It seems that you asked this four years ago, so I do not think that my answer will be particularly useful for you anymore, but anyway it may be useful for someone else who read this forum.Do you know how much emphasis UBC lays on GRE subject test scores in regards to admissions?
I really want to get into UBC but I took my Physics GRE on Saturday and I don't think I did so well. However, I have got very good references and I also have a publication in Condensed Matter Physics.
Have you heard of any students with low GRE scores but who are good otherwise who got into UBC?
Is it true that Canadian universities are that much easier to get into than International schools? Does that mean they aren't as good or is it just a Canadian thing? Did you have lots of research even if not publications?It seems that you asked this four years ago, so I do not think that my answer will be particularly useful for you anymore, but anyway it may be useful for someone else who read this forum.
Well, I got accepted to UBC (and Toronto and Mcgill as well) with just 680 in PGRE, and 780 in the quantitative part of the general test. I am an international student student from Mexico, and had no particularly strong references, nor publications. I was top of my class though (But in my class we were only 10 people).
First time I ever get to see my university make it into the top 10 of anything.The Academic Ranking of World Universities ARWU 2010 has just been released. the top Canadian universities according to the rank are:
1. U of T
2. U BC
5. U of A
6. University of Montreal
7. University of Calgary
8. University of Waterloo
Yup, the Athabasca oil sands ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athabasca_oil_sands ) are in Alberta, and much industry support is given to the UofA in this area. This mainly applies to engineering.I heard that University of Alberta in the one of upcomming school and its really good of "Oil Sand researches..."
is that true??