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Possibility of social workers putting personality before principle
Is it possible social workers behave humanly and base findings on assumptions?. If the code of ethics is nonexistent, children will be thrust in the emotionally traumatic experience of family systemic dismanteling
Law School
If there are any present/former law school students on here or if you know someone who is/has been one:
-How was your gpa in undergrad studies? (Even though that's not all that counts (LSAT) ) 
-What university did you do your undergrad in? 
-What's your advice for future students trying to get in? 
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Is economics really hard to study in university?
I'm currently in grade 12 deciding what I should major in university. Economics is a subject i enjoy a lot, however, I heard many people say that it is extremely difficult and youre better off getting a BBA for example. Is this true?
Also, if i do pursue economics in university and graduate, would I be able to find a job easily with that degree or would it be hard? 

What schools do you suggest for economics? While I was researching, I came across this Mathematical Economics program at the University of Guelph and it seemed interesting.

Any input is appreciated, thank you!
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University of Toronto
I recently have been interested in studying social sciences at UoT to later on apply for law school. I am a 90 average student, and want to make connections during uni so Toronto is great. However I've heard how hard people drop in the sciences/maths but I don't know anything about social science students. Do you think I'll do good enough to be able to get into law school? What have you heard or experienced? Is it worth it or should I just go somewhere mediocre?
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Western Social Science Acceptances
Anyone accepted to Western Social Science? If so, what was your average and when did you receive your offer?
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Accepted to UTM Social Science, but can I switch to another program after first year?
I just got accepted to social sciences at UTM as an alternate offer. If I finish first year doing this program, am I able to switch to another program? Such as business/commerce? Also, will my high school marks matter if I switch first year?
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Conflicted between Western, Queens, and UofT
It's time to choose where to go for Arts/Social Science (most likely history) and I'm really conflicted. What are your opinions on the school as a whole (student life, etc) and the quality of the program there?
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Should I go to Trent or Carleton?
I want to live in Ottawa, but it would cost more because its too far to live with my parents. I chose  to apply Carleton mostly because of the environment. I fell I would be happy in Ottawa despite the anxiety of living independently. It's for undergrad psychology. Neither schools are known for their psychology programs, but apparently it doesn't matter much where you get your undergrad. Trent is ranked the number one undergrad though. I'm tied between being stuck in Durham with my parents, who I argue with constantly, or living on my own and having more debt and lack of preparation for independent living. If money wasn't a factor, I would have accepted Carleton already. I'm planning on having no roommates, nothing too expensive either.
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Western or Queens?
I have been debating between Western and Queens for a while now and I'm having such a difficult time deciding between the two. I'm just looking for some insight about the schools, thanks!
- Western Social Science & Queens Honours Arts
- Which school is more WASP? (Please dont flood replies with the Queen's costume party, I am well aware of that situation)
- Looking for a school with a good social scene (parties, good residences, fun O-week, lots of clubs and extra curriculars)
-London vs. Kingston?

Any insight/opinions help, thanks again! :)  
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U of T or U of Ottawa?
Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between going to University of Toronto or University of Ottawa for International Relations/Political Science and French. The admissions scholarships that I got are pretty comparable and I've heard that both schools have great programs in this area. 

I think that U of T's program is a bit more tailored to my interests, however, I've heard that it has a tendency to be overly competitive. I am extremely passionate about my studies and did quite well in high school (96% avg.), but I don't want to compromise my mental health to receive a quality education. Essentially, while I am prepared to put in a 100% effort in my academics, I want a healthy balance between my work and social life. 

Any advice would be great, thank you!
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Queens vs Western vs Mcmaster vs UofT St.George Economics
I got accepted into all these programs for economics. I was just curious of what are some of your opinions and get some feed back in terms of overall experience for each of these universities thanks.
What does an MS in Psych lead to?
I'm planning on taking on studying Psych Sciences in Uni and I'm wondering what occupation it can lead to besides neuropsychology jobs. I want to go to medical school to get a PhD also but what jobs can I get with that? I live in BC by the way. Also does the closest thing UBC and SFU have to an undergrad and graduate degree in Psych,  neuroscience?
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Should I take Calculus 12 if I'm getting into Psychology?
Hi, I'm currently in Grade 11 and I've recently gotten my course selection sheet. I'm planning to either get into Psych Arts or Psych Sciences but haven't decided which one to choose yet, so I'm trying to do as many courses to reach the enrollment requirements of both. My GPA is currently 95% and my courses include:
- Chem 11
- Physics 11
- Pre-Calculus 12
- French 11
- Socials, English

Next year I'm planning on taking:
- Chem 12
- Bio 12
- French 12
- Photography 12
- Psychology 12
- Info-tech 12

I'm not sure if I should take Calculus 12, if I'm leaning towards social sciences. Do universities like Calculus on your transcript? Should I swap out the easier courses with harder ones? My school also has Economics, Entrepreneurship, Law, etc.
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University of Toronto Social Science
Hey, I was wondering if anyone could give insight into U of T's social science program. I've heard horror stories about U of T's difficulty, and while I am 100% dedicated to working hard in my academics, I'm terrified of being miserable the entire time. Is it truly as bad as people say it is?
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Accepted to UofT Social Science!

Just got accepted to UofT  St George for arts and science (social science) so I'm assuming a bunch of others will be too!

Thought I'd make a thread for people who got admitted or that are waiting to get an acceptance!

1. What program you applied to/got accepted to?

2. Average?

3. College?

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Is McMaster Social Sciences even worth considering?
I have been accepted to all the universities I applied to (King's @ Western U, uOttawa, UofT Mississauga, McMaster) all for social sciences. So far I've been leaning towards McMaster since it's geographically located in a convenient place for me and their website and viewbook make their Social Science program look appealing. It's also regarded as being a good uni, although mostly because of their science and engineering programs, not social science.
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Social Science Acceptances
Has anyone been accepted to the social sciences program at McMaster University yet? If so, what was your average and when did you get accepted?
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U of T Automatic Entrance Scholarships
I recently received my offer of admission to UTSG for social sciences. I am assuming I was accepted based off my grade 11 average since I got accepted before OUAC put up my first semester marks. Unfortunately, my grade 11 average was a 92 whereas my first semester of grade 12 my average was a 96. I didn't get any information about an entrance scholarship and was wondering if U of T will look at my final grade 12 marks to reevaluate? Any advice or help will be appreciated, thanks!
Thinking About a Career in Public or Global Health?
Ever wonder if a career in global or public health was the right choice for you? 

Here are three possible specializations for people with a degree in global health: 

1. Health Educator: Promote health in communities
a. Possible duties include:
 -Informing the public about health prevention measures
 -Teach skills necessary for health 
 -Create health education and promotion programs
 -Work with at-risk populations for certain diseases
 -Develop presentations, posters, screening tools, and patient outreach programs
 -Advocate for healthy public policy 
b. Workplace: Schools, clinics, hospitals, community
c. Degree required: Bachelor’s degree or higher in a health related field 

2. Epidemiologist: study disease in specific populations 
a. Possible duties include:
 -Research, monitor, and analyze infectious disease
 -Investigate disease outbreaks Ie. Determine the source and transmission of disease 
-Collect and analyze health data and statistics
 -Work in collaboration with doctors and other health specialists
 -Develop and educate on policies for prevention and control measures 
b. Workplace: Office or labs working for government, hospitals etc. 
c. Degree required: Master or PHD in public health specializing in epidemiology

 3. Healthcare Manager: Coordinate health care services 
a. Possible duties include: -Oversee daily operations 
-Try and improve the quality of care while reducing health care costs (cost-efficient) 
-Recruit and motivate employees 
-Day to day management
 -Try to improve productivity
 b. Workplace: hospitals and clinics 
c. Degree Required: Master degree in health and or business 

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i applied to utm for economics but its under social science and i would be getting a bachelor or arts degree vs a bachelor of business administration and a diploma in business administration from university of guelph humber. my question is does the degree matter when trying to find a job after graduation? I'm unsure which program to choose
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