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Hi everyone! I know there's a 2018 SLP thread that's supposed to be for Canadians already, but it was really convoluted with posts from other countries, so I thought I would make a thread that's explicitly Canadian so that we don't have to worry about sifting through everyone's posts to find what's relevant for us! Applications open up really soon and I'm sure we're all super nervous! It's really nice to have this community to be able to talk about everything SLP-related! Happy applying, friends! For myself, this is my first time applying. I'm thinking of only applying to the University of Alberta and Dalhousie, though UBC would definitely be at the top of my list if I had the prerequisites. I'm sitting at a GPA of 3.92 (3.89 for ORPAS), with a prereq GPA of 3.84. It's not perfect, but I'm hoping it'll be enough! I also have a couple years worth of heavy research experience for a developmental psycholinguist. In the other 2018 SLP thread I had mentioned that I don't have a lot of related experience to SLPs, but I'm happy to say that since posting there I've put in over 50 hours (so far) in a couple different speech clinics, working with a variety of age groups. It's been really cool!
It is time for a new thread! Old and new Canadian SLP applicants are welcome! I've seen harsh rejections here (long-time lurker) and in real life. Always looking out for tips from my #SLPtobe friends. It is a mystery how the admission committee chooses who is best suited in the field....*sigh* Now that grad applications are fast approaching (5 months), I'm trying to remain strategic so I can achieve everything - marks, references (both academic and clinical), research experience... and it is driving me insane! Probably dealing with a bad case of spotlight effect (in a popular lab in my campus..my PI knows ALL the professors in psychology and linguistics department so I feel like he asks ALL of my profs about my academic performance/observations -____-) ANYWAY, stats. - specialized honours in cognitive science (psych & ling focus); will end up on the dean's list - subGPA: most likely 3.7 - 3.8 (Fast track ASL killed my mark!) - Prerequisites: All As except Stats! ugh. Stats. - volunteer: 6 placements, 450+ hours, children - older adults - experience in speech & voice therapy, hospital (swallowing disorders/stroke rehab unit), school board, aphasia centre - lab: research assistant - paediatrics & cognitive neuroscience Focusing on quality VS quantity is HARD! We're humans...not robots. *Sigh* Just gotta push through until we get in! ahahahaha