Hi guys, I'm a new member here. I'm a third year student at McGill in Montreal, doing a degree in political science, mainly Canadian and comparative. I'm in the middle of a course called comparative local government, and although it's not meant to teach all about what planners do, it has made me much more interested in the local level of government and now I'm thinking about applying to an urban planning degree (plus, I used to want to go to law school, but I realize now that I'm not REALLY interested in that, and I won't get started on how I am not fond of a lot of the people in that whole scene, both law students and lawyers).
Anyway, I'm going to do some more research to see if I would be suited to urban planning. But in the meantime, I can't help but wonder how difficult it is to get into some of the Canadian planning schools. I've gone to websites for ones such as Manitoba, UBC, U of T, Dal, etc. Should I be scared of the fact that there's only 25 people in most incoming first year classes? Is the competition ridiculously high? I realize that marks are NOT everything, but for what it's worth, mine are good, not amazing, basically good enough to keep myself in the honours political science program. I graduate next school year (April 2006). I was even thinking about sticking around for another year to get a minor in urban geography, which I haven't done anything in, but perhaps that's not necessary. Thanks in advance for any advice I could get on this