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A new laptop for university
Hello everyone as the title stated, I would like to have a new laptop for y post secondary education. I have been browsing different models and puzzled by all the options. Right now, I am using ASUS S56C... and it only lasts for 4 hours (without internal browsing) .... 

So here's some specs I would like to have in my future laptop, and hopefully tech gurus can help me  :)

1. Long lasting battery (at least 6 hours, the more the better , if possible)
2. Graphic Card
3. Intel i7
5. DVD drive
6. Window Operation (I still don't know how to use Apple laptops)
7. At least 8 GB memory
8. 3+ USB Ports and 1+ USB-C port(s)
9. 256 GB+ Hard drive
10. 17" screen
11. Bluetooth

May have: 
1. Touchscreen
2. Good sound system
3. Glowing keyboard (cuz I think this is cool but it's not necessary at all)

Major usage:
1. Normal tasks (PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, Excel)
2. Video editing (Premiere Pro - it freezes when I use my current laptop)
3. Photoshop
4. Tons of internet browsing at the same time (can up to 100 pages at the same time)
5. Graphic Design (Inventor and AutoCAD)

Price: As long as it is under $3000

Thank you very much :)
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3rd 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. I've also recently been hired as a Project and Communications Assistant for the Government of Ontario.

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

Western vs. Queens
I'm just wondering if anyone could help me out. I'm currently debating between Western social science and Queens arts. As of right now, I think I would like to study psych but I'm going in with an open mind. I live in Kitchener Waterloo and so Western is much closer than queens but either way I'm staying in residence. I've been to both schools multiple times and I genuinely love them both. I know I will be happy with either school. As of now I'm definetly planning on pursuing further school after my undergrad, weather that be law school or something else, and so I know it doesn't matter that much where I go for my undergrad but it's  just that I still have to make a decision and I just want to make sure I make the best one! 

What I have so far: 

-guaranteed res 
-ranked high in Canada for social science 
-fun/party atmosphere 
-nice campus 
-London is a nice city 
-good distance from home 
-very familiar (both parents went to western, I know lots of people going, and people there)  

-large somewhat spread out campus
-large student body 

-guaranteed res 
-Great reputation overall 
-beautiful campus 
-Kingston is a nice city 
-campus is a little more compact 
-smaller student body 

-far from home 
-West campus 15 minutes from main campus
-unsure of reputation for social science 
-possibly less courses in social science? (not sure if it's true or not) 

Any help would be awesome :) 
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Q/A Pharmacy
I am a third year student at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. I was aware a Bachelor's degree (Hons. BSc) in Biochemistry with a specialization of Pathology of Human Disease at the University of Western Ontario. My GPA was 3.91 when I applied for pharmacy school.
Please ask me anything in terms of pharmacy and/or pharmacy school.
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Basically i'm just a regular confused little teenager going into 12th grade in September, meaning i'll be applying to universities. My strongest subjects are psychology, English and Biology. I wanted to study psychology at Ryerson or York to hopefully become a psychologist in the end. However, i know that's going to take around 11 years. Is it worth it? i'm very afraid of doing this, throwing 11 years into this and being unsuccessful in finding a job in the end. I'm open to all opinions please 
 IF YOU TAKE PSYCHOLOGY IN UNIVERSITY CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES ? what you like, what you don't like, if you regret it or not?, etc

Thank you  
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Graduating high school with no friends?
Man, I feel hella sad
I moved to a new school in a good area in Grade 10, tried to make friends
And its grade 12, I'm graduating with no squad I actively chill with

I have a lot of people that talk to me at school, say hi to in the halls, want to work with me when it comes down to school stuff

But no squad to call my own. No friends that invite me out.

All of the people at my school have their groups made since grade 9, and even before since middle school. It's so hard to find a place where I just fit in man

I tried getting to be friends with one group of people, but despite all my friendliness and my efforts showing that I see them as friends outside of school, they ignore me and don't see me in the same way

I try to invite them out places, but they never come through. And when it comes down to their stuff (movies, birthdays etc) they don't invite me out

And now I'm graduating Grade 12, no real friends that I chill with outside of school
I'm not an awkward person, I play basketball casually, but idk man

I'm normally a guy not fazed by sh*t like this, but when I saw my friend posting pics of his birthday party on his snapchat story, I got kinda sad :/

What should I do :/
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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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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.

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                              ~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics

Reply to this thread now for your chance to be featured!
Bird courses grade 12?
Can anyone give me some bird courses that i can take next year for an easy credit? i'm short a few and already have my prerequisites taken care of. 

I'm already taking 

-Society and change
-Writers craft

I'm currently completing English in summer school and hopefully taking data during night school   

Is business any good? I haven't taken that since grade 9 since i had a really bad teacher but i'm at a new school now 
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Laptop Recommendations for a Science Student?
Hey everyone! Do any of you know any good laptops for university? I'll be starting life-sci at waterloo in the fall, so i'm looking for a laptop suitable for my program
Summer Vacation
Hello guys! I hope everybody has had a great school year. Since it is the summer, I personally would be travelling to relax. I will be visiting Hong Kong sometime this summer and was wondering if anybody would like to do a meet-up? I don't know many people from Hong Kong so it'd be awesome if some of you guys could show me around!!
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HELP! Guelph off-campus housing (likelihood of finding other people to rent)

So I have a 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment that's about 11 minutes away from the UofG campus by car and a 20ish minute bus ride (the apartment is only 2 yrs old so everything is basically new).

Do you think students would want to live that far (like would the 20ish minute bus ride be a big turnoff for some people?)?

University of Waterloo Residences
I was just wondering which is the best residence to live in? I'm an engineering student,but I'm quite social and love to be around people.
I've heard UWP is good for engineering students, but apparently its quite dull and boring?Thoughts? 
What are the best places to meet people and just have an amazing first year in general? 
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Minor and major?
This may be a dumb question but i'm still in highschool trying to figure out this whole university situation, What does it mean to be majoring in one subject and minoring in another? Like majoring in psychology taking a minor in business? Is that possible? if so, How do you apply to do that?

Psychology majors?
I've been thinking of going into psychology in university however i'm not quite too sure yet since i don't know if it's easy to get a job after having to complete my degree, masters, and PHD to do so.
Can anyone who has taken it or is currently doing it in university tell me their thoughts, experiences, dislikes and likes on it? Any other opinion is welcomed as well :) 
Will i get accepted to an accounting program with a bad grade 11 math mark?
Is it still possible to get into a good accounting program in university, even with my grade 11 math mark being so bad?

My grade 11 marks are:
1) 77% Physics
2)85% Economics
3)82% Ancient Civilizations
4)85% Computer Programming
5)90% Physical Education
6)77% English
7)65% Math
8)87% Accounting
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HELP! Need advice on building my own schedule?!!!

So I've been trying to design my own schedule, but with over 60000 different combinations, I can't seem to make up my mind.

1) Is it a bad idea to pile all my classes into 2 days, from morning to night, but then have 3 days off?
2) Do you recommend night classes? 
3) Is it better to spread my classes across 4 days, and have the Friday off?
4) What is the ideal schedule if I were to get a job?
5) Do your exams fall on the same day as when you normally have that class?

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Guelph Move-in Day, O-Week + First Day of Classes?
Hey there! I was looking at the guelph website and got a little confused regarding the dates in September.

To my observation the move in day(s) is Labour day weekend (Sat/Sun Sep 3/4), then the first day of class is Sep 8 (Thur of that week) ? So is o-week only 4 days, not a full week?
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McGill Acceptances Thread - Class of 2016!
*This forum is now open to everyone who got an acceptance from McGill, regardless of their field of choice. All students admitted to arts, literature, kinesiology, etc... are also welcome to post their acceptance. Good luck to those waiting for an acceptance! Post away!

Hello everybody from McGill!

I've seen a lot of forums related to acceptances from the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. So this forum is to give students that got an offer from McGill University for engineering and computer science to post their offer.  This to get an understanding of the students that are applying to McGill for the class of 2020 for an engineering, computer science or any science discipline.

Please include in your post:
   1. Grade 12 first semester average
   2. Field of engineering that you've been accepted to
   3. Other universities that you have applied to, and whether you got an offer from them.
   4. Province of residence
   5. Any scholarships offered
   6. Month of acceptance

This will give us all a general idea of the competition base for the applicants of 2016. Please feel free to add anything else you would like to (in addition to the specified things above).

Also, as the title gives away, if anyone has any questions regarding McGill Engineering or Computer Science, this is a good place to get them answered.

Also, all non-engineering and non computer science applicants who are applying to a science major in McGill are welcome to post their offers or ask any questions regarding their program of interest!

Post away everyone! And good luck to those who are still waiting for an offer from McGill ;-)
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will ryerson accept me?
i got a 68 in english (final mark), is it possible ryerson university will still accept me?
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Tips on what to do?
Hello all,
I am a grade 11 student. As courses for our next year are due, I am very confused on what to take. I have no clue what I want to pursue in post secondary, and usually there are certain classes you must take to apply to certain post secondary programs. I like science, especially physics, and I LOVE math. I don't like English. I like being in an atmosphere with people, and I've always enjoyed the company of animals. I'm quite bossy, but I am usually one of the leaders in class activities. What are some careers that are growing, and will have lots of demand in 4-7 years? PLEASE HELP I NEED HELP PLEASE
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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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switch program
Is it easy to switch from biotechnology (bachelor of technology) in Mcmaster to life sciences? 
I am sure I want to switch so what required courses should I take?
Any advice will help alot 
back to back lectures in university?
i'm using the utm online timetable planner as I know which courses I am going to take first year as a life science student and the planner allows you to choose what times you'd like to take lectures, tutorials, practicals, etc. With high school back to back courses were no problem because the bell would ring and you had have say like 3-4min to get to your next class. With university classes, if I have a physics lecture from 10am-11am and then a chemistry lecture from 11am-12pm back to back is that a problem. Will I have time to make it to a class if they are on opposite sides of the campus? How do timetables work in university because with the courses i am taking almost all of them also include a tutorial and practical in addition to the lecture so there is really no choice but to have things back to back in my time table to avoid conflict.
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