16.09.2014 - 19.09.2014 13 °C
Uni is going along well, although it has been a little difficult to get myself out of holiday mode and back into study mode!
4 out of 5 of my subjects are wonderful, and I am really enjoying the style of learning that Canada uses. A large percentage of marks here are based on class participation, so instead of sitting there listening to a lecturer everyone is encouraged to participate. I find that the general level of education would be higher. The lecturers seem to really care about you and the subject they are teaching, it seems more than just a job for them. In Australia it would be completely normal for students to pass on 50% and nothing be said about it. In Canada students average about 70%, and if one is getting below this you are spoken to because there is concern about your marks. I find this concerning for students in Australia, as our grading system works the exact same way. In saying this though, my degree in Australia takes 3 years to complete, where as here it would be 4 to 5 years. I'm still trying to work out if they are spending way to long at university or if we are missing out on something. Students here also seem to really want to learn, and don't take their education for granted.
This Saturday we have the Homecoming football game. They have been setting up and practicing entertainment for this since yesterday afternoon, so I am looking forward to it The Gryphons play the Queen's Golden Gaels.
I was also told at the start of the week that it will be most likely snowing in 3 weeks time (I still only have thongs!).
I have taken some photos of my townhouse, and will upload them today.