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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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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:)
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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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. 
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?
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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2. Red TOMS shoes                                
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~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics  

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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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University: Summer Storage
If you live in residence, what do you do with all your stuff before summer starts? Do you ship it all home, rent a storage unit, does your university have storage? Always wondered about this!
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how hard is it to maintain a 3.7 GPA (80-84%) avg in university sciences? any advice on how to at least attempt maintaining this average? thanks.
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Admission for M.Engg In Mechanical graduate studies
Hey Guys I am from India, I ve applied to univ of ottawa and carleton for graduate program. What are my chances to get into the univ. My profile CGPA B.tech MECH 8.46 CGPA until 7th sem. IELTS score 6.5 and windmill research done. Completed Diploma in car designing and MAJOR project was done in Bio Diesel ( Research ). Is University ottawa and carleton good for mechanical ? Is it Co-op I heard placements are 99% so only thought of asking please do help me out :) thank you
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Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Hi! Need help over here. I am graduated from Indonesia in subject of Civil Engineering. Right now considering to take master of Engineering also in Civil Engineering in specialization of Structural Engineering. Any recommendation which one is the good one? I am also considering the chance of working in Canada after finishing my Master degree. Right now considering Dal, UOttawa, or UWO. Any thoughts? Thank you!
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