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2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Contact: elizabethsflower@gmail.com 

In second year at UBC as a Health Science (FNH) student from LFS. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year, study tips, and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:

See you at UBC in September!
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.

Example:              1. My trusty Herschel backpack
                               2. Red TOMS shoes
                               3. My lucky pen
                              ~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics

Reply to this thread now for your chance to be featured!
U of T - Ask me anything!
Hello,

I'm a student at the University of Toronto, planning to pursue either an Economics or Economics and Mathematics Specialist.

I understand that the University of Toronto is a popular destination for many Secondary School graduates, so I thought I'd offer up my expertise and answer any questions you may have.

I can help dispel (or confirm!) scary rumours, answer questions about the application process, or whatever is on your mind. My specific knowledge is of Maths and Economics, so I can help applicants planning to enter that field.

*Note: There has been some interest in the sale of my ECO100Y notes among entering students. I do have prepared a large document including all relevant graphs, equations and definitions - complete with explanations and descriptions. If you're interested, feel free to send me a message on the forums.

**Note: Please do not use this thread to ask whether your entrance grades are good enough. I don't really know, and don't pretend to.


- MattUK
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Waterloo Engineering Admission 2016
Hello fellow prospective Waterloo students!

My name is Bo and I'm a second-year Software Engineering student and Engineering Ambassador at the University of Waterloo. I know many of you are keen to study at Waterloo. I hope this thread will be very useful for you guys. I also started my blog: https://bopeng.io to write about my first year experience. I'll also be writing about the University admission process, and specifically for Engineering programs!

List any questions below! I will try my best to respond to your questions daily.

Admissions 2015: How it's going to work by Prof Bill Anderson

Useful Links:
Professor Bill Anderson's Blog on Waterloo Engineering Admissions
Waterloo Engineering Shadow Program
OUAC Important Dates
Which Engineering Program is right for you? Quiz
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First Year Nursing Student: ASK ME
Hi! I am currently finishing up my first year as a nursing student (in the middle of exams haha, just a few more to go). I am part of the Ryerson-Centennial-George Brown collaborative program and I attend the Centennial site, so you can definitely ask me about that. 

A post like this helped me before I entered, so I wanted to do the same. If you have any questions about first year in terms of courses, what to expect, school life, the campus, clinical, specific study tips etc. then I'll answer as best as I can!
Med School in the UK from high school Q&A
A small number of high school students from Canada goes abroad every year to medical school in the UK around 80 or so each year. Around 300 (mostly people who have finished undergrad) go to Ireland each year. Many of them want to return to Canada, go to the US or stay in the UK. Depending on your route, you might want to know more about the difficulties you might face including residency, completing, studying in a different country.

 I've done a lot of research into residencies, the difficulties an IMG will face etc etc. So if you have questions, PM me or post on this topic. 

Edit: I no longer am a medical student in the UK. I did finish three years in the UK but am now attending medical school in Canada. I am still available for advice regarding the UK however. 

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 
- 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

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  :)

MUST HAVE:
1. Long lasting battery (at least 6 hours, the more the better , if possible)
2. Graphic Card
3. Intel i7
4. HDMI
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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Question about Con.ed
Hi, I'm graduating Cegep(English) in Quebec and considering to study Conc.Ed to be a French teacher in Canada. I've heard that Queen's, York, UT, UOttawa have good programs for it. My average is 85% but not so sure about which one to choose...

And so if I understand the system right, I study B.A in French studies and Conc.Ed at the same time for 5 years then after become qualified to teach French?

I'm not sure if I should do concurrent or consecutive Education. Any suggestion?
ACT/SAT Tests
Have you taken the ACT, SAT or both in Canada for admittance to a U.S. school? Please tell me the following things;

1. Which test(s) you took
2. When you took it (what grade you were in)
3. Your mark/percentile
4. Which books you recommend for studying
5. Anything else you think I should know

Thanks in advance!
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does mcgill look at family studies 12
does mcgill consider family studies 12 as one of the approved courses? I was helping my friend self report his marks to mcgill and I think I saw family studies on the list but I'm not sure if I am right.
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Official Q&A with Ivey Admissions and Recruiting
Welcome to this thread where you can ask me anything about the HBA Program and the student experience for all years at Western and Ivey.

To provide you with some background, I recently graduated from the Honors Business Adminstration Program (HBA) this past year and currently working with the school as the HBA Recruiting Associate. I work closely with most areas of the school, including the admissions committee, career management and faculty.

Throughout my years at Western and Ivey I have been involved in a wide variety of activities, most of my time was consumed with residence life and student government; although I have dabbled in a number of club executive positions, intramural activities and a number of different student jobs on campus.

This would be a great forum to dispel some rumours about the program and clear up some of the myths about Ivey. I look forward to our discussions.

-Richard

Associate, HBA Recruiting
HBA & MSc Program Services

Richard Ivey School of Business
The University of Western Ontario
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Tips for Succeeding in These Courses
Hi Guys,

Im going into grade 11 and I want to know what are some tips for succeeding in these courses and getting high marks:

ENG3U1
MCR3U1
BAT4M1
IDC4UF
CLU3M1
ICS3U1
HSP3U1
PPL3OM

Thanks in advance :)
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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ENG4U URGENT HELP
I am going on vacation in August and i enrolled in the TDSB e learning for ENG4U in august as well because i was doing a summer school session in July. I want to know on average how much time a day on average do you have to be online to complete the assignment and how many essays and books you have to read because im trying to figure out if its worth doing on vacation or not. PLEASE HELP ME ASAP
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Bird Courses Grade 12
Hi, I'm going into Grade 12 this year and I need to switch Data Managment for Either Grade 12u History or Families in Canada 12u.  I was going to take Data in summer school but I got kicked out (long story).  Anyway, I'm going into business and trying to get into Western Ivey, I'm going to take all three maths, history or family in Canada, and religion (mandatory).

All in all I'm just wondering whether I should take out families in Canada or history for data Managment depending on which is easier and better for me to take.  Thank you!
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Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) - 2016 Discussion Thread
HEY GUYS 

If you have any questions on the University of Waterloo's Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) program this year and are interested in applying, dont hesitate to ask them here! I'll try to answer them as best as I can! 

For those of you who dont know what CAP is, it's basically a program designed for students who wish to pursue a field in pharmacy in the future. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE HERE: https://uwaterloo.ca/pharmacy/future-students/conditional-admission-pharmacy-cap ALSO be sure to check out the FAQ section too because they usually cover a lot of your questions there. 

NOTE: Applications will be available starting October 9, 2015
3rd year Canadian medical student happy to answer questions!
UPDATE July 11, 2012:

My name is Josh, some of you might know me as the guy who started MedHopeful. For those of you who don't know me, I am currently a 3rd year Medical Student at UofT and I have run a blog called MedHopeful for almost 4 years now which provides stories and advice relating to undergrad, scholarships and medical school.

I originally wanted to remain anonymous in this thread because I was working on a few new projects (like a new group blog I had started) with some medical school classmates who wanted to remain anonymous. However, after long discussions and thinking, I decided to go back to primarily posting on MedHopeful. I also figured that I was OK not being anonymous (my friends still want to be, which is fine and I understand why).

In any case, I am happy to answer any questions, and for those of you who didn't know, I started a similar thread like this last year on the old Student Awards forums, which you might also find useful:

http://forums.studentawards.com/yaf_postst13046_Ask-me-anything-about-applying-and-getting-into-Medical-School.aspx

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Hey everyone,

I am a 3rd year medical student at a Canadian medical school. My first 2 years were spent mostly in the classroom learning anatomy, physiology, disease, treatments, etc.

I started 3rd year in September 2011, and since then, I have been in "clerkship" - which means I have been working and learning full time in the hospital - seeing real patients everyday, and learning to diagnose/treat their illnesses. I have to say, it's very different from what I imagined. No matter how much you try to learn what it's like to practice medicine (e.g. shadowing), you really don't know what it's like until you do it.

I found these forums very helpful while studying in undergrad and applying to medical school. I'd like to give back by answering questions about medical school if anyone has any.

I'll try to be as honest as possible. I just won't be revealing any personal details as I'd prefer to remain anonymous.

Ask away! :)

P.S. I now blog everyday about med school life, getting in to med school, undergrad tips, etc. (see signature)
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Sauder 2016/ 2017 transfer thread
Hi Guys!!

I want to transfer to UBC sauder from sfu arts and would really like some helpful tips!!! This thread is also for other people wanting to transfer. I'm want to get in for second year!! Thanks in advance! 
2nd year Economics course selection !
What is the difference in between 2nd year Honours Economics course and just regular 2nd year Economics courses (I am speaking just about the basic three, Micro/Macro/Econometrics).. Why are these course offered under two different codes (one of them being specifically for honours students)? I dont see much of a difference in the description of the courses and I was just wondering if I can take the regular version even if my intent to register is in Honours Economics (I want to do this because it fits better in my schedule). Thank you!
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2nd Year Rotman Commerce Student. (Ask me anything)
Hi guys, so I still remember all the anxiety on this site back when I was in grade 11/12, scouring through every post and trying to grapple as much information possible about university. Well I am just about to head back into my second year at University of Toronto Rotman Commerce program and would be more than happy to answer ANY questions you have about UofT/Rotman.

Let me just say somethings, there are MANY misunderstandings about programs out here and don't let the advice of other high school kids be the decision factor for your 2013/2014 year. Let students who have GONE through the system once aid you to make a good choice.

A little bit about me:

Offers received:

-Rotman Commerce
-Queens Commerce
-Laurier BBA
-McMaster BComm
-Ryerson Bcomm

91% avg through a total of 6 basic grade 12 courses taken at Gordon Graydon MSS

Feel free to ask me about high school, application process, rankings. I will try to be unbiased and answer everyone! Thanks!
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whats the chemistry topics thats cover in first year engineering
i didnt really understand some chem chapters during gr 12 so i was kinda weak at it. so far i got a summer to prepare and learn so which ones should i learn. if yall have any cool websites for self learning could you plz share some(so far i only use khan academy.. looking for more lecture vids etc....). thanks
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Rotman Commerce Acceptance Average
Hi, I am currently in Grade 11 and am most likely going to get an average between 80-85% in Grade 12. I have taken two Grade 12 courses already:
 International Business - 85% 
 Business Leadership - 82% 
I am thinking of taking English is summer school to try and bump up both my English mark along with my average. Do you think that an average between 80-85% with English in summer school is strong enough to be considered for Rotman Commerce? Thank you.

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