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How to WIN the Western President’s Entrance Scholarship

INTERVIEW: James Quinlan is a student from Scarborough, Ontario entering Western University’s Media, Information, and Technoculture program. He plans on pursuing a dual degree in business and media. This year, James won the university’s President’s Entrance scholarship, one of Western’s largest awards. I got the opportunity to interview James about the application process and…


How to Get into McMaster Integrated Science

INTERVIEW: Alexander McGrath-Santowski is a second-year student in McMaster University’s Integrated Science (iSci) program. Alexander has a unique background, doing kindergarten in Canada and subsequently moving to India for two years, Qatar for three years, the Philippines for 4 years, and then Egypt for four years. The university’s iSci program…


How to Get Into McMaster Health Sciences

INTERVIEW: Angela Dong is a third-year Health Sciences student at McMaster University. As you may know, Health Sciences is a particularly prestigious and difficult program to get accepted to. With an acceptance rate of around 10%, McMaster Health Science rivals the acceptance rates of some Ivy League institutions. I got the opportunity to…


How to Get into McMaster Arts & Science

INTERVIEW: Catherine Hu is an incoming first-year student in McMaster University’s Arts & Science (commonly known as “ArtSci”) program. She hails from Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. Admitting only about 70 students per year, ArtSci is one of the most competitive programs at McMaster University. I got the opportunity to interview Catherine about how she approached the supplementary component of the application…


How to Win the Lincoln Alexander Chancellor Scholarship

INTERVIEW: Ghaid Asfour, a Biomedical Toxicology student at the University of Guelph, won the Lincoln Alexander Chancellor Scholarship, one of the university’s most prestigious scholarships for incoming students. Ghaid was born in Syria, spent the first 13 years of her life in Saudi Arabia, and then moved to Mississauga, Canada. I had the opportunity to interview Ghaid Asfour about her experiences…


How to Get into Waterloo Engineering

In this post, I write about tips for getting into University of Waterloo’s Engineering programs. It also features insights from the Director of Waterloo Engineering Admissions and recently admitted students. February 19, 2014. I vividly remember the day I was admitted into University of Waterloo’s…