I was speaking to Toby, one of my classmates in ASIA 101, after lunch today. Managed to catch him as I walked out of the SUB. He was idling on one of the benches, enjoying the fresh air as he waited for his next lesson.
After we talked for a little while, we went on to the topic of being an overseas student. From what he shared, I realized why many PRC students like to go to UofT or UBC or UWO. The main reason is their reputation within China -- These 3 universities enjoy far more fame within China than any other Canadian universities. It is no wonder, then, that they come in flocks to these 3 universities, as opposed to other universities such as UVic or UofA or McGill, even.