Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School

Ethnic segregation a reality for Vancouver high school students

“Birds of a feather flock together,” says a senior at St. George's, the city's all-boys private school, when asked why his peers segregate along ethnic lines during school assemblies. He could...

South Asian students on 'Frenchies,' ethnic cliques and the new cool

Ninth graders Amita, Anuja, and Laleh* identify “The Frenchies” as the cool group who reigns supreme at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary. The group's nickname refers to French Immersion students – a...

Ethnicity, immigration, and becoming Canadian in Vancouver's high schools

"FOB? What's that?" Fred Lin* says that he doesn’t know the difference between “FOB” and “Honger.” He asks his friends if there’s a difference. Someone cracks a joke in Mandarin, causing the two...