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Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Support for students who may be affected by US travel restrictions

Support for students who may be affected by US travel restrictions

Queen’s University is committed to ensuring we are a welcoming, inclusive and respectful community, open to all.  Queen’s joins Universities Canada and other institutions across Canada in expressing significant concerns about the executive order issued recently by the United States that imposes travel restrictions on individuals from the following seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.  Please read Principal Daniel Woolfs statement in response to the original Executive Order of January 27, 2017.

Queen’s students with any questions should contact the Queen’s University International Centre by calling 613-533-2604 or emailing QUIC Director Jyoti Kotecha at kotechaj@queensu.ca.

For 24/7 inquiries and support, the university’s Emergency Report Centre, can be accessed by calling 613-533-6111.

If you are a dual citizen, permanent resident, on a work permit, or a student on a study permit (visa) from one of the countries affected by the U.S. Executive Order of March 6, 2017, and have questions about traveling to the United States please visit the our United States Travel Advice page for further information.

If you have difficulties at the border please contact your country of citizenship Embassy or Consulate.  To find the one nearest to you please visit https://embassy.goabroad.com/

Anyone in need of campus-based support is encouraged to contact Student Wellness Services at 613-533-6000 ext. 78264 and/or the University Interfaith Chaplain, Kate Johnson, at 613-533-2186.

Please visit the Queen’s Gazette at http://queensu.ca/gazette/stories/providing-safe-haven for a comprehensive list of resources for faculty, staff and students.

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