Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC

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Subject: Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC
In Canada, it´s not what university you´ve graduated from, but rather if your white or not that decides if your going straight to the top of your chosen field.

Am I right or wrong?

Nobody has proven me wrong yet! I dare you to name me a famous Asian-Canadian that is super-rich, famous, has a spectacular career, and is living and working in Canada?

I only picked on UofT/McGill/UBC because these three schools are the top 3 research intensive institutions in Canada. Thousands of Asians have graduated from these three excellent universities, yet I can´t name one great Asian grad that is also a great Canadian. Why is that?

Please give me some names! I´m seeking some great Asian-Canadian role-models!

[12-02-2007,04:38]
CBC Dude
(in reply to: Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC)
GO BACK TO CHINA!!!

FCUK OFF!!!

[12-02-2007,09:25]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC)
this shit is getting old.
[12-02-2007,13:20]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC)
Koreans > Chinese

Buy Samsung, LG, and Hyundai, don´t by Canadian shit!


[12-02-2007,15:03]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC)
No famous Asian grads, eh?

You must be one ignorant white boy.

The first that comes to mind is Adrienne Clarkson, a grad of the University of Toronto, and former Governor-General of Canada.

Another is Brandt Louie, a grad of UBC, who is now Chancellor of SFU. He is also on several boards, including Royal Bank, Duke University Medical Centre, and the Neuroscience Canada Foundation. He is also chairman and CEO of London Drugs.

The reason why so many famous grads from Canadian universities don´t work here in Canada is because there are no opportunities in Canada.

A grad of McGill, Vivienne Poy, is the first Asian to be appointed to the Canadian senate.

A grad of the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Margaret Chan, is now director of the World Healtb Organization (WHO), United Nations.

I can´t stand ignorant and jealous white people.

[18-02-2007,23:47]
Anonymous
asians (in reply to: Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC)
Omg asians piss me off, all they care about is video games, piano and school. There´s more to life than being a quiet, money hungry, school crazed asian.

That´s why whites get more famous, they don´t want to reconize someone completely uninteresting.

[01-03-2007,22:22]
blabo
(in reply to: Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC)
The whites are the most famous and interesting. Right.

The first famous and "interesting" people that come to mind are (in no particular order):

Paris Hilton
Britney Spears
Anna Nicole Smith


[05-03-2007,00:48]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC)
What else is there in life than studying hard in school, so that when you graduate you can get a good career and make enough money for a secure future??

As as I´m concerned, if these were not the concerns of life, there would be no life...except life on the streets.

Oh, wait. I want to be "interesting"...Life on the streets sure is "interesting"....

[05-03-2007,00:55]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC)
I´ve notice Indians leading Carleton and Alberta, but there is no Chinese person heading a Canadian university.

Why?

[08-03-2007,08:39]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC)
What do you mean heading a university?

Brandt Louie is Chinese, and is Chancellor of SFU.

[08-03-2007,17:39]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC)
Unlike university presidents, chancellors don´t manage the day-to-day operations of a university. Chancellors are usually rich individuals from the corporate world that represent the university.






[09-03-2007,05:31]
Anonymous
Asian Canadians of note (in reply to: Still No Famous Asian Grads from UofT/McGill/UBC)
In no particular order
* David Suzuki, environmentalist, from internment camp to Order of Canada and top 10 greatest canadians
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/About_us/Dr_David_Suzuki/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Suzuki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Canadian

* Adrienne Clarkson, from war refugee to first visible minority Governor General
http://www.canadianimmigrant.ca/immigrantstories/top25winners/article/4248
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrienne_Clarkson

* Vivienne Poy, first Asian senator who conceived Asian Heritage Month, etc.
http://www.canadianimmigrant.ca/immigrantstories/career/article/406
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/whats-new/013-397-e.html

* Rev. Vincent Nguyen, Canada´s first Asian Catholic bishop and youngest bishop, once a Vietnamese refugee
http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100113/asian_bishop_100113/20100113/?hub=TorontoNewHome
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/once-a-refugee-now-canadas-youngest-bishop/article1427791/

* Jimmy Smith, Chinese Calgarian, 1890, who donated the bulk of his estate to establish Calgary´s first public hospital.
http://www.chinesealbertanhistory.com/timeline.htm

* Chow Shong Wing first professional photographer in Quesnel 1910-1920.
" His portraits of local residents –Chinese, First Nation and Caucasian, speak profoundly of the economic, religious and social forces of acculturation at work in this young frontier town, but also reflect a casual intimacy that existed between individuals of diverse cultural background."
http://www.2010andbeyond.ca/html/inspiring-stories/quesnel-honours-history-of-its-chinese-community
http://www.quesnelmuseum.ca/SpecialEvents.htm

* C.D. Hoy (1883-1973) Quesnel photographer captured through his portraiture the unique character and cultural milieu of the Cariboo. Acclaimed as the first town photographer in Quesnel
http://www.quesnelmuseum.ca/SpecialEvents.htm

* Barkerville / Gold Mountain
"Barkerville’s Chinatown is one of its main features, as up to half the population could have been from there at any given time in Barkerville’s history.
Three bed and breakfasts allow you to stay over in 19th century surrounding. There are two fine dining restaurants, one Chinese, and a light lunch counter, as well as a bakery. Several other shops include a candy counter, a sewing room, four general stores (two in Chinatown), help round out the presentation."
http://www.wellsbc.com/History1/barkerville.htm
http://www.ccnc.ca/toronto/history/info/content.html

* Won Alexander Cumyow, an early Chinese Canadian public servant and community leader. The first person of Chinese descent known to have been born within the boundaries of present-day Canada. The only Chinese person to have voted both before and after the disenfranchisement.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Won_Alexander_Cumyow
http://www.ccnc.ca/toronto/history/1947/sltpg106.html

* Chinese freemasonry, who helped house many of the first Chinese immigrants.
http://www.freemasonry.bcy.ca/history/chinese_freemasons/index.html

* Yip Sang, one of Vancouver´s most successful merchants in the early 1900s
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/ic/can_digital_collections/yipsang/index.html

* Douglas Jun, first Chinese Canadian Member of Parliament, 1957.

* George Ho Lem, first Chinese Canadian Alderman in Calgary 1959. First person of Chinese descent elected to the Alberta Legislature, 1971.

* David Lam, first Asian Canadian Lieutenant Governor of BC in Canada.

A whole bunch of material here:
http://www.explorasian.org/history.html
http://toby.library.ubc.ca/subjects/subjpage2.cfm?id=1149
http://www.asian.ca/history/
http://www.vpl.ca/research_guides/item/3809/C201
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/generations/index2.html
http://www.ccnc.ca/toronto/history/info/content.html


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