both UofA and UofC

Any help is appreciated and please do help! I really need it! Thank you 

First Year Transfer
I am a first year student at Laurier (double degree with Waterloo) and I am really not liking it here. I don't like Laurier as a school and I feel the same towards Waterloo. I am considering transferring to Western, however this would mean I would have to take the rest of the year off. Any suggestions/tips? Thanks
Should I bother applying to SE @ Waterloo? Low marks...
ok, so here is my situation: Strong AIF, programming experience, etc.  but science marks lacking.
Chem '11: 75%
Phys'11: 85% (didn't try in sciences)
AF ('12): 98%
CS '12: 100%
English '11: 85%

I can raise the sciences to ~90% 2nd semester, is it worth it applyig or should I just do CS?
Will I get into queens for arts and science?
So I am going into 12th grade and I was wondering if I had good chances of getting into the arts and science area of queens for freshman year. In the 11th grade I finished the year with straight A's with hard classes, was in two honor societies, and was in my schools varsity swim team and club swim. The classes I took last year were  ap psych, anatomy, ap french 5, pre calc, honors history, ap English, and physics.  I plan on having good grades for my last year and doing swim again, do you think I'll get in?
Art-Sci at University of Toronto?
Anyone here in the art and sciences faculty at UofT or planning to go there?

What are your thoughts about this program? Would you consider it a decent undergraduate degree for someone who is interested in going to graduate school (i.e. law school) since there is no 'pre-law' degree.

I would most probably major in International Relations, Political Sciences, History OR Computer Science. Still thinking about this one.