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Old 04-11-2008 at 07:53 PM   #1
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What are the demographics like at Mac? For engineering? I know it's very 'diverse', but I've also heard that it's made up of mostly brown people (ie. have heard the tamali club or something is the largest at school). I probably should visit the campus before I make my big decision, but my schedule for May is completely packed and may not be able to make it out to Hamiliton to see it for myself.

It's not that I have any problem with brown people, but sometimes I'd like to relate to people of my own cultures ( I'm white/asian). I go to a high school/live in an area that is predominantly Indian and most of my friends are Indian or from the middle east. Since I haven't had the opportunity to meet people from other cultures, I'd like to look at my future university experience as a starting point for that.

This likely has no impact on my decision whatsoever, but I'd like to get a feel of the campus culture before I actually set foot on campus in September (as it's not likely I will be able to make it for the May tours).
Old 04-11-2008 at 08:38 PM   #2
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There is no data at mac about ethnic diversity; at least that is available to the public. But...Mac is supposed to be one of the most ethnically diverse campuses in Ontario. There are literally people from...everywhere here from various religious and cultural backgrounds.

There are over 270 clubs at Mac. There are 48 cultural clubs and 31 religious clubs. There is lots of variety. Check them out:

All you really need to do is find pictures of'll see the diversity through them.
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Old 04-12-2008 at 06:30 PM   #3
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I think engineering is generally a fairly ethinally diverse program (not gender diverse....unfortunea tely ). However, from what ive seen touring engineering buildings at different universities, there seems to be a larger proportion of asians in engineering compared to the rest of the university.

I really cant say for certain though, but I dont worry about it at any university you go to there are bound to be people who share your ethnecicity, and its always good to experience different cultures.
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Engineering is definitely very diverse. You will definitely have a chance to meet and work with people from many different backgrounds and cultures.

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