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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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McMaster iSci (Honours Integrated Science)
Hey guys,

I hope you have all heard of the iSci or "Honours Integrated Science" at McMaster. It's a relatively new program focussed on group-work and inquiry-based learning that runs a 4-year integrated learning scheme. Only 40-45 students are accepted each year (making it dare I say, more exclusive than Health Sci at McMaster).

Check out the website at: http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/isci/ or the student forum at www.isciforum.com to ask questions to the student community,

Or feel free to ask me here, I'm a second year in iSci concentrating in Earth Sciences (others can 'concentrate' in biology, chemistry, physics, math, psychology, medical radiation, geography, and more).

If you are a high-achieving student who wants a high-level science program that will mean something later on, check it out!
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Would admission bursary application affect my chance getting accepted?
Hi guys! long story short, I've applied to queen's and their admission bursary few weeks ago, but today I've found out a small writing mistake on the admission bursary application essay, would that affect my chance getting accepted to the actual program?
UVic applicants of Computer Science 2016
Hello everyone 
I am applying to UVic for Fall 2016 B.Sc computer science. Share your grades here. 
I am an international applicant 

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About slip and fall accident.
Recently I got to know about the insurance claim for slip and fall accidents from www.campisilaw.ca . If we file such a case what are the evidence we must produce at the court? And what will be the charge of lawyers who deals with this kind of injury cases? Somebody have any idea about this, please share the details.
Ask Me About Waterloo's Life Science Programs

I just completed my first year at UWaterloo as a Biomedical Sciences student, and I just wanted to give a helping hand out to students who are entering Waterloo as Science students in Fall 2015. Feel free to ask me about first year classes (we all seem to take the same ones, so even if you're not in biomed I can help). You can also ask about Residence Life, and the University of Waterloo in general. 
I've been looking faarrr and wide for an answer, on like android forums & whatnot, but can't seem to find one... so gonna try my luck in a student forum! lol. you guys have technological knowledge, so why not give it a try?

so many humble thanks in advance if you read this and you've got an answer. I'm desperate. and my mom's gonna whoop my ass if I try to get a new one (currently saving all the meager $$ I got for uni tuition, ain't gonna spend it on a phone).

I have a TTC metro pass (it's a card for public transit in Toronto) and like credit cards or library cards or whatever, it has a magnetic strip on the back.

Now i've been keeping it in the back of my phone case for convenience. The magnetic strip side is facing the back of the phone. 

I've been keeping it like this for the whole month now, and just recently a strip of surface area on the phone screen doesn't seem to be working. Can't press anything in that expanse of phone screen, particularly the middle.  I downloaded a screen touch test app, and the whole screen is responsive except for that strip down the phone screen. 

Initially I chalked it up to the fact that I updated this 2 year old nexus 4 to android 5 (lollipop) some time ago and it was just glitching, but when I took the metro pass out, I realised that the strip of irritatingly unresponsive phone surface was also suspiciously the same area where the magnetic strip on the card is placed. 

So naturally, I attempted googling this foolishness up, but to no avail.

could anyone let me know if it's possible for a magnetic strip to affect a phone's touch screen? just so I can explain to my mother as she writes me out of the family will for wasting money? thanks guys, just been tearing my hair out for the past couple of hours.
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Paramedic AMA, Ask Me Anything!
Ever seen someone having a medical emergency, and everybody's looking at each other with no idea what to do? Or even worse, you're having a medical emergency and nobody knows what to do. This is what inspired me to become a paramedic.

I drove past an SUV that was stopped at a pedestrian crossing. In front of that car, a young woman lay on the pavement. She wasn't moving. A small crowd had gathered. The faint sound of sirens echoed in the distance. Well, at least somebody called for help. If only someone knew what to do in these crucial first few minutes.

In another instance, an elderly woman carrying a small bag of groceries felt dizzy and collapsed to the floor at the sky train station. Someone had knelt down to talk to her, and asked me to call 9-1-1. It was my first time dialing 9-1-1. A pretty nifty experience, although I was terrified at the time.

Anything can happen at any given time. I felt that it was so dumb that nobody knew what to do. 'Well maybe I can make a difference. Maybe next time, I'll know what to do' I thought.

I started with a 3-week advanced first aid course. I didn't plan on becoming a professional, I just wanted to know what to do if something happened. I discovered that I loved the course, so I decided to go through paramedic school.

If you're curious about becoming a paramedic, I would suggest taking an advanced first-aid course to try it out and see how you like it. The best thing is, even if you decide not to take it further, there are plenty of jobs out there as first aid attendants. I worked an entire summer earning $17/hr (Canadian dollars!) doing first aid for warehouses, construction sites, and manufacturing facilities. You can even volunteer at rock concerts, raves, marathons and sporting events, and see all kinds of fascinating emergency medicine scenarios behind-the-scenes.

Read about the most compelling and deeply moving experience that I've had as a paramedic on my blog: http://wayneskickasswebsite.com/

I hope you've found this interesting, but perhaps you have more questions? Go ahead! Ask me anything!
Do you recommend taking Biology 11 online?

Hi everyone,

I'm planning to take all three sciences (phy, chem, bio) in my grade 11 year. I'm definitely taking phy and chem in school. But I'm still indecisive whether to take Bio 11 in school or online? Any recommendations? Also, if any of you guys took Bio 11 online before, what was it like for you?

Advice to high schoolers: Think carefully before you pursue a BA or BSc Degree









Take the time to read through these if you want to be informed about how the job market is for new university graduates. Most BA and BSc holders cannot find work, they have to resort to doing jobs that pay just a little above minimum wage. In case you don't make it into professional school, which has less than 10% acceptance rates, consider what other career opportunities are available to you with your chosen degree path? Why are you going to university in the first place? Who is financing your education? What do you hope to make out of your degree?

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University of Toronto Engineering - Volunteering Opportunity (Jr. DEEP)
Hey guys and girls,

UofT's looking for high school volunteers in order to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to elementary students!

Here's why you should volunteer with us:
- Develop important transferable skills and learn how to interact with younger students.
- Meet awesome undergraduate science and engineering students at UofT. If you're coming to UofT this fall, it's a great way to make friends and meet upper years. Highly recommend it.
- Learn new things about Science and Engineering!
- Earn lots of volunteer hours!
- Various perks (details will be discussed later).

And some requirements:
- Must be a high school student. Graduating high school students are fine too!
- Clean police record. You're going to work with young kids!
- Must be at least 16 years old. 

How to Apply:
Send your cover letter and resume to the Jr. DEEP team leaders at: jrdeep@engineeringoutreach.ca
It may seem daunting at first, but don't worry. We only ask for a cover letter and resume so we can identify your passions and interests and match you with an appropriate class. Make sure to highlight any valuable skills that you may have (e.g. ability to code, experience with working with children, passion in a specific field of STEM, etc.). 

Alternatively, shoot me an email. I'm specifically looking for any volunteers who loves math/computers/programming or anyone who would like to learn how to code. Email me if you fit the description. 
Email the Jr. DEEP team leaders, or leave a reply if you have any questions. 
Links: http://outreach.engineering.utoronto.ca/about-us/employment-opportunities

Also, the deadline to apply is supposed to be June 8th, but I think we'll accept resumes until mid June. 

Thanks, and I hope to see you in the summer!

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Actuarial Science or CS
Help! I still don't know what program I should go for!

I am thinking of doing CS or actuarial science. I don't really have background in any of this but I enjoy mathematics and am doing pretty well in it right now. 

If I choose CS, I will have to learn some basic programming before going off to university. Some of the uni website mentioned that it is okay for me not to have any knowledge in programming though. 
Also, I heard that compared to actuarial science, it is easier to find job with a CS degree?

If I choose actuary, well, I don't think a lot of people study it before going to university, so I won't be left too far behind, everyone will have fair start. But then it is tough to find a job now. Moreover there are many exams to take?

So, CS or actuarial science?
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Environmental Science
Hey guys, do you know any schools/programs that are good in the field of environmental sciences ? I have a friend who is interested in this field so I would greatly appreciate if you guys could help me out :D From what I've heard Guelph and McMaster are quite good ? I've tried to do some research but most of the results are related to Health Sciences and Life Sciences.
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Current UBC student - ask me anything
I'm a second year Computer Engineering UBC student. I took first year sciences, lived in rez, and have since transferred into Engineering. I'm also an Orientations Leader and a volunteer for Destination UBC.

I can answer questions about about rez life, science, how I got into UBC, engineering or transferring. This is my second forum post, my old one was getting huge and a bit unwieldy. 
Will I be suitable for Ophthalmology?
I'm in grade 11 and going into grade 12, as of now my marks have not been the best and I'm going to be starting to work efficiently and more productively. I've had bad study habits and have been procrastinating on work throughout grades 9-11 and thats reflected in my marks. 

My grade 11 marks:
were bad....

So clearly my marks aren't good and I know that i've been screwing up somewhere and i've realized that it's within my study habits. I just waste time browsing or watching videos that I start my work late and hence don't do well and don't get enough sleep. In the end im left without energy since i'm sleep deprived and can't adhere to the class lessons and knowledge being taught by my teachers. I think the studying environment maybe bad for me since i'm at home and surrounded by family, i think it would be better if I spent my time outside at say the Library working and studying to understand what I'm learning. 

I know that i'm a determined student, if I put my heart to it and considering the Grade 12 is the year that counts and is most important in my case - I will be working and giving my 100% at all times. 

I know that becoming an Ophthalmologist is not something that happens fast and takes time so I'm willing to dedicate myself to it now since i haven't dedicated myself to anything yet. I know that in the end it'll pay off and I'll be able to look back and see what I've achieved and come past. 

As a person, i'm very caring and like to work with people and learn more about them and try to help everyone that I can. I've always been like that and I think becoming some sort of Physician would be one of the best choice for me.

So yeah i'm just putting this question out there, do you think I can pull this off or would i be better off going into the Finance industry?
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Best University for Science?
Hey all,

I'm currently in grade 12 and I wish to study science... specifically biology related studies. I hate ecology, I love human biology, especially biochemistry. So I guess my options are life sci, health sci, biomedical sci, and biochemistry.

Although I do not have definite grades right now during the semester, I know my overall average will be high 80s-low 90s.

Can anyone tell me as to which university is best/well known for the above mentioned studies? I'm looking to apply to university, and honestly have no clue as to which university would be good for me.

Thank so much!
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I feel like I won't get accepted anywhere...
Hey! I did terrible on my math and chem diploma. My avg right now is 78 but I am currently taking social and physics 30 so hopefully my avg will go up! Fingers cross. I applied to U of C, and I will definitely not be getting accepted there for sciences or to U of A. I applied to U of Sask, and they chose the mark that's higher between diploma and mark before going into exam. I want to go into pharmacy but before I do, I have to take pre-req classes before applying to pharmacy, I didn't know what program to apply to so I applied to sciences instead of open studies. 

I just feel stressed out and I'm not sure what to do.

I got accepted to lethbridge but mostly everyone does. 

I'm frustrated and stressed, everyone else are getting accepted and I just feel like I'm not as smart as everyone else. I try so hard, and I keep getting 70s and I am terrible at exam taking which sucks because I need to do well on all my exams even when I go to university.

ANY ADVICE? or tips or even a hug? 
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U Calgary Health Sciences 2015?
Hey! I was accepted into Calgary's Health Sciences Health and Society program... Does anyone on here have experiences or opinions on it or the university/city in general? The program sounded great on their website but when I did a campus tour and mentioned health sci, the students leading it (who had friends in the program) sort of grimaced haha. Is there something I'm missing?
I've also been accepted to similar programs at SFU and McGill, so I'd be glad to hear thoughts!
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*Prereqs: 4U English vs. 4U French?* // & Future Grade 12 Students Applying to Canadian Universities!
I've noticed for some universities there's an option of using either 4U Eng or 4U French as a prereq (Mcgill and Ottawa U for example). If I'm currently attending an English high school and want to take all my university courses in English at an English Univerisity, will they only consider my 4U Eng mark? I mean, it just doesn't make sense to me that they would accept French as a prereq if I'm going to be studying in English. I'm asking because my French mark will most likely be a loooot higher than my English mark. I took 4U English last year, didn't take it seriously and ended up with a 90%. I've already taken 3U French and I know I can get at the very least a 95% in the 4U course. I definitely won't be applying to Ottawa, and Mcgill isn't my number one option or anything (even though I'm thinking health/life sciences), but I'm just really curious. I was really bummed out about my English mark and it would be sweet if it wasn't included in my top six, haha.
Also, anyone here going into Grade 12? Let me know what universities/programs you plan on applying to! Good luck everyone :)
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So I am in a hard situation because my parents aren't letting me go away for university. I live in the GTA so I could commute to UofT, Ryerson, York, ect. With UofT st.g being my first choice I know driving everyday could be lengthy because of traffic and such. I want to get a Bsc in Human Bio and Psychology with the end goal of med school (I aleady know i could get a much higher GPA at york or ryerson but I do not want to hear that please help me with this issue of residence).  I am going to write this long essay and do thing huge presentation to my parents to try and convince them that living on residence could give me more opportunity and better grades. While I am at UofT I want to volunteer at a hospital, get a work study job, do research, maybe join a club on top of all my very hard classes. Commuting 2-4  even 5 hours depending on traffic every day could be very detrimental to my education not to mention how annoying driving home would be after a late night in the library. Could you guys please help me with some suggestions on why residence is an experience they should invest in! And if you live on residence could you tell me the positives you've had with your education. If you have a long commute to a school could you tell me some of the negatives that come with it? Thank you very much in advance.
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Ryerson accounting and finance coop
i have heard terrible things about ryerson on this site. I have a decent average (low 90s). will i not get a ob if i go to ryerson? How is the recruiting? i can probably get into schulich but there is n co op.
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