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How difficult is the math in BMOS? AEO
Hi, I'm currently a grade 12 student who will be applying to Western + AEO, the only reason I'll probably get AEO ( If I do ) is because they don't count math in your top 6 (Ivey) , otherwise my average will be around 85% because of math, which is good enough for BMOS.

Is the math in BMOS hard? I'm terrible, lol .. I don't want to take the risk and do something like geography and have a useless degree in case I mess up and don't make it into Ivey!

I'm great at business Ex. 99% Management (only one in my school), and 95% in Intl. Business, but in math I'm inn the low 60's : /

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Movie suggestions?
So I'm pretty much a movie noob... Can anyone suggest some good movies to watch? Anything from the classics to new stuff will work :) I like any genre besides horror 
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Has anyone done a course with Ontario Virtual School?
I want to do Calculus and Vectors with OVS, and was just wondering how it was? If it's easier than day school and how the exams work? Any information will be appreciated
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Honestly this is how the world will perceive you - Tier 1,2,3,4
Tier 1 
1. HYPSM, Cambridge, Oxford 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Border
1.5. California Institute of Technology, Columbia U, Cornell, University of California Berkeley , University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, ICL, Brown University
Tier 2 
2.0. University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University College London, Duke University,  Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, UCLA, UMichigan, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, Boston University, Dartmouth College, University of Southern California
Tier 3
KCL, University of Wisconsin, University of Melbourne, UCSD, UCSF, Washington Uni in St. Louis, McGill University, University of Edinburgh, UC Davis, Penn State,Georgia Institute of Technology, UCSB, Emory University

Tier 4 
Nobody cares where you went, don't expect people to respect you for your undergrad education. Your personality will help tho. 
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I really wanna know about the student life in Brock considering it has a good educational reputation..also about the people there
how is the party scene? ow is the area the school is located in?bad choice or not?
how are the residences?
friendly atmosphere or snobby kids?
any school spirit?
waiting for the answers guys..
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What do you look for?
What do you look for in a university and why?
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U of T faculty choices?
I'm applying to both Life Sciences and Engineering of U of T.
I'm not really sure what I like so I'm wondering what I should put as my first choice.
I heard that there is a chance of getting into both.
Should I put Life Sciences as my first choice and engineering as my second since life sci is usually easier to get in?
I need advice.. Thanks!
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(Program Help/Guidance) How Do I Become A Park Warden or Something Similar?
I have been thinking of a career path for a very long time now. I am a 12+ I returned to high school for a semester. I now have discovered I have an extreme interest in becoming a park warden or something similar for Parks Canada. I would just like to know what programs are the best to get into for this career choice. I heard it can be flexible with what degree you take.
The problem is I am not very skilled in the sciences, in high school I only received marks of around mid 70's in sciences. Science interest me I'm just not very good at it. (I also never took chemistry, only Bio in grade 12) My other marks are fine; I plan to have an average of around 85%. 

My main point is I was wondering if I can still pursue this career path taking a program like Criminal Justice and Public Policy at Guelph or Criminology elsewhere. I am told you can become a park warden or something similar taking these programs.

It seems the smart thing to do would be to take something like environmental management but like I said this requires advanced chemistry and so forth.

I am hard worker when I enjoy what I'm doing and I could defiantly work towards this path.

Thank you to all who take the time to answer me!
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Q/A Pharmacy
I am third year student at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. I did 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.
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Summer school?
Hi! So I'm currently in grade 10 and I want to plan my grade 11 courses ASAP, so here's what I'm planning on taking:
English (ENG3U1)
Functions (MCR3U1)
Intro to Computer Studies (ICS3U1)
Religion (HRT3MF)
Extended French (FEF3U1)
Biology (SBI3U1)
Chemistry (SCH3U1)
Physics (SPH3U1)
Visual Arts (AVI3M1)

only thing is, as you can see, is that I have 1 too many courses, so I was wondering if I should take something in the summer? I'm planning on taking English in the summer, but is that a good choice? Do universities like UofT and Waterloo care if I took grade 11 english in the summer? 
I really want to take Visual arts again as well as computer studies, so I don't want to take them out.
any suggestions/advice would be amazing!! thanks

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$500 "To My Past Self" Community Contest

Hindsight is everything, right? 

With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.  

We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.  

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with “To My Past Self:” followed by the piece of advice you think would have helped you one year ago. 

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 $500 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 October 15, 2015 @ 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’!

* https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205369054--To-My-Past-Self-Community-Contest-Rules

How to deal with bad marks/stress of grade 12?
A little background about me, is that I have been a very high achiever my whole life. I have always been at the top of my classes and I take my education seriously so marks mean a lot to me. I study hard, i am that annoying student who asks the teachers a bunch of questions to clarify one thing. However, my grade 12 year has not been very good. My marks are lower than previous years and i have been performing poorly on tests, which is something I am not used too. It has come to the point where I always feel like crying because of the stress to get good marks so that I can go to university. I feel overwhelmed and sad all the time because of the expectations i have for myself. 

I hope anyone who is/was in the same situation, to tell me how they deal with bad marks/school stress. I would really appreciate it.
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ryerson.universitylife(commuter-is that bad?)
how is the student life in ryerson? since its not a campus school is it hard to make friends,find parties..? what do you think about the atmosphere there
How is the life in residences
I wanna make friends and because Im non canadian and I dont know anyone I hope its easy...
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Just finished first year @ DeGroote School of Business. Ask me anything!
I'm usually really busy due to school, but I will try and answer any DeGroote/Business/Application/Social/McMaster related questions based on my experience! I apologize in advance if I'm late or don't get to your question. Everything posted here are from my own personal experiences and it's my own opinion. I personally feel that not a lot of DeGroote students uses this forum, and oftentimes we are being misrepresented. Therefore, I created this thread to clear things up and to provide advices from the actual experiences that I've been through. I'm not an official McMaster representative & do not affiliate with the McMaster admissions in anyway.

EDIT: New 2013/2014 CUDO


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Types of students
Which universities would you consider having the most ''serious'' students?
And which ones would you say are more of a ''party school''?
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multicultural??I really wanna know
Which schools have a multicultural environment?
I know UBC McGill and U of T are the ones.
Any other? Western maybe? 
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1st Year UBC Engineering Student - Ask Any Questions!
Hey guys! I'm a 1st year Engineering Student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver! I know how stressful applying for university can be in your senior year of high school, so ask me any questions about UBC, engineering, student clubs, living on campus, scholarships, university life or anything else you can think of. I'll try to be as helpful as I can!
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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!
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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Which schools have the cheapest residence?
What the title says and including meal plan fees if needed.
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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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University of Ottawa or University of Waterloo
I'm looking at going into engineering (most likely mechanical) and I'm split on what university to go to. I want to hear an overall review of each university. I know the basics like co-op and I want to hear opinions about that too but I want to hear more information. For example, how the student community is, how are the clubs, are there opportunities to independently apply and expand your knowledge (e.g. Ottawa's Makerspace). Information like that would be very useful to me. Thank you to all that reply!
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When does U of T start accepting people?
^ When is the earliest University of Toronto will start looking at the applications and start accepting people?

I want them to look at my grade 11 marks a lot because I'm not doing as well in grade 12 as I did in grade 11 :( 

so if I want to be in the first round of acceptance, when should I apply?

Thanks for your help
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Is taking humanities/social science in your first 2 years before Ivey advisable?
I want to take English or any sort of social science. I know there will be a lot of essay writing but I also know there's only a few required courses in year 1 so I get a lot more electives. How does year 2 go and how are the programs in general in terms of difficulty? Also how are the exams laid out?
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