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Western's Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) Program
I'm a soon to be grade 12 student and would like to know what Western's IMS program is about (including experience as well). I've been looking through many forums and only come across information about the BMSc program. Any help would be great!
Has anyone gotten a response from their appeal?
Title

I submitted it 9 days ago and no response :o I know it says 10 business days but im just wondering
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Experience- grade 12 data management?
If anyone has taken data in grade 12 can they tell me their experience with it? I currently want to fill in one of my spares and want to know a bit more about that course from a student before speaking to guidance 

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Current UBC Student- Ask me anything
I'm a second year UBC student. I took first year sciences, lived in first year residence, upper year winter residence and year round housing, and have since transferred into Engineering. I'm also an Orientations Leader and a volunteer for Destination UBC. I'm in the coop program at UBC and currently on a work term with a software company. 

I can answer questions about about rez life, science, how I got into UBC, engineering or transferring.
The 'Knowledge is Power' Thread!
Greetings, fellow Yconics!

I'm sure you have all heard the saying 'knowledge is power'. If not, then you know it's true! Let's make this thread interesting! 

Think of one of the strangest, most awesome, or most fascinating things you have ever learned in or outside of school. It can be about anything related to what interests you: a random fact, nature, history, medicine, technology, people, etc...

This thread is to give all members a chance to learn something new and refresh their minds before school!



One fact that left me stunned was that a treasure box, worth more than 3 million, is supposedly hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Hidden by the author and art dealer Forrest Fenn, the treasure is named the 'Fenn treasure'. He stated (as of Aug. 20, 2016), that it is still hidden. Cool, right?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenn_treasure

Grade 11 IB question
I'm starting Grade 11 IB this year, and I've been offered a job. The job is Monday's and Tuesday's and its 4 hours per day. I don't take too many extra curriculars but I lose almost my whole Thursday afternoon/evening to sports. I don't know if I should take the job or not. So far my grades have been fine, I have a 95 average but I don't know what to expect from grade 11.

How much harder is IB from pre-Ib? Is it manageable? Should I expect my marks to drop? And should I take the job?
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French or other bird course
I will be starting grade 12, and have been taking french all throughout high school. For me, it is a mark booster (high 90s) and i enjoy the class, but i was wondering - is it worth to keep french, or switch to something like a 4M business course to boost my top 6? I plan on going into engineering or maybe business
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Is My English Mark Too Low For University Applications?!?!
I took Gr.12 English online in summer school and got a 72%. I want to apply to Nursing at YorkU and Ryerson as well as Kinesiology at YorkU. Should I upgrade this mark or leave it as it is?
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To those starting grade 12...
I've been waiting to graduate for so long because I hate my high school, but as the days have passed ive noticed that im becoming more nervous for this year. Do any of you feel this anxiety building up? How are you coping with it?
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Would taking only 3 courses first semester have any affect on my university admissions?
My plan is to take 6 courses in grade 12, 3 each. I was wondering if this would affect the university admission process in any way.
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Course change help!! Please reply quick.
I got my Grade 12 schedule and the guidance counsellor's at my school are really strict when it comes to changing courses. My Grade 12 schedule is this:

1st Semester:
Spare, Advanced functions, Drama and Biology

2nd Semester:
Spare, Physics, Calculus and Vectors, and Chemistry

I really want Physics to be first semester because I am going into Engineering at Waterloo and i only need to give in my top 6 marks. I already took Grade 12 English in summer school. Biology is not one of the prerequisites thus, I want bio to be in second semester that way I can decide based on my Drama mark about whether I want to drop out Bio or not.

 Do you think it is best for me to switch Biology to second semester and Physics to first semester? and what is a good reason that i can give to the councellor's in order for them to let me change this.

Thank you in advance
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Which Uni????
I am starting grade 12 and I was searching up universities for my Undergrad. I was looking at Laurier, Guelph, Brock, York, and Waterloo. for programs like Criminology, Political Science, Women's studies, Gender and Sexuality studies, Philosophy, Sociology, etc, along with possibly kinesiology, but most likely not..as I want to go into law. As you can see, I have not made up my mind for exactly which program I will take for my undergrad, but it will be something along the line of this.What are your opinions on these universities for programs like these . Are these universities known for these programs? How is the student life and expenses? Also, how easy is it to get into these universities and get a good GPA? And finally, which university would you guys recommend? Thanks in advance PS: I know I still have a whole year to go, but my dad is trying to buy a house, and wants to know if he should search in the region of Waterloo, which is is why I am looking into these universities, so kindly be serious and don't tell me to "relax, you still have a whole year to go, don't worry about picking a university yet"
Computer Science/Ivey Dual Degree AMA!
Hey Guys!

I’m a CS/Ivey dual degree candidate at Western, I used to come on here for help when I was in HS so I figured it's about my time to start giving back! So if any of you have questions on Ivey, AEO stuff or anything Western in general let's get a good thread going, feel free to ask me just about anything!

Also I’m currently conducting research on the rising competitiveness of Canadian Business Schools and their application processes. So if you're an incoming first year business student it would really help us out if you could complete our survey. The link is below:

https://rmidha2.typeform.com/to/UiSQKn
3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything! (Big 4 Co-op)


I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students.

Background:
- First 2 years spent as BBA Co-op student, secured first coop term through BBA
- Transferred into BAcc Co-op after 2 years
- Currently doing a spring semester

You kinda get the best of both worlds since I have been in all (both) the programs offered at the Goodman School of Business!

And since I know these are gonna be popular Qs:

WHEN SEARCHING FOR 1ST CO-OP:
- Avg (both major and overall) ~80%
- ECs: Leadership position in a club, some entrepreneurial stuff, sports stuff
- Work XP: General accounting internship at no-name organization doing very basic stuff, manual labour

INTERVIEWS:
Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from:

Company / Quantity / (Co-op vs summer intern, Location) 

RBC x 3 (Various positions, co-op x2 and summer intern x1, Toronto)
Big 4 Audit x3 (1x Co-op and 1x Summer intern, Toronto...1 x Co-op in Calgary)
Big 4 Summer Leadership Conferences x2 (Toronto)
CPP Investment Board (Summer Analyst, Toronto)
Scotiabank (Co-op, Toronto)
Grant Thornton Audit (Co-op, Toronto)
Canadian Tire (Co-op, GTA)
Ontario Securities Commission (CPA position, summer intern, Toronto)
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (Co-op, GTA)
TeamBuy .ca (Summer intern, Toronto)
Imperial Oil (Co-op, Calgary)
Suncor (Co-op, Calgary)
Regional CPA firm (Co-op, Hamilton area)
Small CPA firm (Co-op, Niagara region)
Publicly traded minerals company (Co-op, Toronto)
OMERS Pension Fund (Co-op, Toronto)

AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry):
- Rejected from BAcc Co-op
- Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6

WHEN LANDING BIG 4 AUDIT CO-OP:
- Joined B4 Audit in January 2016
- Done 8 months of co-op, not at an accounting firm
- Major average ~85, overall ~80+
- ECs, unchanged from when applying to first co-op
- Completed a couple certificates in excel

ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GET INTO B4 BUT DIDN'T/WON'T FOR THEIR FIRST COOP:
- Get public accounting experience somewhere else. This is basically a must. I believe I was the only upper year hired from my school into B4 this past term without prior public experience. It's something I noticed during recruiting
- If you have the above, grades matter a bit less. Yes you still want to do as best as you can, but a high 70 is OK enough if you have prior XP. An 80+ is still ideal though
- Be prepared to explain why you left your previous employer (and don't speak poorly about them)

That's basically it. So feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to answer your Qs as best as I can!

*Even if nobody has posted in this topic for a while, feel free to do so, chances are I'm still lurking on here


Early Acceptance-Pros and Cons(?)
Hi. Like the title, what are some pros and cons to applying early to university (more interested in the cons btw). I am moving onto grade 12 this september, and I have finished grade 11 with an average of 95%. Also, how does this early acceptance thing workanyways?
I am going to apply to U of T, UBC, SFU and McGil, to the Humanities department. 
So far, the only pros I see is that you get the application process over with quickly without having to carry that anxiety for months until the proper deadline- that is if you get accepted of course. 
Thanks for your help! 
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How much sleep do you get during regular school days?
On your regular school days in high school (Grade 11/ Grade 12) how much sleep do you get? What time do you wake up at and what time do you sleep at? does sleeping less by maximizing more time for studying worth it and is it useful? Are you able to concentrate at school the next day? What is your average?

Thank you in advance!
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UBC/SFU/UVIC admissions
Just wondering what your highschool averages were when applying to post secondary. Please include faculty,university, and average. Thanks!
Graduating high school with no friends?
Man, I feel hella sad
I moved to a new school in a good area in Grade 10, tried to make friends
And its grade 12, I'm graduating with no squad I actively chill with

I have a lot of people that talk to me at school, say hi to in the halls, want to work with me when it comes down to school stuff

But no squad to call my own. No friends that invite me out.

All of the people at my school have their groups made since grade 9, and even before since middle school. It's so hard to find a place where I just fit in man

I tried getting to be friends with one group of people, but despite all my friendliness and my efforts showing that I see them as friends outside of school, they ignore me and don't see me in the same way

I try to invite them out places, but they never come through. And when it comes down to their stuff (movies, birthdays etc) they don't invite me out

And now I'm graduating Grade 12, no real friends that I chill with outside of school
I'm not an awkward person, I play basketball casually, but idk man

I'm normally a guy not fazed by sh*t like this, but when I saw my friend posting pics of his birthday party on his snapchat story, I got kinda sad :/

What should I do :/
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met all admission requirements but didnt hear back from uni
i handed in all my final documents but UOIT never sent me an email saying im accepted?
i did have an issue with a physics mark, i was taking it with the ILC but was withdrawn last minute and couldn't do anything about it so i had to use my old physics mark (60%)
but i still met the requirement of 72% avg with no grade below 60%

but i called to ask "what now" and was told they will make another FINAL decision?
WTF?

Should i be worried 
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Does IB make your chances of getting into uni/getting scholarships harder?
Second question of the day, but...
I'm taking full IB diploma, and on the admissions requirements for McGill it's pretty strict on how many subject points you need for entrance consideration (36/37 for a B.Scn). And with scholarships, likewise you need a minimum of 40 subject points, if I remember correctly. However, the scholarship minimum for academic/certificate students is a 95% GPA, which I have right now, yet I don't know if I'll achieve 40 subject points (depends on extra points even if I keep up mainly all 6's). And with the program admission, it's 93% minimum, which I know I'm exceeding, however the 37 points seems like a more daunting goal. My boyfriend told me they just convert your IB grade into the corresponding percentage on your transcript and look at that, is this true? (He wasn't a full IB diploma student, so could this just be different for him?). I'm just wondering if being in the diploma program is actually making it harder to gain entrance and scholarships for university.

Sorry for the loaded question, I hope it somewhat made sense! 
How difficult to get into McGill for B.Scn?
My boyfriend recently went off to McGill, where I'm planning on applying, and it's since put a lot of pressure into getting in since I have even more reason to be there now. It's truly my dream school, and the thought of not getting in is causing me a lot of anxiety. 
I'm doing IB diploma and all of my predicted grade 11 mark were 6's, as well as a 7 on my IB biology exam in May. 
Does this sound adequate to get into a B.Scn of psychology? Is keeping up my 6's going to land me acceptance, or should I try for 7's? I'm unsure and worried as to how competitive it really is, so I'd really love some insight.
QuARMS 2017 Applicants
Hey, anyone here applying for QuARMS this coming year? We can use this thread to connect and get to know fellow QuARMS applicants and support each other through the process!

There are obviously huge expectations for a student in this program, that while I am painfully aware that I will 99% not get in, I want to at least give myself the best chance in that 1%

What do you think about your own chances, and of course motivations?
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Is this possible?
So can I take grade 10 academic math in first semester and functions in semester 2. Also can the guidance counselor refuse the request.
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Do Ontario high schools accept more than the required 40 hours?
Basically, I went to school after hours to hand in 48 extra hours on top of the (already recorded) required 40, and I was told that the system only accepts the base 40 to 'check off the box in the system'. I asked how universities will verify my hours come September, and was told that I can just write the actual number of completed hours on my application, even though it will technically conflict with my student record. 
This kind of sounded like bullshit to me, so I was wondering if anyone else was able to submit more than 40 hours to their office and have it show up on their record. 
Thanks
ARE GRADE 12 BIO, CHEMISTRY AND ENGLISH DIFFICULT?
Have those subjects all in the same semester and I was wondering if I should take a spare with it or a bird course? 

Also should I take data management?
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