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Ottawa student life?
Hello, I was wondering hows the student life at the University of Ottawa?
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Gr. 12 courses for Psych (BA)?
So I am planning on applying to Psychology (BA) programs for universities next year (My number one school is University of Guelph btw). I am currently in grade 11 and have to soon choose my courses for next year, I am aware that the only courses for this program that are required are English and 5 other U/M courses. I am here to ask what other courses I should take that will help me when I do make it to university for Psych. I am thinking of taking Bio and a math, but I am not sure if I will really need it as it not a requirement. So will taking bio and math increase my chances of getting in? So if anyone could offer me some advice on what to take based off their own experience or what they've heard about Psych courses? That would be great! Thanks! (I posted this question before to but forgot to ask if it improves my chances of getting in if I take the recommended courses too instead of just the required)
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Nursing Applicants for Fall 2019!
Hey everyone! I had a lot of success with my last post so I figured I would make another one for this year's applicant pool. I'm a current nursing student at McMaster University. If you have any questions for me, drop them down below :)
girls: what do you think?
I'm going to talk about something that happened late in the fall term. I was taking a biology course that required us to do weekly lab experiments. I'm a guy and in the lab, there was a friend of mine who is a girl. She's Chinese and came here from China to study. This was the final week, so it was going to be used as a review session for the final exam. When the door to the laboratory was unlocked, we put on our lab coats and put our backpacks in the lockers outside. But when we went in, the TA told us that lab coats won't be necessary on that day. So everyone went back outside to take off their lab coats. And when my friend got down to put hers in her bag, I noticed she was wearing a thong and her thong was showing from the back of her pants. But I didn't tell her partly because I was too shy and partly because I felt excited. And I could still see it some of the time when we were sitting down in the lab. Now that the term is over, I'm wondering what would've happened if I told her. So girls, how do you thing she would've reacted? And do you think that saying something was the right thing to do?
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Ask a Student Ambassador @ uOttawa
Have a question about the University of Ottawa? Want to know more about our programs, student life, residences, co-op etc.? Ask a Student Ambassador! We are current students at uOttawa who want to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about our school! 

Future students, this page is for you! 
Post-Secondary Student Life- First Year
Hi, I'm in  grade 12 and I'm very scared of going into post-secondary.How hard is the transition from high school to post secondary actually is?  Some of my teacher said that some people actually fail some of their courses, is it true? 
Have you ever had time to hang out with friends and go to some other places than places near the school? Also, how much studying did you have to do to have good marks?
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Yconic Sold to Data Gathering Company
So I noticed Yconic has been getting worse and worse over the past couple months. Links literally don’t work, all the info seems out of data and loads of other problems so I decided to do some Googling and may have found the answer.


It turns out Yconic sold to Canada largest company for polling and market research. I always wondered how much Yconic was selling my data, well now I don’t since it is owned by a company whose only job it seems is to get information from people and sell it to other companies.
Is SHAD worth it?
Hi all,
So SHAD application is rolling around and I was wondering if it is worth it. Like do Universites actually like this or is it fun at least? Also, do you have to live on campus for SHAD or can you commute there? 

Basically, can anyone tell me is SHAD worth it? That is my main question.
Truth about University
I am currently in my first year of engineering at Ryerson University. So far a month at university I thought it would be great for me to leave some comments about the reality of studying in an university. These are in fact, based from SOLELY WHAT I EXPERIENCED AND MANY OF MY FRIENDS IN THEIR FIRST YEAR. If there are disagreements feel free to discuss them. 

1) Expect your grade to drastically drop, a lot, in university
2) High school simply does not prepare you well for the transition to university
3) workload depends on what program you are in, but 100% sure your workload will be extremely heavy, A LOT MORE WORK than high school, but totally managable
4) If you cant manage your work load in high school, you will most likely to suffer in university, but depends on what program you are in

Well. Cant list all what I experienced because there are so many of them. If you guys are also in your first year, or upper years feel free to put down what you experienced  so we can give a head-up to highschoolers what they should expect. 
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How much will IB really affect my entire life?
So I went to a school in grade 9 and changed schools in grade 10 because the new school has the IB program. I'm considering going back to the first school because it's filled with people I grew up with since kindergarden and I feel more at home there. I kind of feel like a stranger at the new school and it's just really not enjoyable.

 And I know once we all leave for Uni I won't see my friends then, but I feel like I'm missing out on the high school experience with my best friends, and I usually just feel down when I'm at the new school.

I'm just wondering if I should push forward with the IB program or go to a school where I feel happy and like myself? 

Like is it worth going through two more years in a school I don't like just for IB?
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Planning Gr.12 schedule
I'm a grade 11 student in BC and I'm trying to plan what subjects I'm going to be taking next year when I'm in gr 12.

Right now I have:
Semester 1: Law 12, psychology 11, socials 11, pre-cal honours 11
Semester 2: English 11, french 11, photography 11, physics 11

Next year in Gr 12 I'm planning to take:
Eng 12, Precal 12, Chem 12, Bio 12, AP Calc, plus 1-2 other easy courses and spares

Do you think my gr 12 year is going to be hard if I take all of these courses? Because I'm wondering if I would have enough time for university application stuff I have too much workload in gr.12 year. Is it better to take some of those in Gr.11 year so I have more room and flexibility in Gr 12 year? If so, I can take french online and take one other Gr. 12 course next semester in gr.11. I'm thinking of taking pre-cal 12 or bio 12.

Please recommend the best option for me!!

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Pre-cal 12 vs biology 12 - help!!
I'm a grade 11 student in BC and I have some questions about what Gr.12 courses are the easiest to take in Gr.11. I already took chem 11 in gr.10 first semester (had 92%) so I have some extra room to take a grade 12 course.  
I'm thinking of studying biochemistry/biology/or chemistry in university.  

The current schedule I have right now are:  
1 semester - Socials 11, Law 12, Pre-cal 11, psychology 11.  
2 semester - Physics 11, English 11, French 11, Photography 11  

I want to take french online and take either precal 12 or biology 12 instead in the second semester. This way I only need to take Chem 12, eng 12, AP cal plus precal 12 or biology 12 in grade 12, depending on what I take in Gr.11.
I want to know how hard and time consuming the courses are because I'm pretty busy with extracurricular activities.  

So my questions are
: 1. Do you recommend taking precal 12 or bio 12 in grade 11? Or is it better to take it in Gr.12?  
2. Which subject is harder (in terms of understanding the material)? Precal 12 or Bio 12?  
3. Which subject is more time consuming?  
4. Do you recommend taking bio 11 prior to taking bio 12? (it isn't required in BC)  
5. Is pre cal 12 harder than pre cal 12?  

Please share your opinions!!
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Taking AP helps with Uni application??
I'm a grade 11 student in BC and I'm thinking about taking some AP courses in Gr.12.
My school's offering 3 AP courses - AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP Calculus. I'm planning to take AP Calc but I'm wondering if I should also take other APs. I want to know how rigorous the AP courses are and how much time is needed to prep for the AP exam.

From my friends and other students, I've heard that taking AP courses help with the university application. But I'm wondering if that's true. Does it really help if you take many APs?
I also want to know what happens if you take the AP course but not take the exam. Do you not get recognized as much as a student who took the exam?

Please share your opinions!!

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New Ryerson graduate: Ask Me Anything!
Let's connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilanaenoukov

I'm a Ryerson graduate (October 2017) that majored in Professional Communication (ProCom) and wrote the LSAT in June 2017. Aside from holding 3 internships through the last 3 years of my degree, I also worked as a mentor for first year students and in student recruitment for my program faculty. In 2016, I worked as a Project and Communications Assistant for the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) for the Government of Ontario, and in September 2016 I was hired at the Ontario Energy Board in the Public Affairs department. In my last semester of school, in the summer of 2017, I was hired full time as the Marketing Communications Coordinator for the Toronto based architecture firm Sweeny&Co. As of 2018, I work as a Marketing Specialist for AIR MILES. 

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- internships and co-op opportunities + job search + how I got hired in the government + how I got my full time job + other job related advice
- 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

Take Data or Calc?
So last year i got a 74 in calculus. I have an 88 in advanced functions and 90 in business. 

I want to know if i should take calculus and vectors again and improve my mark or take data, because a lot of people say it's one of the easier maths.

I was doing really good with the calculus part, but when vectors came, I completely flopped.

Also i have searched the uni's i want to get into and they give you the option to take data or calc.

Now my goal is to achieve a high 80 or low 90s for my second math, whether it be calc or data.
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Is it easy getting girls in university, cause the girls in my high school are 2 cocky, so r they easy to get in uni?
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How do you repair an iPod Touch that underwent water damage
Hello there, I know this discussion is not related to anything about school or scholarships, but I really need some advice on how to fix an iPod that has water damage. 

The iPod is still fully functional, except that the water evaporated behind the backlit screen and I believe some LED lights burned out. Should I continue charging the iPod on a daily basis or would that be dangerous (considering short circuits and stuff alike)?

Also, does soaking the iPod in uncooked white rice overnight help?
Grade 11 Schedule
What would be a good balanced schedule with these grade 11 university courses?
World Religions
Also, do you have any tips, tricks, or advice for grade 11? Whatever it may be, it would be deeply appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Do u think I have a chance of getting accepted into McGill, U of T or UBC for sciences with grades of 89 in bio 11, 83 in chem 11, 77 in eng 11, 90 in band, 88 in precalc11, 92 in socials 11, 94 in photography (all final)? Overall average is 88%. 

I understand that 12th grade is important but I heard and read in the university websites that they look at a couple grade 11 marks as well. 
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I was wondering about universities and how their system works, like for high school, for example, we just go there from 9-4, as its set, but how does the system work in university
UWO first year bird courses
Hi, so i need to pick two more credits that are electives and I really just want courses that are essentially easy to help me adjust to university from high school by not having a huge course load. 
Any ideas of easy first year courses?
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Best time to take uni classes
Hey so with course selection coming up I just wanted to know when are the best days/times to take classes. I know the general idea is to avoid 8ams and classes on Mondays and Fridays but I was wondering if there were any other times. LIke would 4 pm class on a Friday be a bad idea? etc..
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