Hi friends, I'm from Canada and I'll be starting this February. I was wondering if any current or former students could offer any tips/tricks/advice for my first year? I have a couple specific questions too: - are there any need-to-haves or need-to-knows? - anything to watch out for from certain profs? - maybe a brief explanation of how contact and non-contact hours work and how it relates to my timetable - I read in some of the course outlines that attendance is mandatory. How does that work in cases of sickness? - any need-to-knows about public transit? - sketchy areas? I'll probably only be around the central area south of the river - restaurant recommendations? - recommended entertainment venues/activities? Thanks a bunch!