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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…

Extracurricular, Student Life

How to Get a 99% Average in High School

INTERVIEW: Kyle Tam is not your typical recent high school grad. Like the majority of his classmates, Kyle graduated this past June from Loyola Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. Unlike his peers, however, Kyle emerged with a 99% average on his transcript. This got him the Governor General Academic Medal, which is awarded to graduating high school students with the top…


How to Get into Schulich School of Business

INTERVIEW: Beata Fourmanovskis is an incoming second-year student at York University’s Schulich Bachelor of Business Administration program, a competitive four-year undergrad degree that gives students a foundation in general business management. She hails from Thornhill, Ontario’s Vaughan Secondary School. I interviewed Beata about her experiences applying to the program…


Application Tips from a SHAD Fellow

INTERVIEW: Quite simply, I chose to apply to SHAD because I had spent way too many summers in the past doing essentially nothing but watching Netflix 24/7. I wanted to be more productive and embark on new experiences. Additionally, it was a great way to meet new people and hear new perspectives. Most importantly, I wanted to get out of Ontario and explore the rest of Canada—the views in “the 6” can be quite tiring sometimes…


How to WIN the TD Scholarship

INTERVIEW: Sahar Allen, a student who attended Sutherland Secondary School in North Vancouver, received the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. The TD is one of the largest Canadian scholarships for graduating high school students. The scholarship is valued at $70,000 and includes internship opportunities that give recipients valuable summer work experience. I got the opportunity to ask Sahar…


How to WIN the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Scholarship

INTERVIEW: Fredriz Cantilado is a student at the University of Toronto (Scarborough) pursuing a double major in International Development Studies and Health Policy, with a minor in Health Humanities. She is also a winner of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Scholarship. I had the opportunity to interview Fredriz about the scholarship and her experiences with the application process…