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Loran Scholarship 2016-2017
Hey everyone, 

This a thread for all the applicant (school nomination or direct pool) regarding whos got their calls for interviews! 

Since interviews for GTA are coming soon, so should the phone calls for the various regions 

In the comments below, feel free to...

1. Tell everyone how you feel
2. What you hope to gain from this
3. If you've got your phone call yet
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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Party scene at Carleton?
How is the social life/party scene at carleton,  and how does it compare to other ontario universities? (and which res is best for partying?)
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Which schools have the best Kinesiology programs?
I'm planning on going into Kinesiology and doing something in rehabilitation in hopes of becoming an Occupational Therapist. I like science, but a little more so the social sciences just because I feel like it is more applicable. Which schools have the best kinesiology programs and would better prepare me for graduate school? Also, do you have any advice on what I should be doing during my years in undergrad (experience. extra curricular wise)? Thanks.
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Advice for Grade 10
Hi, I just had the biggest screw-up, i didnt study enough and i ended up getting a total average of 65.5% on my unit 1  in grade 10 math ,this is the lowest mark ive ever gotten, its not coz im dumb but... i didnt work hard enough and now my dad found out. Hes extremely disappointed because of the mark and he knows that I'm capable of much more. So he says i need to get an average of at least 90% now. There 6 units i already finished the first with a 65. I'm not stupid but I'm also not sure if i can pull that off. More than for my dad, i want to be able to do this for myself.

Any advice on how i can get there?
I guess i can start by actually doing the homework and paying a bit more attention in class.
I'm really worried, coz its never happened to me , any help would be really appreciated 
Thanks in advance 

BTW this is my first post on this website, i just made an account, so im not too sure how everything works
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After School
Are there any available grants for people who have graduated college and are working in their field, trying to pay off their student loans?
Careers for Bsc Degrees
Okay so I'm looking into going into life/bio/Biomed/health science programs but but I dont know what opportunities will be out there once I graduate. Ive thought about med school but it's so competitive. And I'm possibly interested in genetic counselling idk yet. I'd love to here what else is out there whether Jobs that require graduate studies or a job that doesn't. I'm looking for career opportunities in the medical/health field. Even if the job requires a different degree I'm all ears. Thanks!
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Schulich BBA First Year - AMA! (even about other schools)
Hey guys!

I was in a tough position last year when I logged onto OUAC. I didn't know what schools I wanted to apply to and couldn't even begin to imagine choosing a university.

Basically.. I decided on Schulich after visiting on a campus day. I fell in love instantly. In general, GOING to the campuses of all your top choices and getting a feel of each of their cultures is SO important. I know York's campus day is coming up soon and I can't stress the important of dropping by. 

Feel free to ask me about any of these because I also applied (and accepted) to the following:
Laurier BBA
WLoo AFM Co-op
No close friends to connect with in highschool, is it just me?
I'm an extrovert, outgoing guy and can make friends/acquantaises easily. I will usually strike up a conversation with the person next to me no matter what.  I know a good amount of people, but I have no close friends (asides from my elementary friends who dosent go to my school)

I went to a highschool where I knew no one; at freshman,I hung out with these bunch of kids I loved to talk to + hang out out of school; I was quite close to everyone in that group. But life happened and the group broke up for reasons I won't go into.

I decided to find a new group and so I did, at-first I thought I would fit into this group,but as time goes, I quickly lost interest in them as I cannot connect with them (I find their convos with me/others boring/something I can't relate to)

Now I'm with a group that I'm quite uncomfortable with, sometimes they bring up interesting topics to talk about, but the fact that they talk crap about others behind their back (even from people in their own circle),makes me sick and wary of them. Only reason I'm hanging out with them right now is so that I can find another group to slowly get into. I would honesty not trust them at all(I know this is an unhealthy friendship), even though they seem to like me. Nor am I that much interested in hanging out with them outside of schooldays.

Odd that I usually connect  with the kids who play soccer (I have no interest in soccer though), but sometimes I find it a bit hard to establish a close friendship with them as they play/talk soccer almost everyday outside, while I don't. I  literaly feel that I cannot find any close friends, it looks like everyone got their "close" friends from elementary.

In all honesty, after 3 years in highschool, I always prefer to hang out with my old elementary best-friends. It's like those people are the only people I can ever connect with.

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Ask Me Anything - First-Year McMaster Life Sciences Student - 2016/2017
Hey everyone,

Exactly one year ago I was in many of your positions, struggling to find the perfect university for my wants/needs and praying my midterm marks and first sem. final grades were on fleek.  

Now that I'm in uni, I have decided to return the favour and give any tips or advice to anyone applying this year.

A little bit about me:

I got into the McMaster life sciences program around March (first round) with a 91% average. I also applied to UTM and UTSG and got in around February. I initially wanted to go to UTM, but my gut feeling chose Mac. Let me just say, your gut feeling never lets you down!

Now go ahead -- ask me anything!
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Party Schools, Social Life
In your opinion, what are the top 5 schools for partying/ social life? I of course want a good education but I do not want to end up going to a school where I have no social life.
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Best Uni for my program?
Which university has the best program for psychology? preferably BA but either is BA or BSC is fine
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Best university?
I plan on applying for the psychology program at both Waterloo and Ryerson, (preferable BA )however I'm stuck on where else I should apply next. People have told me not to apply to York and UTSC because it's not the best ones out there. Can anyone tell me what other universities have a good psychology program? 
Also pls don't bash on the program I'm going into, it's my choice and I plan on going all to way to earn a PHD so I won't just be stuck with a BA 
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4th year Ryerson student: Ask Me Anything!
I'm a current student at Ryerson entering my 4th year in September, majoring in Professional Communication. I'm currently studying for the LSAT and hoping to go to law school after my undergrad. Aside from holding 2 internships over the last 3 years, I work as a mentor for first year students and in student recruitment for my program faculty. This past summer I worked as a project and communications assistant, and starting September I was hired at the Ontario Energy Board in their Public Affairs department. 

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- internships and co-op opportunities + job search + how I got hired in the government 
- basically any other questions you might have 

Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! Ask me anything! 

If you're looking to contact me personally, you can reach me at ienoukov@ryerson.ca

Health Careers
SO I'm interested in bio (not necessarily so much physics, exersice science or Chem or math lol) but nonetheless I still want to go into life/health sciences (Laurier!) but I'm terrified I'm not going to be able to keep up/have a GPA. I'd like to be a physician but that probs not going to happen so I'm aiming for maybe a physcisians assistant or maybe a genetic counsellor. But it's hard to get into the graduate studies for a genetic counsellor and there's limited P.A. Jobs. I thought about being a nurse but they don't make much and it's not the best money. Anyone know what title/job the person who comes in and asks you questions and takes your vitals before the doctor sees you is called/has?? I'm also interested in dermatology but if I can't/don't become a doctor what else can I do - is there a job that works along side a dermatologist besides a nurse or a p.a?
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Tour Universities Before of After Acceptances?
Hey Everyone!
So I'm looking into around 4 universities that are all relatively close. I'm just wondering if I should tour the universities I'm looking at before or after I receive letters of acceptances. My fear is that I'll tour a university and become "attached" and be devastated if I don't get in. I'm already researching a TON (like it's taking away from my studies eek!) into a University that I think is going to be my top choice and I like it so much already I'm afraid if I visit I'll become even more "attached". Thoughts? Should I visit Uni's before or after acceptances?
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Current University of Guelph Biomedical Science 2nd Year student: Ask Me Anything!
Hi, I'm in my second year of the biomedical science major at UofG! If anyone has any questions about the program or the campus in general, ask away!
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Advanced Functions - How to study?
Hi guys,

What is the best way to study for advanced functions? 

For those who passed with a high mark, any advice?
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Psychology program?
Hi there, i'll be going to grade 12 soon and i'm still deciding what program to go into in university. I'm thinking about taking psychology (maybe) 

Has anyone taken it and can tell me their experience? (At any university is fine, just want to hear your feedback)

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Class Sizes of Wilfrid Laurier University
Hi! So I've been thinking about going tp Laurier because I really liked that they have small class sizes however when I was looking into it for a lot of the courses required for Health Sciences, the classes are upwards of 400 students..... Is this correct??? 

And could someone clarify what the difference between a lab a lecture and a tutorial are? 

Also, does Laurier have classrooms where the students aren't in the same room as the prof but are instead watching the prof teach in a near-by room via a screen due to a lot of students? 

Finally, does anyone know if universities look at when you did  your volunteer stuff? I volunteered a lot in grade 9 and I'm wondering if it'll be okay to put on my application...

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Transferring universities?
I'm currently in grade 12 so I'm still learning about applying for university but I just wanted to ask, if you don't get into the university you want to the first year, is it possible to try to transfer into it the next year? For example,if I wanted to go into waterloo for honors arts- psychology but don't get accepted and go to ryerson psychology instead, is it possible to transfer second year? If so, can someone explain how it works? Thanks in advance
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