With interviews coming out in the next few weeks, I am starting to get a little frantic about coming up with a back-up plan if I don't hear anything. If I don't get in, I am considering a 1-year masters or work/volunteer in my gap year. I think my biggest concern is my "average" GPA which is why I'm considering the 1-year masters but I can't seem to find any in Ontario that would for sure be completed by June 30th. Alternatively, I can work/volunteer in the gap year while I apply again but I'm concerned about whether this is productive enough. If I don't get in this year, I will definitely look into US schools for next year. Just hoping someone can provide their thoughts and direction on where I should go from here. If anyone could suggest some 1-year research-based Master's programs I should look into, that would be much appreciated. Thanks!