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  1. new twist. Found a place in thunder bay, Basement suite, fully furnished, all utilities in, private kitchen/bath for <$600/mth. The same thing in Ottawa is running me close to a grand. I'm thinking if its gonna save me that much $, maybe TBay is the better choice, being a broke student and all
  2. just going out and having activities to do. When I googled moving to tbay or living there, everyone talks about how beat up of a city it is and how its not a great place to live. But i also found some saying its not as abad as it sounds. I don't know what to believe lol. Pictures of the city show a lot of run-down houses and buildings. Doesn't look like a "great" place. Trying to justify if its worth it for the 3 months to be closer to home or if I should suck it up and just take Ottawa
  3. Flight costs are not too different. Just less frequent from TBay, but I would likely drive it. It'd be a little bit longer, but much cheaper as my car is great on gas and I actually enjoy driving by myself long distance. I feel like I'd have more fun in Ottawa, but my life would be easier in Thunder Bay
  4. 3 months in the MRI department. Ottawa or Thunder Bay? I really know nobody in either place, rent seems to be around the same. Thunder Bay is closer to home (Winnipeg, ~7 hours) and I'd like to go home for a weekend or 2 per month. TBay also would give more experience with First Nations which may help when looking for work back home. Ottawa would probably be more fun if I'm planning to go out. As of right now, I don't have much for intentions of accepting a job in either city unless its really good offer or I decide I love it there in my 3 months. There will be jobs opening back home with n
  5. thanks guys. I'm asking really cause I'm paranoid about not finding work once I finish my MRI program cause the market is currently somewhat full. Of course new scanners means new jobs in the next few years and I have a few connections in the field which will help as well. Its mostly if I don't find work, I wasn't sure if I could use some of my marks to apply to one of the post-degree nursing programs at U of Alberta or something. At least I have my bachelor degree still which I can use to apply. Otherwise I can use my MRI diploma to apply into Ultrasound if I can't find work.
  6. I'm considering going backto school in a few years to do a masters, not sure in what, but I may eventually apply to PT or OT, possibly even Masters of Public Health or just go to nursing. Right now, I have an undergraduate degree with around a 3.2 GPA. not great. I am currently however, enrolled in college where I am doing a diploma in MRI Technology. Right now I have around 3.9 GPA. If I was to apply to a masters program (or any university level for that matter), do you think they would take into account the GPA from my college program as its more recent, or would they disregar
  7. I'm considering going backto school in a few years to do a masters, not sure in what, but I may eventually apply to PT or OT, possibly even Masters of Public Health or just go to nursing. Right now, I have an undergraduate degree with around a 3.2 GPA. not great. I am currently however, enrolled in college where I am doing a diploma in MRI Technology. Right now I have around 3.9 GPA. If I was to apply to a masters program (or any university level for that matter), do you think they would take into account the GPA from my college program as its more recent, or would they disregard it
  8. Thanks for the advice guys. I have gone out with the guys, I don't want to go just to hang out and take off early, cause I've done that. And they get annoying, start razzing on me and try to peer pressure me into staying. They're the guys in my class/program which is only composed of 15 students so I'd rather not be the one who's always getting bugged about coming out, staying late and drinking. I'm just at a different point in my life than they are I guess and am over the whole go out and drink thing. I'll just have to play it out and see what happens
  9. So its been about a month since school started. I moved away from home for grad school. This is my first time being away from home for any extensive amount of time. The first few days were really tough as I knew nobody in the city. Once classes started I got into a rhythm and have been doing a lot better. Since I'm only here for 4 months, then in a different city next semester for co-op, I haven't bothered looking for a job or anything. I'm okay during the week, but fridays bum me out since I have nothing to do on the weekend other than come back to school and study. Its not ter
  10. So I was just accepted to a program and wanted to apply for a loan. I know my province (manitoba) is one application, but my program is not on the approved list, and I assume it wouldn't be approved since it has more than 25% clinical practicum which is against their rules apparently... Anyways, I plan to call and ask, and apply anyways to see what happens, but does anyone know if its possible to get a Gov't of Canada Student Loan even if my province won't fund me?
  11. Awesome, thanks a ton for all the feedback guys, feeling a lot more confident in my choice to go towards ultrasound now.
  12. I'm trying to figure out what to do with my life/career. Right now I am looking heavily at nursing, but am also currently on a waiting list to begin a radiologic tech program (x-ray) next fall, 2015. I am also looking at ultrasound/sonography since the pay is better. I would need to go back and upgrade some marks. My concern is, its clearly a female dominant profession, is anybody (or know anyone) that works in ultrasound as a male and how comfortable they feel doing their job? I would personally want to do cardiovascular ultrasound, but would likely have to start in a position t
  13. I spend a good 4 months of the year in Calgary, it is nothing like that in my experience, makes Winnipeg look like a sad excuse for a city
  14. city infrastructure is crap (i'm a car guy and having such aweful roads and horribly city layout actually makes it miserable for me). political structure is aweful, have also had a rough couple of years, looking to get a fresh start elsewhere. Also, staying in Winnipeg isn't the option, only staying here a few more years to do school. I know that may make me sound like a little whiny ****, but seriously, this city is nothing to be excited about.
  15. i have. not as significant as everyone thinks. housing market is def more expensive, but the wage increase and lower tax level outweighs any other increase in cost of living in my estimation
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