more white flight… from asians and self-segregation by both groups. whites can’t/don’t want to compete against asians in the more academically oriented colleges in canada, so they go to party schools. asians don’t want to drink all the time, so they avoid white schools.
Canadian institutions operate as pure meritocracies when it comes to admissions, and admirably so. Privately, however, many in the education community worry that universities risk becoming too skewed one way, changing campus life—a debate that’s been more or less out in the open in the U.S. for years but remains muted here.
The division is perhaps most extreme at Waterloo, where students have dubbed the MC and DC buildings—the Mathematics & Computer Building and the William G. Davis Computer Research Centre, respectively—“mainland China” and “downtown China,” and where some students told Maclean’s they can go for days without speaking English. Writes one Waterloo mathematics graduate on an online forum: “I once had a tutorial session for the whole class where the TA got frustrated with speaking English and started giving the answer in Mandarin. A lot of the class understood his answer.”
i find that hilarious. i’m not really in favor of hard-ass asian parents, but if they get asians to pretty much take over an entire university, i can’t say i’m really against it either. this article was originally posted to a canadian news site, but was taken down after heated comments erupted.