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another_canuck

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  • Location
    Ottawa
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    uOttawa GSPIA

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  1. another_canuck

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    I applied to the program and got rejected, but I will answer your questions regarding reputation/ranking and opinion. The MPPGA is ranked 5th in the country https://www.opencanada.org/features/state-international-relations-studies-canada/ UBC is ranked 3rd in the country https://www.macleans.ca/education/university-rankings/university-rankings-2019-canadas-top-medical-doctoral-schools/ I suggest trusting Times ranking of UBC more than Maclean's https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2019/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25/locations/CA/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats I have been to Vancouver before and it is a beautiful, but expensive city (an extra expense to an already costly program). It is at the opposite end of the country from the capital (Ottawa), so wanting connections to Global Affairs from Vancouver might prove to be quite challenging. However, if you want more local/provincial policy work, it shouldn't be hard because it's close to the provincial capital of Victoria and Vancouver is the province's biggest city. And UBC/MPPGA seems to have a lot of connections with Alberta (a neighbouring province), so you could do policy work in Alberta as well (I got this information from when I contacted their program coordinator). Congrats on getting their offer and good luck deciding whether to accept or defer it.
  2. another_canuck

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    That's good to know, thanks!
  3. another_canuck

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Mid-June?!?! There's nothing in my spam folder from them...thanks for letting me know
  4. another_canuck

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Has anybody received any information/welcome emails from GSPIA? Haven't heard anything from them since they emailed me their offer.
  5. another_canuck

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    From my understanding of the bilingualism policy at uOttawa (and probably at GSPIA too), students can write assignments and exams in their preferred language (so French lecture but English paper/exam). I would assume that not having Canadian citizenship would disqualify you from government positions, but check with GSPIA or uOttawa's co-op office. There's a GSPIA group on FB (as snowflake96 mentioned), but I haven't been accepted into it despite requesting access in April...
  6. another_canuck

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Same! Can't believe it took them over three months to respond to my application!
  7. another_canuck

    2019 Canadian MPPA/MPP/MPA Hopefuls

    Got my rejection email today from UBC, feels good to have some closure! Can't believe it took them nearly three and a half months to make a decision with my application...
  8. another_canuck

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Thanks for the info! I guess the summer would be a perfect opportunity to forget about NPSIA!
  9. another_canuck

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Exactly! It doesn't leave a good impression when they've been taking a long time to respond to students' applications.
  10. another_canuck

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Hopefully you'll be hearing back from NPSIA soon so that you can go travel!
  11. another_canuck

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Has anybody received rejection letters from NPSIA? They haven't responded to my emails or updated the status of my application (it's at "recommended for assessment"), and I would like to have some closure from my application before I start GSPIA in September, haha.
  12. another_canuck

    2019 Canadian MPPA/MPP/MPA Hopefuls

    Has anybody received rejection letters from UBC's MPPGA? It's the end of April and I haven't heard anything from them regarding my application, and they haven't responded to my email about the status of my application...I would like to get some closure from my application, haha.
  13. another_canuck

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    I wouldn't bother emailing them, since our place in the waitlist is not based on ranking. They will re-evaluate waitlist candidates if a spot opens up.
  14. another_canuck

    2019 Canadian MPPA/MPP/MPA Hopefuls

    I would think the MPPAL would be best for the community engagement/social service/government, while MBA would be for anything else...
  15. another_canuck

    Applying to Munk 2019, NPSIA, GSPIA, BSIA etc.

    Try asking for an extension. If they don't give you one, accept their offer on the last day. I am on the Munk waitlist as well, and had received an offer from GSPIA at the beginning of March. I asked for an extension a week before my offer's deadline, and my extended deadline was earlier this week. I accepted on the last day of the extended deadline because I didn't get off the Munk waitlist or hear back from the other schools I applied to.
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