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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?
Computer Engineering or Software Engineering
Hello yconic,
So I'm applying to undergrad to the above 2 prgrams this year, but I'm confused as to which one to go into Here's my experience:
  - I wanted to go into software engineering as i took some online courses (khan-academy, udemy, etc... and I loved them) .
  - However, this year, I took ics4u as a course, and so far im hating it (its interesting, but is poorly taught, and the labs are waaaaaay too hard)
  - I don't know much about computer engineering.

Now many people have told me that the learning experience in university is far different than high school. University reps at the OUF told me that courses that I disliked in high school may turn out to be my favorite in university. Given this, should I stick to software engineering, or instead go for computer engineering??

Thanks a lot for your opinion, some solid advice would be really appreciated :)
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How did you decide what program you are doing in university
Heyy people, I am a going-to-gr12 public hs kid wondering what to do in life.

A brief info about myslf:
1. Live in GTA
2. Like interior designs, fascinated by tech, love to eat, outgoing, enjoy flying and driving
3. my favourite YouTube video is "A Day Made of Glass"
4. i studied because of others, not for myself (aka I got good grades but I didnt enjoy them)
5. my ultimate goal is to retire asap (at 45) [I know it may not be feasible, but still...)

Here's my gr11 grades
English 83
Functions 99
Accounting  94
Marketing  96
Chemistry 86
Physics 82
Biology 90
Broadcasting 87

And my only grade 12 grade is physics (completed in summer school) - 94

As above, how did you decide what you are going to do in the future??? Like how do you figure out what you want??
I like interior designs, tech, food, sports, but the thing is - i can't see myself in the future
I dont know what to do? Despite trying to get good grades and apply every single university in ontario....
I really need some advice. Please give me some advice :) :) :)

Thank you very much
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What do you think about Software Engineering? University of New Brunswick vs University of Regina
I am international student. I want to study Software Engineering and I have acceptable letter in regina but I can apply New Brunswick so I am confused.

Which one is better University of New Brunswick or University of Regina?
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Which one is better about Software Engineering? University of New Brunswick vs University of Regina
I am international student. I have acceptable letter software system engineering in university of regina but I am little bit confused about university of new brunswick software engineering. Also I can apply New brunswick software engineering too. I am not sure about regina or new brunswick. 
 If  compare,
1-Education and teacher 
2- tutition fee ? scholarship?
3-Graduated students and after graduated salary 
4- living in regina or living in NB which one is expensive? 
5- Co-Operative Educations

Shortly Which one is better ? :) If you don't know more thing,Never mind. please write only short idea Because Every opinion is very precious for me.
What are your tips for acing multiple choice tests?
Do you find that the more you study, the more stressed you get? You're not alone! 
The pressure of writing a test is real, and many intelligent, prepared people seem to falter under it. It's a case of fear being bigger than the reality. 

So how do you handle the stress from exams? Remember - you know your stuff!  We spoke with Award winning psychology professor Mike Atkinson who has offered 5 helpful hints for acing exams.  

You have plenty of time. Relax. Pace yourself Figure out where you should be in 30 min (e.g., at question 25) and keep track of your pace. Be sure to allow time to read the instructions.  

Read each question carefully Good exam questions are not designed to trick you—they are designed to make you think. If it's multiple choice, several options may appear “true.” Your task is to choose the one that best answers the question or statement posed. Try to come up with the answer yourself before you look at the alternatives.  

Check answers in reverse After you finish the exam, review your answers, but this time read your answer first and then read the question. If you read the question first, you may not notice an error because of your “mind set”—you’ll be lead to the same answer you choose originally. But reading in reverse breaks the set and you are more likely to notice that you’ve missed something.  

Should I change my answer? After checking over your exam, if you think you might have made a mistake the first time, you should change your answer. Research indicates that students change from an incorrect choice to a correct one about 60% of the time. Only about 20% of the time do correct answers get changed to incorrect ones (the other 20% is changing from one incorrect answer to another incorrect answer).

Pay careful attention to items with multiple answers (e.g., 'a and b' or 'all of the above'). You need to consider if each of the indicated alternatives is actually true. If so, then the multiple answer is the correct choice. Note: Typically when “all of the above” appears as a choice, it is the correct answer, BUT be careful to examine each of the alternatives and make sure that they are true.  

Professor Mike Atkinson, Psychology Department at the University of Western Ontario; Recipient of the 1998 3M National Teaching Fellowship, which recognizes exceptional contributions to teaching and learning at Canadian universities.
#YconicStories Instagram Contest - CONTEST CLOSED
Thanks for participating. The Contest is now CLOSED.

We have asked students across the GTA about their goals for the new school year, and now we want to hear from YOU!  

Tell us your story by posting a selfie on Instagram using #yconicStories;  you must  be a yconic member and be following and tagging @yconicstudent in your pic for your chance to win a $100 Gift Card c/o us ;) Every penny helps, #amirite?

Each Friday (starting September 16th) we will be selecting a winner. There will be three (3) Gift Card Prizes of $100 CAD each available to be won in the month of September. 

Click the following link for full Rules & Conditions: http://bit.ly/2ctLhsN. Contest closes September 30th.