Yesterday on the way to meet Tim downtown before our prenatal class, I checked the mail and - lo and behold - there was the "information package" from Comparative Literature at U of T! With really not very much information in it! I don't feel that receiving this package has helped me make a decision at all between York and U of T.
Prenatal class, however, did help. Last night we made up lists of pros and cons for giving birth at the hospital and at home. (As an aside, studies indicate that in a healthy pregnancy - which is what I am having so far - the outcomes of home and hospital birth are exactly the same; one is not safer than the other.) This drawing up of lists gave me the idea to draw up lists of pros and cons to decide which university to go to. Here are my lists so far:
Reasons to go to York
Reasons NOT to go to York
Reasons to go to U of T
Reasons NOT to go to U of T
As you can see, U of T isn't faring so well in the lists. It seems like an easy choice, doesn't it? Well, one thing that I realized in drawing up these lists is that there are too many unknowns in the U of T list for me to really judge accurately. The "information package" didn't really help to clear up any of those unknowns, but it did give me another contact in the department who hopefully (unlike the contact I have been trying to correspond with until now) will answer my questions. I took all the unknowns on my U of T list and put them in an email to the Graduate Coordinator for the Centre for Comparative Literature. We'll see what kind of answers I get back, if any. Though no answer, in this case, is probably enough of an answer for me.