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Important Materials for Success in TOEFL [Jul. 13th, 2011|03:50 am]
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Helpful and Important materials for TOEFL Exam, nice and unique collection of TOEFL essays , notes,Writing and Reading Materials and more

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Postgrad studies in UK and Europe! [Jul. 14th, 2009|10:04 pm]
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I've been googling this for awhile but have yet to come to anything definitive or from anyone with first hand experience.  I've been looking at some universities in England and Scotland to do my Master's at in the next couple years.  I HOPE to do my Master's of Education (I have an interest in inclusive education and equity in education but other programs interest me as well).  Anyway I was hoping to hear from some Canadians who have done/are doing their Masters in the UK and how their grades transferred.  I know that the UK has degrees in classes (2:1, 2:2, etc) and that their average (percent) is what is used to determine these degree classifications.  Some websites have said that 65%+ is like a first class degree.  Does that go for Canadians as well?

I've emailed a few of the departments about entry requirements and a lot of them just say a "good honours degree."  What is considered to be "good"?
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(no subject) [Jul. 1st, 2009|11:26 pm]
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You'll probably be able to relate to at least one of these stories:


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(no subject) [Jul. 1st, 2009|03:44 pm]
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What! No Happy Canada Day greetings? Hope everyone home and abroad has found a way to celebrate today :-)
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2009|09:41 pm]
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So this is the first time that I've seriously started looking into working abroad and I was wondering if anyone had any good websites to offer me. I'm specifically looking to work abroad in the United States and trying to find something that isn't just for students. Any suggestions?
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Getting a car when moving to US from Canada [Apr. 26th, 2009|08:43 pm]
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[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

So, if I get this job I've applied for I'll need a car.

The question is, should I buy it in Canada before I leave, or should I buy it in the US when I get there?

There are, of course, two major factors.
1. Which is cheaper
2. Which is less hassle

Buying in the US may not be an option for me for reasons I'd rather not go into. If I HAVE to buy in Canada, anyone have any idea whether US dealers will honour Canadian warranties? And what about insurance -- will I have to get insurance in Canada and then also in the US before I can cancel the Canadian insurance, even though I'm bringing it over the border immediately?

Any opinions or advice would be welcome. :)
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Support action and leadership on global warming! [Dec. 4th, 2008|01:55 pm]
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The Harper government released an economic update last week that had no vision for the future of our environment. There was no economic stimulus that would create a green economy and green jobs.

Worse still, at the United Nations climate change conference that has begun in Poznan, Poland, the Harper government is clearly not prepared to join the world and take real action on global warming. The UN conference in Poznan is a crucial milestone in the fight to stop global warming.

The leaders of Canada's three opposition parties have proposed a coalition government that will take action on global warming. All three leaders have supported the KYOTOplus pledge to support significant reductions in Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. The Harper government does not support the science-based reduction targets of KYOTOplus.

On Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, you have opportunities to show your support for Canadian action and political leadership on global warming. Make your voice heard.

Rallies for coalition government Read more...Collapse )
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Work in the US/Europe as a nanny? [Dec. 3rd, 2008|03:05 pm]
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Fellow Canucks,

Anybody know which type of visa I would need to work legally in the States as a nanny? Or in Europe (England, France, Italy).

For the US:
I've been looking around on the internet, but the information seems very contradictory. Some sites say that I need a J-1 visa, and others say that I just need to present myself at a port of entry with my personal documents and that no visa is required.
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OK, Now I'm annoyed [Nov. 26th, 2008|12:14 pm]
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Ever since I moved to the UK four years ago, I've been able to get my Rick Mercer Report fix from the CBC website. A few months ago, they blocked access outside Canada but I could still get the videos on the RMR YouTube channel. Now that's blocked! I understand when I can't watch my favourite American programming on the ABC, NBC or CBS websites. Most of it is eventually shown here so I get it when they say I have to wait until it's paid for here. But CBC isn't making any syndication money here in the UK so why should they care if I watch it from here. There's no revenue loss!

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Grey Cup coverage on Versus [Nov. 22nd, 2008|02:02 pm]
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For CFL fans in the U.S., the Grey Cup will be broadcast on the Versus Network, www.versus.com,  tomorrow, starting at 5:30 Eastern.
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