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  1. Applied: (All OT) UBC, UofT, Western, Queens, UofA Accepted: UofT, Western, UofA Rejected: UBC Waitlisted: Queens Stats: 3.33 (cGPA), 3.84 (sGPA), 93% UBC GPA, ~300 hours of hospital ECU volunteering, Canucks Autism Network volunteer and staff work, couple semesters of undergrad co-op research in unrelated field (pulp and paper). Congrats to everyone who got the happy emails today! For those with less than happy emails, please keep your chin up. I was in the exact same position last year and I remember it felt like complete death and despair, but as cliche as it sounds it will all just be a distant memory to you next year when you're preparing to start your dream career. It's all about the journey, not the destination. My first choice was UBC since I was born and raised in Vancouver and it would save me from going into debt for living expenses (due to not being able to work during the two years and having to live away from home). After the interview I was pretty much auto-rejected (second time, didn't get an interview last year though) which was quite discouraging, but U of A was a close second and I was super stoked to receive such an early offer to U of A. I accepted U of A a few weeks back and have been pretty set on it due to it because closer to home relative to other schools, and also its housing costs and employment/wage prospects in Alberta. I just received the U of T and Western emails while on vacation overseas so I've been trying to discuss with family and the general sentiment is that they want me to stick with U of A (which I do too). Based on friends' descriptions of Toronto and Ontario in general though, it sounds like such an amazing place to live (aside from the costs) and this is definitely tempting me. I'm loving the info and opinions that are being shared on this forum/thread (including that informative back-and-forth about UofT a few posts above). Would greatly appreciate some more info from current OT students on their experiences in any of these Canadian OT schools. I plan on confirming my decision over the next few days and freeing up some spots on the waitlist! Cheers
  2. Hey I'm in the exact same boat. Will be starting at UofA in September and based on what I've seen in the UBC MOT interview, the ratio may be a lot more extreme than I thought. I was the only guy out of ~14 interviewees in the room. I guess we will have to get used to sticking out like sore thumbs hahaha.
  3. Hey yes! I was completely saved by a kind stranger over at the UofA subreddit who volunteered to deliver a copy of my letter to the office and write out a cheque to the school (e-transfered her). I didn't see a delete button on the thread, so I just marked it so mods could delete it eventually.
  4. Hey thanks for your response! Your breakdown makes a lot of sense, and is probably what ended up happening with the original letter sent out. In the end, I was completely saved by a kind stranger over at the UofA subreddit who volunteered to deliver a copy of my letter to the office and write out a cheque to the school (e-transfered her). Lesson learned with the postal system though, I will certainly leave more leeway the next time I have to mail a letter.
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