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Updated on Friday, June 12

#21022

OMG: The student population at UW has been getting increasingly Asian since I first started my program here in 2011. Anyone else notice this as well? This term it's been very obvious at CIF - I estimate >80% of the patrons on any given day/night are Asian.

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  1. It's just the way it is.. whatever man

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  2. is this a problem?

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  3. We secretly replaced your Canadian university students with mainland Chinese. Let's see if anyone notices.

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  4. Who the hell cares? Race is just another one of those things that divides us.

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  5. What's the big deal unless your fucking racist

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  6. Canadians just pay for the institution. They don't attend it silly.

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  7. ^dafak how do canadians pay. have u seen international fees? Plus most of them are canadians anyways (canadian doesn't mean white u ass) -not asain myself, just a non racist

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    1. We pay the same rate, the government just subsidizes what we pay so that it doesn't look the same.

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    2. If you listen to their English, a lot of them are from China, not Canada. There are also a lot of Korean foreigners. Sure there are a lot of people who are permanent residents, but they are still foreigners. I can hold the people who are Canadian in the palm of my hand.

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    3. When did you get to define what is and is not Canadian English?

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    4. Hey 8b, a lot of them were born here, speak Korean/Chinese/Japanese at home with their families (and sometimes in their groups of friends, too), and may have a bit of an accent because of that.

      ...Those people are still Canadian though. Absolutely not foreigners.

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  8. Personally I have nothing against, they seem to be hardworking and respectful people. Let Asians and Indians in, I don't mind, but keep the Arabs out. I'll start to get afraid when Waterloo starts looking like Mississauga with veils and beards everywhere.

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    1. I don't know, violent crime doesn't really correlate with high brown population.

      We should keep the blacks out instead, for that very reason.

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    2. I am an Arab, but I am not brown (I look white) and I don't have a beard, nor am I planning to bomb anyone.

      Maybe you should reconsider your stereotypes (to 9.a and 9.b as well)

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    3. Yeaasss. +1'd 9d

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    4. @ 9, are you fucking serious? And how is this post getting support? "Keep the arabs out?" Truly disturbing that people like this not only exist, but receive so much support these days... even 9.d., who gives a shit if you look white or brown or have a beard... what business is it of yours if someone wears a veil or has a beard... what happened to universities admitting people based on ACADEMIC MERIT and like the actual relevant qualifications instead of filtering by race... is it just me or is the world literally becoming insane and people more intolerant? seriously I mean every single person who has commented above me is totally insane... am I wrong?

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    5. 9.d here. I didn't say someone should give a shit if I look white or not (it's really not something to be proud or ashamed of). But I wanted to point out that what people who commented think "Arab" means is totally different from reality, even when it comes to skin colour.

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    6. Arab is not a race, it's a culture. Part of this culture is not adapting to the local customs but instead trying to impose yours. That's why people hate arabs/muslims, nothing to do with skin color (they're white once they take a bath and shave)

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    7. TIL 9h apparently has no muslim friends or acquaintances, and has just gone and made assumptions about how an entire group of people think.

      Hey 9h, why don't you go pay the Feds VP Internal a visit sometime and talk to him about your views? His door is always open. Oh, I should mention - he's from Saudi Arabia. Literally goes back there pretty much between every term to see his family. I'm sure he'd love to know how he's imposing his customs on everyone else though.

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    8. @9i what does Feds have to do with anything? Why are you people trying so desperately to change the subject when you're debating something? First you talk about skin color, and now the Feds?! Listen pal, there's plenty of immigrants who come to Canada and they all dress and act like Canadians. Can you think of an obvious exception to this rule?

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    9. Maaz? As in the poster Maaz from #21010 who said the residential school issues is a irrelevant and a non-issue for UW? That Maaz? Or was that a troll Maaz who sounds like a real culturally understanding guy?

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    10. @9.j Why should they dress and act like "Canadians", and how do "Canadians" dress and act ? As far as I know Canadians don't have a finite set of clothes to wear. This is not North Korea (even North Korea wouldn't do it). As long as you respect Canadian law, there is nothing you can't wear and nothing you can't do.

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    11. based on how the western world treats individuals in arab countries I am not surprised that they would have resentment for Cdns- so with that resentment along with their culturally isolated influenced personalities; which from what I have noticed is mainly b/c most arab parents raise their children with a weird sense of pride and entitlement that apparently comes with being from an arab country...

      With that being said, if the university (an institution that just wants money) even gave a shit about their students than ya keep them out lol...
      hell have a prescreen...BUT too bad in the real world no one gives a shit if u fuck up...
      make friends with the right people and y'all will be fine (and im using "fine" loosely)

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    12. 9l, is he wrong? Last I checked, it "is" a non-issue for UW. It has nothing to even remotely do with the University's mandate, academic issues, or student life on this campus. It sounds like something WPIRG would be better suited to get involved with.

      But yeah... pretty much everybody who knows him says he's a great guy. There's a reason he's been elected to office twice now.

      9j... I have nothing to say to you. Canada brings in nearly 200k immigrants per year - more than double what we did 10 years ago. We're a nation that was founded by immigrants, settled by immigrants, and relies on immigration to keep its population growing. We also aren't a society that asks our immigrants to leave their culture at the door - that's the beauty of Canadian society, it's a tapestry of different beliefs, cultures, and ideas.

      If you're not a fan of any of that and would prefer something more culturally homogenous... the USA is just to the south. Have fun.

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    13. @9.n I guess because you don't have aboriginal ancestry it doesn't affect you right? I would wonder what other natives would think in regards to your comments. Personally that's why I am in university, because I grew up with great-uncles and aunts affected personally from it which in turn directed my life and my choices.

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    14. 9.c is right. Just look at what happened in London. Innocent white kid shot to death over a phone. The culprits? Three blacks!

      Meanwhile, actvisits and the media are having bitchfest about carding. I don't know, how blacks stop shooting people?

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    15. I always found it rather pathetic the entitled immigrants in Canada always use the excuse that previous Canadians were not the original peoples. Yet, when it comes to aboriginals and their issues immigrants don't seem to be interested at all, let alone learn Canadian issues as a whole. Nothing like being able to cherry-pick for the cause you feel you're entitled to.

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    16. 9.q is exactly right. It's as lame an argument as it gets. If that's so, then let's do this in reverse chronoligical order, because surely the most recent arrivals should be the first to leave? It only makes sense. The fact is, Canada's immigration is too high, it comes at a tremendous social and financial cost, and the pro-immigration, pro-multicultural crowd have to resort to unsupported generalization and pithy remarks to support their side.

      Also, didn't the First Nations people come to Canada over the Bering land bridge? Shouldn't they go back to, by extension of the left's bullshit logic?

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    17. @9.r Why does it make sense that the most recent arrivals should be the first to leave ? Wouldn't it make more sense that everyone leaves at the same time ? or better yet, use rational criteria to determine who deserves to live in here such as the skills required to make the country a better place, the ability to live with others (which apparently many "true Canadians" lack) ...
      What are the tremendous social and financial cost of immigration ? Can you back up your claim with facts and statistics ? Do you know that most professions requiring high skills are filled with lots of immigrants ? I, myself, didn't come here to beg for some money to survive. I was accepted to come in Canada because I have enough skills to help make the country a better place, and in return I get to live in a more developed environment (which was built by First Nations, European immigrants, and recent immigrants ). You seem to think that everyone can come to Canada, but it's not true (people get rejected all the time). Canada *needs* immigration, and Canadian authorities only choose immigrants who would be beneficial to the economy (ever heard of Skilled Worker Programs ?)

      Your last point doesn't make any sense, actually. First Nations are not immigrants, they are settlers. You would apply the same rule on them if they were immigrants, which they aren't. They came when no one was here, but Europeans, on the other hand, invaded the land, and killed aboriginals.

      @9.q How did you infer that immigrants don't care about aboriginals ? Do you really think that immigrants are all the same ? It seems like a huge generalization. I am an immigrant and I care about their issues, I also care about Canadian issues, and even know stuff about politics (which I am not supposed to know since I am not Canadian and I am not allowed to vote).

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    18. @9.s. I said entitled immigrants. From what you state I don't think you're entitled at all. Canada should vet and look for more people such as yourself. What I find insulting is when Canada sells citizenship to other countries and includes education in with the deal. Then we see entitlement sprout from those who think they're better than everyone else.

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    19. 9o, I never said it wasn't an important issue, or that it didn't matter. It's a tremendously important issue, maybe one of the most significant in years - one that reflects on our nature and heritage as Canadians!
      ...But it's still not a University issue, and certainly not a Feds issue. The closest I can imagine Feds justifiably getting involved in such a situation, would be policy advocacy regarding aboriginal access to Post-Secondary Education. But beyond that - once you strip the 'post secondary education' bits out of the equation - it's simply outside of Feds mandate, period.

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    20. Im not that smrt but I dont think the arabs r the problem, maybe india is.

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  9. I honestly have no problem with the increasingly asian population, but it does make for a more segregated school. This is just personal experience, but I feel like I used to see a lot more mixed friend groups around campus. I myself was in a very mixed friend group during my undergrad here. Now adays its all clusters of similar-looking people all only hanging out speaking their language (this includes white people only hanging together).

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  10. I still see almost no asians in my program (i'm asian)

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  11. On spring term there are more Asian-looking people due to which programs have more people with school terms in the summer.


    And the segregation does render a lot of students unapproachable to each other. I find it a bit sad and frustrating, and wish the university did more to bridge the gap. Specially after learning English to study in Canada.

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  12. You do realize that most of them cannot speak English... they just hire an English speaking consultant in China to process applications and write English entrance exams or essays.

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