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About VanessaB

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  • Birthday 08/17/1987

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    Calgary, Alberta
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    Lover of friendly cats, sparkles, overpriced coffee, chocolate, roses, hot weather, bubble baths, and Taylor Swift.
  • Application Season
    2020 Fall
  • Program
    School/Clinical Child/Applied Psych

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  1. That’s nice of them to provide a specific date. Sounds like you’ll hear soon!
  2. Ah, yes that's soon, but still far away! I know the anguish of the constant waiting (and checking)! I believe your program application date was much later than ours (Dec 1 for the MEd School and Clinical Child Psych), so I heard back in mid February. Hopefully you get some good news about your program application and soon! 😃
  3. Oh trust me, I agree, but I also don’t want to lose my job, and I would ideally like to continue working until I move for grad school. It puts a whole new meaning in working oneself to death I suppose?! I think they’re trying to work out a way for us to still fully do our job in ways that don’t expose us as much to the public. I guess my office is deemed a front-facing service because we deal with members of the public rather than students already enrolled, so we can’t solely shift to fully online until the provincial government gives us the green light. That being said, I called in sick today due to a sore throat, so they might require me to self-isolate anyways.
  4. I'm a full-time staff member in a post-secondary institution. We're still expected to work (and in the case of my office we are still expected to physically be at work), so I suspect there will still be someone to call and annoy if you wish to do so. 🤪
  5. My best guess is that maybe you're on a waitlist of some sort; however, I think your questions are very reasonable, so it might be worthwhile to email the graduate secretary for the respective program you applied to and ask them what's going on with the applications given the current climate with covid-19.
  6. Canadian applicant who applied to a few Canadian schools... Accepted my top choice! School: University of Alberta Type of Program: MEd in School and Clinical Child Psychology Acceptance Date: February 13, 2020
  7. Oh gosh, I sure hope they don’t postpone it that long, but it’s hard to say. The courses seem very scaffolded at U of A, so not sure how that would work. I’m also selling my house to move to Edmonton, so hopefully things start on time. 😬
  8. Given that covid-19 is making its way through Canada along with the added factor of budget cuts to post-secondary education (especially in Alberta), is anyone else who will be starting a program in Fall 2020 concerned about how these things may influence their program?
  9. Hopefully you get some good news! 🤞 Also, I love horror movies too! I find a lot of people don’t like the genre, but I like the thrill of being scared.
  10. Hi everyone, If anyone else is beginning graduate studies at UAlberta in Fall 2020, let's connect! Feel free to tell everyone a little about yourself (e.g., what program you're taking, what you're most looking forward to, hobbies, work/volunteer interests, fun facts, and so on). Vanessa
  11. Wow! For some programs, those numbers are just . . . 😳
  12. Sorry about your rejection. Congrats on your Windsor acceptance! I agree that gaining admission into highly competitive programs can be a long process! In fact, when I discovered my developing interest in psychology, I took a huge risk. That is to say, I gave up my teaching contract and went back to school in my late 20s to get a third undergraduate degree in order to make my dreams a reality, and I took out student loans so I could work less and volunteer more in order to build up my psychology-related experience.
  13. Wow, 530 applicants! That's insane! Just out of curiosity, what website are these stats posted on?
  14. I have no idea how their process actually works, but that’s my best guess. It’s possible she could be on a waitlist of some sort, but ultimately I can’t say for sure. Acceptance dates could be dependent on supervisors too, but again that’s only a guess.
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