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Chinese only signs in Richmond: city-run workshop

March 14, 2015 – 4:14 pm | 1,566 views

About 150 Richmond’s residents took part in a city-run workshop on March 12, 2015 at the UBC Boathouse. Chinese only signs have long been a subject of contaversy in Richmond. Participants discuss how foreign signs …

Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?

March 10, 2015 – 4:36 pm | 1,536 views

In the lexicon of human migration there are still hierarchical words, created with the purpose of putting white people above everyone else. One of those remnants is the word “expat”.
What is an expat? And who …

Chinese immigrants happy with life in Metro Vancouver: survey But many are disappointed at job prospects, cost of living

February 6, 2015 – 7:52 pm | 821 views

Metro Vancouver’s Chinese immigrants are generally happy with their new lives in Canada, in particular the quality of government services and the level of political freedom here, according to a survey by Insights West.
But the …

Most Chinese and South Asians in B.C. report discrimination

October 27, 2014 – 6:33 am | 1,007 views

Stereotyping. Verbal harassment. Poor customer service. Workplace unfairness. Exclusion from dating.
A quarter of British Columbians with ethnic Chinese or South Asian origins say they have experienced moderate or significant amounts of those types of discrimination …

Former UBC boss – Toop – on student ethnic diversity and enclaves

September 2, 2014 – 7:08 am | 827 views

Even though he is “genuinely excited” that UBC has so many international students, the campus is also shaped by a Metro Vancouver population that is 45 per cent born outside the country.
As a consequence, Toope, …