In addition, 28% of Chinese and South Asian British Columbians say they have “frequently” or “sometimes” lost a potential employment opportunity because of their ethnicity, while 24% claim to have been treated unfairly in the workplace.
Significantly fewer Chinese and South Asian British Columbians say they have “frequently” or “sometimes” encountered violence or physical harassment (11%), been denied goods and services (9%), or were denied facilities and accommodation (also 9%) because of their ethnicity.
More than half (56%) have experienced a “small amount” of discrimination, while 6% describe the discrimination they have encountered as “significant” and a further 19% deem it “moderate.” South Asian British Columbians are more likely to report experiencing “significant” or “moderate” discrimination (36%) than Chinese British Columbians (22%).
“In our first-ever survey of its kind, we were surprised to find that a significant number of Chinese and South Asians have experienced discrimination at some point in their lives here,” says Steve Mossop, President of Insights West.
On average, students comprise 20% of our audience, a figure that exceeds the national average for campus presenters.
But there has been a regime change since then, and the issue is back on the table.
The near record snow falls and sunshine made the special holiday day all the better. Mark van Manen PNG Staff photographer see Family Day features /Vancouver Sun/Province News Feature stories and Web. Family Day would be a lot better, the majority in the province believe, if it landed not on the second Monday of the month, but the third. And for those 55 and up, support sits at 80 per cent, according to the poll.
February 13, 2017 -- Thousands took to Cypress mountain to celebrate Family Day in style. Seven other Canadian provinces — Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan — observe their holiday on the third Monday of February. “At this point, most British Columbians think it makes sense to have the holiday on the same day as the seven other provinces that enjoy a day off in February.”Support for the change is high across all demographic groups, and it climbs with age. Support rises to 70 per cent in the 35-54 demographic.
“The good news is that the majority have experienced only small amounts but, still, to have a quarter of this segment of the population experience a moderate or significant amount is not something that our society should be proud of.” Most Chinese and South Asian British Columbians (56%) say they have suffered stereotyping “frequently” or “sometimes” as a result of their ethnicity, while about a third have endured poor customer service (36%) or been the subject of a racial joke (33%).
More than one-in-four Chinese and South Asian British Columbians say they have “frequently” or “sometimes” been excluded from consideration as dating prospects (28%), been excluded from social groups (also 28%), were verbally harassed (27%), were subject to name calling and racial slurs (26%), or were mocked or ridiculed (also 26%) because of their ethnicity.
For many seasons now, we’ve held our generous discounts steady: we offer a $7 flat rate for Columbia student tickets for all performances, and 40% off single ticket prices for Columbia faculty and staff.