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Jul12

waiving goodbye to requirements

how can you get your program requirements waived?

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hi!

if you want to get a program requirement waived, you’d have to get in contact with the specific department that hosts your program. here is a list of every department and section at the university. it’ll redirect you to the department’s website and you can find their contact info there. i’m not gonna search that ish up for you, bro.

hope this was helpful. good luck!

DNCE dog hello nicki minaj puppy GIF

xoxo,

aska

Jun20

distinctly distinction-ed

Hey, I wanted to know if it is announced during the u of t grad ceremony that you’ve received distinction. Or is that just put on your diploma?? Thanks!

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hi,

it’s announced at convocation that you’ve received distinction. it’s also put on your degree! yay double recognition!

congrats on finishing your degree and good luck in all your future endeavours!

xoxo,

aska

Jun12

no, thank YOU

Hello,

I’m writing to express my gratitude for the post about my 2010 UTM school situation. Long story short, I got suspended for 1 whole calendar year + 3.5 years for a plagiarism allegation since 2014. From the 2014-2016, I experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, clinical depression, generalized anxiety & later on had lymphoma cancer. LOL. Long story short, I crawled out of the shit hole, alive and well.

I’m just thankful that I can still return to UTM and hopefully, finish my useless Bachelor of Arts before I turn 30. xD! I am very happy, knowing that both Tesla and Martha Stewart succeeded much later on in life, and knowing that I actually pulled through cancer treatments.

<3 from western Canada where I am from.

U of T does have a lot of sympathy and empathy – that I completely agree with.

Kids, just look at the bigger picture, okay?

AH

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hey AH!

wow. i’ll be honest with you, your message melted my cold, steely, unfeeling heart.

as much as i and the other askas (past and present) would like to be able to claim responsibility for your successes, you’re the one who did all the work! as you said, you crawled out of that sh*thole alive and well, and i’m so glad you did.

congrats on everything you’ve accomplished so far, even if it seems small or insignificant or “useless”. i am so so proud. and even though you sent this email to thank us, i want to thank you for sharing your story and reminding us that it does #getbetter (even if it sounds sappy af).

good luck on all your future endeavours. you’re gonna absolutely slay.

xoxo,

aska

Jun05

learning american sign language

Hi! Does st George have asl courses?

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hi!

unfortunately, st. george does not offer any american sign language courses. there is, however, an american sign language club that is recognized by ulife and allows participants to “learn and improve ASL skills”. i’d check that out!

hope this helps!

xoxo,

aska

Jun02

get it, ya molecular nerd!

Hi!

I’m a first year student desperately wanting to do the specialist program
in Molecular biology, however I failed one of my prereq courses (Mat134 –
calc for life science) and bc of that I only have 3.5 completed credits.
Due to all this, I was refused from the program enrollment, as well as all
of the other 4 backup programs I applied to. If I’m able to revive my GPA
to about a 3,0, will I be able to enroll in the program after second year?
Also, do I have to already be enrolled into a program in second year?

Thanks 🙂

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hello!

you have to be completed 4.0 FCEs in order to enrol in a subject post. that’s probably why you didn’t get into your 4 backup programs. when you’re done 4.0 FCE, then you can enrol in a subject post.

according to the artsci calendar, you need a 70% in BIO130H1 or BIO230H1 in order to be considered for the molecular biology specialist. they also have a couple of preq courses outlined in the calendar. i would check those out too.

as for getting your GPA up, there isn’t a specific GPA or CGPA requirement outlined in the calendar, but i imagine it would be competitive. i don’t want to give a specific number. again, i just want to avoid giving false information, and i’m sure it fluctuates year to year.

i hope this helps!

xoxo,

aska

Jun02

what time is it?? SUMMERTIME!

Hey Aska! Got any advice or opinions on how one should spend summer break?

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hi!

bruh, do i look like blogTO to you? or narcity? whatever cool hip listicle website the kids are reading these days?

in all seriousness though, summer is a great time to just chill tf out. especially if you’re not taking any courses. i guess the only advice i really want to give you is just do whatever you want just because you can. finish that book you couldn’t during the year because you were busy doing school-related readings. take a walk by the lake just because the weather is nice. go to some stupid trendy food place just because you wanna treat yo self.

here are some interesting looking articles that you can check out.

have a great summer!

xoxo,

aska

 

May31

we got ourselves (another) catherine keener

Hello, are there summer first-year courses for first year students at the Mississauga campus? If there are, are they the same ones offered in the fall/winter semester? Thanks!

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hi!

unfortunately, incoming students can’t take summer courses. you are not technically a student at u of t until the fall semester. 

enjoy your summer, catherine keener. see you on campus in september! stay cool for the summer!

xoxo,

aska

 

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