I wanted to thank everyone who took the time out to reply to my post! I appreciate more than I can put into words. ( @kingassault @24KaratPureAu @UbcSci @HugeEuge )
The best answer I could come up with was a potential red-flag, one of my references not pulling through as much as I wanted them too OR I was barely hanging on to the cut-off. Whatever it may be, I will be applying across Canada this time around. I'm looking forward to the application process again and looking forward to spending a year doing everything I couldn't do during undergrad!
Thank you again for the well wishes