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International students face discrimination at UBC, according to new research by a UBC doctoral student.
Alden Habacon, UBC’s director of intercultural understanding, says he’s not surprised by the findings.
“One of the things I’ve been working on is this strategy on intercultural understanding is a conversation around how inclusive and welcoming UBC actually is and what we’ve learned is that you can be a very multicultural, very diverse place and not be an inclusive place. And not be an intercultural place,” he said. “What this research reveals to us is that it actually proves what we were gathering in our own research in the development of that plan.”