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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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Guelph BioMedical vs Waterloo Life Science (BioMedical)
I am currently in grade 12 and these are my top 2 choices for university next year. I have already gotten into both. I got a $3000 entrance scholarship from guelph and $2000 from waterloo. I like both but am unsure of which one to go to. Which one is better known for this program? Which is better to get a higher GPA? Which has a better student life? Which has better support programs for students? Which has nicer residences with more probability to get the residence you want? Which prepared you more for life after university? More extra-curriculars? Anything information will help.
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3rd year Ryerson student: Ask Me Anything!
I'm a current 3rd year student at Ryerson, majoring in professional communications and minoring in law and marketing. 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 can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- internships and co-op opportunities
- basically any other questions you might have 

Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! AMA! 

Anyone in the Urban Planning program at Ryerson want to tell me about it?
Anyone who has been in, or currently enrolled in the Urban Planning program at RyersonU want to give me any additional info on it? (What are the courses like and how difficult are they, are you enjoying the program, workload etc...) It's my number 1 program choice so i would love to hear about it from someone whos taking it, any info is greatly appreciated! :)
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ACCEPTED - Trinity College (UofT) Class of 2020
Since acceptances were sent out in the past few days I thought there should be a group for incoming Trin students to discuss things like academics, residences, student life, etc. 
Feel free to post anything related!
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Just finished my 1st semester at McGill Desautels Faculty of Management ASK ME ANYTHING
Hey guys! I spent a lot of time last year browsing this forum and I thought I would share my experience at McGill thus far. I'm living in New Residence Hall and I'm a U0 in the Desautels Faculty of Management!! Ask me anything you want regarding the program, the university, student life, life in residence, frosh, etc. :)
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Anyone got accepted at Guelph yet..
Anyone excepted at Guelph for Biological and pharmaceutical sciences yet? my grade 11 average was 90%...and the student portal is not very helpful so I don't know...any help would be great! 

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I've already been offered admission for the program I want to go to, but I'm holding off until march break for the open house. I'm applying for residency after I accept my offer and I know it's a lottery system, but does the later you apply for residence affect your chances of getting your top choice??
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Night school for English?
I've gotten my first term report card and as it stands

English - 83 
Calculus - 94
International business - 93 
Advanced functions (grade 11): 89 

I'm already repeating my advanced mark since it sucks, and I've done well in IB so I'm hoping to do the same in my other business courses this semester. All of this puts me in a good place for an atleast 90 average. 

However, my English mark sucks and is denting my whole average, Since I'm already repeating a course idk what to do. The business programs I've called all say they'll simply take the higher mark, except rotmans of course. I was thinking of taking English in night school and trying to bring it up, but is it worth it? Would unis care I now would have two repeated courses instead of one? 
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UBC or U of C Kinesiology?
I can't decide whether to attend UBC or University of Calgary for Kinesiology. Can anybody tell me which has a better program, campus, etc.?

My ultimate goal is med school or physio school in either canada or the states (I'm a US citizen) so will choosing UBC or U of C affect my options in the US?

Thanks :)
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Non Semestered School Uni Acceptance Help!
Hey there, I go to a non-semestered high school and wanted to know how many grade 12 final marks I need to be eligible for acceptance (not early acceptance). I have 2 so far, so do I need a minimum of 3 or...?

Thanks, much appreciated!
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So I'm taking Calculus next year and  pretty much everyone's telling me it's hard! Some teachers said it too but I asked my math teacher he said it's easy! Ofc cuz they've been teaching it forever! But I asked If 90 was possible for me he said yea! I've had that teacher since gr11 and my math isn't as bad as I'm getting a 90 in advanced functions as of right now! Any opinions on this?
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is it possible to get 90s in grade 12 when u have high 70s in grade 11(semester 1 only)?
i wanna go to med school but i slacked off in the first semester of grade 11 and now im really scared if i will get 90s in garde 12 because i had high 80s in greade 9 and 10. also any tips for getting higher marks would be appreciated.
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Need Help - Extracurriculars
So here's the thing. I'm in grade 11, and feel like I have no volunteering I can use to apply for university. I am part of Student Council, and a elementary program where I go once a week and help a grade 6 student with math. what else can I do to make my volunteering profile stand out? I want to hold a leadership position, I want to make a difference, but I don't see myself getting any opportunities. Any ideas how to go about this? Even in my school, in the various clubs I am interested in, the executives are chosen, and I feel like every year it's the same ones, so there's no way I can become part of something like that. HELP?

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Math Help ASAP
So, I took applied math in both grade 9 and 10, and I took mixed math in first semester and I have functions right now. All of the university courses I have selected require one of the three university bound courses, which I have a spot in data management in for grade 12.  

I walked into my Functions class today and I'm honestly not sure if I have a bad feeling for no reason and I'm just worried or if this bad feeling is a sign that I might fail. I looked at the book and obviously it's almost the same as mixed, just more in depth. But I'm not sure if I should keep Functions anyways for the sake of it and try my hardest despite not having any academic prerequisites and hope I get into advanced functions next year, or if I should just drop the course and do what I'm able to do and stick with the requirements I'm seeing right now for all my university programs I'm interested in.

I just don't want to regret dropping Functions right now especially because the math department allowed me to take it. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
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Biology Undergrad Ryerson
So I've applied to plenty of biology courses throughout different universities in Toronto and have had a good semester for my grades except for math.
All of my courses are moslty above an 80 with the exception of math which is at a 65. My courses include Chem,Math,Law,French,Bio-Medical, Religion,English and Biology. Will I still  be considered for admission with that math mark? Even though my average will still be hovering around an 80.  My universities were York, UofT, Ryerson and Guelph. 
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Poli Sci at McMaster and social life?
I know everyone says a social science or Bachelor of Arts degree is the same everywhere but I just wanted to know specifically if the program is good at McMaster? I hear that social science and basically all other programs get overshadowed by health sci. but is the quality of education in poli sci still good?

Are professors fair in marking, approachable, interesting? Is it hard to maintain a good gpa? I plan to go to law school after so would McMaster be a good undergrad for me?

Also, how's mac's social scene? I've heard some say it's boring especially because it's in Hamilton but their welcome week looks fun!
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how to help others be unstressed
my boyfriend is really smart, average this sem :94 and he only got into uoit so far which is his backup and not waterloo, uoft and etc and he is stressing too much. i applied to alot and easier schools so i am getting replys what do i do
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I have never done this bad in a course i ended physics with a 70 idk what to do. im in grade 12 going into life sciences. Do you think i wont get into uft because of this
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How diverse is McMaster? Specifically their social science program, if it makes a difference? I've heard it has the reputation of being a "brown school" and I have nothing against that, but I feel like I'd be more comfortable around people of my own background (white/Asian) AS WELL as others. So I wanted to know if there's still a good mix of white people and Asians. 
I'm also kind of considering queen's but I know it's predominantly white so I wanted to know if Mac is like that but with brown people? 
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Hi, I am Brazilian and I am studying in Québec, Canada right now. I would to know if there is any scholarship for international students like me who is getting into a career program (DEC technique) on September.