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McMaster doesn’t want just your body parts

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McMaster University isn’t just trying to get applicants with high marks. They’re also trying to get, “whole,” people. Yes, I recently received my supplementary application for their Health Sciences program, my first choice.

Unlike the University of Waterloo, which wants an alphabetically organized list of your academic awards, McMaster’s first question asked what they would need to know to “understand you as a whole person.”

A whole person?

Something tells me that McMaster isn’t wondering if I’m missing any fingers or toes. And I have the feeling I can’t spend all 1500 characters on, “McMaster rules and Toronto SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS!” I moved on to the next question, hoping it would be easier.

It wasn’t.