AU’s response to the U.S. travel ban

Pin It

Athabasca University, Neil Fassina, #AthaU, AU, Travel Ban, Muslim, Donald Trump, Exclusion, Inclusion, Open Studies

Dear members of the Athabasca University Community,

On the weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order banning visitors from seven majority Muslim countries from visiting the United States. A ban of this nature will have profound impacts on the international academic community.

Athabasca University is steadfastly committed to a culture of inclusiveness, respect, and diversity. As an open University, we strive to remove barriers to learners so that they may reach their highest potential. As such, Athabasca University supports the recent statement made by Universities Canada regarding the new executive order that can be found here.

Athabasca University is steadfastly committed to a culture of inclusiveness, respect, and diversity.

~ Dr. Neil Fassina, president, Athabasca University

Athabasca University is committed to supporting our learners, faculty, and staff who may be impacted by this ban. Faculty or staff affected by this order are urged to contact their immediate supervisor. Learners are encouraged to contact an advisor.

We will continue to monitor the situation and to work with Universities Canada and our sister institutions as the effects of this order become more clear.

Respectfully,

Neil

Get in Touch

If you have questions about an AU program or service, please contact the information centre.

Note on Commenting

We fully encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts; we are committed to creating a dialogue and enhancing engagement.

While we encourage a great discussion, we ask you to do so in a kind and thoughtful way — to please keep your comments relevant and respectful. If we encounter a comment that is abusive or defamatory in any way, it will not be published. Spam will not be published.

After thorough consideration, we have decided to no longer allow anonymous comments. We will be using Facebook commenting to discourage the use of pseudonyms.

Lastly, as a result of the implementation of Facebook commenting, previous post comments were disabled. We encourage you to re-comment using Facebook commenting!

Comments