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Dalhousie Med. Science
Hey everyone, I'm a high school senior. I'm really interested in Dalhousie's medical science program. Does anyone know what would be considered a competive admission average? Thank you:)
Medical Sciences at Dalhousie Univeristy
I am interested in the Medical Sciences Undergraduate Degree at Dalhousie University. Right now my average based on my English, Math and 3 University Preparatory Courses is a 96.6%. I am wondering when is the best time to apply? I was talking to someone at the university and they said it was best to apply early? Do you think I would be offered a seat now with my current average? Or would I have to wait and be considered in February once they see my term 1 marks since my average isn't exceptionally high? If anyone who is currently in the program, knows someone who is in the program or has applied themselves could provide insight regarding admission averages and acceptances that would be greatly appreciated! 
Thanks!! :)
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SHAD applications
I understand that SHAD applications already have been closed, but I will want to apply for next year. I am currently in grade 10 with a unsteady average ranging from 85-95. (depends on how the semester goes). However, my math mark is at a decrease to 68% from an 80 previously. Will that affect my chances since SHAD focuses on maths and sciences? 

Also, any tips and stories from SHAD alumni? It would be great for your advice! 
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McMaster vs Queens Vs Dalhousie Vs Memorial
I'm applying to McMaster life science, queens life science, Western Health science, Dalhousie medical science, and Memorial music. Should I get accepted to al these programs, as a premed, which would be the best choice/ give me the best medschool acceptance rate?? What are the pros and cons on each school/program?
Can I Get In!?
Here's some information and I'd love some opinions on whether I could get into the following schools for BA (either PoliSci or International Studies depending on the school).

Schools I'm applying to:
UofAlberta, UBC, McGill, UofT, Queen's, Waterloo, UVic, Dalhousie

Grade 11 Average - 92.6%
Grade 12 courses taken:
Law - 96%
Earth & Space - 90%

My current very preliminary sem. 1 looks like:
English - 92%
Chem - 85%
Business Leadership - 95 %
(91%ish average so far)

I'm in my second year as Student Senator of the school and second year as one of two student trustees in my school board, I volunteer with heart & stroke and cancer society, I've done six years of work with Me to We, I lead the Gender/Sexuality Alliance within my school... etc.

What do you think my chances of getting to those schools are? Scholarship possibilities? Thanks! 

PS no "trolls" please
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Best university for getting into med school/a high GPA?
Hi, I'm a grade 12 student and I'm trying to decide on a good university program and school for getting into med school. I heard that universities like U of T and McGill make it difficult to get a high GPA as it is really competitive. I am interested in McGill, McMaster, U Of Waterloo & U of Ottawa. Where do you think is the best university for keeping up a high GPA and getting into med school? And are there any programs similar to McMaster's health science?
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Help, can I get into these universities (Commerce)- UOFT Rotman, UOttawa, SFU
Hi guys,
I would really appreciate your opinion on my university chances
Grade 11 Average- 81
grade 12 marks
accounting-85 (expecting 85)
adv functions-83 (expecting an 86)
law- 88 (expecting a 90)
economics- 80 (expecting 82)
2 nd semester is english, calculus, data and philosophy

My extra curriculars include,
Competitive swimmer for 9 years (swimming 24 hours a week winning the attitude and most improved award many times)
Head coach school swim team
Head pacer on my sister's swim across Lake Ontario
member of business council

My schools that I am applying to are SFU COOP, Dalhousie commerce, UOFT Rotman, UTSC COOP, UOttawa commerce (finance), Western BMOSS,  ryerson management.

It would be very helpful for your comment on my chances for getting into these universities, 
Thank you so much in advance

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SHAD 2018

    Hey guys!

Does anyone know the chances of getting into SHAD this year? People have been saying 50-60% but those posts are probably a bit outdated as more people know more about this program.

 And how will I do in the application process? Unfortunately Ive started this year with a low 85 average but I have several ECs to my name. I play soccer and taekwondo, play the piano and guitar, member of cadets, lifeguard and volunteer at the hospital and homeless shelter. My essay is probably at the B+ mark and I believe my reference is very solid. What are my chances of getting in?


Please guide | McMaster OR Dalhousie OR Carleton
Hello Everyone,

I have to do masters, after 3.5 yrs of experience in operations department. Completed undergrad B.Tech in Information Technology in 2013.

Got admit from Mcmaster (Master in Eng and Public Policy) ,Dalhousie (Masters in Industrial Engineering) and Carleton (Masters in Technology Innovation Management)

Which program should I choose as per the future job prospects?
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Masters Program in McMaster Or Dalhousie or Carleton
I have to do masters, after 3.5 yrs of experience in operations department. Completed undergrad B.Tech in Information Technology in 2013.

Got admit from Mcmaster (Master in Eng and Public Policy) ,Dalhousie (Masters in Industrial Engineering) and Carleton (Masters in Technology Innovation Management)

Which program should I choose as per the future job prospects?

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Dalhousie or UOttawa or SFU?
hello guys! I would like to know which one will be better for science. I've been accepted to all three.
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Dalhousie University - Commerce Program
Hi, I'm an international student and interested in applying to Dalhousie's Commerce program. According to the website, it says the school has mandatory coop but not much info can be found. I wonder the program is worth applying or should I apply to more well-known universities?
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Please Suggest | McMaster OR Dalhousie OR Carleton
I completed my B.Tech-IT in 2013. Have 3.5 years of experience in Operations.

I am from India and wanted to pursue my studies by doing Masters. I have got an opportunity from

1. McMaster University: Masters in Engineering and Public Policy (12 Months)
2. Dalhousie University: Masters in Industrial Engineering (2 Years)
3. Carleton University: Masters in Technology Innovation Management (2 Years) (In Process)

Kindly suggest which program should I go for on the basis of :

 > Placement percentage after course completion
 > Program weightage > Reputation of University
> Environment of Campus for International students
> Availability of part-time jobs

And what else, should I keep in mind before finalizing the program?

*I wanted to make my career in management, looking myself to work in an MNC or any corporate group*
Questions on applying to SHAD
Hey there, I am a sophomore interested in applying to shad, I just have a few questions. 

Will longer essays give you a better chance of getting in? Eg. max 2500 characters so your essay is exactly 2500 characters

If I did really bad in grade 9, will I still have a chance? Right now my grade 10 average is about a 90, and I know it will go no lower than 85. My grade 9 average, on the other hand, was total crap. I ended with an 80 average, with have my courses in the 70s. If I did not get a 98 in French, then my average would've been in the 70s.
If I do really well on the essays, do I have a chance?

My 3 ECs are Duke of Edinburgh, a job at a restaurant, and art classes.

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Applications for fall 2018
Some universities have opened their applications for fall 2018. Which is the best month to applying. Some students in my school will apply in late October. Isn't it too early? I am a 105 D student
When will u guys start working on your application?
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Nursing Programs in Canada
Hi! I have a few questions about nursing programs in Canada.

What are the best nursing programs in Canada?

What makes these programs the best?

And what average would be recommended to get into these schools? Would a 93% be good enough for most of them?

+ any tips/advice from nursing students would be very appreciated!

Thank you so much in advance!
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Best Uni For Classical Studies?
Which Canadian University offers the best program for Classical Studies? I plan on going to law school after undergrad. 
My top three are:
1. University of British Columbia
2. Dalhousie University
3. Queen's University
Others include:
4. McMaster University
5. McGill University 
Has anybody earned a BA of Classical Studies here? What do you have to say about the program offered at these Universities? 
Has anyone here got any recommendations? 
Apart from a strong curriculum, the beauty of the campus matters alot to me, as well as the location. I'd love a university that has alot of history, with myths, lores and traditions. I like to frequent musuems as well -but not art museums. 
I currently have an 87 gpa ( which is an A+ in the Ontario high school curriculum). I honestly do not think I'm ready for McGill, I'd rather save it for my BA; save the best for last as they say, but goddamit it's my dream school. 
I dwell in Toronto, and I hate it. I would hate to go to be a U of T student because they all look like they're about to hurl themselves off the subway platform at any moment. It's the same narrative for York as well, everyone looks depressed. Actually now that I think about it, everyone in Toronto looks like they're considering what they should do after they get home: hang themselves from the ceiling or cook dinner? I've been to Vancouver and Montreal and the people looked a whole lot happier and it astonished me because I started feeling happier as well. I fucking hate Toronto, enough said. 
I want to study Classical Studies for Undergrad, and in a University I look for: a high rate of student satisfaction, strong academic curriculum, school spirit, school tradition, history and an eye-treating campus. 
Please, if any of you know some great schools in Canada that fit into what I am looking for, tell me. 
Life Sci vs.Biomedical/Medical Sciences vs. Health Sciences for Med school/overall enjoyment?
Hi I'm just confused about the difference between the three programs, will you take the same courses in both, which will one do better in, enjoy better overall, get you into medical school? Also, overall difference between bachelor of life vs. health vs medical science?

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American student looking at schools
I'm an American student looking at Canadian schools and am wondering if some people could give me an idea of the feel and reputation of schools since I'm coming into this with no idea. I know I should probably take all of this with a grain of salt, so I'm going to visit schools later this fall to see how I like them. I'm planning on majoring in political science, but I'd like to incorporate environmental studies or something like that if possible. I'm planning on going to grad school so I'd like to go somewhere that will set me up for success in that. So far I've looked at Dalhousie, Acadia, Mount Allison, St. FX, UVic, Alberta, and UBC. I'd like to go somewhere where I can get outside and go hiking, camping, exploring, that sort of thing as often as possible and somewhere where I'll be able to find other people who want to do that with me. My grades are okay but not great and I had health problems that prevented me from attending school for a while so my transcript isn't "normal", but I took hard classes and did well in those. I have high ACT & SAT scores & tons of extracurriculars (though from what I understand that matters less in Canada). What do you think about these schools? Is there any other schools I should be looking at?
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High School Class of 2017 Offers of Admission
Hey guys! So I wanted to make an application thread to keep things organized. That way, it is easier for others to see when people are being accepted and in which programs. Hope this helps!

Please include in your post:
-Program and Post-Secondary Institution
-Date of Application
-Date of Offer
-Admission Average (Grade 11, Grade 12 first semester- basically whatever was used in determining admission qualifications)
-Any other information that you deem is important 

Good luck guys!
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$250 - Back-to-School Must-Haves Community Contest
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To enter, simply comment below using your real name with "My 3 must-haves are:" followed by the top three (3) items that you're coveting. We want to hear from you!

1. My trusty Herschel backpack                                
2. Red TOMS shoes                                
3. My lucky pen                               

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How does one achieve success?

Over the past year, I have been blindsided with the reality that I have accomplished so little compared to other individuals in my situation and age-level. I have looked at the Loran scholarship, TD scholarship, and Schulich scholarship winners/nominees, and have been astounded at the amount of accomplishments they have achieved over their 4 years of high school. As well, I watch a lot of sports and I have also seen the success that these teenagers in many different sports have had. As well, there are also all of those other successful people around the world who reach prestigious universities (Oxford, Harvard, etc.), or accomplish something else amazing in the world. I have been naïve about my accomplishments because throughout most of high school and elementary school I have been called "smart", and have had the highest average compared to my fellow students. I have been mostly surrounded by those who did not care about school, and did not accomplish much (except 3-4 athletes and maybe 1 student), and I think this had a part in my believe that I am a hard-working individual, and someone who had accomplished something in his life so far. I always considered myself as being equal to these previous achievers mentioned, and that I would be someone who would win one of these scholarships (or accomplish my dream of becoming a pro soccer player). I am an immigrant, live in a very low-income situation, and do not have a lot of social confidence, and I think this has played a part in reducing my accomplishments so far (like not being able to actually play on an actual competitive soccer team). However, I know that others go through much more during their lives, and they have found those slim opportunities to accomplish much more than me despite the enormous obstacles in their paths. Anyways, I thought I should ask the question of how I can go about pushing myself to accomplish my goals and to achieve a lot more on a daily basis ? How do successful individuals push themselves on a daily basis, not get side-tracked, focus on their goals, don't procrastinate, time-manage, have confidence in themselves, go and grab the opportunities at hand, overcome any obstacle that blocks their path, and live everyday knowing they have succeeded? How do they direct their lives so that days and weeks and months do not pass by, but that they control time? Should I live by a mantra, look at a quote everyday, plan what happens in every single minute of my life? How do I become a success? How do I accomplish the big goals I have planned in my head? I have always wanted to be part of the solution of all of these seismic problems in the world, but have never had the self-believe, ambition, or determination to accomplish them. How can I change myself so that I can go and accomplish these tasks, and eventually leave this world knowing that I did everything I could to have the most impact I could in the time that I had living in this world?

I am going into first-year of university this September, and therefore want to make sure I reach my accomplishments in this important time in my life.

  - Any advice form those who go and achieve their goals would be helpful?

P.S. I know this is probably not the best place to ask this question, but maybe that successful athlete, loran scholar, or difference-maker is able to read this and help me.

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