BC students (PC years 35 and 36) at RaceRocks, taken by Mark Kelsey. Spring 2010.

Friday, November 26, 2010

EE and Universities

Okay I know that you are probably sick and tired of my complaining and ranting about the IB and schoolwork so I thought I'd give you a little update on my extended essay. The EE (as it is fondly abbreviated) is a 4000 word research paper on pretty much any topic of your choice necessary for graduating with an IB diploma. I chose to do mine in social and cultural anthropology on the topic of: transnational Sikh marriage ceremonies and how they act as a cultural performance to reveal gender, structure, and agency.

Today was a writing day and I didn't get as much done as I thought. Anywho, the final draft deadline is this Monday so it's going to be a giant sigh of relief to get this finished.

After reading a motivational comment on my last post (I have a sneaking suspicion about who left it), I am definitely looking forward to the Christmas break. I am planning to take some students home with me :)

On another note, I probably already mentioned that I have applied to UBC for next year. It makes the most sense as for universities but I can't help but wonder if there is somewhere that is a better fit.

- close to home
- in Vancouver
- good reputation
- beautiful campus

- giant student population, overwhelming
- rain
- programs maybe not that exciting
- big adjustment

If anybody out there goes to UBC or has any ideas of other Canadian universities (I'm interested in Mt. A and Queens) that have great programs please drop a comment.

Although today was a writing break and I did get some writing done I also researched the extraordinary benefits of napping! Check it out:



  1. hi emmy :) this is sarah suk
    i go to ubc and it's a pretty great school
    if there's one thing to say about it, there's something for everyone to discover there (except i guess that's true for anywhere)
    anyway i'd love to see you at ubc!! if you do decide to come there, give me a callio and i'll take you for burgers at the burger bar :DD

  2. EMMY! it's jessica y :D

    I am in the nursing program at Queen's
    i think you would really like it here - the school is known for its tradition (silly and serious) and for its school spirit
    it's really easy to get involved here, and the campus is beautiful too

    if you want to find out more let me know!

  3. Oh it's so lovely to hear from both of you wonderful people! Queens definitely sounds appealing, the only thing I'm worried about is it being so far away from home.... Jessica do you find that difficult? Also what are the scholarships like? (feel free to e-mail: emmyliketheemmyawards@gmail.com)

    And Jessica I think I'll give you a callio either way :)

    Miss and love you both!