面對「亞洲化」的爭議，加拿大學府的一些入學審査人員迴避問題，但學生看法卻斬釘截鐵，一名白人學生 Alexandra 表示，這並不是種族歧視，而是進入「太亞洲化」的學校，和亞洲學生競爭等於要犧牲很多時間和個人自由在K書上。文中甚至有白人家長表示，新移民的學生占走了全加拿大的大學名額。
English translation: University Asianization? Campus Diversity Issues Attracted Attention
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A report by Maclean's magazine in Canada pointed out that “Asianization” in Canadian universities is becoming more and more common. Even many famous universities such as the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia have been labelled as “Asian universities”, which has attracted people’s attention about the loss of ethnic diversity on campus.
When the students say “Asian University”, what they mean is that the school is very focused on academic performance and how it ranks. It may also mean that campus life has “no entertainment”. In some famous universities, most of the students in science and engineering studies are Chinese. The teaching assistants explain the answers in Chinese during class, and most of the students can understand them. In fact, it has become quite common to see many Asian faces in North American universities in recent years. In American academia, it is said that in order to prevent over-Asianization, several top universities intentionally suppress Asian applicants during the admissions process to maintain the proportion of white students.
Stephen Toope, president of the University of British Columbia, pointed out that the proportion of Asian students at the University of British Columbia is 40% and it will continue to grow in the future. The university should also play a cohesive role to promote dialogue instead of doubts. He believes that the university should act according to the circumstances, setting up multicultural courses and departments and promoting understanding among students from different ethnicities.
In the face of the "Asianization" controversy, some admissions examiners in the Canadian universities avoided the question, but the students' opinions are categorical. A white student, Alexandra, said that this is not racial discrimination. However, entering a “too Asianized” school and competing with Asian students meant sacrificing a lot of time and personal freedom to read and study hard. Even some white parents have said that new immigrant students are in all universities across Canada.
It is an indisputable fact that Asian students are very studious and have high entrance scores. In general, Asian students are diligent and pursue high achievements, especially since they throw themselves into the goal of entering top universities. A high school counsellor pointed out that getting into top universities meant having better scores in science, math and business in high school. Conversely, the criteria for white students to choose a university are based on how best to establish interpersonal interaction, choosing sports activities, and self-realization.
A Chinese student surnamed Su, who is studying at the University of British Columbia, admits that her parents had high expectations for her during her schooling. Studying in a good university meant getting a good job and having a good marriage. She believes that the pressure from parents is about more than just good grades. It even affects her circle of friends. She admits that most of her friends are from Asia.
According to figures from the Toronto District School Board, 70% of the children of East Asian immigrants entered the university; for European immigrants, the number is 52%, 12% for immigrants from the Caribbean, and only 42% for native students.