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Message from Dean Brenda Brouwer on US Presidential Executive Order

US Presidential Executive Order on immigration

The US ban on immigration from seven countries with largely Muslim populations strikes at the heart of our fundamental values of diversity and inclusivity. We are all affected by this action; diversity of perspective, ideas, and culture enrich the educational experience and are critical to the advancement of knowledge, understanding and discovery that benefit all society. There remains much uncertainty about how the situation will unfold and there are many questions and concerns that individuals may have. Please avail yourself of resources and contacts available on campus http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/travel-and-immigration-resources

For international students seeking to spend a term or more at Queen’s University out of concern about the executive order please note that  Queen’s is open to such requests and welcomes visiting research students and degree-seeking students from across the globe. However, given the uncertainty surrounding the implementation of the executive order, we encourage you to seek advice from your home university to 1) understand how the executive order might impact you, and 2) to inquire about implications a decision to spend a term or more at Queen’s might have (e.g. on your academics, possible inability to return to the US). Such information will aid in your decision-making.  Please also visit http://queensu.ca/sgs/prospective-students/international-students-partnerships or contact the School of Graduate Studies, we’d be pleased to help.

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