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    NothingButNetters reacted to ohimark in Proof of Citizenship   
    Yeah sorry about that it was late. Mine currently says what @Neurophiliac captured, but my previous year's application (like where you go back and see your scores and stuff from last cycle) just says:
      

    Obviously it's a throw away observation but that where I am right now.  
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    NothingButNetters reacted to Neurophiliac in Proof of Citizenship   
    The last time I interviewed, I was waitlisted & rejected with an above average interview.  Ultimately, I think what got me was my low MCAT and poor choice of academic reference.  I have a better overall MCAT now and my submitted reference forms are all hopefully strong (at least I'm more confident in them).  Since then, I've also done plenty of new things while maintaining my old ECs.  We'll see what happens this time around haha.  At the least, I hope I performed equally as well as last time on my interview (if not better)  :S
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    NothingButNetters reacted to this_process_is_death in Proof of Citizenship   
    Sup! I had an above average interview, ~31 AQ and ~42 NAQ. My MCAT was 510ish last cycle. I rewrote this year and got a 522 so here’s hoping the med school gods will be merciful this time around.
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    NothingButNetters reacted to this_process_is_death in Proof of Citizenship   
    I’m just shook by this thread lol I genuinely cannot tell what’s serious and what isn’t
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    NothingButNetters reacted to Neurophiliac in Proof of Citizenship   
    Don’t worry!  They’ll get through all of them hopefully by end of this week.  I actually emailed them about it lol, and they said:
    ”We expect to finish updating these statuses soon.”
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    NothingButNetters reacted to Muffincups in Proof of Citizenship   
    That's a lovely theory as mine has been updated as received in February - my last name is also in first 25% of alphabet, though. It could be just a random process done by an admin assistant, separate from review of files. I'd take it with a  big grain of salt (although I'd like to believe I might be accepted based on this theory !).
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    NothingButNetters reacted to ohimark in Proof of Canadian Citizenship upload   
    Yeah I remember this happening last year. I'm did the same - uploaded right away but it took ages for them to confirm. I believe they mentioned in correspondence last year that what matters is the time stamp for the upload under your documents tab. As long as it's up before Feb. 15th, all's well.
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    NothingButNetters reacted to liuqiba in Proof of Canadian Citizenship upload   
    Uploaded mine a week ago, still says not received
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    NothingButNetters reacted to guy in Quarms   
    How about a hearty congratulations to this year’s QuARMS inductees! Personally, I am awestruck by any 17-year old with a portfolio that can catch the eyes of an Ontario med school. These ten future colleagues (*hopefully*) earned the right to a seat in class and I am sure it was hard won. Good job!
     
     
    But there isn’t anyone asking the crucial information needed in order to judge whether merit-based selection was compromised (which I doubt btw): what is the sex distribution of the interviewees? An applicant’s competitiveness depends on the discretion of the respective high school in nominating a recipient for the Chancellor’s scholarship and to suggest a break from meritocracy at this level is to suggest a Canada-wide conspiracy to promote women to MD positions at the expense of men – ludicrous.
     
     
    Demographics on the pool of interviewees allows us to determine the likelihood of selecting ten female QuARMS students using Combinations Probability math through this formula:
     
     
    = (ways of selecting an all-female QuARMS)/(ways of selecting all possible QuARMS classes)
    = (# F invited choosing 10)/ (# total invited choosing 10).
     
     
    And even this will only produce a likelihood of selecting this well-deserving class, given certain assumptions of randomness. This includes the assumption that merit was randomly distributed between the two sexes this year, a claim that some here have already (rightfully) disputed. It is certainly possible that the girls just had their act together a little bit better than the boys this year.
     
     
    Again, well done!
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from lexiiiluther in Quarms   
    I really am not a fan of the connotation throwing out the word "microaggression" in conversations has received over the last couple of years and merits eye rolls, but it's more about privilege (another entire topic that can be explored) and has to do with making comments from a vantage of privilege in society (white, cis, male, straight, etc.). A comment made from a place of privilege that discredits or oppresses the less privileged group is often what credits a "microaggression" because it may be subtle or unintentional, but reinforces marginalization. Thus, comments made by another gender against males isn't a "microaggression", because historically males have that privilege women don't (even those who are trans*). Thus even putting together the string of words like "microaggression towards men" is the same line as "reverse racism". As a male myself and a person of colour and gay, it is important to recognize which privileges you have and do not, but it's difficult to sit back and not comment when the same systems and stereotypes and dogmas of things are perpetuated because people don't understand their privilege. There are many resources on the web to understand privilege and what privileges you have in society.
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from lexiiiluther in Quarms   
    Throwing a wrench in this topic, but as a member of the LGBTQQIAAP community, gender isn't a binary and what stats the OP may have received from their friend may be biased to the interpretation of said person. The tone of the original post seemed to allude to the fact that it was going against the status quo with the "bold move", but I think there SHOULD be more opportunities presented to those systematically oppressed by the profession. At the interview, I was very surprised to see the lack of diversity in the applicants, but hey, the process is blinded to race, but the cause may be less people of colour feel the need to apply to Queen's or less are invited for an interview. I think the fact all women were chosen for the cohort of QuARMS is a testament to their merits and potential in the program, rather than the fact that they are all female. Statistically, yes, it is uncommon and surprising 100% would be female, but hardly a "bold move", but more of a "commendable applaud", in my opinion.
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from _ _ in Quarms   
    I hope you don't think "microaggression towards men" is a thing... Much like I hope you don't think "reverse racism" is a thing...
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    NothingButNetters reacted to FeministKilljoy in Quarms   
    So wait, you're criticizing something that you don't really understand?
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    NothingButNetters reacted to pathoma in Quarms   
    Ok point taken.
     
    I actually don't really use the term microaggression, so I may not know the highly technical working definition.
     
    I should have just replaced "microaggression towards men" in that (again, hypothetical) example with "subtle jab at men".
     
     
     
     
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    NothingButNetters reacted to FeministKilljoy in Quarms   
    Buzzfeed ftw!
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from FeministKilljoy in Quarms   
    I really am not a fan of the connotation throwing out the word "microaggression" in conversations has received over the last couple of years and merits eye rolls, but it's more about privilege (another entire topic that can be explored) and has to do with making comments from a vantage of privilege in society (white, cis, male, straight, etc.). A comment made from a place of privilege that discredits or oppresses the less privileged group is often what credits a "microaggression" because it may be subtle or unintentional, but reinforces marginalization. Thus, comments made by another gender against males isn't a "microaggression", because historically males have that privilege women don't (even those who are trans*). Thus even putting together the string of words like "microaggression towards men" is the same line as "reverse racism". As a male myself and a person of colour and gay, it is important to recognize which privileges you have and do not, but it's difficult to sit back and not comment when the same systems and stereotypes and dogmas of things are perpetuated because people don't understand their privilege. There are many resources on the web to understand privilege and what privileges you have in society.
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from FeministKilljoy in Quarms   
    I hope you don't think "microaggression towards men" is a thing... Much like I hope you don't think "reverse racism" is a thing...
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from InstantRamen in Quarms   
    Throwing a wrench in this topic, but as a member of the LGBTQQIAAP community, gender isn't a binary and what stats the OP may have received from their friend may be biased to the interpretation of said person. The tone of the original post seemed to allude to the fact that it was going against the status quo with the "bold move", but I think there SHOULD be more opportunities presented to those systematically oppressed by the profession. At the interview, I was very surprised to see the lack of diversity in the applicants, but hey, the process is blinded to race, but the cause may be less people of colour feel the need to apply to Queen's or less are invited for an interview. I think the fact all women were chosen for the cohort of QuARMS is a testament to their merits and potential in the program, rather than the fact that they are all female. Statistically, yes, it is uncommon and surprising 100% would be female, but hardly a "bold move", but more of a "commendable applaud", in my opinion.
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    NothingButNetters reacted to FeministKilljoy in Quarms   
    *slow clap*
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    NothingButNetters got a reaction from FeministKilljoy in Quarms   
    Throwing a wrench in this topic, but as a member of the LGBTQQIAAP community, gender isn't a binary and what stats the OP may have received from their friend may be biased to the interpretation of said person. The tone of the original post seemed to allude to the fact that it was going against the status quo with the "bold move", but I think there SHOULD be more opportunities presented to those systematically oppressed by the profession. At the interview, I was very surprised to see the lack of diversity in the applicants, but hey, the process is blinded to race, but the cause may be less people of colour feel the need to apply to Queen's or less are invited for an interview. I think the fact all women were chosen for the cohort of QuARMS is a testament to their merits and potential in the program, rather than the fact that they are all female. Statistically, yes, it is uncommon and surprising 100% would be female, but hardly a "bold move", but more of a "commendable applaud", in my opinion.
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    NothingButNetters reacted to FeministKilljoy in Quarms   
    Eh, the OP ended it by saying 'bold move'. So yeah, I take that as a micro aggression towards women.
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    NothingButNetters reacted to FeministKilljoy in Quarms   
    Again, would you have had the same reaction if it were all men that were selected?
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    NothingButNetters reacted to FeministKilljoy in Quarms   
    I have a question for you.
     
    If they had selected all men, would you have posted that as well? Would you have had the same reaction?
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    NothingButNetters reacted to _ _ in Class Size + Waitlist Movement   
    Not yet, I emailed at the beginning of last week but oddly no word yet. 
     
    I am able to see the status of my application (in progress) for the bursary on the solus portal page after a bit of digging around. It's somewhere under the finances stuff it has a link about award status or something.
    So maybe it will update on May 10th? 
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