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    >Canada (Has the plus of learning French, while seemingly being able to fall back on English).


    Unless you go to Quebec that's not really the case. Most of Canada is English, you'd have a hard time using french outside of Quebec (or maybe Ottawa). There's plenty of schools around to learn French though.

    >I suggest that you try to focus on what you want to do, not what your future employer might expect you to have done.

    I agree with this, enjoy your undergrad years and do what sounds fun. The industry experience is likely more appealing to an employer, but that shouldn't be the basis of your decision at this point in the game. Enjoy life first, slave to corporate politics second.

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    Well thanks everyone . Nice hiking photos, looks very "hayfeaverish".

    I've been looking at two uni's University at Buffalo (USA) or University of Waterloo (Canada). But there is plenty more research to be done. If you have any insight into those unis then it'd be good to hear

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    Unless you go to Quebec that's not really the case. Most of Canada is English, you'd have a hard time using french outside of Quebec (or maybe Ottawa). There's plenty of schools around to learn French though.
    Agreed. I have a friend studying at the UofW, and he knows not a single word of French. Everything is in English. Same on the west coast, too (I live in British Columbia). The only French we see is on legal documents and govt websites (they are required by law to be available in both English and French).

    As for Australian accent, I just got an Australian physics prof (has a Wikipedia page, too! Rodney Jory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), and it was my first exposure to Australian accent (I've lived in Canada for about 7 years now), and for the first 2 weeks, I understood just about nothing... After a few weeks (3 hrs/week of him constantly talking) I could understand ~70% of what he says, though.

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