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    Toronto, ON
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    2018 Fall
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    2-year MSW, University of Toronto

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  1. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    There is indeed: https://www.facebook.com/groups/209577219803864/?source=create_flow The group is named University of Toronto MSW at FIFSW | Class of 2020, in case the link doesn’t work for you!
  2. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Hi lovelife905! Just to clarify, do you mean taking the summer practicum (along with Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families) allows one to collect the third OGS payment?
  3. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Oh, I see. You have to organise a Special Studies course that runs for the minimum required consecutive weeks. I was thinking that this was just another term for the Special Topics courses that run in the Summer session. Hmm...that’s a bit of an added wrinkle. Ah, well — one step at a time ☺️.
  4. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Thanks for all this info, kiki14! The email was from April in FIFSW Student Services. The subject line is "2018-2019 OGS Application Result" – she confirms the nomination by the FIFSW selection committee and says that we'll receive an official offer letter from the SGS in July, after final review and confirmation of eligibility. The language is quite definitive e.g., "the value of your scholarship will be...", "should you anticipate declining...", "I would like to extend my congratulations" etc., so was thinking that the SGS stuff was just a formality...sounds like that's a good bet. I'm going to allow myself to be supremely excited ?. Oh, I was going to ask about 2 versus 3 session awards! So you have to take at least one summer course to be awarded the full amount...good to know. Good incentive to take one or two and lighten the workload slightly for other semesters anyway. Yeah, I wouldn't think there'd be any chance of getting one of the internal awards other than the merit-based entrance awards, as it's important to distribute what little funding there is equitably.
  5. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!! So excited to hear that you've been nominated too!! I'll pop over to FB and let @kiki14 know that we've got a discussion going on over here that we were hoping she could weigh in on ?. As for eligibility for the FIFSW entrance awards, the OGS is an external award (though 1/3 funded by U of T) and the entrance awards are internal, so I don't think they preclude one another. I've seen folks receive both an OGS and an entrance award in the past (including kiki14 last year, I believe). Huge congrats again!!
  6. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    I received an email from FIFSW Student Services this evening (after business hours) letting me know that I've been nominated by the selection committee for an OGS! My application on the SGS site has also changed from "Received" to "Recommended". So, first of all, WAY earlier than I was expecting, based both on previous years and on available (though conflicting) info on different areas of the application site...I was thinking by end-of-June for nomination. And second of all, @kiki14 (or other past winners out there), I was hoping you could shed some light on the process for OGS at U of T: should I treat the faculty nomination as an offer that just needs to go through the formality of being confirmed by SGS, or is there a secondary selection process at that level? The email made it seem like the former, but I don't want to get my hopes up only to have them dashed. (Thought I'd continue this conversation here rather than start it again in the closed group on FB, just so future applicants have the full story...I found there to be a distinct paucity of info available re the OGS for MSW applicants/students.)
  7. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Congratulations, lindaMSW!! I remember you from when I was reading last year's forum – so happy that you'll be joining us at U of T!
  8. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Yaaaaaaaay! Congratulations, smntoronto – I know how much you originally wanted to get in to U of T!!!! Now, to make some big decisions ☺️. York is FAR more geared to macro practice from a critical perspective (as I posted lots about earlier in the season). U of T's Social Justice and Diversity stream in the second year teaches macro theory/practice, but the first year will focus on micro, clinical skills. Can't wait to see what you decide. Congrats again – I was really pulling for you!
  9. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Aww, how absolutely incredible that you're fulfilling such a dream goal – will miss getting to know you, but so happy for you!! To us crossing paths in the future ??!
  10. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Congratulations!! So, what does this mean for you?! Will it be U of T or Laurier? Don't forget to weigh in my incredible sense of humour when making your final decision ?.
  11. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Happy that you've settled on a path that makes more sense for you, but you definitely should have received official notice of your status via mail – whether you were accepted, waitlisted, or rejected. If you were waitlisted, you would have had to confirm your desire to remain on the list. Even if just for curiosity's sake, I think it's worth contacting Angela to find out what your status is, letting her know that you never received anything in the mail. Good luck – looking forward to working with you too ☺️!!
  12. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Congratulations, ciders_only!!! Don’t know how I missed that you had also gotten accepted to U of T. Excited to be classmates — come join the FB group, if you haven’t already!: https://www.facebook.com/groups/209577219803864/?source=create_flow The group is named University of Toronto MSW at FIFSW | Class of 2020, in case the link doesn’t work for you.
  13. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Hi EndlesslyWaiting! I was accepted via ACORN on March 27th and saw no change on SGS for days afterwards. I received my snail mail package yesterday evening – my SGS now says "Decision Made". Would have been changed Tuesday at the earliest as it wasn't updated before the long weekend. In the past, all results (acceptance, waitlist, rejection) eventually saw "Decision Made" on SGS, but there seemed to be little rhyme or reason to how/when the site was updated. This year even ACORN was less reliable, as some people got acceptances in the mail, with no "Invited" on the site. Hang in there!
  14. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
  15. cat_not_kitty

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Love everything you've said here and totally understand why you're preparing your heart for the worst...but I'm still not giving up on you getting in, damn it!! They've clearly got some major administrative issues going on over there.
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