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Nursing Admissions 2017-2018?
Hi, I'm looking into applying for nursing this upcoming fall at Dalhousie University, StFX, Cape Breton University, and University of New Brunswick. I was wondering if anybody has gotten in from this year or last year, what average you had in grade 12 and what school? I currently have a high 80's - low 90"s average!
Nursing Admission Averages??
Hi, I'm looking into applying for nursing this upcoming fall at Dalhousie University, StFX, Cape Breton University, and University of New Brunswick. I was wondering if anybody has gotten in from this year or last year, what average you had in grade 12 and what school? I currently have a high 80's - low 90"s average!
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UNB Science Programs
Hey there! I was accepted to UNB for a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me a bit about UNB's science programs?
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UNB Saint John Psychology Opinions
Hey everyone!
I'm thinking about transferring to UNBSJ for psychology. Does anyone have any opinions about the school and their psych program? All you hear about UNB is about their marine-biology course, but nothing about psych!
Also anything about campus life is welcomed! 
Any input will be appreciated!! 
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I am currently in grade 11 and am thinking about going into a university commerce program, I don’t have the greatest marks so I am wondering if I have a possibility of getting accepted to UVic or Ryerson with marks such as these or would I have to improve my marks. 

 **ps. if you guys know any good commerce programs, any suggestions on how to prepare or things that look good on applications please comment!
Political Science Students: what's your experience like?
Just really wanted some insight into the actual polisci experience as a prospective polisci student. It would be awesome if you guys could answer the following questions based on your experience within your program & anything else you'd like to add/wish you'd known before entering the program.

1. Institute of Study & year
2. Was co-op available? Where have your placements been? What has your experience been like at those placements and how have you been able to grow networking wise from those placements?
3. Other networking opportunities available at your school of study + unique experiences that have been made available to you through your program of study/institution of study (guest speakers, courses abroad, conferences, bilingual program etc.)
4. How have you enhanced your degree (clubs, volunteering etc.) and how has it helped you build skills & experience in the field?
5. Best & worst parts about the program in your opinion 
6. Ways the program has challenged you (critical thinking, essays, assignments etc.)
7. Advice for prospective students 
8. Hardships in the program/institution (profs, courses, lack of student support, financing experience/studies etc.)

Thanks guys! All the best to you 
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Scholarships questions.
If I win a scholarship at one university, but decide to not go ther, can I still keep that scholarship and use it towards the university fees at the university of decide on going to?
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Help with applications!
I need someone’s help deciding whether or not using the pronoun “I” is appropriate in answering short essays questions on the university applications. If you could help answer this, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you!
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University of New Brunswick-insight into Bachelor of science program
I am currently in grade 12 and I was just wondering if there was anyone out there, who goes to UNB for bachelor of science. Would you say the professor and class environment is inviting? What are the class sizes like? Is there anything in particular about UNB that is advantageous or disadvantageous?
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AMA: Second Year Leadership Studies UNB Student, Residence Assistant, Student Union Rep
Hey Folks, 

My name is Mick and I am one of your 2017-2018 Yconic student ambassadors! I am a second-year Interdisciplinary Leadership student at the University of New Brunswick. I am here to answer any questions you may have about student life! 

Here are some things about me: 
- I am an RA for campus life
- I am on the student government as an Inclusive Representative 
- I just completed a summer internship with Diabetes Canada 
- I lead a mental health chapter on campus called Jack.Org
- I worked multiple part-time jobs in high school
- I am a 2016/17  Loran Semi-Finalist 
- I am aboriginal 
- I am currently attending school outside of my home province

I'm looking forward to your questions and I'll try to answer them to the best of my ability! 

Mick Jefferies
Student Ambassador 
$250 - Back-to-School Must-Haves Community Contest
****Thank you for participating! Contest is now closed.****
With the new school year approaching we want to know what's on your must-have list for back to school. 

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                               

~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics  

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 $250 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 August 31, 2017 @ 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’!

* http://bit.ly/BacktoSchoolContestRules

NURSING PROGRAM: Humber/UNB vs Seneca/York
Hey everyone, which do you guys think has the better nursing program? Humber/UNB or Seneca/York?

 I'm having a hard time deciding which one i should choose. I like Humber/UNB because i heard from my friend (she just finished her first year in RN) that students there are not competitive and its closer to my place(1hr and 30-40mins commute, going there). This means that my placements would also be close to me. But I also like Seneca/York because I would have to res meaning i won't have to wake up really early just to get to class. Also bec I honestly think i would focus more. If I'm my house im usually distracted.

Thank you! 
How are you deciding which university to attend next year?
So, as offers of admission start to roll out, I want to know (mostly because I am stressed about making the decision myself): how is everyone going to decide what university to attend next year? What universities do you have to decide between? Is cost, being able to live on residence vs commuting going to make the difference for you? Or is it something about the university itself which will, whether it's the prestige, the programs offered, the family legacy, etc.
For me personally, I have to decide between a few schools more close by - UBC, UVIC, SFU - and a few schools I applied to out of province - uOttawa, York and U of T.
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Help picking a university
So I've received offers from UNB (business), Dalhousie (commerce), U of T (social science), UW (honours arts and business), SFU (business) and UBC (arts). (I honestly didn't know where to go so I applied to a variety of faculties and unis) I'm not sure where to go but I know I'll be doing a masters/JD or something similar after. Ideally, in the future, I'd be working in public policy, with the UN or an NGO of some sort. Help me decide, please... I'm so torn...
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Should you live on campus in 1st year university?
For some students, living at home is not an option. Their university of choice is out of province, the program of choice is not available in their local university, etc. The question is then: to live on campus, or to live off campus while completing your education?

Pros of living on campus
- You'll become immersed in your community and make life long friends.
-It's a risk-free form of independence
-You'll be able to walk everywhere
-Fees are all inclusive, so you don't have to worry about budgeting for rent and food

Con's of living on campus
.-You get what you pay for...even if you don't need it
-Mandatory meal plans
-Sharing a crowded bathroom might not be your idea of a good time

Have you lived on campus? tell us what you found amazing and what sucked in the comments below!

Calling all yconic members!
We know it’s hard to think about but it’s almost that time of year again. Tell us your top 3 “Must Haves” for back to school and you could be featured in yconic's newest article.

Example:              1. My trusty Herschel backpack
                               2. Red TOMS shoes
                               3. My lucky pen
                              ~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics

Reply to this thread now for your chance to be featured!
QUARMS Scholarship
Hi. I am currently a grade 10 student and want to work towards getting the scholarship. My average is ~99% and I am part of 3 clubs in my school (environmental, yearbook, and international crisis awareness). I am going to start volunteering with the Big Brothers Big Sisters foundation and at the University. I am also thinking about participating in Science competitions. But I also understand that in order to get the scholarship, you need to also be nominated for the chancellors scholarship. Just plain volunteering and good grades can only get me so far. I need to also take up some leadership roles. Applying for QUARMS is like applying for Medical School 4 years earlier so I just want some insight on what to do to prepare for the process. What are some things that I should think of? Also, I need some specific suggestions i.e. places to volunteer, activities to start??? I would really appreciate some advice :)
How are you going to make your university choice?
We are starting to hit the season where a large wave of university admission offers have come out (if not, they will be shortly!). For some, you will be given offers at numerous universities, while for others, you may have only applied to one institution because you have had your heart set on it from the get go! No matter your situation...

How are you going to make the university choice that is right for you? Share your 3 Top Influences for selecting your University to have it added to the total chart!

Let me start with my Top 3 influences...
-Scholarship Offers
-Family Support (Home)
-Research opportunities

[2] Campus Environment
[3] Family Support (Home)
[4] Going Away for the Experience (Rez Life)
[3] Internships and Co-ops
[3] Particular program offered exclusively there
[2] Prestige of School
[1] Research Opportunities
[3] Scholarship Offers
[0] Support Programs and Clubs

If you have other ideas, comment them below! They may be added to the chart upon popularity!

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Does Grade 11 marks matter?
I am currently in Grade 12 going towards the Nursing field. I want to apply to the following; 

1) York-Seneca 
2) York-Georgian 
3) Humber-UNB 
4) Ryerson-Centennial 
5) Ryerson-George Brown 

These are all collaboration programs. I had lots of problems with a particular teacher (not an excuse). I achieved the following marks last year; 

Math - 71% 
Biology - 65% 
Co-op - 93% 
Hairstyling - 80% 
Chemistry - 56% 
English - 56%
Religion - 72% 

I had an overall average of 73%. I'm stepping up my game this year, due to the point that I want to put my best effort in. My only problem is is will the universities I'm applying to look at my older marks? If so, should I start going to night school in order to boost my marks?