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seatosea last won the day on March 14

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  1. Yay! I'm pretty happy, I really like it! It looks really similar to 2014's colour though to me, does anyone else see that? It could just be the light in the pictures.
  2. Yeah, I was wondering the same, and also thinking maybe the Finance presentation since it's MD Financial. Of the 5 colours in the poll, I feel like green or yellow are the most likely. 2010 was already grey, so that seems unlikely. Both 2012 and 2018 were red, which is sort of close to blood orange. And the turquoise is similar to the light green of 2014. That said, to me 2017 and 2011 look like very similar shades of blue so maybe it will be the blood orange or turquoise.
  3. Yeah, that's what I thought too, but then I went and looked at their orientation week schedule (https://www.ucalgary.ca/mdprogram/files/mdprogram/class-of-2022-orientation-schedule-june-14-2019a.pdf) and it kinda seems more like something that would happen today, but it's hard to tell. I should check their page here. I guess either way it's just one more day's wait.
  4. Do you know if students in Calgary get their bags today (the 3rd) or tomorrow, the 4th? I know the instagram reveal is supposed to be on the 4th but I'm wondering if Calgary students will find out today and be willing to share the colour?
  5. I feel like I should post mine for future applicants as well :-) Time Stamp: March 14, 1:36 pm AST Accepted, IP NS GPA: 3.7 (or 3.8...I can't remember) MCAT: 513 Essay: started it really early, went through a lot of iterations. Tried to really focus on answering the question as directly as possible. I tried to keep a common thread throughout to make it readable, but I still don't think it was my best piece of writing. In the end felt it was best to answer the question posed as thoroughly as possible rather than create a beautiful piece of writing, but I really don't know what the best approach is! Similarly to gellycell, tried to be honest about my weaknesses as well as strengths. ECs: about 7 years of research with a couple publications, conferences, some scholarships and awards. Volunteering with several local community organizations (some long term, some just in the past couple years). Some sports/athletic stuff and a couple hobbies. Interview: I felt really good after it, better than my previous interviews. A couple stations felt like I could have done stronger, but none felt terrible. Focussed on answering questions succinctly and as clearly as possibly because I can be a rambler when I'm nervous! Year: done master's, working. Anything else...I think that's it. I'm not sure if my background would be considered traditional or not. I was overjoyed to get my acceptance, it made the perseverance and hard parts of applying totally worth it. To those on the waitlist or reapplying, keep up the good work! One of the best things for me was all the great stuff I got to experience when I got waitlisted. Embrace the experiences that come your way and seek out more that bring you joy. You have so many good things ahead of you. 
  6. That's right, someone close to the mean would have a low z-score. It is confusing for sure, though. Someone lower than the average would actually have a negative z-score though, it's only positive if you take the absolute value :-) If memory serves correctly, you also need the standard deviation to calculate z-scores as well as the mean.
  7. I was waitlisted the past two years, and so while obviously I didn't get the call/email, my understanding is that they contact you (by email first from what I heard) very quickly after someone declines. In terms of how long you have to accept the position, I believe this varies between when it occurs. For example, if it's the day before classes start, they will give you a very short time! If it's closer to know, I think that they give a little longer - maybe a week? I'm not sure though. I know from experience how stressful it is being waitlisted. Hang in there! You guys are doing great, and it's an achievement of itself just to get waitlisted. I know it takes a lot of work to get there! :-)
  8. Thank you guys for keeping me company during the wait! Knowing I wasn't in the only one made it a lot easier, and I appreciated your humour and kind words. It looks like third time lucky for me, I'm so happy to be here. To those waitlisted or still working towards getting in, hang in there! You are strong and have amazing things ahead of you.
  9. Yeah, I feel like next week too. That said, who knows? :-)
  10. I wish I could make croissants or something and take them to this shared morning waiting vigil!
  11. It felt like when my mom would rip an old bandaid off me as a kid when I wasn’t expecting it. Hated it at the time but no anticipation anxiety.
  12. To me that sounds like at least a day’s work, if not two, that they have left, so it kinda clarified to me that it probably won’t come tomorrow or Friday....thanks for finding that out!!!! I agree re. time of day too...it seems like something in the process makes it more amenable to coming out in the morning but for sure, not guaranteed :-)
  13. Thanks so much for asking! I was just thinking, do we think that since Carolyn is away, that the results will still be sent out in the morning (and likely not on a Friday but most likely on Monday going by past dates) or that those trends will be less likely to continue? (i.e., I'm wondering if it still makes sense to stop anticipating getting the email after 11am-ish).
  14. Me too! Fingers crossed it's tomorrow! I didn't realize Carolyn was going on mat leave, that does make it seem like it might take longer...congratulations to her though! In the big picture, having a healthy baby and time to spend with it would be a thousand times more important than getting my results sooner than later :-)
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