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QUESTION: Do you feel UW has met your standards as an educations institution as a whole?

15 comments

  1. It's s'okay. I might complain about how we lack spirit and shit like that from time to time, but I've never regret my decision.

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  2. Not quite sure. I know I'd have gotten a lot more out of it if I had put more in.

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  3. Not even in the slightest. Teaching quality is pathetic. I turn away anyone who wants to come here.

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  4. Yeah, more so than not. Tons of interesting courses available (math phys) although some profs are shit. I get to learn a lot. Co-op for my program sucks but research opportunities are available if you look around and take initiative. Lots of serious students although not as many as I thought there would be.

    I think I can get into a decent grad school which is what I want to do so no complaints. Can't really compare with other universities although I'm sure better ones exist, especially in the states.

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  5. Amazing profs, awesome co-op, so yes, it's been worthwhile.

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  6. well it was pretty avarage, my department was very mediocre among Ontario schools. not that id ever need it lol

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  7. Part of famous math faculty, my program is small, not the best compared to say, Queen's, or (maybe?) even UofT's. I am part of co-op program, but it didn't really expose me to the industry. I've definitely met a lot of intelligent, talented, passionate people that I wouldn't have met otherwise, so that's the best part. But I think if I started over I would probably choose U of T over Waterloo. Co-op program generally great, but if you are truly talented, you don't need it.

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    1. Ah perfect, I'm only semi-talented.

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    2. When does Queen's beat UW at math??
      Also our math and CS courses are pretty good, maybe I can't say for sure if we can beat UofT, but we are at least as good as them.

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    3. ^ No, UW is not as good at U of T for math.

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  8. I was just thinking of this and I have to say waterloo (my program atleast) did what it promised. Good opportunity to get ahead in your career so it was a good return on investment. Rest is what you make of it and use the help they provide

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  9. Well academically, yes. Even certain humanities programs have some excellent professors. HOWEVER, I like to think that a good education is about more than just schoolwork, and I don't think UW does much to prepare us to be good, leading, citizens

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  10. The quality of teaching is pretty shitty like 60% of the time. Co-op still makes it worth it though. (Engineering)

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  11. For myself UW failed as a whole. The teaching was good, amiable professors who knew their subjects, even a few who had a passion for it (Mathematics). The one head advisor for my program was a likable guy who gave non-bullshit advice which was appreciated. But administration from scheduling, to admissions, to appeals/petitions, committees, and the like was complete and utter shit. I also found zero support for anything student related unless I was "in the know" with someone either related or working for that department, along with being treated differently (almost to the point of discrimination) compared to other students in my program. In the end it felt like the cheap veneer fell off once I was actually here studying. I wasn't impressed.

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