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We want to hear from YOU! #Askyconic
Hey yconic!

We are having our first ever #Askyconic Facebook live show on May 24th at 6 PM EST. Tune in as our hosts, Aaron (yconic super intern) and Benson (Student Ambassador), chat and answer your questions about student life.

Do you have questions for our show? Ask them in the comments below.
Also, come back after the show because we will be posting all the links and resources we referenced during our show. 

See you then!

PS. Be nice! Inappropriate comments will not be tolerated.
OSAP help please!!
I forgot to indicate that I have RESP in OSAP application but I already submitted it, what do I do? Any help will be appreciated!!! 
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Should I stay Home or Live on Res?
So Im from Scarborough and will be attending York University this fall. I consider myself as an outgoing person and fun to be with and I will be commuting from home in about 1 hour and 20 mins. Do you think I should commute or live on res?
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Procrastinator
Ive been a (pro)crastinator. it wasn't affecting me too much until this year which i am in grade 11 and 1st semester my grades were very low (60-80)  but in semester 2 I'm trying to stop procrastinate and my grades are so far not too shabby, (90-94) But i know I'm in trouble for grade 12. I can't stop procrastinating. I study for some tests, the morning of. I can't seem to focus in class. I haven't done homework in over a year. Ive tried making to do lists and a bunch of lists but they never ever worked. I tried to go to the library to force myself to study. I turned my phone off and all electronics. People told me to study days ahead, tried it and later didn't work. I tried waking up early in the morning to study to distract anything but no energy and i kept hearing buzzing sounds and that irritated me. I think maybe i work better in the night since theres nothing outside, people/friends are sleeping, i feel more energized, and its quietBut nothing works, i need help...heheh please any tips, advices, anything. 

5 Reason's why you should pick those 8am classes
Course selection is just around the corner and if you are a first year, this is definitely going to be a new experience. We all hear about these dreaded 8am classes, but are they really all that bad. Here are 5 reasons why you should say YES to those 8am classes:  

Early On, Early Off: Starting your day early most likely means that you can get off early. Why not spend the rest of your evening with some free time instead of being in a classroom.

Higher grades: Studies have shown that those that wake up early have stronger productivity habits leading to higher grades.  

You’re awake to eat a real breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if your classes don’t start until noon, odds are you would have missed your entire morning.

Smaller class sizes: In first and second year, you can often find yourself drowning in a sea of 300 students in a lecture hall. Early morning classes tends to fill up last, resulting in smaller classes.  

Transition to the “Real World” is easier: The “8-5” workday is the norm for most people after graduation. Get yourself prepped up for when this new chapter begins. 

Mathieu 
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Kin / Human Kinetics Programs
I've now been accepted into all my top programs and it is time to make a decision on what school I want to attend come September. The programs I've been accepted to are:

UOttawa for Human Kinetics (emphasis on social sciences)
Lakehead for Kinesiology
StFX for a Human Kinetics
UBCO for Human Kinetics

Does anyone have any input on what these schools are like and/or what these specific programs are like? Any information is greatly appreciated :)
OSAP Eligibility - Please Help!
HI all,

I am moving out of my parents' house permanently starting September and will be returning for my fourth year of studies the following September 2018. During this one year of time, I will be 100% financially independent from my parents. My parents currently make too much for me to be eligible but I will need to apply for OSAP so I can afford my last year of school. Will OSAP consider my financially independent? Any help is greatly appreciated!! 
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4th year Ryerson student: Ask Me Anything!
I'm a current student at Ryerson in my 4th year, majoring in Professional Communication. I'm currently studying for the LSAT and plan to write in Summer 2017. 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 for the Government of Ontario, and in September I was hired at the Ontario Energy Board in the Public Affairs department. 

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- OSAP
- 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

Finished First year of Life Sci & Psychology at UTM! Ask Anything
Hello everyone, I just finished my first year at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus. I asked a lot of questions on yconic when I was in grade 11 and 12, and it helped me out a lot. I thought I would return the favour by answering any questions you guys may have about UofT! But first, a little bit about me.

I am technically a first year psychology student at UTM, but I also took first year life science courses in addition to PSY100. When I applied to UTM, I put that I intended to complete a specialist in neuroscience. The neuroscience specialist is offered through the faculty of psychology, as psychology is a HBSc degree at UofT. The program is joint with the biology department, but it technically falls under psychology first. So thats why I am a "psychology and life science student", I applied through the psychology department but my program still requires all of the first year prerequisites for life science (full year of chemistry, biology, calculus) .

So ask me anything about psychology, life science, why I chose UTM over UTSG, some of the differences between UTM and UTSG. Ask Away!



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What are the residences like at Waterloo?
So, I'm looking for the "university experience". Most things I've read are suggesting that I pick either REV or V1, so if anyone has some more info on what it's actually like to live in these two residences I would appreciate it.

My program will be the BCA/BBA DD.
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Done my second year of undergrad and I want to go to med school but my GPA is down the drain. Help!
Hello all, I'm at Brock University in their Neuroscience program. First year I did pretty poorly. I am not much of a party person but I did let procrastination get the better of me. This second year I did decent in first semester but not great and I can attribute my grades again to my bad habits. However, in second semester I was plagued with spontaneous pneumothoraces (lung collapses) and so I missed a week of classes to heal. A month later it happened again, and at finals it happened again!! I managed to do my finals with my collapsed lung LOL. In fact I am here writing this with a chest tube in me as I had surgery and might still need other procedures.. Needless to say, my grades are shot. My OMSAS GPA is a 2.0. 

So how do I go about rectifying my poor academic performance? I do learn the material I am taught but I also don't test well. I would love to know what I can do to still have a chance at getting in. Should I do a masters degree? Take less courses but do better in them with the greater allotment of time? Currently I am already a semester behind because I was going to take organic chem this spring session but I ended up being hospitalized so I cancelled it; however this means I cannot take some of my fall/winter courses since organic chem is a prereq. I would also appreciate any tips on how to stop procrastinating.

I appreciate any help and thanks for reading this.
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Who's been accepted to Western so far?
I've heard that Western is slow on sending out acceptances right now and they are accepting a bit later, just wondering who's been accepted and if anyone knows when Western usually starts accepting!
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are there a lot of black guys or asian at university of toronto?
I want to know if there are black guys or Asian guys in UofT, i'm not trying to be rude. But i'm just curious.
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Western Residence Extension
I have been waitlisted at Queen's (commerce) and won't know whether or not I got in until sometime between June 1 and June 23.
I have to pay the Western residence deposit by June 5 but am not sure if I will hear back from Queen's by then...?
Is there any possibility that I can get an extension for that deposit? I was able to get an extension for my offer of admission at McGill
How would I go about this?
Queen's Commerce Waitlist
I have been waitlisted for Queen's Commerce and will be let know if theres space between June 1 and June 23.
I have to let other schools know by June 1.
How likely is it that waitlisted students will be accepted? How do they filter who they let in once there is space?
My average is 96% and just a couple of my EC's are student council president for 5 years, big brothers big sisters mentor for 3 years, duke of ed, athletics - soccer, volleyball, track, skiing, biking etc, tons volunteer and paid work, grad council pres........ 
I was also admitted early acceptance to Ivey AEO In February
Queen's has been my first choice since I was 12 years old and I am guttered that I've been waitlisted!
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Having a job while studying architecture???
I'm planning on studying architectural science at Ryerson next year, although I haven't yet heard back, and I am wondering if current students in the program or other arch programs have time to work. The program is a lot and I would be moving across the country to go there, so I'm trying to find as many ways to save and earn money while at school.

Also what is the best way to deal with student loans and debt??
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U of Guelph or Ryerson for nutrition?
Hey guys, I need help! I am currently stuck between whether I should accept my offer to Guelph's applied human nutrition or Ryerson's nutrition and food program. I visited both campuses and I have pros and cons for both. I love Guelph's campus but at the same time I love the city since I'm from Toronto and I'm scared that I'll be bored in a small town like Guelph. Is there anyone from either program who can offer some advice about the program, professors, campus, student life or any other pros and cons? Also, which one would have more volunteer opportunities or ways to get involved to put on my resume? Thank you!!
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Queens vs McMaster
I've been accepted to Mac Life Sci and Queen's Science but I'm having trouble deciding between the two. I'm leaning a little more towards Queen's as I fell in love with the campus and the majors for the program but I heard that McMaster has a better program overall. I'm also a little scared that I'll feel out of place as a minority because of the lack of diversity at Queens. Is it uncomfortable or awkward at times? How does McMaster compare in terms of diversity? Also, how do the employment rates for students with science degrees compare between the two? Any thoughts on comparing the schools would be greatly appreciated!
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Queen's Engineering
I have about a 93% average and a decent PSE. If I haven't been accepted by now does that mean that I've been rejected, or are they still sending out offers? Should I call admissions and ask for an update on my application or something?
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Switching Programs in Uni
Say one got accepted into agricultural and environmental sciences at a specific university (McGill); could you switch to life sciences after the first year? In addition, can you transfer to a different program/university after the first year? What marks would be taken into consideration? Thank you for your time
Scholarships on Yconic
Hey, so I just have a few questions regarding scholarships on here. This may seem dumb, but is this legit? How will money be sent to me? I just want some inside scoop on what's going on here thanks!
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Waterloo Math Co-op Acceptances
If you got a math coop offer from waterloo, please share your top 6 average. I heard that they will be sending out offers next week and not sure how true that is but if you know anything about math acceptances plz do comment.
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Is Guelph a racist school ?
Hey everyone! I'm trying to decide where to go next year for uni like many of us are and my two choices came down to ryerson and Guelph. I'm actually from Guelph and know firsthand that it was a lowkey racist city growing up in. I want to go to a multicultural city and get the uni experience(rye) , but at the same time ppl are telling me Guelph is great too for that , just gotta live res first year. Except everyone who told me Guelph was good was white.  

I'm of Bengali descent (brown) and want to know , is the u of g racist towards the brown community? I don't want to expirience high school 2.0.
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LGBT tolerance?
I was wondering if there's any obvious hostility to LGBT students at UWO. I know that since it's in Ontario and a pretty big university there's nothing much to worry about but I'm still curious. I'm Asian and a lesbian so diversity is fairly important to me. 
I already accepted the offer, so this isn't a make-or-break. Just want to know what I'm in for. I live in Alberta right now (not the most accepting place lol) so how is it compared to here?

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