UBCO professor pens paper claiming that foreign UBC students displace domestic ones

May 10, 2017

The University of British Columbia is unfairly displacing domestic students to make room for international students with lower qualifications, according to a UBC economist and University of Alberta law student. UBC Okanagan Associate Professor Peter Wylie and law student Shaun Campbell recently presented a research paper stating that some domestic students are being denied admission to in-demand career programs while foreign students with similar qualifications are getting in. UBC Vice-Provost Pamela Ratner, however, said Monday that “it is a myth that international students displace domestic students,” and added that “international and domestic students do not compete with each other when UBC is reviewing student applications; they are adjudicated in separate pools.” Vancouver Sun