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Student Financing [06 Feb 2010|03:11pm]

I haven't been admitted to my first choice school yet, they won't let me know until May but I had to accept the offer from my second choice for the time being (and probably for a term/year until I can transfer to my first choice) of York U. Now I have to start getting my financing together and I'm applying for a Student Line of Credit from Scotiabank. My question is, for fall/winter 2010 start, when should I submit my paperwork to Scotiabank? I have to get approved then send in my proof of enrollment (you can't book an enrollment appointment until April 5th).
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[23 Aug 2009|10:47pm]


I'm a rising sophomore at a Canadian high school. I'm planning on taking the SATs and studying in the States. I am also planning on applying to U of T, Western, etc if I do not get accepted into any of my dream schools. When I apply to these Canadian universities, will I have a leg up since I have taken the SATs, given that I produce an above-average score?

Thanks for your help!
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Helloo alll [20 Apr 2009|05:30pm]

Okay. So I'm going to be an Englih major, and I have some issues with Western.
it sounds like an excellent school, but it's in a sleepy-ish location. But academically, it's better than Ryerson, right?
But then, residence isn't (currently) an option for me. Is commute possible?
Aaah, heeeelpp
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Ordre des dentistes du Québec test? [19 Jun 2008|09:20pm]

Can someone who has sat the test from the Ordre des dentistes du Québec share his experience and recommend some useful links?
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Free Evolution and Science dvds. Thanks to a multi-billion dollar medical institute! [11 Apr 2008|06:08pm]

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers free dvds which contain lectures on various topics, from AIDS, to evolution.  Here are some of them:

  • Evolution: Fossils, Genes, and Mousetraps
  • Evolution: Constant Change and Common Threads
  • The Science of Fat
  • The Double Life of RNA
  • AIDS: The Evolution of an Epidemic
The first is a lecture by Kenneth Miller, and it is a basic introduction to evolution lecture.  He also criticizes Michael Behe's irreducibly complex arguments, and even shows a few clips from the Colbert Report.  He also argues for the compatability of religion and science.  The second evolution dvd has four lectures (each an hour long) going over the basics of evolution, and explaining the mechanisms of it.  It also includes a 70 minute discussion on whether evolution and science is compatable with religion.  I haven't viewed the other ones yet.  The production quality is fantastic, and the sound and picture quality are perfect. 

And they're completely free (no shipping charge as well).  I suggest ordering x3 of these so that you can hand some out to relatives, random people, etc.  

Here's the link to the HHMI site where you can order these. 

And help spread the link around!  

If you're ordering from outside of North America:

Orders from Countries Outside North America

If you are outside North America, videotapes, CD-ROMs, and DVDs can be ordered only by written request. Your letter should include the item(s) you would like to order and your name, title, occupation, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and fax number. If your request is approved, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.

Please e-mail your letter to: webmaster@hhmi.org

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Great opportunity for Economics and Political Science Students/Graduates/Professors [29 Jan 2008|10:17am]

Sorry if this isn't allowed, but I wanted to let people know about a great opportunity offered by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Every semester, the department hosts an on-line debate. This winter the topic is Ensuring Canadian Prosperity in a Changing Global Economy. If you are interested in having your say in the debate, visit DFAIT's website: http://geo.international.gc.ca/cip-pic/ediscussion08a/resources-en.aspx

The debate is open to all Canadians and your ideas could contribute to the development of Canadian foreign policy.
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[12 Jan 2008|03:19pm]

I'm currently attending Concordia University, but I am looking to transfer to either Université de Montréal or UQAM.  I want to improve my French, and while I enjoy my classes at Concordia I would like to go to a francophone school.  I am just having some difficulty figuring out how to do it so I was wondering if there were any anglophones out there who have gone to a francophone school?  Or if you know someone who has.  Specifically for the schools I mentioned. 

My French is fairly good, but I am not entirely comfortable in it yet ... so I thought I would either.

1.  Do the certificat program at UdeM, and then apply as a full time student.
2.  Do the École de langues at UQAM, and then apply as a full time student.

Maybe it is not as complicated as I feel it is, but it would be nice to talk to someone who has done this.
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Translation [16 Dec 2007|09:22am]
Does your school have an awesome translation program?  I'm looking at either the undergrad or master's level or at diplomas/certificates.  Anywhere in Canada ... it's all good. :-)

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The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe Podcast: [04 Dec 2007|09:04am]

Podcast #123 11/28/2007
News Items: Science and Faith, Computer Brain, Psychic Ripoff, Wifi and Autism
Your Questions and E-mails: Skeptiko on Skeptics

University students might like this show.  It's a one hour weekly show on science and skepticism.  Though you guys might not have time to listen to it now in the middle of exams.

You guys might also want to check out Point of Inquiry (freethought, science and skepticism) and The Quackcast (skeptical overview of alternative medicine)
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OHIP Student Coverage outside of Ontario [23 Aug 2007|10:11pm]

Can anyone please help me out here.

I will be studying out of the province and need to further my coverage of OHIP whilst I am there.

According to OHIP, I need an original letter of documentation that states that I am studying full time.

Other than this letter, this form is also necessary:

Am I missing anything else?

Anybody else who have done this please chime in.
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[18 Jul 2007|11:30pm]

Hello everyone, I'm new here. I'm actually not a student in Canada but in the US but I'm looking for information for my cousins who live in Canada and I thought I may be able to get some input here.

My cousin needs to transfer to a university/college somewhere in the Toronto/Ottawa areas. He has finished two years of basic or general Engineering at a prior university (abroad). Preferably, he'd like to get in and start in the fall semester. I'm not sure how realistic that is, since most universities have their official deadlines in January through March. But he says he has heard of students in similar situations as his getting into programs after those deadlines, so my question to you is do you know of any universities/colleges in the Ottawa/Toronto areas who are still accepting apps for Engineering programs (undergrad)?

Thanks in advance! I expect I'll be back with more questions from him later on, as he does not have Internet access.
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carleton vs. ottawa u? [05 Jul 2007|10:55pm]
hi there,

i'm looking at transferring to either carleton or ottawa u. i'm in the b. a. (honours) music program and will be going into third year. i'm interested in music theory/analysis and twentieth-century music. i've been reading information on the university websites, but i've never had a chance to visit either campus, and it would be great to hear from students.

what are class sizes like?
how's the faculty?
what courses are good/bad?
how do the two programs compare?
general opinions/info on the two universities?

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about MBA ranking [05 Jun 2007|11:07pm]


Would you mind offering your opinion about the ranking of top Canada MBA programs? : -----U of T MBA, Ivey MBA, Queen's MBA, York MBA, UBC MBA, McGill MBA, ------what is their ranking according their reputations among most Canadians?     especially would somebody like to offer some opinions about the status of McGill MBA? thanks
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advice? [24 May 2007|04:12pm]

I suppose it's worth a shot...
Anyone have any wise words regarding how the Arts (and more specifically, history) programs compare at York, McMaster, and Waterloo? If it matters, I'm thinking of taking a journalism grad program. I've done research, but you know, it's nice to hear what the students have to say.

Thanks in advance!
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UBC Okanagan [05 May 2007|12:37pm]
I was wondering if anyone knows anything about UBC Okanagan and the quality of teaching, ect. there. I am finishing my first year of uni at the U of Calgary and I am trying to transfer somewhere for the fall. I missed the deadline for UBC Vancover so I applied to UBC-O and I'm hoping to get into the International Relations program or the Philosophy, Poli Sci and Economics program. I also applied to Waterloo BA of Geography since they didnt seem to have anything closer to International Relations. Does anyone have any experience/opinions related to these schools/programs? Thanks!
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Grad studies at Western [24 Feb 2007|05:05pm]

Anyone here currently doing grad studies at Western? I just got accepted and am trying to sort out where I'll end up next year.... Would love to chat with anyone about the campus atmosphere, support of admin and other general graduate things.

vanstomg **@**mcmaster**.**ca

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[18 Feb 2007|04:20pm]

So after trying to write out all my questions..I realized it was really incoherent...so I'm just going to ask if anyone went to l'Ecole de français at l'Université de Montréal? Or maybe someone who knows some information about it. I have some questions about the application. & if anyone just has any personal experiences/opinions they would like to share that would be be great.
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International Relations/Development or Public AffairsMajor w/ COOP option at OttawaU, Carleton, etc [11 Feb 2007|07:39pm]

Hi everyone!

I've browse through the entries of this community and find them pretty interesting and helpful. It's great knowing there is at least one ressource, albeit not as complete and active as US-universities oriented websites, for us Canadian students (or students interested in studying in Canada).

I'm from Montreal, was born and raised here and ADORE the city. Hence, while I was in CEGEP (we have five years of high school in Quebec, with two years of pre-university education dispensed in institutions called CEGEPs), I only considered the 4 universities we have here in Montreal. I knew I wanted to study in something international-oriented and language of instruction was not an issue to me. Mcgill offers International Development, and for some obscure reason, I have qualms with Mcgill, because I find that the admin and some of the students rely too much on their reputation. Plus, in my defense, when I was applying, I thought International Relations was more suited to what I wanted to do than International Development. Concordia does not offer anything IR-specific, only a PoliSci major. I hesitated between the two French universities in Montreal: Université de Montréal (UdeM) and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). Now, my guess is that none of you have probably heard about UQÀM. It's a university that was founded in the 1970's for atypical students, aka part-time students, people in the workforce. It's VERY left-wing, and is known as the people's university, where people go as a last resort. Basically, it's the anti-thesis of Mcgill. ;) Yet, I chose it as opposed to UdeM because I've been told that UdeM classes are more right-winged. Also, UQÀM's political science program is actually very well known... in Quebec. My program (International Relations and International Law) is actually more selective than the International Studies program at UdeM.

All this to say, I'm in my second semester and absolutely love it. While I don't know what I want to do exactly - I realise "something international" is very vague - I think I might like to work for Canadian Foreign Affairs. At any rate, I think I want to keep my options open in the event that I would want to. Thus I'm seriously considering transferring to OttawaU in September in International Development and Globalization COOP program. Any thoughts on this program? I figured it might help me put my foot in the wonderful world of government jobs if ever I wanted to by the end of my bachelor's (I'm planning on doing a Masters). Now, since I've started looking out of Montreal, I figured why not go all out? I've snooped around and Carleton has a COOP program in Public Affairs and Policy Management. Any thoughts again? I've also realised that as much as I find the quality of my education great at UQÀM, it's kind of ridiculous of thinking of getting a job in such a "bourgeois" field. I realise that Foreign Affairs rely on exams and interviews, so as to be "fair", but I'm sure who you know and where you went to school is also a major factor. Damn my naivete.

Really, I'm just looking for opinions pertaining to these universities and programs, and any other program in Ontario or Quebec that would be likely to tickle my fancy. Thanks for reading this uber long post. :)
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Little boy's birthday wish [12 Feb 2007|11:50am]

Shane is battling Leukemia at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (in Ottawa) and his birthday wish is to break the world record for most birthday cards sent to one person. The current record is 3 million! Anything will help, the cards can be homemade or store bought anything goes! It's his 8th birthday on May 30th, so there's lots of time to send him your well wishes and help his dream come true at the same time. (The sooner, the better of course, I'm sure it'll help him be happier if he sees his wish coming to fruition sooner). He likes frogs and motorcycles.

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