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    Greetings from Rain City

    Hi there, I'm joining in from Vancouver, B.C. Right now I work for an R&D company that develops technologies to clear land of landmines/UXO. As you can tell, I have an engineering background... but I'm in transition and am starting an urban planning master's degree in the fall. Anyways, that's where I'm at! ciao.

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    Welcome aboard! Hope you find this site interesting and useful, for studies and for recreation too Stick around and don't be afraid to join the party!

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    Hello from Rain City as well, San Diego, California. Normally, we are drought city, this year its the opposite. Welcome!

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    Welcome from California!

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    welcome
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    A Florida panhandle welcome to you.

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    Welcome from a former British Columbian.

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    Welcome from another of the Hoosier contingent.

    Say, you don't actually go mess with UXO do you? Yikes!
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    Quote Originally posted by cpasion
    Hi there, I'm joining in from Vancouver, B.C. Right now I work for an R&D company that develops technologies to clear land of landmines/UXO. As you can tell, I have an engineering background... but I'm in transition and am starting an urban planning master's degree in the fall. Anyways, that's where I'm at! ciao.
    Hello hello from a fellow British Columbian. I hail from Port Coquitlam, although I am currently studying at the University of Waterloo for a bachelor from the School of Planning. Best of luck with the masters. Will you be attending UBC's graduate program?

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I don't play with live UXO... I have messed around with just the metal casings, TNT free! Have a great day.

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    Quote Originally posted by abrowne
    Hello hello from a fellow British Columbian. I hail from Port Coquitlam, although I am currently studying at the University of Waterloo for a bachelor from the School of Planning. Best of luck with the masters. Will you be attending UBC's graduate program?
    Hi there....thanks for the greetings. I actually can't decide between the program at UBC or the one at U of T. Any thoughts on which you think is better? I did my undergrad at McGill and am kind of itching to head out east again. Not sure what to do! See ya.

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    A fellow Vancouverian joined a couple weeks ago. I had a nice chin wag with Patrick Moore about 2 weeks ago.

    Cpasion, welcome to cyburbian --- where Maister reveals a dark side, Michaelskis selfinfects with foot in mouth disease and RJ gets his keyboard sticky. Enjoy !!!!
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    Quote Originally posted by cpasion
    Hi there....thanks for the greetings. I actually can't decide between the program at UBC or the one at U of T. Any thoughts on which you think is better? I did my undergrad at McGill and am kind of itching to head out east again. Not sure what to do! See ya.
    Well, I'm only just finishing my first year, but the two schools that appear most promising for graduate studies in planning are UBC and McGill. Being that you have already graduated from McGill I am sure you would rather not study there again.

    UBC is quite exciting right now, what with its architectural competition for University Boulevard. As well, I find the West Coast to be more enticing (both for its landscape and its attitude towards planning), personally - but if the east coast is drawing you, then the east coast is drawing you.

    I've not heard much of U of T's graduate program in planning - what are its highlights?

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    Hello from the centre of the universe

    Don't really have any advice on U of T v. UBC for a Master's degree...sorry. I'd be tempted to say take the degree in the area of the country you most want to end up.

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    Hello from Houston!
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    Howdy from North Florida!

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    Greetings from Kansas!

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    Welcome from someone who used to live in Rain City (Seattle)! I now reside and work in Wisconsin....but I do miss the northwest coast.

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