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SSHRC Update [May. 4th, 2010|03:09 pm]

FYI, I called SSHRC today and was told the doctoral letters will mailed out today or tomorrow. MA letters will follow shortly thereafter, and everyone should have their results by mid-May. Apparently there's something wrong with their computer system, which is why departments haven't been notified first this year.
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OGS Announcement [Apr. 19th, 2010|03:29 pm]

When is OGS typically announced?  Will the website update throughout the day, or does it only update over night?  I just want to know so that I can save myself the obsessive refreshing if it's only an overnight/early morning occurrence.  Thanks!

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OGS & Employment [Apr. 15th, 2010|10:53 am]

So, I have a question to those who have had OGS and maybe can answer this query.

Although i have a good package from my chosen school with a TAship, in the year that I have been off I have also been lucky enough to find a good-paying full-time job that I would like to keep because I intend to take a year off between my MA & PhD. In order to keep this job so that I will have it secure for me when I'm done my MA studies, I need to commit to 1 day a week during the school year (as a sign of good faith since they don't want to grant me a leave of absence). My understanding is that although the school frowns upon employment outside of a TA/RAship/etc., I'm more than confident that I can handle an extra 8 hours.

I've heard two versions. That if they find out that you've been working more than 10hrs/week (which the TAship is), they can ask you to pay it back in full with interest & penalties. The second is that as long as any employment you make doesn't impact your full-time status, it's a non issue. The OGS website says the later, my school says the former. I'm inclined to say that the OGS website is accurate but I'm unclear.

Does anyone know for sure?

Thanks in advance!
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OGS Time [Apr. 13th, 2010|03:27 pm]



This community is dead, so it appears, which is too bad because it seems like the past had some good commentary.

Anyway, OGS is released tomorrow. Did anyone apply? Want to talk about it?

Edit: Wow, OGS was released on time (at least for me!). And luckily it was good news. Fingers crossed for all of you!

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Question about MA entrance requirements [Sep. 9th, 2009|12:52 pm]

[mood |anxiousanxious]

This may be a long shot, but someone in this community might know the answer. I SURE HOPE SO.

The UBC entrance requirements for an MA in English literature says that applicants need "42 credits of English or closely related courses during their two senior undergraduate years".
Because I had IB credits, I did a lot of my senior-level English courses in my second year and now I won't have 42 credits in my last two years UNLESS I count my creative writing courses. Does anybody know if creative writing counts as a "closely related course" to UBC?
(If it makes any difference, WRITE courses are administered by the English department rather than fine arts department at my undergrad university.)

I emailed the UBC English MA administrator and her reply, in its entirety, was "The 42 credits is what the perfect English candidate would be coming in with. If you have a degree in English, you will most likely qualify as closely related. Cheers."


Please please please, if any of you have any information about this, I'd be very grateful. I had my little heart set on UBC, so I hope I didn't just disqualify myself. :(
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I could use some encouragement [Jun. 16th, 2009|10:38 pm]

[mood |worriedworried]

Has anyone here done a second degree to bring up their GPA in order to go to graduate school?

I'm going back to school because I screwed up my GPA badly the first time around. I have a degree in English and will be doing a second degree in World Literature this fall. I need to bring up my grades so I have a better chance of getting into grad school for Comparative Literature. I don't mind doing more school but two years is a big commitment, and I guess I'm just afraid that I might not be able to pull this off.

I was wondering if anyone has gone through or is going through the same thing. I guess I just need to know that others have tried and succeeded. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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OGS reversion list [Apr. 18th, 2009|01:21 pm]
[mood |sadsad]

I'm a Visa student and I'm on reversion list! :((( does anyone know when they gonna let you know if you got the OGS or not?
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OGS [Apr. 18th, 2009|01:06 am]

[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

Results have been posted!
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(no subject) [Apr. 15th, 2009|12:06 am]

Does anyone know when the OGS results will be posted (other than 'after April 14')?

ETA: Website now says "Information on the results of the competition will be available after April 16, 2009." (grrr....)
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