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Nursing Hopefuls for 2019 :)
Hi prospective nursing students! Let's use this thread as a space to share information, questions, concerns, advice, and more with one another as the year progresses.

To get the discussion rolling, start off with your:
• programs of interest (both nursing and non-nursing);
• expected average; and
• career goals!

I'm thinking of applying to McMaster for nursing and health sciences as well as Western for nursing with a 95-96%. I'd like to be a nurse practitioner in the future, but do not have a particular speciality in mind yet.
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Best Pre-Med Options
I understand that there is no perfect pre-med in Canada. However, I am hoping to get into medical school after my undergrad (yes, I am aware that I might not want to do this after my undergrad or might not have the marks to do this). I know that everyone says to do a degree that won’t be useless if I don’t get into med school but I don’t care about that I just want to do a science degree. I have heard that McMaster Health Science is one of the best options. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE LIST THE BEST UNDERGRADS WITH SCHOOLS FOR INDIVIDUALS PLANNING ON GOING TO MEDICAL SCHOOL? If you could list like 10 that would be awesome! Thanks (:
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Nursing Hopefuls for 2018!!
There has been posts like these in the past years, so I decided to make one for 2018 applicants!

You can share...
1) What school(s) you`re applying to?
2) What other programs are you applying to as a backup?
3) What overall average are you aiming for at the end of the year?
4) For current/past nursing students, what is your advice for anyone applying for nursing programs this year?
5) Where have you been accepted? If you don't mind sharing, with what average?
6) Any questions you have about nursing! We're all here to help.

I am applying to Western, McMaster, Brock, Ottawa and some collabs!
Hoping for a 90 average this year.
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Advice from a 2nd year BSc student!
hey guys- I used yconic a ton during gr 12 to help ease my university application anxieties and to just find out more info so I figured I'd return the favour! I currently go to Dalhousie University in my 2nd year of biology & IDS. way back when, I applied to UBC, Dal, U Ottawa, Lakehead and Queen's science and somehow managed to get accepted to all of those programs! I was also offered some scholarships (except to UBC rip). if you have any questions about the application process for out of province schools (I'm from Ontario), getting into science programs, the UBC personal profile, what my marks/extracurriculars looked like or anything at all please ask! good luck with all your applications too u got this :)
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Medical School Hopeful (Currently in Grade 12) - What schools & programs should I apply to?
Hello! I'm currently (or will be in about a week) a grade twelve student in Southern Ontario. 
I really want to get into McMaster's bHsc program, but I understand it's nearly impossible to get into. So, I don't want to pin all my hopes on a program that accepts only 200 students.

 So, what other programs should I be looking to apply to that will give me the best opportunity to get into med school? I'm very interested in health & biology sciences, and I've heard that Guelph has some good programs. I've also heard Western has a pretty good Bmsc program, but it seems unnecessarily hard to me, and it's quite far from home.

 Now, I know some of you will say that by choosing easy programs that I'm not trying, but I don't see the point in going for a program that's just unnecessarily hard when I can get better results with an easier program, and higher chances at getting into med school.

Looking forward to hearing your answers! Ideally, I would like to apply to McMaster bHsc and two others.

Also, I've been told by my guidance that because I took summer school for grade eleven physics (new credit, not a make-up or anything), that it will hurt my chances and I should write them about it. She said I should explain how I had to take it, because I was severely ill and in the hospital I missed an entire grade ten semester. I had to take a few grade ten classes in grade eleven, and one summer school class last month, but I'm all up to date now and only taking grade twelve classes. Regardless, is it true that it will hurt my chances? 
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Nursing
I will be entering grade 12 this upcoming school year. I had previously been dead-set on going into nutrition or health sciences. However, I have now grown to seriously consider nursing. I have, of course, researched the prereq's and averages to be considered for admission to nursing programs. I am already set to take all of the 4U courses I'd need (bio, chem, data) But, I just want to know how actually cut-throat it is to get into a nursing program. My grade 11 average was in the mid-high 80's (do keep in mind, this was without the fire under my a** that grade 12 will certainly bring to get impeccable marks) I just want to know what I'm up against and what exactly I'd need to achieve, (as I realize while a program may say, for example, you need an 85, competition causes you to actually have a 90 to be accepted) I'd obviously prefer to be at a university campus for all four years and not have to go too far up North lol.
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What is a scholarship worth?
Hoping someone knows what the "standard limited exemption" is for the 2018/2019 school year.  I know last year it was $1,800.  All award money over that was used as a resource and went to help the Ontario government. 

For the young person who feels dumb, I gave up a management position after receiving a large scholarship.  Took filing a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal to find out scholarships from Native Bands are not "true scholarships".  This one paid for tuition a few fees and $800 in books.  At the time (2009-2014) a student could only have $3,300 which included both award and employment income.  At least now students get to keep $1,800 of their award.  I ended up homeless the first year and fighting evictions while trying to get Lakehead University to explain why they were ignoring my Mothers Bands intention that those funds not be used for loans and grants.

That was in those years they were not convinced it had to be government funds "since it came from a Native Band".  Government funds are used 100% as income so worthless to the student.  I was a grown man on OSAP without the scholarship that I thought would have provided a financially secure education, jokes on me and the Band who got ripped off of $18,000 the government of Ontario saved on grant money.   That scholarship is no longer offered here since it took disclosure in my claim for the Band to understand the student does not receive those funds in Ontario.

This scam obviously puts students lives at risk if they don't know how much of the award they will receive so hoping someone can tell me this year and I can warn students before they end up homeless.  Highly doubt those that gave memorial scholarships and awards had any intention of those funds going to the Ontario government either.
Should I do an extra year in high school or should I go to university after grade 12?
My first semester of grade 12 was bad because of family problems and I was going through depression for a while; due to that my marks were very low in the first semester. 

English-69%
Biology-65%
Data Management-73%
[Physics-34%](Which I dropped afterwards so it technically doesn't count)

But my second semester, my grandparents helped me overcome that depression, and I did very good in all my courses.

International Business-92%
Advanced Functions-92%
Computer Science-85%
Calculus and Vectors-87%

But due to my first semester being so bad I only got accepted to one program and that was my last choice out of the 7 programs I applied to. The program is at lakehead university orillia campus; environmental sustainability (coop)
My parents are very strict and closed minded though, and they said only stupid people go back to high school for an extra year. They even told me I'm a failure and they said they don't care what I do anymore because I'm a failure in their eyes. I'm not going to let their words get to me, as I still have to make grandparents proud, they're the ones who helped me through my depression.

I don't know if I should do an extra year at high school to retake English and other courses for a higher average, or if I should just go to lakehead orillia environmental sustainability (coop) 
Please help me make this decision.
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applications
hey people. Applications are starting next year and I have started to narrow down what programs I want to apply to by going though einfo. I currently have around 27 programs (assuming not all programs at universities are listed on there). This is obviously a lot of programs. How can I narrow it down when I havent visited schools and am not sure if I will be able to before applying?
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need help choosing
lakehead university environmental sustainability COOP vs McMaster social science

Don't know which program to go to please help me choose
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lakehead
anybody going to lakehead university for nursing? Can we make a facebook group?
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nursing
I got into ryerson bio, trent honour science and lakehead nursing. Which one is the best for me to become a nurse?

Trent and ryerson is closer to my house. Can I go to trent and transfer the program the 2nd year?
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Law school
If I did a 3 year undergraduate program in criminology at university can I go to law school
SHAD 2018
Hi. ihave been accepted into SHAD and I am attending Lakehead University. Anyone else going there?
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Dumbest University in Canada
Guys, I've found it. What all university/high school students have wondered at least once in their lives (don't deny it); the dumbest/worst school in Canada.
"http://www.macleans.ca/education/what-grades-do-i-need-to-get-into-canadian-universities"
AND CONGRATULATIONS GOES TO UOIT FOR BEING THE DUMBEST SCHOOL IN CANADA. BRAVO
(note: honourable mention goes to Lakehead)

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Lakehead Nursing 3 year program (compressed)
I am currently thinking of going to LU for Nursing (was accepted). And I have some questions about the life up north.
1) How is the program?
2) How's public transportation since I don't own a car.
3) Winters?
 4) Was wondering if it's like racist or if the community is prejudicial or anything like that up north.
5) What do you do in your free time if you have any? I hear its pretty boring up there?
6) Is there diversity or is it mostly all white?
7) Is it worth getting a degree from Lakehead?
8) Future job opportunities 
Where Do "Average" Students Go For University?
On this forum, it's obvious that the main majority here are high-achieving students. You hear the phrases "IB", "AP", or "95+" thrown around like crazy. But here is what I am wondering, what happens to the not-so-high achievers?

I go to a normal Ontario curriculum high school and thus that means even in Academic you have the best of the best and the mediocre to mid-tier students. For example, one of my friends gets around a low to mid 70 average and he says he wants to go to university. Other than Trent, Algoma, or Lakehead where could he go? Would a degree even be useful from there?

He's definitely not an applied or college level kid but I don't think that he and other mediocre students know how competitive the university admissions landscape is nowadays. Oh, and you can't say he has mediocre grades because he has amazing ECs. All he does and others I have seen are play Fortnite or maybe play in some house league hockey/soccer/basketball team.

So what is the general outcome for mid to low 70s students, with extremely minimal ECs but with a desire to go to university?
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Computer Science of Lakehead University #LakeheadUniversity
#LakeheadUniversity #ComputerScience
Hi everyone, I'm an international student, I'm now studying in a private high school in hamilton, ontario. I will graduate in June and I got an offer from Lakehead University (Compsci). I'm wondering how is Compsci in Lakehead? Anyone here is studying or used to study in Lakehead(Compsci) could give me some pieces of advice, pls?

Dalhousie or lakehead
Hey again, 

Hope you guys/girls are doing good anyways I had 6 university's in mind now it's down to 2 university's its lakehead and Dalhousie as you can see in the title above, anyways my program is electric engineering and industrial engineering I don't know what to pick but it's between these too, anyways I'm really lost can anyone explain which one is Better and why? I just want a school that's like somewhat easy going and not that much pressure.. and in terms I'm living area and stuff like that which one is better ?
Thanks 
What university should I go to??
Hey guys hope you are all doing good, anyways let's get back to the topic, I just have some few questions and I would like anyone to help me! I'm from Saudi Arabia wanting to study in Canada alright ? So I applied to like 6 university the programs that I want are electric engineering or industrial engineering, i don't know anything about the university's that I applied to so if you could help me in terms of 
1) area of living 
2)the collage it's slef is it a good place 
3)easy or hard ? Which means like the teachers over there 
4) party's 

Names of the university 
1)reyson university
2)lakehead universty 
3)University of Guelph
4) Ottawa 
5)Dalhousie 
6)Windsor


Thanks hope someone makes everything clear 
Lakehead unvi
Hey guys what's up
Hope everyone is doing good anyways can anyone help me out ? I'm an international student from Saudi Arabia and I would like to join the unvirsrty of lakehead can anyone tell me about the city Thunder Bay is it a good place to live ? And the univ is it nice ? The place the people in it ? Thanks 
Lakehead Engineering
So I see that Lakehead offers higher employability then other universities when it comes to engineering. I want to know though how important prestige is? Thx.
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easiest university in Canada for engineering !!!!!
Hello,

i really need help im a international student my English isn't that good and i applied to 6 university 

1: Dalhouise 
2:Ottawa 
3: ryerson 
4:Geulph 
5:windsor 
6: lakehead 


i want a university thats really easy in engineering
Thanks  
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